Sri Lankan Cashew Curry

After a wonderful Sri Lankan meal at Sigiri in the East Village, I couldn’t get the savory, sweet, spicy cuisine out of my mind. A late-night search of local Sri Lankan restaurants yielded disappointing results (maybe I’ll see you someday, Sigiri in Edison, NJ) a well-researched though impulsive Sri Lankan cookbook purchase was the obvious next step. I had big weekend plans, and crossed my … Continue reading Sri Lankan Cashew Curry

Chilled Avocado-Cucumber Soup

I love avocado. And cucumber. And lemon, and add some jalapenos and some dill and I’m definitely going to try the recipe. I whipped up this easy, cold soup in the Japanese “magic bullet” we have in our work kitchen. Before I was even half-done, I had staff begging for a taste. It was, as expected, delicious. Whole Living consistently prints healthy and vegetable-friendly recipes, … Continue reading Chilled Avocado-Cucumber Soup

5-Day Catalyst Juice Cleanse

This very nice folks at Catalyst Juice, a local Philadelphia juice cleanse and juice/raw cleanse company, contacted me to see if I’d like to try and review one of their freshly-made juice cleanses for you. I’d admit that I’ve been eating a bit too much dairy, and white bread (and their super-spawn, pizza) lately, so I welcomed the opportunity to make a clean break with … Continue reading 5-Day Catalyst Juice Cleanse

Fresh Tofu, an obsession

Philadelphia has numerous packaged local tofu options, including Soy Boy, which I often pick-up at my co-op. But I’m obsessed with the fresh tofu options at Saigon Tofu, in the strip mall just south of 11th and Washington. While they make fresh silken and firm tofu daily, they also make “flavored” tofu like vegetable and the lemongrass and with chili tofu pictured above. After I … Continue reading Fresh Tofu, an obsession

Vegan Cookbooks for Father’s Day

Snubbr, a site that let’s you ask any question and have it answered by experts, asked if they could write a guest post about the best Vegan cookbooks for your Dad. Your Dad isn’t a vegan? Mine either. But cutting down on animal products (and his cholesterol) will protect his sweet heart. Maybe present the cookbook over a delicious, home-cooked vegan meal? Have cookbooks to … Continue reading Vegan Cookbooks for Father’s Day

Root is Back!

After the holidays, it got impossible to buy Root on the shelves of our local liquor stores. FINALLY that situation has been rectified and Wine and Spirits is back in stock. You can purchase Root at these locations: 2nd Street 12th Street 19th & Chestnut Society Hill 17th & JFK Manayunk Main Street South St If you haven’t already found your favorite Root recipe, try … Continue reading Root is Back!

Headhouse Square Farmers Market

If you still haven’t been down to the Headhouse Square Farmers Market, now open on Saturday and Sunday, get there! It’s a cute little spot with a nice selection of breads and pastries, plants, fruit and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, cheese and (if you’re into it) meat. Heirloom plants are grown from a vast array of traditional seeds, many forgotten and not widely distributed. Think there … Continue reading Headhouse Square Farmers Market