Shirred Tofu at Local 44

Local 44 has a great beer selection, but in the past, I found their menu a lacking – a little too bar munchie. While they still sway towards comfort food, they’ve really upped their meal game, and like the other restaurants owned by this duo (Resurrection Ale House, Memphis Taproom) there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. AND a dedicated brunch menu – hurray! … Continue reading Shirred Tofu at Local 44

soft boiled eggs, greens

I love eggs for breakfast, and with my plentiful CSA, I’m always trying to remind myself to eat more vegetables with all of my meals, including breakfast. This simple Saturday morning breakfast, eaten slowly at the kitchen table with a mug of coffee while procrastinating on much-needed yard work, is made of my favorite things -fresh greens, delicious, farm eggs, salt, butter. I soft boiled … Continue reading soft boiled eggs, greens

Panini at Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey, a lovely little grocery on Baltimore Ave. in West Philly, sells local produce and foods and specialty food items, alongside olives (I’m obsessed with the Sicilian Green), international cheeses and deli meats. The also offer ice cream, pastries, prepared food, and a full breakfast and lunch menu. On a recent sunny Saturday afternoon, I found Clark Park overfull with a flea market, … Continue reading Panini at Milk and Honey

Giant Crusty and Creamy White Beans with Greens

I’ve been enjoying recipes in Heidi Swanson’s “Simply Natural Cooking.” While I don’t usually follow recipes to a T, a new cookbook always offers new inspiration, and Heidi’s recipes aren’t so complicated that they can’t be made for a weekday evening dinner. I also love her focus on vegetarian superfoods, grains, and vegetables! Above is the salad. I soaked the beans overnight and made the … Continue reading Giant Crusty and Creamy White Beans with Greens

While I can’t say that I’ve actually ever eaten a chicken wing, I crave buffalo sauce something terrible. I whipped up this super fast buffalo tofu the other night when I was starving. I like to use local, organic firm tofu because I think that it’s firmer – I don’t even need to press it! Because I was in a big hungry hurry, I served … Continue reading

Seitan, broccoli, carrots and greens with peanut sauce

I had a craving for peanut sauce last night, so I whipped up an almost-quick dinner of homemade setian (frozen and thawed), fresh broccoli, carrots and greens. I stir-fried the seitan first in just a bit of peanut oil until it browned, then added the veggies, a touch of homemade vegetable broth, and steamed everything for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile,  I made the “lighter” version … Continue reading Seitan, broccoli, carrots and greens with peanut sauce