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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Family meal, salad, oats

Another cousin just moved to the city from Boston so my mom had a few family members over to welcome her:

                           Rice, broccoli rabe, corn and tomato salad. An end of summer feast.

                       Canteloupe and grape fruit salad for dessert; omnis had Italian pastries.

what I thought was a funny sign on the WF salad bar; yes, thank you for clarifying tomatoes are vegan and contain tomatoes

a non-WF lunch: broccoli, carrot, shiitake mushrooms, soba noodles in a gingery miso dressing

                                                                         fresh figs
 fresh figs in oatmeal with dried cranberries, cacao nibs, raw cashews, coconut flakes, chia seeds, with almond milk

                           greens, spirulina millet, avocado, roasted beets, turmeric dressing

                                                                        take two
That's all for now. One more post coming up and then we're all caught up. Hope you are well and enjoying the weather. I for one am taking it as inspiration to cook more.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

more catch up

Hope you're ready for more photo dumps.
This is the zine I was talking about having finished last post.

There's a mini zine insert about how delicious water is. The rest of the zine re-caps water and has a cartoon interview with my vegan friend J.

I was alerted to the amazing reality that is La Croix coconut seltzer and promptly lost my mind on it until I realized how hard it was to find around these parts.

I've been volunteering at ABC No Rio's zine library every other Sunday. This nicely co-incides with the occasional vegan pop-up shop at Spreadhouse. This is a Gone Pie carrot cake hemp muffin with an iced coffee.

                                             and the interior of the zine library. So many zines.

                     Jarrod and I went to the Champs Bushwick outpost on its last day in existence.

I ordered tofu scram on a bagel. I can't remember what Jarrod got except he made me eat his grossly dressinged salad.

      WF salad bar lunch. Greens, sweet potatoes, steamed golden beets, minty wasabi tofu.

                 Everything bagel with tofu cc and coffee. A standard whatever/whenever breakfast.

a car I saw and followed around....they never tossed me any onion rings.

and more Haxan in case you missed her. It's finally getting cooler now, so I'm glad she's around to cuddle.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

hey now

Hello my dear vegan internet friends. Life gets away from us sometimes. Here is some food. Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies but I don't remember much of the details so:

Here is some coffee, I bought it because it was called VOLCAN mind blend. It was okay. I did a zine in this past meantime with some coffee reviews. Let me know if you'd like a copy.

Oooh yeah, I remember this being good. This is soba noodles, broccoli, chickpeas and scallion in a spicy peanut sauce.

                                                       Reno Weiner, that's her full name
Way back when, Jarrod and I went to the Brooklyn Museum on a day off. We saw Judy Chicago's Dinner Party because this is a food blog. Also because You Are Nothing Without Feminist Art.

Also some Basquiat. Seems there's always a Basquiat show there. It was cute, one of the items on display was actually Jean-Michel's junior Brooklyn Museum member card from when he visited as a kid.

We went to a place called Natural Blend that is just up the block from the museum. It's a heavily West Indian neighborhood and a lot of Rastas so a lot of vegetarian food. This is curry seitan chicken with vegetables and rice. Cheap, filling, and good.

                                                Here is Haxan flipping out and eating my hair

 Bagel thin (do not recommned) with avocado mash, cayenne, and black salt. With VOLCAN coffee.

Jarrod and I also visited Toad Style, the new (very badly named imho) vegan restaurant that is taking Bed-Stuy by storm. It is a Champs refugee that uses vegetables rather than fake meat. I am 'bout it, 'bout it. I got a pulled BBQ jackfruit sandwich with coleslaw.

Jarrod got what I believe was an oyster mushroom banh mi. (I forget, this was like 2 months ago.) Two thumbs up as you can see.
Can you handle more?

This looks like oats, gojis, and blueberries with chia over banana ice cream? But I am not entirely sure. Some oaty breakfasty thing.

                                                            Still doin it, and doin it well.

Silk strawberry soy yogurt. It is what it is. Now that I think of it, that previous oaty breakfast above is probably oats + berries over blueberry yogurt. Yeah.

kale salad with nooch, sunflower seeds, and sundried tomatoes. As I recall I was making this a lot with a mustardy dressing and it was good.
I'll stop there for now. I'm not sure if I'm going to continue blogging but my OCD won't let me leave these food photos lingering. I miss you guys, though! There are at least one or two other posts in the works. See you then.

Monday, August 10, 2015

What You've Come to Expect

Smoothie in a bowl, that shoulda stayed in a glass - it was a little too liquidy but I wanted to top it with a granola bar and gojis and it looked prettier this way. The smoothie itself was spinach, frozen banana, coconut milk, blueberries, protein powder, ginger, and lemon. I think. It's been a while.

                                    Hax in the heat wave. Drippy and melty as a Dali clock.

                                              cat statuettes in the neighborhood on a walk

Peanutty cabbage slaw got me through the week. Cabbage, scallion, carrot, cilantro, peanut butter, agave, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, rice vinegar, garlic.

                                                            refreshhhhhing ginger ale

                                           cabbage slaw, avocado, tofu slabs (on repeat)

                 green tea coconut ice cream! yes I just ate it out of the container with a spoon.

oats, dried apricot, frozen blueberries, dried figs, pistachios, goji berries, almond milk, chia seeds FTW
Went to a Limp Wrist show and got kicked like a million times. It's kinda swollen still? but I can walk on it.
Also went to the anniversary shows for the Tompkins Square Park riots in '88. This was during Iconicide, some crusties started a pit with a dog!!

                              drinkin my greens, this is a new one (as far as I've seen) from Suja

                      WF lunch - collard slaw, chickpeas, hummus, roasted sweet potatoes

As J would say, an austerity breakfast - low on ingredients, I blended up a frozen banana with almond milk and poured it over oats + chia seeds with frozen blueberries and cacao nibs. Still pretty great. Gotta stock up on gojis again though.
That's all for now. xoxo

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Heat and the Eats

Eatin my way through prep. Lots of repeats this week, but here are a few of the more interesting details:

cabbage, rice, tofu, broccoli stir fry with onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes

Went to a zinester potluck at ABC No Rio. Dropped off some zines, talked to a few people, ate some vegan mac n' cheese. No pictures of the awesome dishes everyone brought, though, because the yard was pretty dark.

two days later I was back in the hood for a zine skillshare (but didn't end up attending!) so I stopped by the vegan pop-up shop at Spreadhouse for a Gone Pie blueberry banana mini loaf. I biked in and it was soooo so hot, this was my reward.

I also picked up a new Fanciful Fox product. I love all her stuff! I'm still using the black magic face scrub, and brought a white magic scrub down to Rachel in Atlanta. This stuff is more gentle but still feels really clean. Smells nice too.

simple salad with avocado, tomatoes, chickpeas, spinach, and a miso-sesame dressing.

                                              more cabbage stirfry with tofu and rice

 a new dish for the week: soba noodles with broccoli and dandelion greens in a peanut-soy sauce

Ginger beer: refreshing and bubbly but not too gingery (though I could have done with more)

biked to work one morning, more food rewards: sesame bagel with tofu cc and an iced coffee. It was suuuper hot biking home, I'll probably only keep biking to work sporadically until it cools down a bit.

Been doing a lot of dinner smoothies. This was spinach, frozen banana, frozen cranberries, almond milk, vanilla protein powder, lemon, and ginger.

I turned on the oven one super hot night (with a fan in the kitchen) and baked banana bread muffins, so that's been a lot of breakfasts lately. Some with tofu cc, as here, and some with peanut butter spread on. The coffee is a constant.
I have a ton of cleaning to catch up on today and hopefully some cooking as well this weekend. We'll see.