More than just an eater?

I’ve been thinking constantly about what I want to do with my life and trying to reconcile that with what I feel like I need to do in my life. It’s a tricky thing, this self-discovery and life-building process, and it doesn’t help that I’ve always had problems with indecision, even without the whole you-only-have-one-life-don’t-screw-it-up … Continue reading

Mom’s First CSA Trip

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Word to the wise:  Getting Mom to accept your weekly CSA half-share deposit in the fridge (where it gradually takes over, depending on how much leftovers your grandparents bestow upon you) is like getting your toddler to try new foods — get her involved in the preparation. In the tradition of all great discoveries that … Continue reading

Fun Food Talk: Road Chow

In this lifestyle article in USA Today, published last September, registered dietician and nutrition blogger Elizabeth Ward advocates for high-sodium, processed fast food as healthy food options. For breakfast, a McDonald’s Egg McMuffin or french toast sticks at Burger King? For dinner, a cheeseburger and salad with dressing or, whoa, Beefaroni? I’m all for convenience … Continue reading

Ethos-U.N. and Tip #1 for Veg Dining Out

One of the most important skills to master as a vegetarian with meat-eating friends is the art of ordering off of a non-veg-friendly menu. True, plant-based diets are more the norm than ever thanks to healthy eating movements and fears about obesity and diabetes risk. And usually, the restaurant’s chef is ready with a backup … Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo for all! Plus, breakfast.

Feliz Cinco de Mayo, mis amigos! Wait, that’s not right. Oh well. Hola! I just made that greeting up. But it happens to be in the spirit of America’s annual celebration of the day, which is more of an excuse to celebrate Mexican culture (and sell beer) than it is of the official Mexican Independence … Continue reading

Tips from a Chef: Three Simple Rules

On Easter Eve, I had the opportunity to eat a fully catered authentic Italian-American meal, complete with many vegetarian-friendly options, courtesy of Chef Mark of San Francisco’s California Culinary Academy and Michael’s Restaurant (2929 Avenue R, Brooklyn, NY).  The reason for the union of East and West Coast deliciousness? The birthday dinner of my next-door … Continue reading