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

NYC Restaurant Review: Blossom

Of all the fantastic gourmet restaurant options available for vegetarians in New York, Blossom (187 Ninth Ave., between 21st and 22nd Streets) is one of my favorites, thanks to reasonable prices, delicious organic food in hearty portions, and a warm décor with unpretentious ambience that welcomes business casual and upscale diners alike. While it’s candlelit … 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

In honor of Pi day…

… I bring you Pi Week: my 8 (3 + 1 for good luck + 4) favorite/recommended pies (and their accompanying recipes)! But first a little background for the non-math geeks out there: Pi day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant known as pi, which is used in many geometric equations and begins … Continue reading