Vegan MoFo Day 20: Mad Mex–Pittsburgh

Wait, what?  It’s the end of Vegan MoFo 2010?!  Already?!  Aren’t we just getting going? I have to admit, though, I’m a bit whipped.  My goal was to post every weekday, which I missed two of due to Thanksgiving/G’s birthday, but I still made 20 posts.  I’m pleased with that!  I’m still annoyed that I […]

Vegan MoFo Day 19: Maple Siracha Sweet Potatoes

Well, I definitely missed a few days around Thanksgiving.  Oops.  And I haven’t had the chance to keep up on blogs either–I’m terrified to look at my reader!  BUT I am excited to see what everyone whipped up for Thanksgiving and the days after; it’s always one of my favorite food blog times of the […]

Vegan MoFo Day 18: Vegan in Pittsburg–Udipi Cafe

Sometimes life hands you the most amazing surprises–Udipi Cafe in Monroeville, a suburb outside of Pittsburgh, is one of those.  While I expected cabbage & pierogies & other eastern European delicacies, I definitely didn’t think I’d find the best Indian food I’ve had outside of Atlanta (not to mention a restaurant with the name of […]

Vegan MoFo Day 17: Nawab, Roanoke

Whew, I’ve made it out on the road finally! Yup, I’m blogging from the passenger’s seat again (technology is so crazy sometimes). G & I are Pittsburgh bound and I’m excited to get a few days off from cooking. Also, apparently they make refrigerated coolers–how awesome is that? Plug it into the cigarette lighter and […]

Vegan MoFo Day 16: Roasted Parsnip Hummus

I’m a little Thanksgivinged out.  But maybe that’s just because I’ve worked close to 40 hours in the past 4 days in order to get everything prepped for Thanksgiving week at work.  Then I premade almost an entire Thanksgiving dinner for 8 to take to Pittsburgh with me.  I’m just done with the holiday.  And […]

Vegan MoFo Day 15: I <3 ATL, Green Sprout

I’ve been craving Green Sprout for weeks now. Since moving here I’ve stayed away from Chinese take-out-style food, simply because I know it isn’t and will never be what Green Sprout is. We’re talking the freshest of fresh vegetables; vegan chicken and beef that will blow you away with its authenticity (I couldn’t eat the […]

Vegan MoFo Day 14: Almond Butter Cups

These are not beautiful.  But they are delicious. And in the end, isn’t that really what matters?  I have to admit, as a blogger/freelance writer-photographer/pastry chef, I struggle with the fact that sometimes things just don’t turn out the way you want them to (aesthetic wise, at least).  I’m a perfectionist.  I tend to get […]

Vegan MoFo Day 13: Red Jasmine Thai–Roanoke

The more I think about it, the more vegan options I come up with in Roanoke–just not in the places you’d imagine them. Red Jasmine is one of those places–an out-of-the-way Thai restaurant in a sleepy factory suburb of Roanoke (Vinton). Not much is in Vinton, but it seems to be filling in with some […]

Vegan MoFo Day 12: Tempeh Curry for a Rainy Day

I’m too lazy to actually look at a national weather map, but in mountained Virginia the rain sure has hunkered down. Grey misty-fog settled into the ridges and everything looks the shade of winter deer: brown, grey, a bit of white and red here and there. That said, comfort food is on the brain. Last […]

Vegan MoFo Day 11: Almost Thanksgiving? Really?

This weekend was amazing: blue skies, 60 degree (F) temps, good friends, good food (post-MoFo I’ll have a review of the brand spankin’ new Lucky Restaurant). I couldn’t have asked for more. But then today the grey coldness blew back in. Looks like we really are heading for winter. The switch back to the late-fall […]