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  • Location: New York
  • Favorite foods: All of them (Though I am vegetarian... I can appreciate the thought of good meat products, I just don't partake.)
    I especially like apples. And anything baked.
  • Last bite on earth: Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwich.

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Pok Pok: Chiang Mai Arrives in New York

Thank you for recognizing the East coast opening of Pok Pok! This was my absolute FAVORITE restaurants in PDX, and I'm ecstatic to have access to their wings again without the coast-to-coast commute -- don't miss out on this place guys.

Help! What to do with a lot of fresh apricots?

Dried apricots!!!
If you have a dehydrator this is easy enough. Or you could just make lots of quick bread and pies and jam.

Intro to Mormon Cuisine in Utah: Jell-O, Funeral Potatoes, and More

The jello thing is complete truth... depending on where in Utah you happen to travel. Growing up in Park City I saw it fewer than ten times or so. A trip to family gatherings though.... man, people can think of odd things to mix with flavored gelatin. I recall an aunts recipe for carrot cake jello?!?

Vegan Restaurants/Cafes in NYC

Blossom is stunning, as a restaurant and dining experience (in Chelsea). I actually just ate there last night, and I don't think I've ever been so impressed by vegan cuisine. Angelica kitchen is wonderful too (near union square).

What's the stupidest thing you ever ordered at a restaurant?

I was once at a hamburger place in really, really, reeeaaaally god-awful no-where Utah (to lend perspective, this was one of four builldings in at least a 75-100 mile radius.) I also happened to be vegan at the time. There wasn't anything on the menu without an animal protein focus (duh, it was cattle country) and so I ordered a BLT without bacon. They were out of tomatoes. I ate a leaf of lettuce with mustard between two slices of wonderbread.

What's Your Favorite Frozen Food?

I love me some Creamies. Banana, preferably.

Your Kitchen Hacks?

If you don't have butter but want a grilled cheese, try spreading Mayo on the bread -- tastes just the same:)

Healthy & Delicious: Mexican Chocolate Cake

@plazmaorb- I was a vegan baker for five years and the reason the cake is moist/ doesn't dry out is a result of the chemical reaction between the vinegar and the baking soda.... and actually, cakes with eggs dry out more quickly than those made without. It's all in the science:)

Valentine's Day Giveaway: Peanut Butter & Co. Chocolate Hearts

I've got a thing for skor/heath bars... but it's really hard to beat just straight up fudge.

Songs About Food

"pop, pop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is.."

Your childhood favorites: Are they still guilty pleasures?

Freshman year in high school I ate two of those Little Debbie things called cosmic brownies... EVERY SINGLE DAY. One during lunch at school, and one when I got home. I'd even let them kind of melt to a paste in my mouth while I ate them, until they got to be the consistency of oily frosting. I still remember the wierd coating they left in my mouth and throat... bleck.

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Vegan Substitutes?

that's funny... I was a vegan for five years and only got half of these right. I don't think the writer realized how interpretational the diet can be (especially in terms of things being used as replacements in baking, etc.)

Weekend Cook and Tell: Pies Reconsidered

Oh goodness, it's been forever since I made one, but Sheperd's Pie is in a class all its own. I can't stop thinking about all that mashed potato crust and stewed deliciousness...

Creamy Creamless Carrot Soup?

What about coconut milk, eh? Or even almond or soy if you are going for dairy free.

what's your favourite candy bar?

Give me a Baby Ruth and I'm happy for days!

That or anything with dried fruit and nuts... or caramel... or peanut butter.

Vegan Desert is (Which I'm sure you've discovered already), is probably your greatest resource-- their "Happy vegan chocolate chip cookies" are a good go to recipe. If you're looking for something fancier/more gourmet, I'd try looking on or the vegan section of


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