אַרטשיווע | 2010

עקסטרעם וועגאַן מאַקעאָווער: Baked Nachos with Picadillo Edition

Maybe it’s the holidays. Maybe it’s the weather – there is over 2 feet of snow outside. Maybe it’s all the diet commercials on TV (I can be oppositional that way). I don’t know what it is but lately, I’ve been HUNGRY and craving foods that are definitely NOT diet-friendly. Now that doesn’t mean I’ve […]

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עקסטרעם וועגאַן מאַקעאָווער: גרינג קראַנבעררי סאָס אַדישאַן

This past Thanksgiving was my first time making my own cranberry sauce. גראָוינג אַרויף, we always had the kind that came out of the can and jiggled on the plate. This is a very simple recipe and it takes hardly any time at all to prepare. It is very tart so if you like your […]

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עקסטרעם וועגאַן מאַקעאָווער: Spinach Artichoke Dip Edition

It happened right before I became Vegan. ממש, just a few months before I committed to a cruelty-free lifestyle. I discovered that I loved spinach artichoke dip. Tom and I traveled back to Wilmington, North Carolina – the place we eloped to – for our one-year wedding anniversary in 2008. We had become vegetarians the previous […]

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פּראָדוקט איבערבליק: Cinnaholic Cinnamon Rolls

לעצטנס, I purchased and redeemed a gift certificate from Cinnaholic Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls and OMG! We are talking major deliciousness here. Cinnaholic, one of the first all-vegan bakeries in the San Francisco Bay area, is owned by Shannon Michelle and Florian Radke. The vegan couple planned to open a bakery that offered many different goodies […]

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עקסטרעם וועגאַן מאַקעאָווער: Baked Polenta Fries and Ranch Dip Edition

After all the latkes I made for Chanukah (over 8 לבס. of potatoes, 5 צוקיני, 2 yellow squash and a bunch of carrots worth), I didn’t want to even look at anything fried or made with potatoes for awhile. But that took away one of my favorite treats: פראנצויזיש פרייז. Searching through the pantry for […]

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עקסטרעם וועגאַן מאַקעאָווער: קאַרטאָפל און גרינס לאַטקעס אַדישאַן

Tonight is the first night of Chanukah. One of the best things about Chanukah is that the holiday requires you to eat fried food so there is no way to feel any guilt over indulging a bit. נאָך אַלע, the holiday is all about oil. נאָך, I use safflower oil which is a healthy oil, filled […]

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עקסטרעם וועגאַן מאַקעאָווער: Baked Macaroni and Cheeze Edition

A couple of weeks ago, Tom and I were both sick with really bad colds. When Tom gets sick, a long nap always makes him feel really better. While he was sleeping, I took advantage of the time to make him a surprise – something he hasn’t had since we became Vegan – macaroni […]

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עקסטרעם וועגאַן מאַקעאָווער: Tofu Nuggets and Raw Kale Salad Edition

In the old days, during the 20th century P.V. (pre-vegan), I ate a TON of fast-food. אין פאַקט, I’m quite embarrassed to say here just how much fast-food I ate but given that I’ve lost over 110 לבס., I guess that’s no shock. One of the foods I had absolutely NO willpower around was Wendy’s […]

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עקסטרעם וועגאַן מאַקעאָווער: Comfort Food Side Dishes Edition – Cheezy Mashed Potatoes and Greens

With the holidays coming up, most people are thinking about food: family dinners, huge feasts and of course, for Vegans, the issues of whether and/or how to deal with meat-eaters. סאַדלי, over 280 million turkeys will be slaughtered this holiday season so their carcasses can be stuffed and presented as the main event on the […]

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עקסטרעם וועגאַן מאַקעאָווער: Hearty Vegetable Stew Edition

In this season of giving thanks, Tom and I received a gift yesterday – a nicer place to stay that’s 50 miles closer to the city. We also got to buy some groceries and I was craving fresh vegetables something bad!! Usually we eat a very healthy Vegan diet filled with dark greens and tons […]

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A Poem for World Vegan Day

November 1st is World Vegan Day and November is Vegan Awareness Month. While I wrote this poem last summer, I thought World Vegan Day was a perfect time to post it here on The “V” וואָרט. “Personal Choice?” Confusion, fear, panic I don’t understand what is happening Voices all around me, meaningless But heavy with […]

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עקסטרעם וועגאַן מאַקעאָווער: שנעל קוועסאַדיללאַס אַדישאַן

Given that my life is currently like a cross between a Lifetime movie and a Law & Order episode, I haven’t been able to indulge in one of my favorite activities: cooking. Besides not feeling well enough most of the time, I don’t have my cookbooks, my utensils and gadgets, my pots and pans or […]

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רעסטאָראַן איבערבליק: פּעאַסעפאָאָד קאַפע

This photo courtesy of Peacefood Cafe When we needed a place to take a friend out for her birthday dinner, I don’t know why Peacefood Café popped into my mind. אויב איך האט ניט געווען עס פריער און קענען ניט געדענקען ווען גיין פאַרגאַנגענהייַט עס.. אפֿשר איך לייענען עפּעס לעצטנס וועגן עס. וועלכער די סיבה, I’m so […]

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עקסטרעם וועגאַן מאַקעאָווער: דרייַ גרין מאַקאַראָנען אַדישאַן

But for those of you who just have to have your pasta, here is an indulgent dish that tastes as beautiful as it looks. I call it Three Green Pasta because it is filled with a bounty of green goodness: בראַקאַלי, asparagus and spinach pasta. Bell peppers and grape tomatoes add flavor as well as […]

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עקסטרעם וועגאַן מאַקעאָווער: Noodle-Free Vegetable Lasagna Edition

I just finished reading “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Whenever a book is made into a movie, I have to read the book first. Since I love the written word, I usually find the book much better than the movie – richer in detail, deeper and more complex. ניט צו דערמאָנען, the screenplay is […]

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עקסטרעם וועגאַן מאַקעאָווער: Gyoza and Vegetables with Spicy Soy Sauce Edition

It’s summertime and that means fresh fruits and vegetables. We wait all year for our favorite sweet and succulent flavors to come back into season. Some of us get to grow our own vegetables, some of us go to farmers’ markets, and some of us enjoy the better selection at the grocery store. But what […]

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עקסטרעם וועגאַן מאַקעאָווער: Portobello Mushroom with Artichoke Hearts and Sundried Tomatoes Edition

The first time I went to North Carolina I had two things on my mind: getting married and eating BBQ (and not necessarily in that order). Tom and I were eloping. It was just the two of us and our dog Benny, who was our Best Man. There were only a few months between our […]

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רעסטאָראַן איבערבליק: Garden Café on the Green

When you hear the name Woodstock, you probably automatically think of the famed music festivals held in the ‘60s. אַקטואַללי, the events were held in Bethel, נ.י. but Woodstock is still considered the home of American music, arts and crafts. Walking through Woodstock is like stepping back in time. People smile, say hello and make […]

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500 Days of Veganism

Today is my 500th day of being Vegan. In less than 2 וואָכן, it will be my 2 year anniversary of going veg. Since I am obsessively introspective, it is only fitting that I use these milestones as opportunities to reflect upon what I have learned and experienced since making such life-altering decisions. But there […]

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עקסטרעם וועגאַן מאַקעאָווער: Improvisations Edition: "McVegans," Cheezeburgers, Corn on the Cob with Spicy Chile Garlic Butter, Sweet N’Crunchy Color Slaw & Simple Summer Salad

Between Tom and I being in between homes and living out of bags like nomads since last winter and the effects that has had on my health (including being out of work), we have missed out on a lot of things. We haven’t seen or spoken to our friends, we haven’t been able to attend […]

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עקסטרעם וועגאַן מאַקעאָווער: Crispy Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Asparagus and Brussel Sprouts Edition

I knew this would happen sooner or later. When I named the group of recipes “Extreme Vegan Makeover,” I knew that eventually I would want to post a recipe that wasn’t a veganized version of some other recipe. Then what would I do? איך וויסן! Just post the recipe and some pictures that make your […]

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שלאָגן קאָונטער צוגעשטעלט דורך מאַראַנץ קאָונטי פאַרמאָג פאַרוואַלטונג