Archive | July, 2012

Celebrating the Day I Gave Up Eating Meat

Today is my 4 year veggiversary. It was 4 years ago today that I gave up meat (including fish) and became a vegetarian. Within 7 months of this date, I would become a vegan. Some people think that this date “doesn’t count,” that it is not as important as the day one becomes a vegan. […]

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Restaurant Review: New World Home Cooking Co.

Here is something that always confuses me when I’m watching a cooking competition on TV: the same chefs who can create wonders with whatever challenges they are faced with or strange combinations of ingredients they are given go stone-cold frozen when they are given a vegetarian, or worse, vegan challenge. They look at a block of tofu […]

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Thai Green Curry Vegetables

The first time I ever tried Thai food, I didn’t like it. I didn’t like it the second time I tried it either. There was a Thai restaurant near my job in Tribeca and everyone loved it. My coworkers always insisted we go there for lunch. To me, everything tasted like it was covered in […]

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Cashew-Based V-Butter (Palm Oil-Free, Soy-Free)

Just when we got used to non-dairy butter, now we are hearing we shouldn’t buy anything that contains palm oil. Why? Isn’t it vegan? Here’s the short story : “the increased demand for palm oil, which is grown only in tropical environments, is fuelling destruction of the rainforest habitat of Sumatran and Bornean orangutans, pushing those endangered […]

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Steamed Vegetables with Garlic Sauce

During my child psychiatry fellowship I had an attending physician I greatly admired. Dr. G. was one of the smartest people I had ever met. She was compassionate and caring, choosing to work with needy adolescents in a municipal hospital rather than make money in a private institution. Dr. G. exposed me to great books, films and […]

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Product Review: Lagusta’s Luscious

They say good things come in 3’s and that has never been more true than right now. I’ve done 2 reviews for places in New Paltz, NY before: the amazing, mind-blowing, organic eatery, Karma Road, and the hip, fun Italian restaurant filled with vegan and gluten-free options, Rock Da Pasta. Now this college town hits […]

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