Monday, January 31, 2011


Last night I made spanakopita for dinners. Something delicious.

2 tbsp olive oil
1 package (16oz) chopped spinach (thawed and drained)
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup parsley, minced
1/2 package of drained and pressed firm tofu.
3 tbsp nutritional yeast
Filo dough (thawed well in advance)
1 cup margarine, melted

1. Begin by sauteing onions and garlic.
2. Add parlsey, saute another minute
3. Add spinach, and lower temperature.
4. While spinach is cooking, crumble tofu by pressing it with a fork.
5. Add salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast to the tofu.
6. Turn off heat to spinach and mix in the tofu mixture. preheat oven to 400F
7. in a casserole dish, place the first sheet of filo dough, brush on margarine, repeat for 3 layers.
8. Add half of the spinach mixture.
9. Add three more layers of filo dough/margarine.
10. add the rest of the spinach mixture.
11. Add final 3 layers of filo dough/margarine.
12. Cook for ~20 minutes or until filo dough is golden and crispy.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I'm having a particularly hard time being vegan these days. I'm eating well, as in, I'm getting all of my necessary nutrients, but I really want to eat fish and cheese. really really. I'm getting tired of not being able to participate in meals in full.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

cheese craving

This is one of the first times I've seriously craved cheese. And it's bad. I don't think I've ever wanted gorgonzola more than I do right now.

Monday, January 10, 2011


There is to be a brunch next weekend. I will be making these cinnamon buns from vegan yum yum


I'm having trouble with myself, and it's affecting everything. Something has to change.

Monday, January 3, 2011

canadians love veganism

Adrian and I finally made it to Montreal after a bit of a hang up involving us being poor students and a rental car company wanting money. We didn't end up leaving until saturday, but we made the best of our last day in Providence. We went to this awesome vegan friendly restaurant, Julian's on the west side where I had orange vanilla French toast and eggs benedict, we went ice skating, and we got to dress up all fancy like for a fun new years eve party with our friends. So then on Saturday we finally left the smallest state in the Union, and here we are! I've been eating incredible vegan food since getting here: Adrian's Grandmother made me delicious vegan dinner on Saturday, yesterday for lunch we went to an amazing raw vegan spot called Crudessence, and then last night we went to delicious indian food. Crudessence was so cool. We started with fiesta nachos with guacamole and house made cashew sour cream, Adrian had a juice with beats, ginger, and carrots and I had a house made kombucha with hibiscus which was fantastic. For the main, Adrian had a crepe with pistachio pesto, capers, tomatoes and spinach and I had the pesto sandwich with sprouts, avocado and apple. The bread was amazing. It was just a bunch of grains and seeds all pressed together basically. it was mind blowing. And we ended with chais and chocolate. amazing. amazing. amazing.
We then went to the art museum to see the Otto Dix show, for which Adrian's awesome grandma had gotten us tickets. She also gave us a tour because she's a docent. In the contemporary section, there was a really awesome acrilc painting of a baroque hall that was the coolest. I wanted to steel it. (The photo is of me just after this really adorable little girl came up to me looking at this painting and said "THIS ONE IS MY FAVORITE!!!!!!" it was super cute.)
Finally, we had great indian for dinner with Adrian's friend Tyler and his boyfriend, Drew, and after we went for good local beers at a spot called Else's.
Great weekend!