Sunday, January 29, 2012

Gardein Crispy Tenders

If you're on Facebook you can hardly miss someone posting the the photos of the mysterious pink mechanically separated meat. If you want all the fun without all the grossness, check out Gardein's Crispy tenders.  It's been awhile since I've had an actual McNugget, but these make a pretty good substitute.  Mmm bbq sauce...

I'm working my way through trying all the Gardein varieties.  I've found them frequently at regular grocery stores, but you can find them at Whole Foods as well.  There are some varieties in the fridge section and some in the freezer.  Also may randomly appear in the fresh fruit and veggie section.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Westchester Vegan Eat-Up at Haven in Pleasantville

Awesome blogger JL Goes Vegan hosted our local Veg*an Eat-Up meet-up event at Haven in Pleasantville, NY.  Vegan friendly American cuisine focusing on fresh, organic, market driven foods.  There are several vegan dishes on the menu at all times so between the Ninja and I we ordered them all.

First up was butternut squash soup  

Then a nice mixed greens salad (I confess this photo is JL's)

Crispy chickpea fries with a spiced black cherry cream.  This sauce was delicious.

Chef made cauliflower broccoli squash ravioli just for our vegan group.  The Ninja really enjoyed this and didn't really miss the non-vegan item he wanted to order...

 I had the soba noodles with white bean meatballs.

Dessert was a super delish dairy free chocolate cake with raspberry sauce.  Yum!

JL got a pic of the whole group.

Totally fun night meeting new people and eating awesome vegan food.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Rancheros

Resolutions schmesolutions.  Blog worthy or no, I'm bringing in 2012 with an old classic.  Scramble rancheros.  Tortillas, a little salsa, a little tofu, and voila breakfast of campeones.  Fresh salsa makes it super awesome, and I just wouldn't be me if there wasn't a little chipotle vegenaise on the side.

Happy New Year's ya'll.