Vegetarian Sushi

Wasabi is the best thing ever. The burn that runs up your nose, the tingle that continues up into your eyes, the tears that form against your will, flowing down your cheeks in the fit of emotion that comes only from tasting the most delicious flavor in the world. I want to eat wasabi every day, but the only thing that deserves to be anointed by its special spice is sushi.… Read the rest

Peach Noodle Kugel

After a long day dog-walking in the cold and rain, the only thing I want to do when I get home is eat a large hot bowl of anything. Also never move again. Noodle Kugel is basically pasta mixed with a bunch of dairy and also sugar. It’s a traditional Jewish dish which my Presbyterian-raised mother made a few times when I was younger and which I’ve been stuffing into my face upon returning home for the past week.… Read the rest

Mushroom Soup

With recent events in mind, I was THIS CLOSE to cooking up a big ol’ batch of mac and cheese and drowning myself in it. Realizing this would leave me feeling pretty gross, and therefore unhelpful to myself and humanity in general, I decided against the vat of cheese. I needed something both comforting and fortifying.… Read the rest

Veggie Burger Battle: Hilary’s vs. Hilary’s

Wow, what an election season! Everything is going smoothly and just as expected. I know none of you are concerned about your human rights or the rights of those you love. We should be so proud of our nation and the world-wide standard we set for democracy.

Enjoying the carefree atmosphere, I decided to splurge on two types of super healthy organic veggie burgers, both from Hilary’s.… Read the rest

Vegetarian Chili

“How ’bout some chili son?”

“But Pops, I had chili for lunch. And for dinner yesterday! And for lunch yesterday! And for dinner the day before that!”

“Look at you, complaining about too much chili. Kids complaining about too much food, ha! If only you’d seen what I’ve seen, you would be lapping this here chili up with no complaints.”

“But Pops, there is only so much chili one person can eat.… Read the rest

Wassail Punch

The temperature will be in the 80s this week, but guess what, I’m wearing a scarf! I will not let any bit of fall pass me by unappreciated, so I planned an entire day of autumnal celebration. This involved donning plaid and travelling all the way to stinky Maryland to pick pumpkins, take a hayride, go down a slide, pet some goats, and wait in lines.… Read the rest