Month: September 2008

announcements, recipes, vegan, vegetarian

Chipotle Seitan “Sausages”

This is my entry for the iBuyBarbecues grill contest.  This recipe makes “faux” hot dogs from seitan, a dough made of wheat gluten. Chipotle Seitan Sausages     1 1/2 cups vital wheat gluten     1/4 cup nutritional yeast     2 tablespoons chipotle powder     1 tablespoon kosher salt     1 tablespoon garlic powder     1/2 […]

reviews, vegan, vegetarian

Cauliflower Manchurian

It was a chance encounter that first led me to Masalas, an authentic Indian restaurant near my local Whole Foods. I had no idea that a simple grocery run would, in the end, leave me literally so full I could not have had another bite. The building that Masalas currently occupies used to be a […]

announcements, food and life, food media

Omnivore’s 100

Don’t worry, Part 2 of How to Make Tofu That Doesn’t Suck is coming, but I didn’t realize I had never posted my Omnivore’s 100: 1. Venison 2. Nettle tea 3. Huevos rancheros 4. Steak tartare 5. Crocodile 6. Black pudding 7. Cheese fondue 8. Carp 9. Borscht 10. Baba ghanoush 11. Calamari 12. Pho […]


Waiting on the Plane

Waiting on a plane in Denver airport.  Had an interesting couple of days eating. Among the lowlights: vegan veggie sandwich from Marigolds (would have been great if I wasn’t vegan.)  Louie’s… nice delivery person, bad food. The highlight: Trinity Brewing Company so selected because they have VEGAN BUFFALO WINGS.  So I had to go.  Normally, […]


Friends and Googles

First, of all, I wanted to give credit where credit is due.  My friend Daniel posted this recipe for Pasta with Rosemary Cream Sauce complete with step-by-step pictures.  I think his recipe looks absolutely fantastic and his blog style puts mine to shame. I wanted to blog about his recipe earlier, but I had one […]


Breakfast Around the World

I’ve been dealing with an extreme bout of total unmotivation this week so I opted out of thought for this post. Instead, I posed the question to my Twitter buddies what they were interested in knowing about food. DazzlinDonna responded with the idea to look at what cultures around the world do for breakfast. I […]

recipes, techniques

Making Tamarind Paste

Unbeknownst to me, the tamarind is an somewhat popular ingredient in southern Indian cooking. My love affair with tamarind began the first time someone told me what was in phad thai sauce (which includes tamarind paste, fish sauce, sugar, garlic, and chilis.)  Upon hearing this, I just knew that I would always love tamarind because, […]