• Farewell Beloved Neo

    Farewell Beloved Neo

    This post is long overdue but I’ve been so overwhelmed with life, work, travel, and sorrow to put to words the loss of my dearly beloved tuxedo cat, Neo who we said good-bye in the beginning of May. Neo was our first cat together. In 2008, when we lived in NJ, I responded to an […]

  • Goodbye Takei

    Goodbye Takei

    On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 our sweet Takei lost his fight against cancer. After a failed and traumatizing attempt to feed him his daily dose of chemotherapy on Monday, his decline accelerated. His breathing, ever more labored, showed us he was truly suffering. By Tuesday he had also begun expressing his pain with despondent meows. […]

  • Takei Has Cancer

    Takei Has Cancer

    Prologue September 14, 2014: We’re walking around Fall Creek enjoying PorchFest, eventually stopping to watch and listen to popular local group The Gunpoets along with what seems like most of the PorchFest attendees. At their performance we run into Dr. Rassnick, the Colonial Veterinary Hospital oncologist that took care of Pilgrim when he was dealing with […]

  • Yeast-Raised Doughnuts

    Yeast-Raised Doughnuts

    This is a guest blog post by Mr. Tuxedo Cat I love doughnuts. One of the great joys of my childhood was helping my mom pick out the dozen rings of fried goodness we were going to bring home to the family from Dunkin’ Donuts. In time I came to learn the pleasures of even higher quality, […]

  • Go Green or Go Home! St. Patrick’s Day 2014

    Go Green or Go Home! St. Patrick’s Day 2014

    “There are only two kinds of people in the world. The Irish and those who wish they were.” – Irish Saying While I know that St. Patrick’s Day is a mostly Irish-American phenomenon, it was something I’ve enjoyed celebrating in a very green way from my childhood until now. When I was in grade school, […]

  • Foule Mudammas

    I love good Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food. Lucky for me (and the animals), much of this cuisine is vegan or can easily be made vegan. I stumbled upon a dish called foule mudammas or ful medames  (there are a variety of spellings) when I was eating at my local favorite Mediterranean restaurant, Sahara. I […]

  • Cruelty-Free Christmas Cuisine

    During holidays, particularly in the colder months, I love baking and putting together festive fare! This Christmas was no exception. Technically we had this meal for Christmas Eve and had enough leftovers that we ate it for Christmas dinner as well. Delish! We’ve been big fans of most of the Gardein products to date and […]

  • Creamy Potato-Leek Soup

    One of my favorite cookbook authors has to be Isa Chandra Moskowitz, the vegan queen of cookery! I received a pre-ordered copy of her latest book, Isa Does It, the day it came out. This book is big (like Veganomicon), has great pictures and focuses on easy recipes for everyday of the week. While I’ve […]

  • Roasted Butternut Squash, Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts, and Brown Rice

    When the colder months lay into us here in the Northeast, there is nothing I love more than roasted veggies (particularly squash). Using local vegetables from our CSA really helps provide the strong basis for our menu planning. This is a simple, yet satisfying and nourishing meal. Roasted Butternut Squash Serves 2 1 large butternut […]

  • Swiss Chard with Pickled Currants & Pistachios, Black Beluga Lentils, & Roasted Cauliflower

    One of our all-time favorite restaurants is Vedge, the premier upscale, vegan experience in Philadelphia, PA. It was recently rated as the third best restaurant by Philadelphia Magazine, in competition with all of the non-vegan establishments. Chef Rich Landau has won many accolades, from winning the best chef on Chopped to being named Best Chef […]