vegan milk, especially for coffee

I’m not totally vegan, although one day I think that I will be. Not going to get into all the details, but I will say that there are culinary obstacles that get in the way. One such obstacle for me was my delicious morning latte. Store bought plant milks do it for me not at…

kırmızı mercimek çorbası (red lentil soup)

I love the versatile lentil: the variety, flavor and convenience that these quick cooking pulses offer are all things I approve of. This Turkish soup is my favorite way to prepare red lentils. Velvety smooth like a bisque, I make it with even more vegetables than typically called for.    We ate this soup frequently…

kelewele bites

photo by kelly bone My current assignment is to come up with creative and attractive African inspired appetizers for an event. The first thing that came to mind was kelewele (pronounced kelly-welly), a dish that I know and love from years living in Ghana, West Africa.  West African plantains are the best I’ve ever had….

vegan mushroom cioppino

Hi, I’m back! I’ve been cheffing and managing for a vegetarian restaurant these past two years, and my musings have been posted elsewhere on the web. Speaking of musings, I am going to keep my future posts short and sweet. I usually scroll right down to the bottom of most food blogs, skipping the novel…

poha deluxe

Hi there…how are you? Me, I’m great. Have been forgoing the joy of blogging about food and am starting to realize the error in my ways. I eat amazing vegetarian food every single day here in India. One of my ‘justifications’ is that millions of others do too, and there are about a bajillion Indian…

papad with spinach paneer spread

  Hi there! It’s been quite a while. My blog presence has shifted to the art world. I am still eating, cooking and traveling and have even felt a twinge of guilt from time to time for neglecting the veggie voyager. Can’t promise to post all the time….but I’ll try to be better. Me (in…

fingerling potato salad, turkish style

  Today, I had a lovely, relaxing day. I accidentally stumbled into the Goleta farmer’s market this morning, on our last day here on this visit. In addition to some stellar stone fruits and strawberries, I picked up a couple pounds of fingerling potatoes, dreaming of a bright, flavorful Turkish style potato salad featuring olive…

savory basil, tomato & zucchini muffins (gf)

  Hi there! Has it really been over two weeks since I last checked in? I guess I needed a vacation from the land of blogging. No, I’m not throwing in the towel. Just trying to figure out a way to keep this sustainable and interesting (to me and you) for the long haul. Sometimes…

lemon rice with beet curry

This is a tasty combination we enjoyed recently, when I had a fridge drawer full of beets and a hankering for an aromatic, flavored rice dish. Remembering that lemons and beets pair nicely, I decided it would be worth a try. It was, combining complex flavors in a simple recipe. You’ve gotta love those Indian…

gluten free chia-flax-rice roti

While in India, every time I had a wheat based dish I’d start thinking about how when I got back to San Diego that I’d make a gluten free version of whatever I was eating. I had all kinds of ideas. I still do, so stay tuned for veggie voyager versions of all kinds of…

vegan pesto with pepitas

I have to say, San Diego is full of hidden gems. It’s good to be home for a while. This past weekend, as Ryan was finishing out the 10 day master cleanse, my mom and I found ourselves poking around in the corridors of a restaurant supply store, shopping for rice noodles and fresh coconut…