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…

e & drink in san diego

This is a shoutout to the new eatery inside the 99 ranch complex on Clairemont Mesa in San Diego. While not a veg restaurant, they do a super yummy veggie mini hotpot, complete with a litany of sauces and pickled bits to dip in and enjoy with the rice and bubbling veggies. Not being an…

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…

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…

playing with idli

One of my first posts on the veggie voyager was for a South Indian staple called idli. I have since mentioned idli multiple times, as it is a traditionally gluten free food that is easy to digest and a tasty vehicle for sauces, chutneys and other delicious dishes (usually Indian, I suppose). A few months…

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…

zoodles with mushroomballs

I know you regular readers were expecting an all green recipe (I did say maybe). Sorry, you’ll have to wait. And I would hardly classify these mushroom-balls as “cleansing”, but this meal is fresh, light and filling. I haven’t quite gotten rolling on any official cleanse yet. I’m still working on that one…it might happen….

Food & Friends

fun with seagulls That’s what it’s all about, right? Gathering together, drinking wine, preparing dishes side by side, sharing stories. Making connections and building relationships through something that we all love and need, food. No matter where you live or who you are, food is bound to be a common tie, a place to begin…

Capadoccia Days

Every friend I have who has been to Turkeyhas told me I must visit Capadoccia. “It’s magical!” they all say. “One of the most amazing places I’ve ever been in my life!” So we went, and it was. Capadoccia is a region in central Turkeythat is well known for several interesting features. Everywhere you look…

A Delicious Day in Istanbul

 We have a very limited time here in Turkey, and an even more limited time in Istanbul. Certainly not enough time to dig our teeth into the nitty-gritty details of the culinary wonders, nor enough time to befriend people, go into their homes, and learn their recipes and ways. This is disappointing to me but…

Merhaba!

the blue mosque Well, here we are in Istanbul! I don’t have any recipes for you yet, but I thought I’d check in.  It was a rough flight for me. Halfway through the 12 hour ordeal, I started to feel really crappy, and 24 hours later I still don’t feel right. I have been spending…

V-10 Juice: Hangover Helper?

I’d like to apologize for not being a super blogger lately. Although off to a good start, with no plans of slowing down, it is difficult for me in these last days of preparing for my next veggie voyage to cook, take notes, photograph food, etc. Or even to find time to write about my…