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…

irina’s borscht

Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, I had the pleasure of spending time with a friend who hails from Russia. When I asked him about delicious vegetarian recipes from his homeland, he mentioned his mother’s borscht. He spoke of its richness and the deep color and said that there are two steps that make hers special….

game changing grilled kale

  I cannot stress enough how much I love this stuff.  Dress it up or eat it straight off the stems with your hands, oil dripping down your chin. I don’t really want to eat kale any other way these days. This recipe’s chewy, smoky, juiciness satisfies me at a very primal level. Plan on…

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…

karelian pies: vegan, two ways

  Unless you are Finnish, you are probably asking, “what is a Karelian Pie?” I never knew until I went there and had them for breakfast multiple times. Eaten warm, and slathered with not-so-vegan egg butter, these savory rye and rice pastries are so good. In Finland, I saw them in one format: plain. Which…

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…

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…

d-k-che’ in imperial beach

You know how sometimes you find yourself in a neighborhood that doesn’t have a lot of veggie options, so you start thinking, “how bad is a little lard in my beans, really?”, or, “just one donut isn’t going to kill me…”? Well, Imperial Beach in south San Diego can be that place. So I’d like…

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…