Meatless Monday with Chef Lenka Zivkovic

Chef Lenka Zivkovic of The Plough and The Stars has been creating Meatless Monday meals now for about a year.  For some reason I just wasn’t able to get to any of these Monday meals.  The past few vegan events I have been to I have heard a number of people saying how great her vegan meals taste.  I also…

Philly Vegan Cheesesteak Contest 2016

The cheesesteak is the quintessential Philadelphia sandwich.   It seems like if you are from Philly, live in Philly or ever visited Philly and never ate a cheesesteak you would be considered ‘odd’.  I think it speaks volumes to the Vegan movement that this is the Third Annual Philly.com / V for Veg (A vegan column by Vance Lehmkuhl)…

Korean Chili Flake Lentils

When I was growing up, I remember my grandmother, Little Lil, always making soup on Monday. Regardless if it was 10 degrees out or 110, if it was Monday, we were having soup! One of her favorites was lentil soup.  I was pretty suspicious of it for a very long time, didn’t try a bowl of…

Cedar Point – Traffic Jam Addition

4:30 on a Friday afternoon and I am leaving the office – should be an exciting time, right? After all it is the official start of the weekend and what could be better?  How about an I-95 on ramp that isn’t backed up onto the street!  This is not looking good – so I go…

Hollow Chocolate Bunnies! 

I think everyone, vegans included, have a dietary ‘Achilles heel’. For me it is sweets and more specifically chocolate. I eat relatively healthy the majority of the time and I run, on average, 30 miles a week and feel the occasional sweet indulgence is allowed and maybe even a little deserved! Now last year my wife…

Mill Street Cantina 

Truth be told, I now live just outside of Philly in Bucks County, and at times trying to find restaurants close to me with vegan options beyond a salad can be challenging.  I saw that Bristol Borough was holding its first Restaurant Week  March 3rd through March 10th and figured there really wouldn’t be any…

Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Pancakes 

We usually have a full day, starting at 4:30AM.  With traffic, work, and our running schedule often we don’t walk back into the house until after 6:00PM, so for a quick, easy and satisfying meal at  least once a week we have breakfast for dinner.  Really who doesn’t love breakfast, so why save it for…