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Private Room for 40th Birthday - Galatoies, CP, or August?

I recently made my first trip to NoLa and picked Galatiore's for my old time NoLa experience. It was easily the worst meal I've had in years. I was shocked by how bad it was. Just salty and buttery and lacking any appeal. It was the only bad meal I had on the trip. I was so disappointed.

Mar 06, 2015
luckiestduck in New Orleans

What to get at Gallatoire's and where to get crawfish

Thanks, but darn, I'm only here until Thursday!

Mar 02, 2015
luckiestduck in New Orleans

What to get at Gallatoire's and where to get crawfish

I'm in NoLa for a few days. Going to Galatoire's for Tuesday night dinner and would love ordering suggestions. Also- where can I get crawfish? I've been told to get invited to someone's house. I wish that would happen, but if it doesn't, where should I go? Many thanks!

Mar 02, 2015
luckiestduck in New Orleans

traveling with a vegan

Ha, I'll see how the oyster suggestion goes over!

Feb 20, 2015
luckiestduck in New Orleans

traveling with a vegan

Thanks for the suggestions! If anyone has ideas about going to some places to get traditional local food, that would be great! I realize that might be harder to do vegan, though.

Feb 19, 2015
luckiestduck in New Orleans

traveling with a vegan

Hello New Orleans hounds! I'm traveling to your neck of the woods from NYC. I'm so excited to finally make a trip to New Orleans! I'm an ethical omnivore, but my girlfriend is vegan. I'd welcome any recommendations about how to make this work and where to go. We're staying in Bywater and will be there for 6 days in the first week of March. Thanks in advance for your help!

Feb 19, 2015
luckiestduck in New Orleans

Adventures in loving a vegan- help me plan meals

Looks great, thank you!

Adventures in loving a vegan- help me plan meals

I'm drooling! I've always loved the lentil walnut pate at Angelika's Kitchen but never thought to make it. This seems like a great one to have on hand for parties, too.

Adventures in loving a vegan- help me plan meals

Thanks for the well wishes!

These all look fantastic and you make me realize that I'm being a little fussy about it all. I have an idea that a meal needs to be a main and two sides. I like the way that feels like more of an event. But these all look hearty and delicious on their own. I'm excited about cooking with tempeh!

For the record… I wound up making a pretty great meal. Brown rice cooked with a little salt, a little coconut oil and unsweetened shredded coconut, freshly cooked chickpeas with onion, garlic, red pepper flakes and kale with lemon zest and juice, and a salad of pomegranate, radish, avocado, orange and mint. She loved it all!

Adventures in loving a vegan- help me plan meals

I've fallen head over heels for a vegan! I'd like to start planning meals that I can make for her so that every time I'm not scrambling to put the pieces together. I have lots of ideas, but my eagerness is getting the best of me and making me a bit indecisive.

I'm making dinner for her tomorrow night. I've been contemplating making a Moroccan tagine with chickpeas, carrots, cauliflower and kabocha squash, but I don't know what to serve as a side, other than couscous. Possibly some sort of sautéed green? I was also contemplating these Deborah Madison wine glazed lentils:
http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/...
Or maybe a braised cabbage with chestnuts. (Thanks for the initial suggestion, Trockwood.

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Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thank you!

vegan uses for left over wine

Oh, good! The tempeh sounds like a nice addition to make it a one dish meal!

vegan uses for left over wine

Yes, that seems like a good bet!

vegan uses for left over wine

This looks delicious and deeply flavorful. It reminds me that I had something similar at a party a few years ago. It was braised red cabbage with pears, chestnuts and juniper berries. I tried to recreate it, but the juniper berries I got must have been lesser quality, because they didn't soften as the ones had in the dish I had at the party. Maybe time to hunt down high quality junior berries and try again!

vegan uses for left over wine

Just a day or so past drinkable… alas.

vegan uses for left over wine

Thank you!

vegan uses for left over wine

" It's maybe the most delicious vegan main course in the world." When you put it like that, I have to try it!

vegan uses for left over wine

This looks incredible. And perfect for the blizzard we're expecting here in NY.

vegan uses for left over wine

Oh my God. Yes.

vegan uses for left over wine

I've got about a half a bottle of red wine and would like to cook something with it. I associate cooking with wine with meaty stews. Anyone have any great vegan ideas? Thank you!

Is jicama available anywhere?

Thanks all for the suggestions. Unfortunately, my schedule (or my time management, if I'm being honest) got a little crazy and I didn't make it into the city to shop. I assumed I'd be able to find it in Jackson Heights, but it was nowhere to be seen. It was supposed to be for a salad of baby kale, jicama, mango, avocado and pumpkin seeds with a lime dressing. Since I couldn't find the jicama, I added radish and cucumber for crunch. It was good, but the jicama is better. That's what I get for procrastinating!

Jan 25, 2015
luckiestduck in Manhattan

Is jicama available anywhere?

Has anyone seen jicama anywhere in Manhattan or Queens? I'd like it for a dish I'm making for a New Mexican themed party tomorrow night, but am afraid I won't be able to find it anywhere.

Jan 22, 2015
luckiestduck in Manhattan

first home cooked vegan meal for a new relationship

Thank you so much for these beautiful recipes! I hope I get to make them all for her!

first home cooked vegan meal for a new relationship

Yeah, I think a nice medley of mushrooms could be really good. It's hard for me not to want to use butter. Will something like Earth Balance deliver that rich and creamy taste and feel?

first home cooked vegan meal for a new relationship

That looks really delicious. I was thinking of the salad as a side, not a main. I tend to eat salad all through the year. Do you think the kale in two dishes might be repetitive?

first home cooked vegan meal for a new relationship

I like that thought. I've actually never made polenta before, but I assume it's easy. Do you know of any particularly good recipes?

first home cooked vegan meal for a new relationship

That's a great idea. I'm not sure if the way I want to go for this night, but a good to have for future meals!

first home cooked vegan meal for a new relationship

I've recently begun dating a vegan and am going to cook my first meal for her. I'd like to make something sort of elegant, not too heavy on tofu/tempeh type dishes. I'm thinking about building the meal around a salad: kale, apple, fennel, pomegranate seeds, avocado, pistachio nuts. Possibly a pasta? I know she likes Italian, but it's hard for me to imagine enjoy pasta without parmesan. I'm open to ditching the salad if folks have other thoughts. Any suggestions appreciated!

cheesecake

Thanks everyone! I think it's gonna be S&S shipped. Can't wait to try it!

Dec 15, 2014
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last minute help needed- a date with a vegan saturday night

Hi everyone, thanks for these great recs! We actually wound up heading to Brooklyn, to Olea. Lots of vegan options and a warm and lively atmosphere. But I like this woman a lot, so hopefully I'll have many opportunities to try more of places!

last minute help needed- a date with a vegan saturday night

Thanks! Although I should have mentioned that she likes 'real' food, not just vegan specific. But Blossom is a great option!

Dec 13, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan