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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

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

I'm going on a date with a vegan tomorrow night. We're having an early dinner at 6P. I said that I'd come up with some options and was told thai, ethopian, italian are all good. We had Indian last time so I'd like to avoid that. Anyone have recommendations for something that will have good vegan options and feel like a fun and special date spot? I'd like to take her somewhere that feels cozy but special. Hoping to spend around $100 all inclusive and any neighborhood is good, though below 42nd is favored. Thanks!

Dec 12, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

cheesecake

I'm traveling to MA for Xmas and have been asked to bring a NY cheesecake. I'm looking for suggestions for the best cheesecake in town, though I'm also kind of concerned about driving 7 hours with it unrefrigerated. I'll be driving the day before Xmas, and the cake is for Xmas dinner. Any thoughts?

Dec 12, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

entrees around $20 for tonight

Unfortunately the decision was not only mine.

Nov 12, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

entrees around $20 for tonight

I saw it on another thread and remembered somebody telling me good things about it. I included it in my suggestions, and that's what people chose. We still had a good time, but it was a bummer to suggest a place that wasn't so good and overpriced for what it is. Oh well…

Nov 07, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

Dinner near soho rep

SoHo Rep is a theater in TriBeCa.

mib9018- I assume you saw Generations. Did you enjoy it?

Nov 06, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

entrees around $20 for tonight

We wound up going to Lucien. It was overpriced and bland. Also, the maitre d yelled at us after we were seated for not all being there. We had a reservation for 4, and they sat us while there were only three of us. He came over and literally yelled at us and said that we shouldn't have been seated. The waitress made up for him… she was really wonderful. But the salads were so underdressed that I'd say they were undressed, and when we asked for more dressing on the side, it wasn't very good and we almost missed the plain arugula leaves we started with. The entrees were ok, but the side vegetables were also incredibly bland. I won't go back there.

Nov 06, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

Dinner near soho rep

Shigure. Small portions, but very delicious non-sushi Japanese.
http://sakebar-shigure.com/gallery.html

Nov 02, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

entrees around $20 for tonight

Oh, you just made me think of Cafe Gitane at the Jane Hotel!

Oct 30, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

entrees around $20 for tonight

Thanks, everyone! Lots of great suggestions, though most a bit too expensive. Considering they suggested a place whose entrees are $14-20, I feel like I should stay reasonably in that range.

Westville is a good option. I've never been to the Chelsea spot- how's the atmosphere? I think the other place was an attempt at finding a cozy, dark spot that had some charm.

Oct 30, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

entrees around $20 for tonight

Hi hounds- looking for a last minute recommendation for tonight at 8:30. Meeting some friends and they have suggested Hourglass Tavern. I looked at the menu and think it looks pretty bad, plus it's in Times Sq, which I never enjoy. Most of the entrees are under $20, so I think I should keep my suggestions in that range. I know one of us is a pescatarian, too. Help! I'd really like to avoid going to a bad restaurant.

Oct 30, 2014
luckiestduck in Manhattan

help me create a simple rustic dinner menu

No greens, just the pear, mint and pink peppercorns. It's very simple but always seems to dazzle, maybe because the pink peppercorns are unusual. I think of it almost as a chutney, though it isn't cooked. If you're so inclined, try making it and see if you like it enough to include it at the party. I think it's surprisingly special. Good luck with the party :-)

Oct 06, 2014
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