Oof!

Oh, internetz.  I’ve been neglectful.  Since I’ve been in New York I have cooked perhaps two meals.  I was in a sublet with a miniscule kitchen and walls that shook every time the subway went past.  I feel like September was one drawn out Seinfeld episode and I was George Costanza.  Work has been great and I’ve been keeping busy but it’s been really stressful and all these bills keep appearing out of nowhere – not to mention my check fraud debacle!  Thanks Craigslist!

Well, it’s a new month and I’m in a new (wonderfulwonderfulwonderful) apartment so I’m ready to come back … with camera phone pictures of things other people made.

Atlas Cafe

I can’t even remember what this was called – some kind of Mediterranean ‘chicken’ platter.  It was really good – soy meat with roasted zucchini and squash and spinach.  I sat in front of the huge display of desserts and didn’t go for any (so wrong) but opted to try the vegan soft serve.

While a bit grainy, the soft serve was gooood with their vegan chocolate sauce.  Yessss.

Gobo

Gobo was the first vegan restaurant I went to in New York and it’s still my favorite.  My all time favorite dish there is the Soy Protein and Spinach Roll with Jade Mushrooms:

Really not a good picture, and I cannot accurately describe the comforting goodness of this dish but just go with me on this one.  It’s stellar.  The title pretty much sums everything up, but the sides are mashed potatoes with musroom gravy and sauteed veggies with tofu. Everything is SO good.  One bit of advice – don’t order the chocolate cake at Gobo.  It will lead you into the land of what everyone assumes vegan food is – dry and bland.  Don’t do it!  No!

I promise to be better about taking pictures and cooking from now on – here’s a picture of one of my many zucchini muffins that were created this summer.  There was a huge crop of zucchini in my bf’s mom’s (aunt’s nanny’s son’s cousin’s best friend’s dog walker’s dad’s) garden and I took full advantage of the bounty!

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6 responses to “Oof!

  1. ooh yummy food!

    vegan soft serve sounds like so much fun!

    nice muffin pic 😀

  2. I’ve never been so jealous! So many choices, you lucky! I miss soft serve…

  3. I LOVE Atlas! Their vegan tofu ice cream is the best!

  4. so many great restaurants in New York, no wonder you aren’t cooking much!

  5. I think that muffin backdrop may be the prettiest backdrop I’ve seen on a foodblog! =)

  6. i am actually going to NYC this month, so this is really helpful. i will def check these places out. if there is anywhere else that i absolutely shouldnt miss, lemme know!

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