Sunday, June 18, 2006

and so she returns..

Turn back now if you're here for photos from my recent New York vacation, for most of them are on my sister's computer, in NY. I give it a couple weeks till I have that up. I certainly had a wonderful time, and miss my family and friends ridiculously. There was much Indian food, local Italian, Red Bamboo, S'nice, Thai and bagels, bagels, bagels!

For now, I bring you Friday night's dinner: vegan macaroni and cheez, tofu cutlets with sliced avocado, Aardvark hot sauce, baby spinach and cherry tomatoes - and french fries with organic ketchup.
I lie, this is from NY - Alyse and I had a vegan cookout at her house, 5 dollar grill from Pathmark style. Grilled tofu, Morningstar steak strips, zucchini, yellow squash, cherry tomatoes, cremini mushrooms and eggplant - marinaded and basted in a Balsamic viniagarette.
Alyse made an incredible pineapple mustard salad dressing from scratch andI should beg her about specifics. The salad was baby spinach, walnuts, cranberries and sliced apple.cookie testing for the new ppk book. shhhh!
served perfectly with vanilla so delicious and Ah!laska syrup.
What have you been up to? I was jetlagged right after the flight for a couple days, and I've been back at work and sick, gross. My sister turns 20 this week, any our first CSA share pick up is Wednesday, and we've been promised strawberries!


Melissa West said...

Welcome back!! I missed your posts... a lot of people took last week off posting. I was hardly motivated to post at all since a lot of people were not. Sounds like you had a great time and enjoyed great food.

EatPeacePlease said...

Yes! I am so happy you're back, and with food! I have some scewers ready to go for the grill but don't care for grilled foods too much. Ray loves it and begs me everyday. This all looks wonderful, Jess. I can't wait to see what you come up with now that you're back. Sorry you're sick. There's a lot of nasty people on planes and especially since there's lack of air flow.

EatPeacePlease said...

Did you see that you were in the top 8 favorite vegan food blogs?

Megan the Vegan said...

Welcome back! ppk You have some serious insider information! I just made BBQ squewers that looked just like that. Great minds think alike!

KleoPatra said...


Great to see you here and hope you had a great time on "holiday." I've been missing your posts like many others, I'm sure!

Everything you posted today looks so so so so good, wowee zowee!! Nice spread of food here.

Go PPK! (Inquiring minds...)

Vicki said...

Yeaaah, you're back ~ I missed you & all these amazing food photos! I'm particularly taken by the bbq ~ looks great & just right for summer. how cool is the ppk testing?! :)

Catherine said...

welcome back! those cookies (especially with the ice cream) look pretty darn tasty . . . !!

funwithyourfood said...

Hi there
All the food looks great. What's weird is that Im going to NY in a week too. Upstate NY though. FARM LAND. Should be fun because I'm seeing fam i don't normally see.
Anyway, welcome home


Jody from VegChic said...

Glad you are back. I've been checking lots of blogs, but haven't had much time for commenting.

I've seen that breakfast biscuit photo so many times in the past week or so, that I'm thinking it might be time to try that this weekend.

Those new photos look great and inspire me to cook something good when I get back.

I'm in White Plains, NY tonight and tomorrow for work. Glad they have Whole Foods nearby.

Hope you are feeling better!

amygeekgrl said...

welcome back! glad to hear you had a great vacation.
the food all looks wonderful (when does it not??)
hope you are feeling better soon.

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

very nice pics.. welcome back!!

also did u goto candle cafe/candle 79??? also how was red bamboo??

Harmonia said...

You are back! YAY! You HAVE to check out and JOIN the forums! Us girls are having so much fun! Most of the female veggie bloggers are there with some new faces...too!

Join today because tomorrow I will be freezing memberships until I return on June 28th.

Sure...right when you get back...I'm leaving...I'm going thru sconed withdrawl!

Another comment from me coming soon!

Harmonia said...

NYC=Bagels! Oh yes!!! Pics look good as always!!! You've been missed!!!


Webly said...

Look at food blog while fasting isn't a good idea. Specially yours. YUM!
You, me, and the vege cart sounds pretty good. I'll email you.

primaryconsumer said...

I'm so excited that you're back! I missed your posts so much. Your trip to NYC sounded so fun! Yay!

Emily said...

I'm glad you're back too! I've missed your posts.
Glad you had a good timein NY- it's always a fun palce to visit. I need to get down there and visit my friends soon.

SDGvegan said...

Welcome back :)Your cookies look delicious. My kids ate all of ours already :D

kaivegan said...

Welcome back, Jess and all these delicious looking food. Glad to hear you had an awesome time in the Big Ap.

Congratulations on being on the Top 8 FVFB!

Hope you're feeling better.

Shananigans said...

Welcome back! I have to stop looking at food blogs late in the afternoon, I'm starving! Must try that mac & "cheese", I've yet to find a recipe that satisfies my creamy cheesy noodles cravings.

Nancy said...

Hey Jess - I had your mac and cheez recipe sitting out yesterday to put in the rotation! Now I'm even more determined - it sounds so good. I'm glad you had a good time - a little time away is always a good thing.

Carrie™ said...

I'm late commenting because I've been crazy busy, but glad you're back! Everything looks wonderful. I bought some skewers on sale at the end of last summer and can't wait to throw them on the BBQ. A new PPK cookbook you say? Sweeeeet!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Thank you guys for the warm welcome back! I'm quite better from my cold and even back to riding my bike to work.
MC - I have been to Candle Cafe (and adore the cookbook) but didn't go this time, wasn't in my budget ; )
I recommend a NYC trip for everyone.