Chaining Myself To The Mercy For Animals Stage

The four speakers I am most looking forward to at this year’s NYC Vegetarian Food Festival are all appearing on the Mercy For Animals Stage on Saturday. Brendan Brazier 12-1pm Dr. Michael Greger 2-3pm Matt Frazier (No Meat Athlete) 3-3:45pm Ashley Byrne (PETA) 4-4:45pm Vegan triathlete, Brendan Brazier, the force behind Vega, will likely be a big draw. One of the, if not thee, most notable faces (and bodies) on pro-vegan athleticism, Brazier’s advice on training is highly sought-after. Not really sure how the speaker series will be run, but I’m hoping to get there early just to make sure … Continue reading Chaining Myself To The Mercy For Animals Stage

Crunch On These Babies

I’ve been meaning to share one of my newest favorite products and yesterday I got a new impetus. While I was doing my laundry, I finally got around to clipping the coupons of Whole Foods’ January/February circular. The coupons don’t expire until March 31, 2012; so if you can still get it, be sure to clip the coupon for $1 off one box of CLIF Crunch Granola Bars. I initially picked up a box of the White Chocolate Macadamia flavor for something like $3.00 at a Walmart visiting my hometown. Whole Foods will probably be more expensive than Walmart, even … Continue reading Crunch On These Babies

Take Two a Day And See Me At the Festival

Here’s a list of 12 vendors/organizations I am looking forward to most at the 2012 NYC Vegetarian Food Festival: Chicago Soy Dairy – Had their Teese last year but can’t find it anywhere locally. Saratoga Peanut Butter Company – I hope they bring their Gingerbread variety. Bixby Co – Just so curious; I want to try a Bixby bar. Vegan Bodega – First of its kind in NYC; picked me up some Vegan Queso at the Valentine’s Shop Up a couple weekends ago and I want to see what other goodies they’re gonna stock. Herbivore Clothing – If I could … Continue reading Take Two a Day And See Me At the Festival

Liebster Me This, Liebster You Back

Gearing up for the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival has been hectic (sites don’t really update themselves, you know), but when a super blogger like Play With My Food Liebster’s you, you have to act. That Jake over there, volleyed some really nice words at me, and they’re all true. (J/K. LOL!) So what is a Liebster Blog Award? Liebster is German and translates into English as “dearest” or “favorite”. It’s a peer recognition award for bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Jake was one of the first people to comment on my blog and I have nothing but high … Continue reading Liebster Me This, Liebster You Back

Momma’s Jelly Meatballs…Veganized!

Since I was a little girl, my mother has been making Jelly Meatballs. When we saw the yellow slow cooker we knew. (And I say yellow not like yellowed, old, gross; like that 70’s yellow from when that yellow was cool…it probably complimented an olive fridge somewhere, lost to time.) They were a real treat for us. I haven’t the slightest clue where my mother heard of this from. I don’t miss too much because the good out weighs. They were one of the things I missed about being veg. A delicious vegan variation can be achieved, with the same … Continue reading Momma’s Jelly Meatballs…Veganized!

This Box of Chocolates Is Like Life

This box of chocolates cost $12. Despite what my sister might say, this box was worth $12. You’d spend nearly $2 a piece if you were buying from Godiva; there were 10 or 12 in here, depending upon how you look at it. More than that, though, this box of chocolates came with the feeling of finding the toy in the cereal box. The PB cups and Cookies and Cream Hearts were pretty much why I bought this while visiting Vegan Treats Bakery in Bethlehem this past weekend. Interestingly, they weren’t my favorite pieces. The Coconut was a favorite, really … Continue reading This Box of Chocolates Is Like Life

No Dice for Vegan Cheesesteaks

Surprisingly, while I had many, many, many animal-based cheese steak sandwiches in my youth, growing up near the city most known for them, I haven’t really partaken in the veggie variety over these last 9+ years. Recently, I decided to see what was available, posing as Philly-style in NYC. I ordered a Philly Cheese Steak at FoodSwings in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I’m not sure if whomever thought it up had ever even seen the traditional version of the sandwich. It should be renamed Brooklyn Cheesesteak or anything else cause this sandwich, with its chunks of mock meat, ain’t nothin’ I’d ever … Continue reading No Dice for Vegan Cheesesteaks

Vegan Cuts: Sprout Skincare

This one’s for men and women! If you have chapped lips (who doesn’t during the winter season?), you’ll love these lip balms from Sprout Skincare. I grabbed up two (Citrus and Cinnamon) at the 1st ever Green Holiday Festival held by USVegCorp in NYC this past December. With shipping, they’ll come to around $17 ($4.25 a tube) for the tin. You have just over a day to snatch up this deal closing EOD 02/20/2012. Continue reading Vegan Cuts: Sprout Skincare

The Funny Pages: Fishy Friday

According to Google Translate, this says, “Here is what was agreed. Tell your people that from now on you eat fish on Good Friday.” Have a laugh. I think this speaks beyond the seeming arbitrariness of religious practices, historical significance excluded. Considering the disparate distribution of farm subsidies, favoring the meat industry despite  health organizations’ converse recommendations, this illustrates how influential money can be over our lives. Continue reading The Funny Pages: Fishy Friday