DO IT YOURSELF: Eggplant Curry (w/ A Celebrity Cameo)

It has been a little depressing getting into this whole vegan thing, because it feels like my eating world has been made a lot smaller. I mean, LA has a lot of vegan restaurants and everything, but the point of being vegan is to be healthy, not to go out and eat vegan versions of pizza and fried “chicken.” This is the story of the … Continue reading DO IT YOURSELF: Eggplant Curry (w/ A Celebrity Cameo)

DO IT YOURSELF: Lovely V-Day “Taste of SF” Meal (Feb 2014)

So the point of the previous SF post was to tee up this excellent Valentine’s Day dinner. It’s a tradition that Sam cooks up a wonderful meal with a surprise menu for V-Day, and this year I knew he had something major up his sleeve because for a WEEK ahead of the meal he retired to his next-door apartment almost every night to do secret … Continue reading DO IT YOURSELF: Lovely V-Day “Taste of SF” Meal (Feb 2014)

DO IT YOURSELF: Indoor Gardening

My dad has always kept a little edible garden in our backyard, and it’s been a fantasy of mine to have some food-bearing plants. (And also sweet peas, which are — surprisingly — not a food, but are very pretty flowers.) (Sometimes people find it weird that I use the word “fantasy” to refer to mostly food-related things. Platonic food-related things.) But I live in … Continue reading DO IT YOURSELF: Indoor Gardening

Do It Yourself: Mishap #3 — Overflowing Cauliflower Stew

Okay, I want to end this series of mishaps. Then I can move on to more important subjects. Like pizza. (And pizza mishaps.) Speaking of mishaps, I’m out of the ankle boot but still on orders to take it easy. The gastritis (I think) that the naproxen seemed to cause has cleared (I think), as has the cold/cough that hit me the day I got … Continue reading Do It Yourself: Mishap #3 — Overflowing Cauliflower Stew