Category Archives: Vegetarian

Gardening and Good Food Bring Bostonians Together Across Divides

This was a glorious weekend for gardening in Boston.  Everyone, it seemed, was out to buy plants and share their love of the good earth with their fellow Beantowners.

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From Salmon Hotdogs to Pristine Mussels

Salmon hotdogs? Salmon bacon?  Sure, I’ll try ’em. While I had neither the time nor the space in my belly to sample products from all of the 1,000+ exhibitors at the International Boston Seafood Show 2012, I had a wonderful … Continue reading

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Fun New Restaurant “Pops Up” in Jamaica Plain: Whisk Boston

Whisk Boston, billed as a “dessert bar and bistro” and housed in Fiori’s Bakery on South Street, “popped up” for a trial run of its eight-course tasting menu, January 26-28. Continue reading

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Food Envy: I Left My Stomach in San Francisco

I just came back from a week in San Francisco with a serious case of food envy. While the number of Boston-area restaurants, shops, and markets providing local, sustainable food continues to grow at a satisfying pace, San Francisco is … Continue reading

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Is Vegetarian Shrimp an Oxymoron?

If you think the phrase “jumbo shrimp” is an oxymoron, what about “vegetarian meat”? I’ve never been a big fan of the various vegetarian “faux” meat products.  First, if you’ve decided not to eat meat, why go out of your … Continue reading

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Add Spice to Your Ginger

I recently discovered a spice that’s even better than ginger.  Well, actually, it is ginger, but it’s called “young ginger.” Like the name suggests, the young ginger root is harvested earlier than mature ginger, so it can be cultivated in … Continue reading

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How to Savor the Taste of Summer All Year Long

There are many Boston restaurants I enjoy dining at—such as Taranta, the fabulous Peruvian-Italian restaurant in the North End, Masa, a Southwest bar and grill in the South End, and JP Seafood for sushi—but when Michelle asked me where I … Continue reading

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A Farm Dinner With a Difference at Brookwood Community Farm

As the Boston Globe reported recently, farm dinners are a growing trend. The chance to eat a high quality meal prepared by a chef with products fresh from the field in the bucolic setting of a farm is hard to … Continue reading

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Where to Find Tasty, Healthy Food at Restaurant Chains – Part I

As a pescovegetarian, it’s always challenging to find restaurants that feature fresh, tasty, relatively healthy foods that cater to my needs. Most restaurant chains feature quantity over quality.  I was happy to discover two small, innovative, relatively affordable restaurant chains … Continue reading

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Creative Carrot Cooking Contest

How would you cook these gorgeous rainbow carrots? Continue reading

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