Q & A with Renana owner of Middletown, CT based ION Restaurant Photos & Interview  by Annika Lundkvist http://annikalundkvistphotography.com/2017/05/restaurant-feature-its-only-natural/ This feature & interview originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine    Read More →

1st time visit to The Plant: Food that Works I was hooked on The Plant: Food that Works food from the first time I visited. Their burger (not pictured yet!) immediately went to my list of top favorite vegan burgers! Piston Peas- Yellow Pea Pancakes with Chili Mayo & SaladRead More →

At Kao’s last month, enjoying the Wellington Plank- probably my favorite savory dish I tried from their menu (but I have much more exploration of their menu to do!) Wellington Plank Seitan filled Puff pastry with a potato gratin & red wine sauce. Served with side apple salad. Wellingtongplanka SmördegsinbakadRead More →

The delectable & creamy Prinsesstårta is a mainstay of my childhood summer travel memories.  By at least the 2nd day of our June or July visits to southern Sweden I’d have had my first piece of this royally famous Swedish classic. I grew up enjoying a range of Swedish ingredients andRead More →

24 Hours in New Paltz Visit to vegan active retreat Hungry Ghost Guesthouse and exploration of the town’s vegan eats and treats Photos & Text by Annika Lundkvist This article  appeared in the January/February 2017 issue of Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine Read article in full here http://annikalundkvistphotography.com/2017/05/24-hours-in-new-paltz/  Read More →

Sometimes (especially when we are on the move) I go to establishments that do not appear vegan friendly AT ALL from the menu. Sometimes, like today, I am truly excited by how adaptable & accommodating the kitchen is. At Broms in Östermalm this afternoon they were able to turn a bibimbapRead More →

My son and I woke up this fine Sunday morning to my husband in the kitchen whipping these biscuits up!  He’s been working from a few established recipes but tweaking ingredients to get the fluffiness & flakiness he wants. All the tweaking & modification is paying off- these are scrumptious!Read More →

Cooking is love in our house. When my husband and I get in the kitchen and start planning meals and recipes, preparing ingredients and busying ourselves from sink to pantry to stove to prep table, you can feel the vibes, the unison, the joy we have not only for cookingRead More →

I absolutely love cooking for the holidays & especially creating gorgeous plant based spreads with familiar flavors from the festive season. But this Thanksgiving I was in the mood to create something a bit different from the traditional spread – veggie cashew stir fry, jasmine rice & a delicious peanut sauce!Read More →

Flashback to Christmas Dinner 2014! I loved preparing this spread! Macadamia Nut, Basil & Olive Oil Spread Arugula with Grape Tomatoes, Grapeseed Oil & Sea Salt Grilled Asparagus Minnesota Wild Rice with American Parsley & Shallots Steamed Brussel Sprouts drizzled with Hazelnut Oil Gardein Holiday Roast with Cranberry, Kale &Read More →

Holiday sampler! I love cooking dishes with different holiday favorites leading up to the festive season so I know what recipes I want to make for the feast. This holiday sampler included cranberry jelly, slices of gardein Holiday roast (with kale, cranberry & wild rice) and farro with onions, parsleyRead More →

2016 was the year I fell in love with Farro! This grain has a nutty flavor and texture already but I decided to add some pecans to it after simmering with vegan butter, parsley and onions. Creamy Farro deliciousness!  Read More →

I love Benedicts- it’s easily a favorite for Sunday brunch. Creating variations of a vegan Benedict has been a passion project this year. I’m working on making this one of my signature dishes! For this weekend’s Benedict, I used silken tofu for the Hollandaise sauce, as I usually do. ButRead More →

There’s an Indian grocery store at the end of our leafy, beautiful block and shortly after we moved in and took our first walk around the store my husband and I were excited about getting more familiar with Indian ingredients and cooking. On this gorgeous blue skied, crisp golden FridayRead More →

Nice and easy Friday lunch.  Basmati rice with garlic and a bit of vegan butter, diced tomatoes and “tofu coins”. I love making these “tofu coins”.  I take a block of tofu and use a little shot glass or other kitchen item to make the “coins” and then soak themRead More →

The myth of Persephone has been one of my favorites since my youth. By just a few Pomegranate seeds was she bound to the Underworld, ruling besides Hades. I love this fruit myself & it’s sweet, many seeds. I found out after I took and uploaded these photos that NovemberRead More →

First, I have to acknowledge the inspiration for this dish.  The “Tempeh Tuna Sandwich” at Jivamuktea Cafe which I wrote about earlier this year.  The first time I visited Jivamuktea Cafe near Union Square in NYC I had this sandwich and it was a culinary revelation.  I generally enjoy tempehRead More →

I used to consume animal derived cheeses a lot before, but really don’t miss it now.It’s bizarre to me how we humans “rely” on other animal mothers so much for their milk to create this endless supply of dairy products. It’s also very sad, considering that those mothers often never even haveRead More →

#mikeinthekitchen baking! I got a text yesterday from my husband with a link to a recipe and a short list of ingredients he needed to make it.  Vegan chocolate chip cookies you say?  I’m on board! This Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever recipe by Vegan Housewives is most definitelyRead More →