December 21, 2014

Sweet Maresa's Rainbow Cookies

For the past few weeks I've been seeing Sweet Maresa post pictures of her Rainbow Cookies and I've been dying to try them. I dropped by the Vaute Couture pop up shop in Soho on Tuesday and luckily, there they were. 

I bought a box thinking I would have plenty to share. Uh...not exactly the case. At first, I enjoyed the flavor, but again, thought I would have plenty to share. And then, the flavor kept growing on me. The cookies are marzipan/meringue coated in chocolate. The colors are gorgeous and the texture is really rare for vegan eats. 

I'm going to have to cut myself off so that I have some to share with my parents next week...eek.

December 15, 2014

Two Tablespoons - Winter Market at Bryant Park

If you're in New York this month, the Bryant Park Winter Market has some great vegan food options, as highlighted here by Vegansaurus. 

My personal favorite at the moment is Two Tablespoons, whom I've posted about several times before. They change up their menu seasonally, but their options are always stellar. 

Right now they have loaded smashed potatoes that are phenomenal. The Pumpkin Hummus + Tahini is so delicious. It's topped with pepita seeds and black sesame seeds. It is served piping hot with cool hummus, it's my ideal dinner while doing some last minute shopping. 

December 12, 2014

Mini Gift Guide 2014

This year, I went about the gift guide basically shopping for myself. What would I like this holiday season? Here's my list! 

Hipsters for Sisters makes some awesome vegan leather handless bags, aka fanny packs. This one is my favorite. 
Petit Vour is a subscription beauty box delivered monthly. You can sign up for 1, 3 or 6 months, or ongoing. 

A 2 lb bag of Haven's Kitchen Vegan Granola. Because granola is good. 

Best Made Co's tumblers... drink Bellocq tea

Drip maple syrup, because the bottle is gorgeous. 

Balsam fir pillow, for pine-y smelling undergarments. 

It's written in the stars handkerchief...

...or a set of 3 handkerchiefs.

Onward + Upward water bottle.

December 3, 2014

Modern Love Omaha

On my last trip to Omaha, I had dinner at Modern Love, Isa Chandra Moskowitz's new restaurant. It was my second visit, and I ordered way too much food for one person. 

First, the Modern Niçoise Salad with charred green beans, olives, chickpea salad + deviled potatoes. So much more than a salad, this is extremely filling and satisfying on its own. And the potatoes are out of this world good. 

Then, the Chili and Cinnamon Rolls, lentil and bean chili with roasted squash with a cinnamon roll and coconut sour cream on top. Insanely delicious and beautiful. Everything I've ordered at Modern Love has looked amazing...presentation is clearly just as important as flavor. And also great as breakfast the next morning. 

I couldn't leave without dessert, but I was so full, so I ordered my pie to go. Since I couldn't take the a la mode to go, they served it to me before I left in this adorable ice cream dish. 

And the pièce de résistance ...a selfie with Isa herself.