Miso-Ponzu Zucchini Noodles with Tofu & Veggies

Miso-Ponzu Zucchini Noodles with Tofu & Veggies

The month of December was pretty tough for my family. I haven’t opened up about it yet, but we found out that my grandfather was sick. He underwent a very serious surgery and his recovery was tough. Luckily, he made it through, was released on Christmas Day and now, he’s better than ever. Us Italians, we’re thick-skinned and strong willed!

While he was in the hospital on the Upper East Side, our family was in his recovery room every day. It was comforting to have everyone around, because it’s easy to worry yourself into a panic in those sorts of situations.

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Meatless Monday: Spiralized Vegetable Tahini Bowl with Tofu, Edamame & Avocado

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted any vegan recipes. Considering I was a vegan for 2 years of my life, that’s pretty shameful. Truth be told, I finally learned how to cook when I became vegan, in 2008. That’s right, I truly started cooking only five years ago….. luckily, I grew up reading food magazines, helping out here and there when my mom cooked, watching my grandparents master everything Italian, and admiring Martha Stewart’s briskets and DIY doilies on TV. Needless to say, I had a solid repertoire built up before I put spatula to skillet. Is that even an expression?

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