by CD Davidson-Hiers
Ukrainian East Village is situated off 2nd Avenue in New York City, down a starched white hallway and around a corner to the left. On the right is a sign leading to the bathrooms down a set of stairs where the air sits cool, anticipating. The double doors to the restaurant are wood, which open into a room that, true to its name, is similar to a small village where diners can enjoy food as close to the Ukrainian original as possible.
We waited for a moment before being escorted to a table where we were handed menus full of options: pierogis, kasha varnishkes, blintzes, and nalysnykys. We referred to wikipedia more than once to determine the ingredients of the Ukrainian staples. Though this restaurant did not have any listed vegan meals, there were a couple vegetarian options that the chef, on Christmas Day when the restaurant was slam-packed full of festivity-seekers, was more than happy to tailor to suit our vegan requirements.
We are excited to post this video of how to make Paper Masala Dosa from Dosa Garden in Staten Island. We hope to have the full recipe posted soon.
How To Speed Up Recovery
by Kate Strong, World Champion, Long-distance Women’s Triathlon
It is many athletes’ dream to win every race they enter. Unfortunately, there are many stories where sportspeople lose their way and turn to illegal enhancers to gain that extra edge over their competitors and a higher possibility of winning.
Getting Fit 2015! We Are Never Too Old To Become The Persons We Were Always Meant To Be. Take The Challenge – It’s Time For Change!
I was healthy until I wasn’t. When a surgeon inadvertently severed a crucial part of my anatomy during a procedure he assured me he could “do in his sleep,” my life plummeted into an abyss of illness and infirmity. For six years I was on a roller coaster of pain, medications, multiple surgeries, complications, and near-death experiences. Thanks to discovering plant-based nutrition I was able to give my body the nutritional support it needed, which allowed me to hang on until a final procedure, performed by a talented group of surgeons from Florida Hospital in Orlando, repaired the problem. Finally I am able to live a normal life. While not entirely pain free, I am at a point where my life is manageable and I no longer need antibiotics just to stay alive.
After years of relative inactivity and with my 60th birthday come and gone, I am looking forward to doing things I could never dream of six years ago, when I needed help from my 94-year old friend just to shop for groceries! With my 61st birthday only two weeks away I thought, “What better way to celebrate the new year than to run a marathon!” Then my better judgement stepped in and scolded, “Baby steps, Danielle, baby steps!” OK, then, a half-marathon.
Veggin’ Out And About! is delighted to welcome the newest, as well as youngest member of our writing team. Catherine Deborah Davidson-Hiers is an accomplished writer, equestrian, musician and athlete. Favored with great charm and humor, CD brings to the table a quirky style that is all her own. A new vegan, she has a burning curiosity about the health components of plant-based cuisine and an insatiable thirst for information. Look for CD’s articles and restaurant reviews. This kid is going places!
About Catherine Deborah
Over the summer between her first and second years in college, Catherine Deborah (CD) worked as a lifeguard in Florida during one of the hottest summers in record.