Isa Chandra Moskowitz is a Brooklyn native who began her vegan cooking journey over 20 years ago. She’s inspired by New York City’s cuisine from all over the world, as well as her own Jewish heritage, and loves to fuse the two. She is the creator of the Post Punk Kitchen and author of vegan cookbooks, including Isa Does It, Appetite for Reduction and co-author of Veganomicon, and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World. She now lives in Omaha, Nebraska.
The dates are fast approaching. NYC, Nashville, Chicago (sold out, thank you!) and Napa, I am coming to feed you. Because the NYC February 1st date sold out so quickly, we’ve added a second date on February 2nd. I’ll be preparing a 4-course dinner on stage at City Winery, while telling the story of each dish. You’ll be eating a 4-course dinner with wine pairings. Part dinner theater, part pyrotechnic arena rock, part Borscht-belt comedy. All totally delicious.
From my early years in B
Makes 10 rolls Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes Active time: 45 minutes
It’s basil season! And spinach season! And, well, let’s just say it’s lasagna roll season, too.
These make a great appetizer if you’re doing a little summer entertaining, or a filling entree if you prefer. Tofu ricotta is elevated with the addition of some Pumpkin Seed Pesto. The mellow flavor of pumpkin seeds really lets the basil shine. The sautéed spinach is really really garlicky, as
Serves 8 Total time: 1 hour || Active time: 1 hour
“You got your nachos in my breakfast.” “No, you got your breakfast in my nachos.” OMG, it’s breakfast nachos!
These are loaded with all of the brunchy requirements: scrambled tofu, roasted potatoes, avocado salsa and a creamy, cheesy, cashew sauce. They’re great for sharing with a crowd or for a slightly messy breakfast in bed. It’s definitely “company food.” You don’t want to eat breakfast nachos alone, unless you real
Serves 4 Total time: 30 minutes || Active time: 30 minutes
I know, I know, I put Brussel Sprouts in everything. Well, until someone invents an even more awesome vegetable*, I will continue to overuse them. Even fried rice is not safe from that little cruciferous flavor bomb! Not that anyone is complaining.
This version is fresh and aromatic with the addition of a million herbs and scallions. And pinenuts are a surprisingly tantalizing addition to fried rice! A small han
Makes 6 servings Time (not including making homemade seitan): 1 hour
Up until yesterday, I didn’t really get chicken waffles. But for Valentine’s Day, I decided to cave to societal pressure, and enjoy a juicy, savory, fried hunk of something over a carby, crispy something, covered in sticky sweetness. Even if it makes no sense! I mean, where is the kale? Where are the lentils? Sigh. OK.
Those thoughts plagued me as I stirred the batter and simmered the seitan, although
Makes 2 pounds Total time: 1 hour || Active time: 10 minutes
That isn’t a typo! This is Chicken Styl-ee Seitan. Perfect for where ever someone might use a chicken. I know, people sometimes eat chickens, weird right?
PS This recipe was designed for the Seitan & Waffles. But you can use it in anything, of course! Recipe Notes
~ For the most chicken-y seitan, use an unchicken broth, like Better Than Bullion brand.
For the broth:
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! But this isn’t just another empty Valentine, wherein you get NOTHING but a few words, some chalky chocolate and a wilted rose. I’ve been soooo loving all of your Instagrams from Isa Does It, that I want to give you the love right back.
Introducing The #IsaLovesIt Instagram Valentine contest!
Get out your cutest cloths and most vintagey forks, and get cooking. Tag your Instagram photos #IsaLovesIt to be sure that I see! You can use recipes from t
Makes 16 Total time: 20 minutes || Active time: 20 minutes
Why is the Super Bowl my favorite time of the year? I totally don’t follow football the rest of the season. I’m more of a baseball girl (86 Mets!) but honestly, haven’t really paid attention since the Subway Series. Yet when this time of year rolls around I’ve suddenly got team spirit, even if I don’t even know which teams are even in it. I have taken existential inventory of my actions and I think I have the answer. It
Serves 6 Total time: 45 minutes || Active time: 45 minutes
I totally meant to put this up before New Years, because….black eyed peas! But dang have I been busy. Or lazy? I forget which. Blazy? Oh well, it’s never too late for black eyed peas, right? I’ll tell you some of the upcoming projects I’ve been working on in an upcoming post, but for now let’s talk about this curry.
Chunky red potatoes, velvetty collards and earthy black-eyed peas make for a voluptuous coconut c
Makes 8 pancakes
You are going to want these pancakes around this time of year the same way you are going to want vintage candy cane lights and indie-rock Xmas playlists and to watch Love, Actually over and over again. Basically, you won’t be able to live without them from now until January 1st. After that, put them away, let their powers recharge, and do it again next year!
Since vegan eggnogs vary from brand to brand, your results may vary, but I can’t see anything going dra