I guess there’s no denying it, winter really is here. As evidenced by the white thingamajigs falling from the sky.

I am not what some might call a “winter person.” But there are a few things about the season that I can appreciate. Snow is pretty before it turns to black sludge (that takes about 30 seconds in New York), and Trader Joe’s starts selling their Winter Blend coffee.

This stuff is as good a reason as any to put up with the cold.

The Fella and I have spent the past few days on Long Island visiting my family (hence the lack of blogging), where we did what all good Cashews (Catholic-Jews; both of my parents are different religions so I grew up celebrating EVERYTHING) do on Christmas: opened presents under the tree, then went out for Chinese food and a movie.

I saw this on Facebook, I don’t know who to credit for it, but it pretty much sums it all up.

Tofu and vegetable soup (I’m going to have to try and remake the ginger broth at home—delicious!)

General Tso’s Tofu

Since I’ve been back in the city I’ve been trying to be healthier. Roy and I had salad with dinner last night.

He did the serving. Roy’s portion.

My portion.
At least he likes his veggies.

Lucky for me, I’d had a big lunch. A friend and I tried out the relatively new Candle Café West, a vegan restaurant close to my apartment.

I had porcini crusted tofu. Who said vegan food was healthy?

I for one am looking forward to the new resolve that comes with January 1!

What are you eating to end the year?