Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Very Big Move

The dude works in oil & gas, a common profession here in Houston. He oversees contract employees to ensure things are being done correctly as part of his job. He was asked to go to Tokyo to oversee some engineering work for a new project. He asked me to join him in Tokyo. I have been so busy packing and trying to spend time with friends, so this blog has been on the back burner. I'm updating from work while I wait on a Western blot. I leave my job next week and we should fly over sometime in the last week of the month. I don't have a job lined up yet, but I think everything will work out in time. So that's my big news! I know Mofo starts in September, so I may just save up some posts for the Mofo.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Vegfest Houston Is Coming!

Vegfest Houston is this Saturday, July 19th. The event is held at Pershing Middle School from 10 AM to 5 PM. I've been working with another volunteer to coordinate our speakers and demos. We're super excited for the big day. Hope to see you there!
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After the festival, I'll be back to posting and sharing some big news. :)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Thai Cottage - Houston, TX

On a recent trip to Thai Cottage, I ordered the chili basil dish with fried tofu. When the plate arrived, I realized I had ordered this before. Whoops! Duplicate blog post, haha. We always split an order of crispy veggie rolls as an appetizer. 1.5 rolls per person, to be fair. ;)
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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Paulie's - Montrose, Houston, TX

Paulie's is a cute, little cafe serving pasta, desserts, and wine. The dude and I went there again recently because we wanted some comfort food, and pasta is the ultimate comfort food. I got the dish he ordered last time - lots and lots of veggies! They are so generous with the garlic, so be warned if you want to have a first date there. I asked about their bread's ingredients, but they weren't sure since they order it from a local bakery. They do top it with butter, but would use olive oil if asked.
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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Orange Tofu

I decided to jazz up my usual quick tofu stir-fry with an orange sauce. This recipe is pretty straight-forward, but I liked the hint of heat mixed in with the sweetness. I used onion and sweet peppers for the veggies, topped with sesame seed, and served over rice.
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Friday, June 27, 2014


Every 2nd Saturday potluck is so much fun. We were supposed to do breakfast foods last time to coincide with vegan waffle day, but only a few people stuck to the theme. I brought chocolate and vanilla mini donuts. Perfect for a crowd since they're bite-sized. I love finding excuses to use my mini donut pan.
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Thursday, June 26, 2014


I bought some Match vegan meat from Rabbit Food Grocery on my February trip to Austin. I couldn't decide what to do with it, since it was ground beef style. So many choices! I decided to make tacos for the Game of Thrones season finale. The dude came over for dinner. I made the not-refried beans in Appetite for Reduction, he made the cheesy sauce from The 30 Minute Vegan, and we assembled our own tacos with chopped cherry tomatoes, sauteed onion, sauteed bell pepper, avocado cubes, shredded lettuce, and sauteed shredded carrot. I would love to try other Match products. The ground "beef" was so meaty. Even the dude was a little weirded out looking at the texture as it cooked. We used A LOT of homemade taco seasoning because it's a little bland on its own.
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