Monday, September 1, 2014

MoFo #1: Labor Day Plate

Welcome to 2014 MoFo! I'm home in Florida for the month, so I decided last minute to participate this year. I have a ton of photos from the last couple months to share. I'm sure there will be another period of absence in October as I move to Tokyo. The dude is already there. We used Facetime the other day so I could see our new apartment in Shibuya.

Labor Day is an unofficial end of summer, meaning people try to BBQ and swim one last time with friends. However, I live in the south and our weather is hot enough for swimming until October at least. I made some veggie dogs with chili-spiced beans and Daiya cheese, corn, and watermelon to eat. The beans came with some southwestern sauce, but they weren't very saucy. I added a bunch of cumin, chili powder, paprika, minced garlic, and onion powder. I debated adding tomato sauce, but didn't feel like heating everything together. For a snack, I had spicy boiled peanuts. Don't laugh that I forgot to buy buns at the grocery store, so I used regular wheat bread instead.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mofo is almost here!

Registered last minute for Mofo! I have a ton of posts to write up before I go to Japan in late Sept. Weee! I'll be back Sept. 1st with content. :)

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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