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

Potluck

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

MATCH VEGAN MEAT

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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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Whole Foods Raw Nut Burger

Yes, a raw nut burger from Whole Foods! The Montrose store has great options. I also got a cinnamon raw cheesecake too. The dude lives closer to the Montrose store, so we go there sometimes to grab dinner. We were watching Orange is the New Black and vegging out a few weekends back, so WF is an easy place to grab take-out that we'll both like.
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