Sunday, March 9, 2014
The WF Kirby store stepped up its hot bar selections for vegans. The Waugh location usually has better vegan options (that's the one closer to the dude's house). I was planning to get a tofu/noodle box and spring roll thingy from the chilled section, but then I saw Indian spiced tofu and lentils with veggies on the hot bar. I don't know what compelled me to check the hot bar since it's been so lame in the past (rice, beans, steamed veg). Between cold food and hot food, I'll take the hot food, please! I got just these and no rice, because who wants to pay for rice by weight? The temperature must have dropped about 30* on Sunday, even dropping several degrees and starting to rain while I was in the store. I ate this in the WF store before finishing my other errands.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
I found out that vegan ice cream exists in Houston! Woohoo! Turns out that Fat Cat Creamery in the Heights always carries a coconut-based chai tea ice cream, but they sometimes have other flavors too. Over the weekend, I organized a trip there with some vegan friends. I ordered the chai flavor and topped it with some salted caramel sauce from Austin's Sweet Ritual. I also ordered a strawberry sorbet push-pop. They had another dairy-free push-pop, I think the flavor was raspberry-lychee. YUM. I will definitely return, especially as the summer begins. Maybe I can get an ice cream float with root beer.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Njoy Thai restaurant is right on the border of Midtown and Montrose. We split an order of the crispy veggie rolls as an appetizer. I ordered the massaman tofu without the peanuts and the dude ordered the yellow curry with tofu. I thought the food was just OK. There was too much coconut milk sauce and not enough rice served. The restaurant was quite cute and the sign said it's BYOB. I still like Thai Cottage as my favorite Thai place in town.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The dude and I had a House of Cards marathon the other night. We're not done with the series yet. He picked up some food from WF for dinner. The store closer to his house is way better than the store by my house. He got us the same size boxes this time, but he didn't eat most of his. Our appetites are exact opposites - he's a grazer and I'd rather eat 3 solid meals a day. I smashed down my box. He knows that as long as it's vegan, I'll eat it with very few exceptions (raw tomatoes, anise, and fennel seed are on the NO list). There was falafel, quinoa with beans, a giant tofu slab, rice, cauliflower mash, and some Indian peas. He also bought an 85% cocoa bar for dessert. He had never tried chocolate that dark before, so he was not impressed. I warned him that dark chocolate, particularly over 60% cocoa, is an acquired taste. He nibbled on the bar over the weekend though, so maybe he'll grow to like it. It took me a while to like cocoa that dark and I still tend to buy 65% with mint or nuts mixed in.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I went to protest the rodeo this past Saturday. If you like my shirt, I ordered it from Compassion Co. After the protest, we went to get a bite at Green Seed Vegan. I got my blackberry cheesecake first, so I got a photo of it. It tasted like basil for some reason. However, when my Big Tex burger arrived, I forgot to take a photo. The Big Tex is my favorite sandwich there, but I haven't tried everything on the menu yet. I wish the cauliflower nuggets were twice as abundant!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I make the same meal for Mardi Gras every year - red beans and King Cake. I use Camellia brand red beans for authenticity. Whole Foods makes a vegan King Cake, which is quite good, but I couldn't find it in the store this past weekend. These recipes make a lot of food, so I'll be enjoying leftovers for a few days.
Monday, March 3, 2014
I had a craving for pizza. Simple enough. In Houston, there are a few places to get vegan pizza, but Whole Foods is the easiest choice. I got bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, and olives. You get 3 toppings in the $11 price, but it only cost $1 to add another topping. Honestly, they could have covered the entire surface with veggies and I'd pay for it. NOM NOM NOM.