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Friday, May 31st, 2013


Found this delight on Friday at Metropolitan supermarket! I was just doing my usual “going around every aisle because I love grocery store” round and found this in the fridge section! Whaaaaaaaaat!? I had no heard anything about this! So I had to buy this. I had always complained that it’s hard to get a Tofu cram cheese that is sweet (they always have some savory ones)even at a Bagel store, now, I see one without having to go to Bagelsmith that has Tofu cream cheese berry. I haven’t had that in a while…

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It tastes pretty good. But I prefer the texture of Tofutti cream cheese, more firm and I think more like regular dairy cream cheese. This was very soft and “sticky”, it stretches a lot. But the taste is good! But it won’t get to the place in my heart that Tofutti stands as of now, Toffuti is still my go-to, everyday vegan cream cheese. But I was super excited about this and will get it when I get a craving again! They do have plain and savory one too.

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013


昨日病院の帰りに新しいスーパー発見!スーパー行くのが趣味な私は寄らずにおれず〜。場所的に家の近くで買った方が安いから、他では買えないものを...って、初めて見たよ、こりゃ!サボテンについてる果実みたいです。食べたことない野菜、果物は食べてみたい!お店の人に聞こうと思ったら、レジで逆に「これ、おいしいの!?」って聞かれて、「逆に聞こうと思ってたよ!笑」って返しちゃったよ、笑。試してみるしかないね〜、ってことで。

ちなみにこれ、他に欲しいものなくて手でもって歩いてたら途中から手のひらちくちく。ちーーーーっちゃい透明チックなのが数本刺さってた!サボテンの果実...よく考えれば良かった〜。

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中身は下の写真参照。これは赤いやつみたい。

種がちっちゃく固くて、確かに梨みたいにさくさくして甘いんだけど、crispじゃなくてmushyな。そして、この種が面倒くさくて、そこまでして食べたい程じゃないな〜、ってのがWと私の見解でした。

ちゃんちゃん!でもこれで、サボテンペアー食べたことあるどん、って言える!笑

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Friday, March 2nd, 2012


I’m alomost finished with the first bottle of the Madhava agave nectar light I got at Whole Foods(about $7 on sale), so I ordered more($5.57 on Vitacost,com)! This time with Amber too. I’m getting a hang of using agave in my Japanese cooking finally!

I just use half amount of what I would put for sugar, supposedly you can use 2/3 tbsp of agave for 1tbsp of sugar, but I like to cut in half.

And I really like this bottle better than the other agave I have used, it doesn’t get too messy and easily control how much I wanna squeeze out. :)

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Madhava agave nectar on Vitacost (I was very tempted to get the huge bottle for like $10!)




Wednesday, February 15th, 2012


It was a secret dinner plan, Whitney sure done did well! :) It was four course prix fixe meal. You can see the menu here at their menupage website better than this picture. There are several things that have dairy but we told the nice waitress lady that we are vegan and they gave us all vegan food, so nice! If you were to make a reservation, it would be good to let them know in advance.

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Appetizers! numnumnum.

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Main dishes. It looked like small portions, but it was a lot! And it is all you can eat, so you can ask for more of anything, so I got the second helping of spinach one and the soup.

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The desserts and tea. You usually get ice cream, I believe, but we got some liquid-y mango stuff that was very good, so nice of them to not just cut out things that have dairy but give us alternative vegan stuff!

The tea was very strong and good, though since it was strong, I only had a sip, I had been trying to avoid caffein for so long that I was scared how my body reacts to strong caffein, I don’t wanna be even more insomniac! :P

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Jolly Kempers about food.

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And the restaurant is so big! It’s so wachy decor, I told Whitney it was like a palace, Indian palace! It was just fun to be there! Thank you, whitney! :)

Vatan

  • 409 3rd Ave, New York 10016 (At 29th St)

And this was my lunch. Finished with the chocolate cake! hee hee. Now I’m hungry again.

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2012


Trader Joe’s Vegetable Root Chips $2.99 regular price

Sure, it doesn’t have the kabocha chippies in it, but it’s so so so good! I surprised Whitney by saying I like this even better than the Terra Exotic Veggie Chips.

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Root veggies are the way to go.

I think it’s fried chippies, but they are not as oily as other potato chippies. And the texture is a little harder in a very good way. I love love love these chippies! Right now it’s my number one!




Tuesday, February 7th, 2012


Hillstone.

That’s where we go to when we crave a really yummy veggie burger! And I had been wanting to go back there to eat that before  we have a baby and become homebuddy, so we went on Thursday!

They always leave us in heaven, without fail. Always consistent. So good! The menu says it’s an egg bun, but it actually doesn’t have egg in it and bun is vegan, just make make make sure you ask for NO cheese, No mayo! and you’re good to go!

It comes with their signature shoe string fries, but they used to give so much of it and me being concerned with how easily I gain weight, I asked to substitute and got salad with vinegar dressing, but, I should’ve asked for the dressing on side, it was a bit too oily for me :P

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And I love that they already have Tabasco hot sauce on table without asking to bring a hot sauce! :P Mustard and hot sauce… yumyumyum.

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It’s nice to see this bubba at his lunch break on a week day! :)

Hillstone, there are several locations, but we go to the one on Park Ave
378 Park Avenue South
New York
(212) 689-1090