Archive for the holiday Category

Getting Ready for the Holidays

Posted in asian, dessert, dinner, holiday, restaurants on December 9, 2011 by nosferatofu

Went to Thuyen Vien last week for dinner and to put in my order for their holiday feast.  It looks so delicious I can’t wait to try it out.

They have really good vegan cheesecake.

Spring Wellington

Posted in dinner, holiday, restaurants on May 12, 2011 by nosferatofu

For Easter I got the spring Wellington from Native Foods.  It was so good!

I can’t wait for the next holiday to get this!

St. Patty’s Day

Posted in holiday on March 21, 2011 by nosferatofu

My camera is still in the shop, so I don’ t have any pictures of my St. Patty’s Day feast.  It was a really good Irish strew from Isa Chandra’s new cookbook, Appetite for Reduction.

It was really good!

I wanted to watch Darby O’Gill, as per my yearly tradition, but I forgot that I have it packed away in storage 😦

I did manage to record a celtic song I learned on the harp, called Down by the Sally Gardens.

Yule Holidays

Posted in holiday on January 6, 2011 by nosferatofu

Hello, I am here to announce that I have been slacking with the cooking.  I’m generally banned from the kitchen in my new, temporary place I’m living at, so that makes it hard to try new things to cook.

I did get an awesome cookbook from a friend, by the incredible Isa Chandra who wrote the Veganomicon.  This new one is called Appetite for Reduction.  Lots of incredible recipes.

So….no new food pics.  What have I been doing with my spare time?  Still being creative, of course.  I’ve been indulging my love for taking landscape photos, especially moody beach shots, as seen above.

And whenever I’m out there on the beach, dodging unpredictable waves and sea spray wind, I always have this song in my head haha.

Hopefully my next entry will bring new food to share, and I hope everyone had a nice holiday season 🙂

Samhain

Posted in dinner, holiday, lunch, raw, sandwich, soup, sprouts on October 30, 2010 by nosferatofu

Heinz Beans on Bagel

I hope everyone is having a fun October and a fun Halloween weekend.  I’m spending a more quiet time at home, no parties or clubs this year, although I’m tempted to go on Halloween to a club.  I did have a glass of wine and watched The Vampire Journals last night 🙂

Anyway, above is what I had for dinner last night.  Heinz Beans on a sesame bagel with lentil soup.  All bought from the local British grocery.  Very good and totally filling.

And below, is one of my lunches this week.  Veggie meatball sammich topped with daikon sprouts, chives and daiya cheese.
Meatball Sammich

This Halloween season has been Lovecraft in theme.  Started October with a movie party at my place to watch Dagon, a film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories.  To keep with the theme, I’ve been reading another collection of his stories, called Dreams of Terror and Death.  Excellent book.  And I was going to share the song “Every Day Is Halloween” by Ministry, but that’s a bit cliche for me, so instead I’ll share a great Rudimentary Peni song, titled after one of Lovecraft’s imaginary places.

Dinner at Kobe Steakhouse

Posted in asian, dinner, holiday, restaurants on September 9, 2010 by nosferatofu

kobe

Went out with my family to celebrate the 3 day weekend at Kobe Steakhouse. It is one of those hibachi style places where they cook in front of you and do all kinds of cool acrobatics (pictured above, he made an onion volcano).

I got the Vegetarian Delight with miso soup and fried rice. It was really good! There were also chunks of fried tofu to go with the vegetables.

To Live and Dine in LA

Posted in breakfast, dessert, dinner, holiday, restaurants, sandwich on September 6, 2010 by nosferatofu

sign

I kicked off the weekend on Friday when I met a friend at Native Foods for dinner.

Yesterday I went to my mom and grandma’s for a nice homecooked dinner…..soy chicken cutlets, grilled asparagus and red potatoes.

Today (sunday)…..pancakes for breakfast and because breakfast is good anytime, country tofu scramble with fakin’ bacon tempeh strips for dinner.

I went out to a Smiths/Morrissey club in Los Angeles with my awesome bellydancing, multi-talented friend (and general partner in crime), Irene. We met our friend Karla and her boyfriend there. Lots of fun in Echo Park….lots of lame hipsters too! Irene and I cut out of the club a bit early so we could head around the corner to a historic cafe called The Brite Spot for some post-club munchies.

bagel burger

They have some great vegetarian and vegan items, and we both got the bagel burger with soy patty, onions, dairy-free cream cheese and chipotle veganaise. And we finished it off with a vegan chocolate lava cake.

lava cake

Epic noms for an epic weekend!

I also go a new car on Saturday lol.

car

and……tomorrow I’ll be going back to Native Foods for more labor day feasting…….