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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.

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Blustery Fall Days

Posted in dinner, soup on October 8, 2010 by nosferatofu
butternut squash

butternut squash

The weather has, for once, been acting like a proper autumn.  We even had a couple days of rain this week, with lots of falling leaves and cool autumn winds.

Been perfect soup weather, so I celebrated the other day with a butternut squash soup, topped with leek and soy sour cream.  Very tasty but I didn’t get a picture.  But…..the carved butternut squash above is far cooler anyway…..I need to learn how to do that.

Dinner at Madeline Bistro

Posted in asian, dinner, events, lunch, restaurants, soup, sprouts, tofu on March 15, 2010 by nosferatofu

snatam

Went to a musical performance (or as they put it, a “co-formance”) last night in Hollywood. It was a kundalini yoga event with chanting and mantras and kriyas and it was incredible.   From the opening “Ong Namo” song to the end with “saaaaaaat naaam” it was one of the most uplifting and spiritual events I’ve ever attended.

Snatam Kaur performed, along with Guru Ganesha and special guest Gurmukh from Golden Bridge Yoga.  So much fun and uplifting!!! (left to right in photo: Gurmukh standing, leading a kriya, Guru Ganesha, Snatam, and their percussionist)

madeline bistro

Since we’d be in LA, I figured it would be a good opportunity to check out a vegan restaurant in the area, and lucky enough Madeline Bistro wasn’t too far away.  I ordered the Thai Red Curry and Kara got the Deconstructed Gumbo.

thai curry deconstructed gumbo

I’ve read so many rave reviews about the place and all I can say is that, despite all the highest praise, even that doesn’t do it justice. The entire menu looked incredible. The food was to die for. The atmosphere and staff were friendly and helpful.

Overall, it was one of the best dining experiences I have had in years.

kara eying my curry =)

kara eying my curry

Buddhist Dinner

Posted in asian, dinner, events, lunch, restaurants, soup, sprouts, tofu on January 21, 2010 by nosferatofu

This past Saturday I hosted a veg meetup at the wonderful Buddhist restaurant, Bo Di Tinh Tam Chay.

This dinner proved to be quite popular, with about 30 people attending. Its a great place with wonderful atmosphere and very nicely decorated. We were there for about 3 hours and lots of great conversation took place.

I had the curry chicken dish but the various soups looked so delicious I kinda wished I had tried one of those!

Veggie Sushi at Chomp!

Posted in asian, dinner, lunch, raw, restaurants, soup on January 10, 2010 by nosferatofu

miso soup + veggie sushi

Hey I’m updating more regularly!

After a fun day of shooting lots of reptile and motorcycle photos (strange combination, I know) I went with some friends to dinner at Chomp in downtown Fullerton. I love that area and I plan to move there when my current apartment lease is over in July.

Its a mostly meat eater place but they do have a nice sushi selection which is always easy to find meat-free options. So I got a veggie sushi and a bowl of miso soup. So many people think its “too hard” to be a vegan and I make it a point to show them I can get a good meal anywhere, if I have a bit of creativity and not shy to talk to the waiters about “off the menu” dishes I can custom order.

Today I spent waaaaay too much money at the grocery store and I got home to make hazelnut chocolate. Its cooling in the fridge so I’ll have to wait to share that till probably tomorrow but I’ll share it as soon as possible!

Thanksgiving Feast

Posted in dinner, events, holiday, seitan, soup on November 27, 2009 by nosferatofu

moroccan pumpkin soup

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! What a feast it was. I recently bought a new cookbook called Olive Trees & Honey and I wanted to make the Moroccan Pumpkin Soup recipe for Thanksgiving.

Usually its a Tofurkey roast on the menu but I thought it would be nice to try something new, and this turned out to be absolutely AMAZING. It wasn’t too hard to make and for my first time making this recipe, it really turned out perfect. Everyone enjoyed it and my apartment smells wonderful from the soup simmering.

squash

I changed the recipe a bit, adding kidney beans and butternut squash, as well as cumin for seasoning and seitan to give it a bit of a meaty element. I will be happily feasting on this for a few more days to come!

veggie-wreath

Above is a wonderful idea my aunt had, veggie wreaths. I’m so thankful that my family really makes an effort to create awesome veggie dishes.

Minestrone Soup

Posted in dinner, lunch, restaurants, soup on November 25, 2009 by nosferatofu

minestrone soup

Went out to lunch to Olive Garden with some coworkers and I had a delicious minestrone soup. It was nothing super fancy and didn’t quite have that home made taste, but it wasn’t bad at all. I was definitely happy.

I made gyoza last night for dinner and of course, I only remembered to take pictures after I was done eating. Will take pictures next time, they were so tasty.

Tomorrow morning I am waking up early to make my Moroccan Pumpkin soup for Thanksgiving. Photos to follow – promise I won’t forget!