Monthly Archives: September 2011

vegan “caramel delights” bites + vegan week 3

I cheated this week. I cheated real, real bad. Migas. One omelette. Creamy, soft, tangy goat cheese. A bowl of ice cream. And a nasty incident with nacho cheese Doritos. I think the cheese and beer pairings last weekend (followed by … Continue reading

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texas craft brewers festival and hickory street grill

This Saturday I selflessly* volunteered for the Texas Craft Brewers Festival. Once I  sold tickets for a couple hours, I was chosen** to volunteer at the food/beer pairings. I spent the rest of my afternoon running back and forth between … Continue reading

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vegan update; tahini sriracha salad dressing

Today is the 10th day of my vegan stint (with the exception of that one moment when I accidentally/tipsily ate popcorn from Cornucopia drizzled with milk chocolate). Here is what I have learned so far: Veganism requires planning, which is … Continue reading

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reasons to love the the flagship whole foods store

[a very eclectic pumpkin patch, fractal-like cauliflowers, a delightful bulk section, my hot bar selection, and two types of kale to plant in the fall garden]

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top 3 austin vegetarian and vegan restaurants

So far, being vegan is pretty great. A more detailed post of the first week is coming soon (after I recover from ACL heatstroke). Until then, take a peek at the best Austin vegetarian/vegan restaurants. These are all places you … Continue reading

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well, i’m going for it.

After months (years?) of deliberation, I’m going to start eating vegan. (For a month, that is.) Eating vegan is something I’ve wanted to do for a while — not just because it’s better for you and better for the Earth, … Continue reading

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the do’s and do-not’s of turning 21

Do not start drinking at 1 p.m. on a weekday. Do not sober up and then start drinking again. You will be tired and have a headache, and then you will become tipsy again. Do not double-fist free drinks. It is likely that … Continue reading

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