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Champorado (Filipino Chocolate Rice Porridge) with Salted Tofu Chips



I just got back from Argentina and guess what I ate after being overseas for 3 months? A vegan & gluten-free frozen meal: Amy's Rice Macaroni & Cheeze. November is going to be a crazy busy month for us - Philly in a week, Seattle in 2 weeks, and a few Portland trips and of . . .



Ah-Ma’s Fried Rice



It was early summery morning and the smell of frying rice and white pepper woke me up. My maternal grandmother (I call her 'Ah Ma' 外媽) came to visit me and I remember Ah-Ma making it a few times. Her fried rice was one of my favorite childhood dishes, sometimes she would use ketchup in . . .



Curry Japonés de Verduras (Vegano) – Vegan Japanese Curry



Update 09/11/2013: I deeply apologize for not specifying the "add water" measurement in step 2. I'm getting used to the new recipe plug-in. It should be 4 cups water! For the curry powder, you can use any of the following: 1. S & B Oriental Curry Powder (available at Asian supermarkets or Amazon.com) 2. I used Morton & . . .



Fagioli All’Uccelletta + Crispy Polenta Medallions



Just like our Rica bowl with Lentil Stew, Miso-Mustard Tofu + Patacones we frequently made one of our favorite vegan & gluten-free stews with just a few ingredients and no kitchen appliances: Fagioli All’Uccelletta. It is a Tuscan white bean stew in a tomato sauce. I posted the recipe this August, view here. The stew . . .



Rica Bowl with Lentil Stew, Miso-Mustard Tofu + Patacones



Today marks our 5th week in downtown Buenos Aires. We will be moving to a different neighborhood near "Palermo" in a few days which also means major packing. Despite the lack of kitchen appliances, we managed to cook and eat pretty well, if not a bit simple, in Buenos Aires. Sometimes it can be nice . . .



Blue Lotus Chai: Star Anise Masala Chai + Mandarin Masala Chai



That summer, I was given the opportunity to sample the newest varieties from Blue Lotus Chai: Star Anise Masala Chai and Mandarin Masala Chai. The Eugene-based (Oregon) company brews and naturally flash-dries their black teas with a blend of organic spices into a hot water soluble powder. The powder requires only ¼ round teaspoon . . .



Vegan Breakfast at The Waldorf Astoria Chicago: Disappointment and Redemption



In February we stayed at The Waldorf Astoria Chicago for three nights. Instead of talking at length about the overall hotel experience, I am going to detail our vegan dining experience at the hotel, specifically breakfast at the hotel restaurant Balsan. A good chef was hindered by bad management and as a result we started off . . .



L’epi Bakery + Buenos Aires Market



Finally back to blogging on Buenos Aires! For the past few weeks I was catching up with older posts. I would like to warn you guys about mosquitoes in Buenos Aires, they are pretty vicious in Spring (September-December) especially Summer. We ended up with dozens of mosquito bites for the past few weeks. I wish . . .