In the latest installment of Dinner with Jules, our weekly chef continues her Italian streak and conquers the elusive vegan stuffed shell, thanks to Artisan Vegan Cheese. Miyoko’s great demo at Chicago VeganMania was clearly inspiring both of us…. – … Continue reading
Early last month, I just may have used two almost-birthdays as an excuse to finally experience Departure’s new (to us) Pan-Asian, vegan-friendly happy hour offerings. The real kicker was their bao-sampling during IFBC’s opening night, local restaurant exhibiting the week before. … Continue reading
Weaved with heat and Thai, or holy basil, amongst wide rice noodles, Pad Kee Mao is one of my go-to menu choices when I’m dining at a (hopefully) veg-friendly Thai restaurant. Also known as Drunken Noodles, the presence of those fresh herbs … Continue reading
While my original intention for Monday’s theme was to share stories and photos from travels a bit further from Seattle, walking into a third decade during a short mid-week getaway with J. Legume included so many memorable dining experiences that … Continue reading
The start of Autumn – my very favorite season in Portland (where winter is a wet sham) – has seen my cocktail-concocting interests move from infusing, syrup-making and local liquor-creating, into the eve of tincturing. This was inspired by a memorable Sarsaparilla Old … Continue reading
The other night, Julia and I ordered a take out pizza from very vegan-friendly Dimo’s in Chicago, and while I enjoyed some cold for a satisfying, late night dinner later on, she never got to partake. We combined this lapse with … Continue reading
Welcome to the first round of Portlanding for VeganMoFo! I’m now appropriately back in town with a cat snuggled against me, and since I was exhausted after returning from our VVC mission in Chicago last night, I’m appropriate combining what … Continue reading
Well, well, well, Vegan MoFo VI has arrived for the month of October, 31 days of (near) daily food writing & updates, and I’m seemingly more prepared than ever. And being less-than-employed, I have legitimate time on my hands for … Continue reading
Since I was busy elsewhere during MoFo month, I asked some special friends to help out over here. The first thing Zelda brought to my attention, as she started walking across the keyboard to type this out, was my utter lack of a category tag with her namesake. The next demand? Her own month.
-At one point, we had a farmshare, and the variety of greens ruled! I’m not sure what Jess did besides take pictures of it, but I was content.
That is, until one awful day….-
Now, as many of Jess’ friends can attest, I’m the real reason Jess does not keep beer in the house. She’ll tell you it’s gas, or it’s healthy, or it’s because she’s classy and prefers wine and cocktails, but really, it’s me. I’ll lick wine, but what’s the point? There are no bubbles!
I prefer porters and have a soft spot for Portland microbrews, but I’ll drink the heck out of anything made with hops. I’ll sniff out and lick cider, but it’s not really my thing. I just ruin it for everyone else. I’m really excited that Jess’ brother is supposed to come for Thanksgiving, because he always keeps a case of cheap beer in the fridge.-
Once, I had 4 licks of beer before someone noticed, and fell asleep while Jess read some book about sparkling vampires.
I’m sure you’re wondering…what sucks about life in Portland? Well, I have an awful roommate. His name is Huxley and I think he’s sleeping on a shelf in a closet somewhere. He has no appreciation for the finer things in life.
I thought you may need some more proof of my fine dining skills, so I got this from Jess’ archives:
Sorry, I got nervous on camera!
Thanks for reading, and just remember – anytime you see leafy greens on this blog, I was there first.
Since I’m busy elsewhere during MoFo month, I asked some special friends to help out over here. Regardless of the fact that I woke up with this cat in my bed, he has a real soft spot for a certain panda friend of mine….
Guest Post: Huxley