||Healthy vegan snack, vegan peach cobbler, stray
cats, and so on.
||Vegan pizza and brownie as well as experiences
at several vegan restaurants.
||New soymilk product and vegan ramen noodle, and
||Stories about the meeting with Japan Vegetarian
Society chairpersons, vegan wedding meal, and experiences in
Kyoto and Vietnam.
||Attended Japan Vegetarian Society's meeting,
delicious vegetarian food in YOKOHAMA China town, wasting time
and money on staling foods, and trip to Penang.
||Experimenting some vegan breakfast recipes, receiving
an e-mal from the reader, pondering bug's life, and so on
|| Tried a macrobiotic restaurant in Tokyo, and
the trip to Laos.
||Struggling to get a vegan flihgt meals at
|| Having vegan wedding plates again, business
trip to Cambodia and Vietnam, and busy days.
|| Nayonnaise discovery and some food disasters.
||Life is going on.
|| Attended a meeting on refugee issues in Japan
held by Amnesty International Japan
||Fresh soy milk and fasionable fake leather sneakers,
||A conversation with my husband over a TV show
and "Meatarians vs. vegetarians."
||A trip to the U.S. for research. Had an opportunity
to attend a fantastic vegan wedding of my friend's.
||A thought on eating whale meat.
A friend of mine gave me a souvenir from her travel to Italy.
It was a hand-made, cute magnet, shaping pizza on a kitchen
board. The problem is the toppings include meat. It is a kind
of weird to see that meaty pizza is on the fridge with "MEAT
FREE ZONE" magnet.
| Boy, I'm going to have a business trip again.
I made a call to Malaysia Airline to request my special meal.
The lady who answered the phone told me there were three choices,
Asian, Indian, and Western. Last time, I had Western vegan meal
that couldn't satisfy my appetite so I told her I liked Asian
or Indian. As of her explanation, the difference between two
types is so subtle and I decided to have Asian this time. Then
she said that I would be okay with eggs and dairy since I am
not a religious vegetarian. Well, actually I am okay with those
things but also would like to avoid them as much as possible.
I said NO to her. I should have told her there are a lot of
vegans in the world who don't want eggs and dairy for ethical,
health, or any other reasons. And she should have known I could
be a religious vegetarian. Yes, I could be if I want!
| On the flight from Singapore to Tokyo, I had
my special meal, Asian vegetarian. When I requested my meal
on the phone, the lady of Malaysia Airline told me that it was
vegan, but on the plate I got, there was yogurt. I asked the
flight attendant if it was exactly my meal and the answer was
yes. I said that I ordered "no dairy" but he insisted it was
so. "But yogurut is dairy!" I couldn't stop firing to him. He
answered, "It is natural yogurut, so it is not dairy." I gave
up to conceive him because I was too tired to do so. Anyway,
I am a semi-vegan and I can have dairy. Then why did I feel
I should protest to him? Sometimes being the middle ground makes
the situation more complicated.