||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 Malaysian
|| 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.
Great news for vegetarians who live in the central part
of Tokyo. You should go to the store "Deli" in the Korakuen
subway station building. It sells a variety of imported foods
including vegetarian items such as Nayonnaise, instant hummus,
and veggie burgers. There are bagels (though the price is
200 yen per piece!), nuts, dried fruits (I've found dates
as well), and quinoa. The funny thing on the receipt was that
it was written "organic food" instead of Nayonnaise I bought.
(Is that really so?) The shop itself is small but you'll hardly
| Now I conclude that I can't build a good relationship
with hummus. How many times I've ever wasted my handmade hummus?
This time, I've noticed that it smelled a little bit suspicious;
I didn't want waste it anymore so I tried to fry the leftover
to make falafel. The result was complete failure. The balls
were going to be melted in the oil. Still I ate some of them
but finally gave up since they were too oily. I even had a stomachache.
Why didn't I cover the hummus balls with some flour?
| Tonight I had a craving for chocolate cake and
the brownie from "Cookin' Southern" pooped up in my mind. I
always use eggs in the recipe since I don't have any commercial
egg replacer. This time, I thought I could try the formula I
read in Vegetarian Journal: one teaspoon of soy flour with two
tablespoons of water. I should confess it didn't work in the
brownie. It kept watery in the oven and I had to bake it for
an hour while the recipe indicated only 25 minutes. The texture
became more Italian biscotti rather than gooey brownie. The
taste was not so bad but just after the failure of falafel,
this biscotti-like thing made me depressed enough. Worse, the
spring holiday season (so called GOLDEN WEEK in Japan) is getting
over with this unhappy experience.