Anne’s Baby Shower

Don’t forget to enter the One Month Anniversary Giveaway!

I attended my friend Anne’s baby shower. It was a potluck party. Here are the yummy food I ate that day.

I made veggie chow mein. It was a hit with the kids. haha…. Friends made hummus, salsa, Vietnamese tofu spring rolls, and spicy macaroni. The cupcake wasn’t vegan, but it sure was cute. Continue reading

Stir-Fried Nagaimo with Beancurd (山藥炒腐腸)

Stir-Fried Nagaimo with Beancurd (山藥炒腐腸)
Stir-Fried Nagaimo with Beancurd (山藥炒腐腸)

It’s my first time cooking nagaimo. I had it before in many Chinese restaurants, but never prepared it myself. This root vegetable is often used in Chinese and Japanese cooking. I like the crunchiness of nagaimo. My first try was a success! Continue reading

Poor Teddy Had Anaphylactic Shock from Vaccine

We had a very scary and stressful weekend. On Sunday morning, we took our dogs Teddy and Twinkle to get their yearly DHP+parvo vaccine. After that, we almost lost Teddy.

After getting their vaccination, we took them to the dog park. Teddy vomited in the car right after. Then when we let him out of the car, he had diarrhea. Normally he gets so excited at the dog park. He likes to run around and play with every dog. But that day, he couldn’t even walk. He just laid down on the grass, and showed no interest in playing. Twinkle, on the other hand, was absolutely normal and very playful.

Seeing Teddy acting weird, we immediately took them home. Soon after we got home, Teddy throw up again. I called the vaccine clinic and informed them the symptoms. The lady just told me that it sounds like normal vaccine reaction. But if I’m truly worried, I can take him to go see a doctor. Then Teddy threw up 6 more times after that within 30 minutes. Not only that, he started breathing rapidly, and his gum was turning pale.

We knew we had to take him to the hospital right away. Our normal vet is not open on Sunday, so we took him to an emergency animal hospital. When we got there, they didn’t even have to time to have us fill out the paperwork first. They immediately took Teddy back to start treatment right away.  Continue reading

Japanese Mushroom and Tofu Rice Bowl

Japanese Mushroom and Tofu Rice Bowl
Japanese Mushroom and Tofu Rice Bowl

I was trying to clean my fridge. I found beech mushroom, green beans, and tofu in the fridge. I thought I could use those to make a Japanese style rice bowl inspired from oyakodon. Mushroom would be the substitute for chicken, tofu will be the substitute for eggs, and green beans will add color and crunch. Wish I had onion at home, and that would be even better. Continue reading

One Month Anniversary Giveaway

Yay~~~~ Asian Vegan Eats is one month old! To celebrate this one month anniversary, let’s have a giveaway! I wrote about Foodie Penpals yesterday. I have put together a Japanese foodie goodie box for my foodie penpal Susan. Would you like to receive a Japanese goodie box, too?

The pictures is the goodies I got for my foodie penpal. One lucky reader will receive a box with similar items. I will pick out goodies from a  Japanese market especially for you.

To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment below answering this question:

What recipe would you like to see on Asian Vegan Eats?

For a bonus entry,  please “like” Asian Vegan Eats Facebook page. After you’ve done so, leave another comment to let me know.

You have till 11/10/2012 11:59PM Pacific time to enter.

Thank you all so much for reading my blog. Good luck!

Guest Post from My Foodie Penpal Susan

My name is Susan, and I live in Southern Maine, about as far away as one can get in the US from Southern California – home of my foodie penpal.  I do not have a blog, so Eileen invited me to post a guest blog so I could share my foodie box with her readers.

When I first saw the exchange list, I was extremely excited that my Penpal wrote an Asian blog – I love Asian flavors, as does my eleven year old son.  We waited with anticipation for the box to arrive.  My son was so eager to open the box I thought he was going to explode.

Inside was a beautiful hand written note explaining the contents- all Japanese items!

  • Instant Miso Soup
  • Vegetable Curry
  • Japanese Soup/Rice bowl
  • Chopsticks
  • Green Tea Cookies
  • Barley Tea
  • Coffee Candy
  • Shrimp flavored chips Continue reading

Goodies from My Foodie Penpal Terra

I found out about Foodie Penpals in early October, just in time to sign up for the month. The rule is to buy $15 of goodies to send it to your matched foodie penpals. You will also get a goodie box from another foodie penpal. My October foodie penpal is Terra from Colorado.

My goodie box arrived on a Saturday morning. I was so excited when I opened my surprised box. Inside I found veggie chips, chocolate cookies, carrot ginger soup, and black rice. I had the veggie chips right away. Those are so addicting, and much better than potato chips. The chocolate cookie was very rich and delicious. I haven’t tried the carrot ginger soup yet. I think I’m going to have that tonight. I think the color is just perfect for Halloween night. haha… Continue reading

Zen Vegetarian Restaurant

This past Saturday we went to Zen Vegetarian Restaurant for dinner. I bought a $20 for a three-course vegetarian dinner for two (up to a $41.22 value) Groupon a while back. Zen Vegetarian is a Vietnamese restaurant. They also offer some Thai and Chinese options on the menu.

Pennywort Juice | Jackfruit Juice
Pennywort Juice | Jackfruit Juice

We started with two fresh juice. I ordered Pennywort, and husband ordered Jackfruit. Pennywort juice is my favorite drink to get at Vietnamese restaurant. It tastes just like grass (in a good way). Jackfruit is an unique fruit from southeast Asia. To me, it tastes like a cross between pineapple and mango. Once I had a Malaysian dish with jackfruit in it, and I like jackfruit ever since. Husband’s juice was freshly made, and there are still pieces of fruit in it. So yummy. Continue reading