Scenes from the Astig Vegan Holiday Potluck

Our AstigVegan holiday potluck was much smaller than our summer picnic. Some folks weren’t able to make it because they were either out of town or they were hosting family and friends who were in town-such to be expected during the holiday season. The turnout was perfect though because my boyfriend’s apartment wouldn’t be able…

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Restaurant Review: Thai Idea SF

Decked with smooth and polished bamboo, earthy textured wall paper, and sophisticated soft lighting,  you would think Thai Idea Restaurant will charge you at least $20 bucks for a single dish. Instead, this new Thai restaurant in San Francisco offers an all-vegan menu marked with prices of only $6-$12. I went to check it out…

Tokwa’t Kabute to the Rescue!

Gloomy weather, be gone!  There’s a new gloom-buster in town and its name is Porridge or Lugaw. And like any superhero, it came with a sidekick, “Tokwa’t Kabute”, not to be mistaken with the first sidekick, but not very AstigVegan, “Tokwa’t Baboy”. “Tokwa’t who?” Okay, my story may sound a bit cryptic but “Tokwa’t Baboy”…

Seitan: The other Vegan Meat

It has a funny name, or should I say, a scary one. Seitan, pronounced Say-tahn, is a kind of wheat gluten. I heard the real spelling was also Satan but I guess people changed it overtime for what may be obvious reasons? Seitan does have a quirky name and vegans like to poke fun at it…

Tsampurado Time!

Thanks to a fellow vegan and twitter friend, Marla Zapanta, I have something to beat this cold weather blues: hot cocoa. Vegan hot cocoa perfectly warms the body especially on a rainy day; Chocolate is an excellent cure for the blues. You don’t need to have extensive culinary training to whip up one. Just  combine…