Experiments – Cooking
1 year, 1 month ago Posted in: Experiments - Cooking 0

Yay Halloween! Time for costumes and pumpkins and other fun things. This Halloween was especially fun and we hosted a pumpkin carving party at our place. Once the jackolanterns have been made, many people just roast the seeds and toss all the guts away.  This is an incredible waste because pumpkin innards are edible and delicious. [...]

3 years, 2 months ago Posted in: Experiments - Cooking 19

I depart for my RTW trip on Tuesday and I decided to have one last dinner gathering before I leave. The theme? Country dinner!! Miguel made biscuits and gravy. Kasia made rosemary mashed potatoes. And we had green beans, broccoli, grilled mushroom and onions, lemonade and orange juice. I’ve been wanting to make vegan chicken [...]

3 years, 3 months ago Posted in: Experiments - Cooking 3

Miguel makes delicious vegan biscuits and gravy. The vegan biscuit recipe that he used is from eHow. It’s important to remember that the margarine should be very cold when it’s combined with the dry ingredients (salt, baking powder, flour). The colder the margarine, the flakier the biscuits. For this reason, it’s best to combine the [...]

3 years, 3 months ago Posted in: Austin - Events, Austin - Food Reviews, Experiments - Cooking 3

Dhaba Joy is a vegan bakery located next to 29th and Guadalupe, next to Toy Joy and across the street from Vulcan Video. The only thing not vegan about Dhaba Joy is that coffee drinks can be made with organic dairy milk instead of soy milk. Everything else about it though is 100% vegan. All [...]

3 years, 3 months ago Posted in: Austin - Events, Austin - Food Reviews, Experiments - Cooking 2

I really love Titaya’s Thai Cuisine. The restaurant is clean and comfortable, they have a great lunch special ($6.50, M-F from 11:00am to 3:00pm), and food portions are large and delicious. Another thing I like about this place is that when you order something extra spicy, they take you seriously and add lots of spice [...]

3 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Austin - Events, Austin - Food Reviews, Experiments - Cooking 0

I just discovered Bombay Express recently because a coworker recommended it to me. (thanks Dale!) It’s located near Curry in Hurry on Parmer Lane, although it’s just off of I35. They’re open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00am to 9:00pm. Like Curry in Hurry, Bombay Express also unfortunately uses Styrofoam containers and plastic silverware. Food is [...]

3 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Austin - Events, Austin - Food Reviews, Experiments - Cooking 0

Taqueria la Canaria is a little taco stand on Airport and 51st street. I used to pass it every day to go to work. One day I decided to stop and check it out. Although it is a very meat heavy place, their beans are vegetarian (no lard, no meat stock) and both the beans [...]

3 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Austin - Events, Austin - Food Reviews, Experiments - Cooking 4

Soon I will be leaving Austin for a year. Before I leave, I’m going to try to write a brief review of all the Austin food places I like. I’ll start with Curry in Hurry. Curry in Hurry offers great Indian lunch meals at a decent price. Each meal is about $6 and you get [...]

3 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Austin - Events, Experiments - Cooking 0

Mike Litt, organizer of many vegan events in Austin is holding his second veggie dog eating contest this Saturday. For those of you who went last year, it was tons of fun. Here’s the official press release: iLoveMikeLitt’s Veggie Hot Dog Eating Contest Saturday, June 21, 2008 – 1 to 4pm Competition starts at 2pm [...]

3 years, 7 months ago Posted in: Austin - Events, Austin - Food Reviews, Experiments - Cooking 1

Aster’s Ethiopian is my new addiction. It’s quick, spicy, and yummy. It’s a little too pricey to eat there regularly ($9.95 for an entree and 3 sides; $12.95 for a vegetarian sample platter with all 8 veggie dishes), but it’s a lot of food and large enough to split into two meals. Also the staff [...]