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Growing Up Picky

My parents were not exactly what you’d call “foodies” by any means. My mom’s go-to dinner plans include beef stew, cream of chicken over rice or noodles, and mashed potatoes (since my brother and I moved out the “meat” part became optional). That’s not to say those foods aren’t wonderful. If I had never gone […]

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Thai Yellow Curry with Rice

If you’ve read my ramen post, you probably came across the part where I talked about the restauarant that introduced me to Asian food (I’m fairly certain it was one of those places you could categorize under “Asian fusion”). One of the first things I had at this particular restaurant was Thai yellow curry. It […]

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Vegan Ramen

I love noodle soups. I also just love noodles in general. When I was a kid I basically wanted to live only on chicken noodle soup and mac n cheese. Aside from the stuff that came in a can, my mom would make a chicken noodle soup that I still strive to re-create. She’d make […]

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Pets

Life with Pet Rats

When I was a kid I had a couple hamsters. Not at the same time, we always waited until one passed away to get another one. Hamsters aren’t as social as other rodents, and they can be a bit aggressive. I got bit for no reason more times than I would’ve liked, but I enjoyed […]

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Palacinky (or, Sweet Crepes)

This is another “mom recipe” that’s been adapted for veganism. My mom’s side of the family is Russian, although except for this recipe you probably wouldn’t know it. When I was a kid I didn’t realize that “palacinky” was a foreign word. I thought it was just some weird nickname my mom had come up […]

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Coffeeless Coffee Cake

You know those Hostess-type lunch cakes they make that are just little individually wrapped coffee cakes? They probably still make them, but I haven’t had one in probably close to 10 years so for all I know they stopped existing. My dad and I both really liked them, and we packed them in our respective […]

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Banana Nice Cream

Ah ice cream. One of life’s pleasures. Unfortunately it comes at the cost of a lot of animal suffering, not to mention it isn’t that great for us humans either. Even the vegan versions are sugar-laden; I can pack away an entire pint of Ben n Jerry’s non-dairy peanut butter and cookies, but you can […]

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Sourdough… EVERYTHING.

One of the things that is apparently very popular with the quarantine going on is sourdough, either because people have an excess of time, or because for awhile there yeast was hard to come across. I didn’t realize this when I started mine, but I definitely fall into the latter category. I’ve always had enough […]

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Gaming

Animal Crossing Daily Life

Animal Crossing: New Horizons came out on March 20th this year. Unless you’re not an avid gamer or actually spend your life OUTSIDE of Twitter like a sane person, you’re probably aware of this by now. It seems to have taken over the lives of gamers everywhere. For a series that’s normally, “a game you […]

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Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, But Vegan!

I’ve been working on a chocolate chip recipe for a long time. My mom’s original recipe was easily veganized, although I didn’t realize it immediately. I held onto it when I went vegetarian, because eggs were fine by me, but after going vegan and not really knowing how baking worked (seriously, there was a time […]