June 21, 2013

A vegetarian foodie in Japan...

Hello!  Despite the awful weather I was able to whip up a few things.  Enjoy!

I made some Zucchini Tots and the best quinoa ever:

I dunno about these tots.  Maybe because I didn't make them mini but they weren't great.  *Edit: The tots were much better the 2nd day.
The quinoa, however, was amazing!

I also made this pretty pasta salad:

It was good.

Also, I made Breakfast (for dinner) at Winterfell:

Yes, I am that big of a nerd.

In Adventures in Dining I had a lovely salad and peach mojito from Chaya:

And some excellent dishes from New York Grill:

Beet Goat Cheese Salad

Lobster Linguine sans Lobster

Not my potatoes but they sure were delicious!

In Adventures in Gardening my tomato baby is sprouting babies like crazy:

Happy eating, cooking and gardening!

June 16, 2013

Fashion update...

It's so hard to stay fashionable during rainy season.  It's so hot and humid and rained all last week.  Yesterday was nice and sunny but so so humid and hot.

Anyway, here's some clothes.

June 10th:

Sweater Uniqlo, shirt Daiei, pants Goodwill, shoes Chiyoda.

June 12th:

Sweater & shirt Uniqlo, boots & necklace Forever 21, skirt Goodwill.

June 13th:

I kinda got sick of how long my bangs had gotten and couldn't get them cut until Saturday.  Please ignore my fivehead.  Anyway, shirt J.Crew, jeans Colleen Collection, boots Couripie.

June 14th (day):

Sweater Uniqlo, shirt H&M, skirt Goodwill, boots Chiyoda, necklace Lia Sophia.

June 14th (night):

Dress Kohl's, necklace Lia Sophia, shoes Target.

June 15th:

Sweater Uniqlo, dress Kohl's, shoes Chiyoda, necklace (now broken) Forever 21.

Stay cool & dry folks!

June 11, 2013


Well, it's rainy season in Tokyo.

Rainy season technically starts in June but it years past it seems to have held off until July.  This year it appears to have arrived on schedule.

(Yes my phone is in Fahrenheit.)

So today an annoying misty rain plagued Tokyo (which was just enough to spot my glasses but not soak my clothes).  It also got dark quickly, odd for summer.  And I had the urge to go into hibernation again.

(My normally lovely view obstructed by rain.)

So I hope you're not plagued by rain out there and if you are think of some good indoor activities.

June 10, 2013

A vegetarian foodie in Japan...

Hi all!  It's gotten quite muggy here all of the sudden so these days I've reserved my cooking to cold dishes.

I made this pasta:

I made it without meat obviously but sadly this spoiled quickly as does most everything in Japan.  It was good despite its short life span.

Next some quinoa:

Not very pretty but quite tasty.

I ate some tempura:

Starbucks released its new Strawberry Cheesecake Frapp:

Which is tasty but I still love Tirimasu more.

I am addicted to this ice cream:

It's so refreshing!

I also made some yummy veggie dip.

I also tried my hand at Faux Eggs Benedict:

Which was good but it's still doesn't beat the original 1000 calorie Eggs Benedict.

Another pasta:

This was really good but I seriously reduced the amount of sugar in the dressing.  I mean it almost sounds like a joke or a Kool-Aid recipe.

I also made this dressing which tasted like balsamic honey mustard.

And finally one of the best recipes ever.  I can't wait to make other variations of this:

Highly, highly recommended.  That's all.  Happy eating!

June 8, 2013

Clothes post...

Hi all!  Here's some stuff I wore!

May 31st:

I know I'm awesome.  Jacket & shirt from Daiei, shorts Goodwill, tights Target, legwarmers eBay, shoes ABC Mart.

June 1st:

Dress I think eBay?, tights Wal-Mart, shoes Payless.

June 2nd:

Dress Treasure Factory Style, shoes Kohl's.

June 4th:

Dress Uniqlo, leggins Zizibeh, shoes & necklace Payless, bracelet Forever 21.

June 5th:

Top Goodwill, sweater Gap, jeans Colleen Collection, shoes Chiyoda.

June 6th:


How's that pop of color?  Okay?  Top Daiei, tank Wal-Mart, shoes Chiyoda, pants Target.


Jacket  & jeans Colleen Collection, tank Target, lace tank H&M, boots Couripie.

June 7th:

Sweater, shoes & necklace Kohl's, dress made by me.

June 8th:

Dress Kohl's, necklace Lia Sophia, shoes Chiyoda, overshirt Zizibeh.

I hope it's not too hot for you out there!

June 7, 2013

Kit Kat Time!

Two new Kit Kat flavors popped up recently.

First is Condensed Milk Strawberry:

In all honestly, this didn't taste any different from regular strawberry Kit Kats.

Next is Passion Fruit:

It's interesting.  Not the worst but not the best.

Here's my list:

Berry Pomegranate
Apple Vinegar
Green Tea
Sakura Matcha
Vanilla Ice
Pumpkin Pudding
Cookies and Cream
Japanese Chili
Blueberry Cheesecake
Purple Sweet Potato
Rum Raisin
Brown Sugar Syrup
Condensed Milk Strawberry
Passion Fruit

June 2, 2013


Two weekends ago my friend Tomo-chan and I walked around ホタル祭り which is a (fake) firefly festival created with lights instead of actual fireflies.  Enjoy these pictures!

Lovely eh?