Mar 6, 2013

Vegan Cleanse Day 6

Today was a gorgeous day in Tokyo! It was so warm and sunny, ideal weather to go for a jog in the morning. We jogged to...
Tokyo Tower.

We had brunch at Le Pain Quotidien which is located in Shiba Koen, right by Tokyo Tower.

Day 6 of my Vegan cleanse, I had the green salad and side of Hummus.

Signs of spring! My favorite season is right around the corner!
For dinner, I had a Shungiku Salad with Sesame Oil & Salt, and sauteed Enoki mushrooms.
Tomorrow is my last day of this Vegan/no alcohol cleanse! It's actually gone by really fast and wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. My body definitely feels lighter, especially when I go for a run.

Mar 5, 2013

Vegan Cleanse Day 5

Went to Pure Cafe again (went 2 days ago...) because I can choose anything off the menu and it'll be Vegan. Today, I ordered the Sandwhich platter:
Lettuce, tomatoes, onion, cucumber, potatoes, nanohana, mustard and tofu sauce (mayo replacement) on Rye bread. Also comes with a side green salad and soup of the day (today was carrot soy).
For dinner tonight, I'm planning to eat another salad.
This is also my 5th day of not having a single drink. I can't even remember when the last time I went without having a drink for 5 days was...

Vegan Cleanse Day 4

For brunch, I had an open-sandwhich on Rye bread with banana, peanut butter and honey.
Then for dinner, I had this salad:
Tofu & Avocado Salad on a bed of greens with Sesame Dressing
On the side, I lightly sauteed Maitake mushrooms with Avocado Oil and then sprinkled some truffle salt.

Mar 3, 2013

Vegan Cleanse Day 3

Today was a beautiful day, until it started to cloud up in the afternoon.
We walked over to Omotesando.

The Farmer's Market is held every Saturday and Sunday here. We stocked up on vegetables & vegan Rye bread.
For a late lunch/early dinner, I had this Vegan "Chirashi" plate at Pure Cafe, a Vegan cafe inside the Aveda Salon in Omotesando.

Mar 2, 2013

Vegan Cleanse Day 2

Day 2:
Only having 1/2 an apple and a cup of coffee for brunch, I walked over to Hiroo for an early dinner.
Hummus & Vegetable Sandwich and housemade Lemonade at Homework's.
Substituted with their tofu sauce instead of mayo, and added Avocados. I'm not sure if this bread was Vegan, but it didn't occur to me until after I ordered my food, that there could be eggs in them.

For dessert, I togo-ed an Acai bowl from Island Veggie, a macrobiotic cafe.

1-Week Vegan Cleanse

Haven't blogged in a WHILE...!
To be honest, I don't even know if anyone reads my blog anymore and it's worth my time to upload/post pictures/write about what I eat. Anyways, I decided to blog again this week as a journal for my week-long trial of eating Vegan, cutting out alcohol and only eating healthy carbs (brown rice, quinoa, grains, etc). Just wanted a detox/cleanse. We'll see how I feel about it in a week and take it from there.
My last Cappuccino with dairy before my cleanse:

Nov 6, 2012

Summery November

I've been back in California for the past couple weeks and it's so great to be home! It is so warm this year, even though it's already November.
Glass of Chardonnay at Splashes in Laguna Beach.
Doesn't get any better than this!

Beautiful sunset from Fashion Island.

Still summer in Venice Beach.

Zion :)

Oct 2, 2012

Green Curry

Made Green Curry at home for the first time. My friend who visited Thailand brought this set back for us. It was really delicious, spicy AND all-natural with no additives, which was an extra plus! If I find this set again, I want to pick up a few boxes. 
Used a lot of veggies (eggplants, zucchinis and bamboo shoots) so the flavor was a bit light, but it still turned out really good! Also used Chicken breast.

There's a paste inside which you melt with the coconut milk, throw in the veggies and meat, simmer and serve!

Sep 27, 2012

Frey's Famous Pizzeria

Hadn't updated with a legitimate restaurant blog in a while...
Last week, we had lunch at FREY's Famous Pizzeria. I've previously blogged about Savoy (link here) and how much I loved their margerita pizza. After that visit though, my favorite pizza chef had quit and told me that he would be opening a new pizzeria on his own. After waiting years for him to get in touch with me again, I hadn't heard back and had given up. That all changed when my boyfriend happened to drive by FREY's and noticed the pizza chef and told me that he was sure it was him. We went to eat there for the first time last week and told him the story. He was so excited and we were just as excited because he remembered us too.
I was so happy to get in touch with him again, but most of all, soo happy to be reunited with his pizzas again!! Even with the same exact ingredients, I couldn't believe how different the pizza tasted when the chef changed. I will definitely be going back to this cute pizza joint!
Sat at the pizza bar, right in front of the chef.

We split the Marinara and Margerita, and this was the first time I had his Marinara and must say that it was just as amazing as the Margerita!

Favorite Margerita Pizza ever.

Cute shop located a block away from Roppongi Midtown.

Sep 3, 2012

Revenge vs Mt. Fuji

2nd attempt at Mt. Fuji was successful!
(1st attempt blogged here)
It was incredibly draining mentally and physically that I don't plan on ever climbing it again. Super relieved and happy for this experience and that I made it!