Vegan Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Ripe Cuisine Set to Launch Vegan Food Truck With Help From Kickstarter

    When Stephanie Hoban moved back to Houston after living in New Work for a few years, she was struck by the disappointingly small number of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in town. Rather than complain about it, she got to work. The registered dietician and graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Rest of the Best: 10 Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Houston

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we're rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    VegOut! Challenge Takes Over Houston

    If you've noticed a lot of folks around Houston "vegging out" on Twitter and Facebook lately, it's not an epidemic of complete laziness--it's a pro-vegetable movement. The Recipe for Success Foundation is in the middle of its second annual VegOut! Challenge, to encourage Houstonians to embrace a hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Baker Spotlight: Dylan Carnes, Owner and Vegan Baker of Sinfull Bakery, Wants To Go National

    Not many people wake up and say they want to be a baker when they have never baked a single thing in their entire life, but Dylan Carnes is one of those people. And she didn't decide she was going to be a regular baker -- she chose to be a vegan baker. After moving from Houston to the northwest, se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Food Park Grand Opening, Sunday Morning Brunches & Taste of Sugar Land

    Dia de los Muertos @ El Gran Malo Saturday 11 a.m. through Sunday, 2 a.m. 2307 Ella Blvd. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at El Gran Malo. The fun begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday and ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday. Chef Ben Rabbani from the soon-to-open El Big Bad will be making tamales for attendees to enjoy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Crave's Gone Healthy: Gluten-Free, Vegan & Sugar-Free Cupcakes

    If there's any dessert in the world that can bring a smile to someone's face, it is a cupcake. Unfortunately a lot of people can't eat certain sweet treats for various reasons, whether they are watching their sugar intake, are on a vegan diet or are gluten intolerant. Crave has added several cupca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Top 5 Food Documentaries Streaming On Netflix

    I can't adequately express how much Netflix instant streaming has impressed my quality of life. I used to have to do something like read or go for a walk when I was between movie rentals; now, I can just watch television continuously. If I'm not bingeing on House of Cards and Breaking Bad, I'm watc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Worst of "The Worst": Free Press Doesn't Know How Vegan Works

    Note: As Omar Afra reminded us on Twitter today, "Worst of" entries are public submissions and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Free Press Houston. Carry on. This week, Free Press Houston released its always-scathing, usually quite hilarious "Worst of Houston List." Other than ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 8, 2012

    Pass the Vegenaise

    Houston's top 10 vegan restaurants.

  • Dining

    November 8, 2012

    Doshi House Does It All

    Third Ward coffeehouse is an art space, community meetingspot and vegetarian cafe in one.

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Vegan Cooking 101: Chef Sabali Mpozi Shows How It's Done

    Sabali Mpozi is one of Houston's growing number of vegan gatekeepers. She makes it easy for anyone to adopt a plant-based diet with her series of basic, advanced and master vegan cooking classes and demonstrations. As the chef scooped avocados, chopped carrots and sautéed them in sunflower oil a ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 24, 2011

    Good Seed

    A food truck in the Third Ward serves vegan fare that's never bland or boring.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Green Seed Vegan and The Eat Gallery: A Perfect Pair

    Photos by Troy FieldsMatti Merrell inside her food truck in the Third Ward.​For most of the week, Matti Merrell and her husband Rodney Perry cook out of the little, cabbage-green food truck that's parked on Wheeler near Dowling. Their truck, Green Seed Vegan, is one of the few vegan eateries i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Blissful Chef Christy Morgan Chops It Up In Houston

    ​Vegan chef and book author Christy Morgan has been taking her food philosophy all over the U.S. "I want people to know that food is very powerful," Morgan said. "That cooking healthy is easy and doable." This past Friday the chef stopped in Houston to give a cooking demonstration, tasting a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Get Lit for the Holidays at Book Signings This Week

    ​It's definitely too early to start putting up Christmas decorations, but it's not too early to start stocking up on presents for the holidays. And although this may just be me, a signed book is always a fantastic gift to open up on Christmas Day or after singing Ma'oz Tzur or however your fam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Upscale Vegan

    Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In return, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Going Vegan in Houston: Where to Get Your Grub

    Earlier this week, we featured some stunning vegan donuts from local vegan and gluten-free baker Jodycakes. Even in a carnivorous city like Houston, eating vegan can be done -- and done surprisingly well. Jodycakes isn't the only vegan baker in town; Sinfull Bakery's vegan cookies and other sweet t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Going Vegan: Trimming My Waistline, Trimming My Budget, Expanding My Horizons

    For the past two weeks, in an attempt to experiment with new ingredients and foods, I've been eating vegan when I haven't been working. Admittedly, I "work" -- that is, eat -- for about half of my meals. But the other half have been [almost] entirely vegan. And it's been a fulfilling challenge. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Where Are We Eating?

    This is a special edition of Where Are We Eating, as the donuts you see below are no regular donuts. You can only get these by ordering them from a certain local baker, and that's because they're both vegan and gluten-free. (Yes, even the chocolate and the sprinkles.) Even better: They taste almost ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 15, 2011

    Totally Rad

    It's almost beside the point that the food at this new restaurant is all-vegan.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Matti Merrell and Rodney Perry of Green Seed Vegan

    Photo by Mandy Oaklander​Forget fat-bubbly steaks and cheese-drenched crab enchiladas. If there was one cuisine in Houston I had to dine on for the rest of my life, it would come from Green Seed Vegan. If you're just joining us, check out our chat with vegan chefs Matti Merrell and Rodney Perr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Doctor Challenges Mayor Parker to Become Vegan, As If She's Not Busy With Anything Else

    More, Parker. More.​Hey, Mayor Parker! Drop those bacon-wrapped Cheetos. In fact, drop everything, and become a vegan. You're not doing anything else, are you? So supposes Dr. Neal Barnard, a nutritionist who's coming all the way from D.C. to fix Houston's lardy lifestyle with legumes. As p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Happy and Mike Tsai of Pepper Tree Veggie Cuisine

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderHappy and Mike Tsai helm Pepper Tree.​Like so many delicious Texas institutions, Pepper Tree Veggie Cuisine is tucked in a cozy little strip mall. But inside, it's a zenned out vegan refuge. We caught up with Happy Tsai, the owner of Pepper Tree, over a glass of de-chl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Yoga Fuel: Green Plum Kitchen Protein Trio

    ​First let me say YES, I realize this dish is 99.9 percent brown. The Protein Trio from Monica Pope's Green Plum Kitchen that I picked up at the Urban Harvest City Hall Farmers Market (Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.) might be a tad monochromatic, but it's healthy, light and flavorful, which makes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    A Proper American-English Tea at Te House of Tea

    A pot of Newton's Surprise at Te.​I was first turned on to Branston Pickle by my lovely ex-mother-in-law, who spread the stuff on nearly everything she ate. Although they were all British, her sons didn't share her affinity for Pickle; I, on the other hand, was keen on it as soon as I tried i ... More >>