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Veganism

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Vegan with a Vengeance: Pizza

    We'll get it out of the way right now: I'm being a bit loose in my veganism. I'm not eating any animals, dairy products, or eggs, but I'm not strictly avoiding sugar, nor actively eschewing honey. Call me a bad vegan. That's fine, because I'm not actually a vegan, I just play one on TV. Or for Lent. ... 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

    December 5, 2013

    Chef Chat Part 2: Restaurant Cinq's German Mosquera Talks Land, Art, and Working a Grill

    This is the second part of a two-part Chef Chat with German Mosquera of Restaurant Cinq. You can read Part 1 here. EOW: How old are you? GM: I turned 28 this year. EOW: Tell me about your background. GM: So, I was born in New York, grew up in New Orleans, and half of my high school life was in ... 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

    November 8, 2012

    Why Don't More Craft Beer Bars Cater to Vegetarians?

    "Another new crafty beer type place just opened, Cottonwood. And if this is not the 15th of these types of craft beer-meet-upscale food, but with a casual vibe, places to open up in Houston that serves nothing vegetarian," a colleague here at the Houston Press recently complained. "The food of these ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    PETA Asks Joel Osteen to Hang a "Go Vegan" Banner in His Church

    We guess there's no harm in trying. PETA has written a letter asking Joel Osteen to hang a large "Go Vegan" banner in Lakewood Church, for which in return they will "prepare a delicious Easter Sunday faux-ham meal with all the trimmings for his parishioners." Why Osteen? PETA seems to think he's h ... 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 18, 2011

    Vegan Dreamquest Dinner 2: Beetloaf With Gravy

    Photo by Joanna O'LearyMeatloaf Just Like Your Mother (Earth) Used to Make.​Although Houston certainly has a decent amount of restaurants serving vegan food, my wallet wouldn't allow me to eat every dinner out during Vegan Dreamquest. On the second night, my friend Kattie and I hosted a potluc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Vegan DreamQuest Dinner: Vegan Burrito at Field of Green's

    I am an unrepentant lover and devoted consumer of animal products. This is not to say I haven't often wondered what it might be like to live like The Other Half (well, more like .2 percent), those disciplined folks who strive to follow a vegan lifestyle for ethical, political, and/or medical reasons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, wherefdkosa[GNOWri'r Excuse me. "Where ragweed season is now in full effect," I was about to say. We started the week off right with a look at some of the best moments in TV food. A solid list, although somewhat incomplete without includi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    So You've Decided to Go Vegan: Tips from Radical Eats's Staci Davis

    This week has been (partially) devoted to a topic we don't often discuss here at EOW, otherwise known as the Omnivore's Emporium. (I call it that in my head.) And that topic is going vegan. It's a controversial word, and one that often calls to mind PETA protests and the type of militant Womynist-s ... 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

    July 28, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Matti Merrell and Rodney Perry of Green Seed Vegan

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderGreen Seed Vegan serves very vegetarian nosh.​In the sweltering Houston heat, we continue our chat about all things raw with Green Seed Vegan-ators Matti Merrell and Rodney Perry. Eating Our Words: Are most people who come here vegans? Matti Merrell: No. Most of our c ... 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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 12, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Patricia Greer of Pat Greer's Raw Vegan Kitchen

    ​This week we've been chatting with raw vegan chef Patricia Greer; click here and here for more. Today we conclude our conversation. EOW: Can you describe how you've dealt with the times when there aren't dietary options for you? PG: I either won't eat or I'll eat something small like a b ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 13, 2010

    Vegan Surprise

    Loving Hut's food is tasty — you'll never guess where it came from.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    PETA Searches for Sexy Vegetarians, Finds Two Living in Houston

    Photos courtesy of PETA​Now that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is over, those fun-filled folks at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have turned their attention to promoting sex, vitality and good muscle fiber among humans who do not eat meat. As part of PETA's national ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    PETA Searches for Sexy Vegetarians, Finds Two Living in Houston

    Photos courtesy of PETA​Now that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is over, those fun-filled folks at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have turned their attention to promoting sex, vitality and good muscle fiber among humans who do not eat meat. As part of PETA's national ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Christmas at Central Market

    ​We had the pleasure of sampling the holiday goods on offer at Central Market this week, both those scattered in festive packaging throughout the store and those behind counters. General Manager Phil Myers seemed most proud of the wares he ordered for the store during a culinary excursion to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    A Vegan Dinner at a Meatatarium

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttAppetizers: sweet potato chips and truffled carrots, radishes and turnips​Vegans may take our cheese (and milk and meat and butter and even honey), but they may never take...our truffles. This seemed to be the rallying cry on Monday night at Beaver's Ice House as seven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

    ​This week I baked vegan cinnamon rolls. Before I started the project, I envisioned myself exhausted at 2 a.m. with my arms and forehead coated in flour, waiting for dough to rise for the second time before baking. I had never baked with yeast before and was anxious about an I Love Lucy-style ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    This Week in Deliciousness

    The sandwich mesmerizes you with its exotic accent and mysterious foreign spices. Surrender to the sandwich.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've already started marinating the turducken. After E. Ting's N. Formative chat with Elouise Jones of Ouisie's Tabl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Vegan Cake from Jodycakes

    Vegan mint chocolate chip cupcakes​Having a few things to celebrate with a vegan friend, I decided to order a cake from Jodycakes. Even though Jody Stevens bakes regular cakes, she specializes in vegan, gluten-free and organic varieties -- not that you could tell from the flavor that anything ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    No Reservations: San Francisco

    Photo by Preston CovillaudOutside Pirate Cat Radio in San Francisco​Feeling even more antagonistic than usual, Anthony Bourdain toured San Francisco in this week's episode of No Reservations. He brought the full power of his disdain to the city's organic, local and vegan food by not sampling a ... More >>

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