April 26, 2013


I forgot to post my clothes, so here's 2 weeks worth.  Sorry about that!

April 15th:

April 16th:

April 17th:

April 18th:

April 19th:

April 20th:

April 21st:

April 22nd:

April 23rd:

April 25th:

April 26th:

That is all.

April 20, 2013

A vegetarian foodie in Japan...

Hi all!  I haven't been cooking like crazy but I continue to eat like crazy.

First I made some Eggplant and Chickpea Soup which didn't photograph well and wasn't very good anyway.  Feel free to try it if you want.

I also made Mango Lassi which is delicious and you should try it immediately!  This recipe makes it way too thick so I would recommend less yogurt or maybe it was my fault because I used Greek yogurt.

I made a delicious smoked cheddar (from I Love Cheese) and avocado omelette with homemade chipotle salsa:

I made this vegetable plate with miso dip (it's just miso paste and water):

And 赤みそ soup:

If you can find red miso paste where you are, I highly recommend it.  It's probably my favorite miso.

In adventures in dining I went to the Earth Day celebration and ate Tempeh Curry:

It was okay.  But I also had a "rib burger" from Loving Hut that was so good.

Found this great vegetarian cafe called Hanada Rosso in Harajuku.  I had vegetarian katsu:

It was so good!

Anyway that's all for now!  Happy eating!

April 16, 2013

In fashion...

Hello!  How was your weekend?


Super cute this one eh?  Shirt Treasure Factory Style, tank Wal-Mart, pants H&M and finally neutral flats from Chiyoda, bracelet Forever 21.


I guess the skirt of this top bells a little.  I didn't notice before.  Anyway, pants Kohl's, shirt Treasure Factory Style, sweater Uniqlo, flats Fergalicious.


Ready to ride horses?  No, I didn't but it sure likes like I should be.  Jacket & necklace Forever 21, jeans Colleen Collection (Target), boots Kohl's, shirt Uniqlo.


Crafty outfit as dress and necklace were made by me, tights eBay, boots Chiyoda, shirt Kohl's.


Fancy dinner party dress.  Dress from somewhere in Japan (I can't remember), necklace, boots, belt Kohl's, tights Daiei, sweater Wal-Mart brand.


Shirt Treasure Factory Style, leggins Kohl's, shoes Target.

Also, I have a new follower.  Thanks to のりと! I hope you like it here!

Have a nice week!

April 12, 2013

A vegetarian foodie in Japan...

Hello!  Cooking happy?

I made a couple things I want to share with you.

First, this Mozzarella, Avocado and Tomato Salad:

It was quite delicious.  Much recommended.

Next I made this Pasta with Zucchini:

This was okay.  It had a really mild flavor and I wish it had a little bit more of a kick to it.  Maybe add lemon juice?

Adventures in Dining continues as I was fortunate enough to eat at Wellington's inside The New Sanno Hotel (which is a place reserved for current and former service men and women and their guests and is technically America inside Tokyo).  The checks were all presented in US Dollars.  I was extra fortunate because Wellington's does mainly meat entrees but my gracious host was kind enough to call ahead and found out they would make me a pasta dish.  How lovely!

I had a Sun-Dried Tomato Tart:

Mt. Fuji Pasta (no that's not really what it's called, it's just a joke my server made):

White Chocolate Raspberry Tart:

Because this place caters kindly to military the prices are actually quite reasonable and I was not offended when I received the bill.  If you get the opportunity to eat there, take it!

Happy weekend everyone! 

April 11, 2013

Kit Kat Time!

I had such high hopes for Kit Kats in Japan.  I had these delusions that I'd be able to try new Kit Kats all the time.  Sadly, this has not been the case.  Green Tea Kit Kats appeared at my local supermarket recently, but I didn't buy them because I've already tried them.  It's obvious I like the novelty of trying and writing about unusual Kit Kats more than I like the actual Kit Kats.  Strange?

Anyway, on a particularly beautiful day, I rode my bike to my favorite thrift store and Don Quixote.  It just so happens that Donki had special World Assort Kit Kats featuring two flavors, Orange and Hazelnut.


I was hoping that these would be orange colored like the Citrus ones.  However, they are chocolate with orange filling so the taste is orange chocolate.  And even though they are not orange colored, they are still quite tasty.


Well, I didn't taste much hazelnut.  The nut flavor is very very mild almost non-existent.   Not bad but not the best Kit Kats I've ever had.

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

April 10, 2013

Lipton Tea...

It's tea time again!  I have two new teas for you.

First is Grapefruit Tea: 

This tasted pretty much like watered down grapefruit juice.  Not my favorite.

Next part of the Tea's Travel Series (I can't wait to see what else comes out of this series) is the Orange Marmalade Tea from London:

Pretty good for (well let's face it) jam tea.  The orange flavor was really powerful, more so than the Mikan Tea.  In the end, I kinda liked it.

The list:
  1. Milk Tea
  2. Maple Milk Tea
  3. Lemon Tea
  4. Peach Tea
  5. Earl Grey Milk Tea
  6. Green Apple Tea
  7. 50/50 Tea & Lemonade
  8. Tropical Fruit Tea
  9. Chamomile Citrus Tea
  10. Roast Milk Tea
  11. Jasmine Lemon Peel
  12. Grape Tea
  13. Straight Tea
  14. Apple Tea
  15. 50/50 Tea & Fruit Punch
  16. Matcha Milk
  17. Tea Cappuccino
  18. Mikan Tea
  19. 50/50 Tea & Nectar
  20. Luxurious Milk Tea
  21. Muscat Tea
  22. Plum Honey
  23. Cream Milk Tea 
  24. Grapefruit Tea
  25. Orange Marmalade Tea
The Top Five:
  1. OG Milk Tea
  2. 50/50 Tea Lemonade
  3. 50/50 Tea & Fruit Punch
  4. 50/50 Tea & Nectar
  5. Jasmine Lemon Peel  
Twenty-five teas and counting!  (And I haven't even been in Japan a year yet!)

April 9, 2013

Delayed clothes post...

You might find this hard to believe but I've not been super fashionable lately but I tried to wear some cute things.

March 31st:

Trying to do a little New Girl-esque outfit and it was quite cold that day.  (By the way I love these boots!) Shirt Colleen Collection (Target), jeans Karen Collection, boots Forever 21.

April 3rd:

Got a box from my mom with this shirt in it.  Shirt Wal-Mart, leggins Kohl's, boots Chiyoda, shirt Uniqlo.

April 4th:

I was only called "Where's Waldo?" twice.  So not that bad I guess.  Shirt Forever 21, necklace Lia Sophia, jeans Karen Collection (Target), shoes Fergalicious.

April 5th (day):

Unfortunately (like most days) I underestimated the weather and it ended up being way too hot for this and I was stuck with no time to change.  Sweater Treasure Factory Style, top Forever 21, skirt Goodwill (Target brand), tights Daiei, shoes Target.  In the end I really didn't like this outfit.

April 5th (night):

Off to a swanky party in my new Forever 21 peplum dress!  Jacket Goodwill (Kohl's brand), tights Tutuanna, shoes Wal-Mart.  (And you probably wouldn't have known I went to a swank party in clothes from Wal-Mart & Goodwill unless I hadn't told you.)

April 6th:

I underestimated the weather again and it was raining by the time I ended my day with my friend.  I had to buy another umbrella since I didn't bring mine.  Anyway, sweater and dress Honey's, boots & necklace Forever 21.

I hope the start of your week has been a nice one and the rest of your week is great!

April 6, 2013

A vegetarian foodie in Japan...

Hello!  Eating happy?  I know I am!  (Sorry but this is a long post.)

First I thought I'd show you this POWER SALAD!

Quinoa, tofu, beans!  10 grams of protein!  First, I did some things differently.  Instead of chopping the carrot (since hard carrot chunks didn't sound too appealing in a salad such as this), I shredded them.  It added a better consistency to the salad.  Also, I couldn't find lima beans so I used edamame and I know that is a lot of soy but it evens out okay in individual servings.  I used Dean & Deluca's semi-dried tomatoes instead of fresh because I love the flavor.  Also, be warned that this recipe makes about 4.2 million pounds of salad so you might want to reduce it.  Anyway, super flavorful.  Highly recommended!

I think last week my sister sent me this recipe on Facebook and it looked so good I thought I'd make it!

It turned out quite delicious though slightly dry.  Maybe more dressing?  Maybe less cooking?  Anyway, I think it's funny that it's recommended as a side dish because for me it was filling enough for a main dish.  You should give it a try too!

I also roasted up some veggies that I marinated in balsamic.

In the adventures in dining section, I have a few things to show you.  I was fortunate enough to eat at Decanter which is inside the Tokyo American Club (an exclusive private country club).  Everything was so delicious.

I had a wedge salad:

Cauliflower soup:

Goat cheese and (real!) beets:

And a lot of this bread (with Hawaiian volcanic salt):

And a deconstructed ice cream sundae:

Everything was so good!

Next I went to Roti which is one of my favorite places.

I had bleu cheese stuffed mushrooms with horseradish sauce:

And a vegan burger:

My boyfriend and I had afternoon tea at a hotel in Odaiba:

With special sakura tea:

And adorable goodies:

On another nigh, he also brought me special inari (one of my favorite things):

The wasabi one was the best.

In adventures in gardening, I harvested my radishes (sadly smaller than last time):

And thanks to Pinterest, I started regrowing romaine:

(It is much bigger now.)

Anyway, sorry for the length!  Happy eating!  I'm off to enjoy this (rare) sunny day.