All posts tagged: VeganMoFo

VeganMoFo Day 2–Down with OPC (Other People’s Cooking)

Yeah, you know me. Some days just get away from me. Today was a couple a ticks above the usual level of dukkha. It was an instant oatmeal in a paper cup at work kind of day. By lunchtime, I was in need of some Southern comfort. In my case, that translates into the #8¬†at Banh’s Cuisine, a veritable institution in our fair city. Don’t bother Googling their website–they don’t have one. What they do have is a devoted local following that packs the tiny joint, particularly on Wednesdays and Saturdays when they feature Vietnamese specials. Banh’s has always taken good care of their veg customers, with regular specials like the beloved #8–Black Bean Tofu with sticky rice, broccoli, and baby bok choy–Banh Mi sandwiches with tofu and eggplant, Vegetable Wonton Noodle Soup, Ginger Tofu (my favorite), and salad rolls. As with Wednesday’s lunch, dinner was courtesy of other people’s cooking. Yesterday I bought these lovely sweet potato “steaks” and garlicky mustard greens for lunch at Whole Foods, but hadn’t gotten around to eating them …

VeganMoFo Day One–A Fresh Start

Welcome to Day One of VeganMoFo 2016 at Ovenbird. This is my first year as a participant, and I am delighted to have a new impetus for blogging about vegan eats. What started two years ago as a companion blog to the more literarily-inclined Thoughts Like Birds is back after a long dormancy, and with less lofty aspirations. Ovenbird was originally intended to be a blog about eating and reading. Truly, these days I’m doing well to feed myself, let alone read something and then write about it. While reading and writing have (once again) taken a backseat to gainful employment and child rearing, a new passion/release has entered my life: running. I started last March with the Couch to 5K app and have continued to work on building my base, entering several 5K races this fall. I’m not fast, but I’m determined. I’m also 50 years old, so I don’t expect to ever be at the front of the pack. I do plan to keep running, though, as long as my body will abide, …