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trying to be green

January 18, 2017


One of the things I’ve been trying to do lately is be MORE green than I already am. In my new year’s goals for 2017, I mentioned not wanting to contribute to animal cruelty and go vegan in my cosmetics when possible. This is an extension of that: We also want to stop being so […]

Continuing the trials: the “bag of dicks”

January 14, 2017


As I said in an earlier post, this is the month where I’m experimenting with things that were once my favorite foods, to see if that’s still the same after a year of not eating meat. This week, I ate pigs in a blanket. They come in a cute plastic bag here in Japan (as […]

TMI warning: fighting flatulence

January 14, 2017


I’m lactose-intolerant. I  know this, my readers know this, and my husband DEFINITELY knows this. And lately (last year, all years since we moved here) I’ve really let myself go in terms of foods I should be avoiding but don’t because they taste good. I’ll usually allow myself to have pizza. I prefer to never […]

I’ve been off the (meat) sauce for a year now.

January 4, 2017


I want to write about what happened to me, or what I did, on January 1st. As most of my readers and friends will know, I went vegetarian/’pescetarian once a week’ last year. I wanted to see if I could do it, if I could handle it, and if it was something I would be […]

Things I’ve learned about food while in Japan

December 28, 2016


There are things you don’t think about when you move away. When you leave the country. I tell my students this all the time: we all have an idea in our heads of how the next place will be, of what life will be like in that new place. It is hardly ever what we imagine […]

How make a sandwich when you have OCD and want to use tomatoes

October 16, 2015


You know how sometimes you just have a craving for something? That happened to me last week. I really, really wanted to bring an Italian caprese-style sandwich to work for lunch, and I had most of the ingredients at home. I’ve been trying to spend less than $20 each week on food and snacks while […]

Jelly drinks!

July 29, 2015


PERFECT for summer! I felt like I should write about this for any first-time visitors to Japan, but also because in summer, I really love these things. As mentioned in previous posts about Japan, the convenience stores here carry more than just your typical 7-11 fare. Whereas most people think of convenience stores at gas […]