Whew! Yesterday was a busy day starting off with 3 grouchy and glorious hours at the hospital(I love the midwifes and doctors at my new hospital) and then rushing to the yoga studio for a yoga magazine photo shoot (more on that when the magazine comes out).
The best part of my day was the evening party.
Yay, did I have a party in my mouth last night! Thanks to Vincent for throwing a delicious vegan house party.
His friend Joe, who arrived in Tokyo recently is also a vegan runner, graduated recently. So in honor of his accomplishments we celebrated! I’ve been following Joe’s & Vincents running blog and I was finally able to put a face behind the runner in Philadelphia who trained for Tokyo Marathon through snow that would put me off running for sure!
Vincents kids were absolutely adorable and immediately jumped on him with joy when he got back from work.
The food was DIVINE! Aki, the amazing mother of 3, made a beautiful and delicious spread! I’ve got to get those recipies and learn a few things from her!
Better than store bought hummus, pita bread, and veggies. I loved it! My hummus sucks! I can’t seem to get the texture right. Too thick, too thin, too garlicky, too beanie etc. This was perfect!
Falafel with Tahini Vanilla dressing.
Orange Olive Salad. Very unusual, but tasted great!
Lentil Soup that pleased Motozo to no end! He went back for seconds and thirds! Recipe please Vincent!
I love my greens! I liked the dressing. What did Aki use?
Between delicious bites, the kids entertained us with their dad’s heroic running adventures.
A break from food to play with toys are a must!
Dessert! Congrats Joe! Chocolate Vegan Cake with Vegan whip! mmmmmm!
Nice job with the cutting.
Remember the other day when I mentioned I made a simple dessert that wasn’t a fail. I was speaking of these little babies. Peanut butter rice puffs. SO easy to make and relatively healthy.
My rice puff fan.
mmm. I loved the chocolate cake!
Blueberry toppings anyone?
I was so full and happy! The magic of good food! But the evening didn’t stop there. I came home to a package!
A friend sent me a sample of RAW CHOCOLATE! The first raw chocolate store in Tokyo is going to open up in March and you bet I’m going to go there when it opens! Unfortunately, this one has honey in it so one of my yoga students today is going to be my lucky chocolate taster.
Oops, camera strap.
Thanks again Vincent for the party! It was fabulous!
Time to get my butt out the door for a little run with some friends. Have a lovely weekend everyone!