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Stephanie Quilao
Phoenix, Arizona
Dreamer on self journey to kickassness
Interests: food, eating, battlestar galactica, taking pictures of food, and hotel shampoo bottles. what can i say i'm simple :-)
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If you are doing your first plant-based Thanksgiving, let's give you a High-5 my friend! *cheers* If you decided to go with a turkey meat alternative as your main entree but have no idea which brand to get because hello there are too many choices, this video will give you... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Noshtopia
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One of the reasons I have mad respect for Gardein is because they make it possible to have plant-based Asian food right at home. Sweet and Sour pork used to be one of my favorite Chinese food dishes, and now I can enjoy that dish without involving any pigs. I'm... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Noshtopia
The aioli bar just went up a few notches. This is one of the best aioli dips I've ever made at home, and it's so good. Besides vegans, those of you who are dairy and egg allergic, hello, you get to enjoy creamy dipping goodness. My folks tried it and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Noshtopia
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I think this salad is a knockout, and totally reminds me of a lovely, spa day with the girls to replenish and bask in the sweet taste of, "All I do is win." This red stunner goes really well with a bellini and fills you with protein, good fat, sweetness... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Noshtopia
I love summer burger bowls! What a fun way to get a bite of summer with no bread. I did a veggie burger bowl here. You can use any of your favorite pre-made veggie burgers. Some of my favorites include Hillary's, Amy's Kitchen, and Dr. Praeger's. I placed my veggie... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Noshtopia
I noticed at Trader Joe's the other day in the bagged greens area that they had red heirloom spinach which you know I had to buy because it's different, and the spinach looked more purple than red to me. I cannot resist purple food! Happily, I have discovered that when... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Noshtopia
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It's that time of the year, New Year, New You! If you've made the decision that in 2018, this is the year you are going to make a conscious effort to go plant-based by far, one of the easiest and most simple fun ways to start eating plant-based is by... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Noshtopia
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The Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco is always a great way to start off the year seeing new food products. Here are the Top 8 Best Vegan Foods and Drinks that I thought are exciting game changers. There were plenty of great vegan foods at the show, but... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Noshtopia
One of the top rages in plant-based food right now is meat that bleeds. I know it sounds weird that something made of plants could bleed like a rare burger, but Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are the top two contenders in that race. I haven't tried the Beyond Meat,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Noshtopia
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Hampton Creek has been knocking it out of the ballpark with their plant-based foods, and I gotta say that one of my new favorites from them is their Just Ranch salad dressing. I could not believe this dressing is vegan. It is really creamy just like regular Ranch dressing and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Noshtopia
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You all know how much I LOVE purple foods, so I was excited to see that in Whole Foods Market trends forecast for 2017 they named "Purple Power" as a trend to look out for. Besides being a gorgeous color, purple foods are packed with antioxidants to help you stay... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Noshtopia
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For New Year's day, I made these blueberry muffins with big juicy organic blueberries I found at Costco using Cherryvale Farms Blueberry muffin mix in a box. I'm no baker so boxed stuff is fine with me as long as it meets my food requirements and Cherryvale really makes awesome... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Noshtopia
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Wishing everyone a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for all your support and kindness! *muah* Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2013 at StephanieQuilao
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Image source We're going to have some fun today. If I could be a fictional character in an existing story, I would be Everly Thrace, the younger half-sister of Kara Thrace in Battlestar Galactica. We have different mothers but the same father. I was born on Caprica, however, dad never... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at StephanieQuilao
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Today's, NaBloPoMo prompt is, "If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?" As I sat and thought about it, I started drawing up a list. This is the kind of stuff Inner Perfect Girl eats up. She's like, "OH! We get to change something about us?!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at StephanieQuilao
When I got my job at Microsoft as an Enthusiast Evangelist, the reason I won the job over a bevy of candidates was because as my boss put it, I was the best at translating geek speak into Oprah speak. I could tell people in every day terms how technology... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at StephanieQuilao
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I saw this post on Mind, Body, Green, "25 Things I'm Still Learning" by Silvia Mordini and not only did I enjoy reading her list, I loved that she is inspired by Michaelangelo, one of my favorite artists who inspires me. So, here is my list of the things I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at StephanieQuilao
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Yesterday, throughout the day on Facebook, three of my friends were talking about chips and salsa and it made me so hungry that today, I bought some organic white corn tortilla chips and made from scratch this organic plum salsa with heirloom tomatoes, plums, cilantro, and onions from stuff I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2013 at StephanieQuilao
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This is the continuation from Part 1: Do you have the courage to call yourself an artist? I have the heart of an artist with the training of a designer and businessperson. For a long time, I never appreciated this combination. Today, I can see how it makes my skill-set... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at StephanieQuilao
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At the beginning of 2013, I finally came out and called myself an artist. Publicly telling family and friends was easy but when it came to how I was going to make a living as an artist in Silicon Valley, well that took some time for me to absorb because... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at StephanieQuilao
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We're getting closer to the Nike Women's marathon on Oct. 20. I am so excited to run my first official half! In the meantime, here are a few things I ate this past week. Tried some new foods and got creative with other food. First up, I tried a hot... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Noshtopia
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When I made this sandwich, I honestly had to stand back and just stare at it for a few minutes because it just looks so pretty. Normally, bacon is the star in a BLT, but in this creation the heirloom tomatoes steal the spotlight. I used yellow and dark red... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2013 at Noshtopia
Nice meeting you Susie! Thanks for stopping by. Hope your training is going well. This is my first half marathon as well. My only goal is to have fun and cross the finish line :-)
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I love this snack because zero cooking is involved. Plus, it's low-fat, low-sugar, low sodium, vegan, and practically free of almost every allergen you can think of. And jicama is MUCH better than eating celery sticks. Dear goodness, put away the those "diet food" celery sticks. Admittedly, French fries are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Noshtopia
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I LOVE Figs! In fact, on my PB & J sandwiches, I use fig jam instead of jelly. Last weekend, at the SF Ferry Building farmers market, there was a farmer who was selling the most fascinating figs I'd ever seen. Please forgive me. I forgot to get their name.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2013 at Noshtopia