Vegan Aquafaba Macarons

Hi guys! It’s officially official: my new cooking channel has launched! There’s only one video there now (this one) but I am hoping that I can bring lots of cool vegan recipes in the coming weeks. For this recipe, vegan macarons filled with a strawberry and dark chocolate ganache, the shells are based on this recipe here,…

Whole30 “Chips” and Guacamole

2017 is shaping up to be quite a year already. For quite a whole now, I’ve suspected that food-related sensitivities have been the cause of some reactions I’ve been suffering from. Deciding that 2017 was my year, I took the entire month of January to test out an elimination diet, experimenting with removing sugar, grains, gluten, legumes,…

The Beautiful Japanese Countryside – Camping in Nikko Day 1

When I think of Nikko, the first thing that comes to mind is nature. Nikko is a town in Tochigi, Japan, famous for its picturesque autumn colors, waterfalls, and mischievous monkeys. Just a short 2 hour ride from Asakusa, Tokyo, Nikko makes an excellent weekend getaway from the bustling city. This fall, my friends and…

Spooky Halloween Gift for You!

Happy Halloween everyone! I am a sucker for holidays and getting into the holiday spirit. One of my goals moving forward has been to push myself to be more creative and to try things that I wouldn’t normally try, so this year I decided to try my hand at something I have been wanting to…

Rainy Day Vegan Creamy Vegetable Soup

This healthy & vegan vegetable soup is perfect for a rainy day! It’s quick and not terribly fussy as far as soups go. Feel free to mix in whatever vegetables you like, put on a cozy sweater, get comfy, and enjoy! I threw this together in about an hour, but it could probably be done…

Vegan Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookies

This vegan cookie recipe is migrated from my old blog! I hope you get the chance to try it out! Ingredients 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 cup earth balance 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar (or vanilla sugar if…

Vegan and Gluten-Free Blondies!

This recipe is super satisfying, and sooo easy to make! I was fighting some nasty cravings this week, and suddenly remembered a recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie I had enjoyed years ago; a cookie dough dip made from chickpeas! That got me thinking about baking, so I thought I would try to remix and make a healthy…

WORKING IN JAPAN

I posted a new video on my channel! It’s a short one. Very short. Someday soon I would like to do a Q&A about working in Japan.

This is a blog.

Hey guys, welcome to my blog. My name is Taylor. I am a twenty-something living in Tokyo, Japan (coming up on my fifth year!!). This is totally boring, and I’m sorry. First posts are always the absolute worst, and this is no exception. I am hoping that we can figure out what this blog is…