“Astig” is slang for “Badass” in Tagalog (a Filipino dialect).

It’s a wordplay popularized in the Philippines in the 70s, when then-young generation would flip the words to create their own language (“ermats” as in mother, “erpats” father, etc). “Astig” is slang for “Tig-as”, literally “tough” or “hard”, and is still widely coined by Filipinos to describe something gutsy.

TJ & RG look at veganism as being “Astig”, and not as a weak approach to eating. Their blog, AstigVegan, looks to bravely break the stereotype that Filipino food cannot be vegan, healthy, and delicious all at the same time.

For recipes, articles, and photos: www.astigvegan.com or Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/AstigVegan

Part 2: Vegan Finds: Real Food Daily, Seed Kitchen, Viva La Vegan

Part 2: Vegan Finds: Real Food Daily, Seed Kitchen, Viva La Vegan

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REAL FOOD DAILY

516 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica CA

Real Food Daily was our first stop on our vegan LA food trip so you could just imagine how excited my friends and I were, especially after hours of long driving. It’s not really in LA, it’s in Santa Monica, but still close enough of a drive.  The verdict? I have to say, Real Food Daily did not only disappoint, it wowed us.

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5 Vegan Food Themes For Your Potluck

5 Vegan Food Themes For Your Potluck

vegan potluck collage

My friends and I love to get creative with our vegan potlucks. Sure, vegan is already a theme, but why stop there? It’s fun to challenge yourself and see what kind of yummy dishes you could share to your friends. Besides, almost all kinds of recipes could be found online now. If they’re not online, you still have your imagination.

Here are the potluck themes we’ve done so far. I hope this list…

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Inspired by @mtigonzalez ‘s cake made of fruits. My mom and nieces and nephew helped me do this. It was fun to make. The kids loved it! #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #cakes #fruits #makeitahabit  #astigvegan #partyfood

Inspired by @mtigonzalez ‘s cake made of fruits. My mom and nieces and nephew helped me do this. It was fun to make. The kids loved it! #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #cakes #fruits #makeitahabit #astigvegan #partyfood

1 month ago
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Vegan Filipino Menudo stew. The video recipe is now up on YouTube: YouTube.com/rcestudios I hope you could take a peek #veganfoodshare #whatveganseat #filipinovegan #filipinofood #astigvegan

Vegan Filipino Menudo stew. The video recipe is now up on YouTube: YouTube.com/rcestudios I hope you could take a peek #veganfoodshare #whatveganseat #filipinovegan #filipinofood #astigvegan

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New video recipe featuring @rhizocalitempeh from @republicofv and more. I’m excited to launch this one! Please steady tuned. YouTube.com/rcestudios #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #filipinovegan #veganfilipino #filipinofood #meatless #astigvegan #rcestudios #vegansofig #filipinocuisine #plantbased #makeitahabit

1 month ago
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Part 1: Vegan Finds: Donut Friend and Crossroads, Los Angeles

Part 1: Vegan Finds: Donut Friend and Crossroads, Los Angeles

Lately, Los Angeles has been kicking butt producing vegan and vegan-friendly establishments. Not to mention, most of these places are organic and macrobiotic. I’m not usually a big fan of trends but this healthy vegan trend is something that I hope will never go away.

My friends, Rosie and Jen, and I drove down to Los Angeles and its neighboring cities to explore and check out these vegan places…

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Video Recipe: Vegan Filipino Menudo

Video Recipe: Vegan Filipino Menudo

I’ve featured few versions of vegan Filipino Menudorecipes on this this blog-and I’m going to add yet another version that I hope you could try. This time, I’m featuring two ingredients that would create the pork flavor and texture without the pork. No, it’s not just adding a fake pork product in the mix. You could, by all means. But I’m a strong advocate of whole foods especially in cooking.…

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Purple cauliflower at the farmers market. Spending time with sis @raz_e_belle and brother in law @kingdenniz #veganfoodshare #pretty #farmersmarket #whatveganseat #healthy #plantbased #makeitahabit

Purple cauliflower at the farmers market. Spending time with sis @raz_e_belle and brother in law @kingdenniz #veganfoodshare #pretty #farmersmarket #whatveganseat #healthy #plantbased #makeitahabit

1 month ago
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Extending our regular potlucks to have you join us, we’d love to have you there! Food, fun, and giveaways. Please save the date. #veganfoodshare #whatveganseat #potluck #veganpotluck #giveaways #picnic #sfvegans #bayareavegans #vegansofig #vegan

Extending our regular potlucks to have you join us, we’d love to have you there! Food, fun, and giveaways. Please save the date. #veganfoodshare #whatveganseat #potluck #veganpotluck #giveaways #picnic #sfvegans #bayareavegans #vegansofig #vegan

1 month ago
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Excited to try these new harvest, black cherry tomatoes. Thanks kuya @kingdenniz for giving us the plant.  #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #plants #plantbased #gardening #harvest #organic #astigvegan

Excited to try these new harvest, black cherry tomatoes. Thanks kuya @kingdenniz for giving us the plant. #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #plants #plantbased #gardening #harvest #organic #astigvegan

1 month ago
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