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Waz Wu, Portland, ORHi, I’m Waz! I’m a graphic designer and cat lady based in Portland, Oregon. I write about all things veggie, from restaurant reviews, to vegetarian recipes, to local events and lifestyle. I also lead the Portland chapter of Veganizer.

Formerly known as Let’s Nom Nom, this blog has followed my food adventures since I moved to New York City in 2011. Over the years, I’ve gone from flexitarian to vegetarian to vegan, and my blog has come along with me on that journey. A plant-based diet is healthier and kinder to my body, to animals, and to our environment. The best way to win omnivores over is by raising awareness of the positive effects of the plant-based movement and by celebrating great food that just so happens to be vegan.

This is not a strictly vegan blog with a capital “V”. If you dig back far enough, you’ll find old posts back when I would eat meat about once a month. While you won’t find meat on my plate nowadays, you may see the occasional omnivore dish here as I do dine out with non-vegan friends, and I’m a fan of restaurants that can accommodate everyone. If the future really is vegan, we won’t get there by isolating ourselves from omnivores. Instead, we need to work together and have some real conversations about our food.

You can reach me at hello@wazwu.com.

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10 Comments

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    alt.truisms
    March 25, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Thank you for following my blog. Look forward to sharing more with you. xoxo Anais

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    Joann
    July 4, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Hi there. Love your blog. I nominated it for a Starlight Blogger Award.
    https://joannsfoodforthought.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/starlight-blogger-award/

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      wazwu
      July 6, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by and nominating me! :)

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    vivalaViv
    December 16, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Being vegetarian was a wonderful experience and a great life style for me when I was living and working in Taipei, Taiwan in the 90’s. I’m thinking about cutting my meat intake again slowly. Most of the time I eat meat not because the taste of it but simply just being lazy. Now I think about it, yes we do have choices and vege dishes taste delicious!

    Vivienne X

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      wazwu
      December 17, 2015 at 11:59 am

      I was never vegetarian when I lived in Taiwan, but I imagine that most places are very veggie friendly. It’s so easy and delicious to go more veggie nowadays. We have the choices, and it’s more economical too!

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    manavmalik
    February 22, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Simply love your blog. Specially the name. Its kind of cute. Lol
    The second reason why I like it is coz you look like a pro with reataurants in NYC so I can always vouch for ur suggestions when I am there.
    Happy to stumble upon Nom Nom. 🙃

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      wazwu
      February 23, 2016 at 10:05 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your kind words. :)

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    Nancy Arriaza
    April 11, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Good morning , Waz,

    I wanted to tell you about the one ingredient flatbread which I have started to import from the Dominican Republic. We are currently involved with the gluten free group in Portland and sell at stores such as Food Fight. I would love to give you a sample
    and get your feedback. It is called Casabi and made from yucca pulp. Please let me know if you are interested.

    Sincerely, Nancy Arriaza

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      admin
      April 11, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks for reaching out Nancy! I’ll send you an email shortly.

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