When I tell people I’m vegetarian, not vegan, I differentiate the two thusly: Being vegetarian is easy. You can do it by accident, really. Being vegan? Way harder. Being vegan is basically dragging yourself through an all-you-can-eat buffet and all YOU can have is water. You get an eye-opening education when you try to be […]
This year Alliance Architects participated in the Canstruction event, held at the State Fair of Texas. Over a course of two months, Alliance employees, in partnership with Pacheco Koch and Adolfson & Peterson, raised money for the purchase of over 4,300 cans to construct a nine-foot model of the state of Texas. The team as a whole was broken down […]
Thirsty Thursdays rock at our firm. From pumpkin carving to anniversary celebrations, to chili cook-offs, we pretty much know how to have a good time. Check out some scenes from our recent Thirsty Thursday bowling event. Take us anywhere and we can have fun! We clearly have a diverse group of bowlers in the house!
Black Bean Brownies Ingredients 1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well) (250g after draining) 2 tbsp cocoa powder (10g) 1/2 cup quick oats (40g) (See nutrition link below for substitutions) 1/4 tsp salt 1/3 cup pure maple syrup or agave (or honey, but not for strict vegans.) (75g) pinch […]
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This is Alliance Architects’ second year to have Health and Wellness Month, but this year, it hit me right in the gut. I recently became vegetarian and keeping healthy has been something of a challenge. After letting go of meat, getting the right amount of energy-providing nutrients and eating things that make me FEEL full […]
We happen to have a healthy-conscience team working at our firm, so when we all (inevitably) get to talking about food, we start talking about recipes. And when we start talking about recipes, we start getting hungry. So for the next few weeks, a few members of our team have decided to take turns cooking said […]
Breaking away from the day to day grind, Alliance stepped away from the computers and took hold of a new way to design… with pumpkins! Pumpkin carving has been a tradition done by many dating back as far as the 1500s. While the most common form of carving typical results in some form of the […]
The long-awaited sequel. After months of coordination, gallons of coffee, and hours of meetings, our home for 2015 is finished and looking shiny-new! Day One – Prepping the Home This was the make-it or break-it day. There was so much to get done and everything needed to happen in the right sequence to ensure we finished on time. […]
Hearts and Hammers has been a key volunteering activity at Alliance Architects for many years. It speaks to our team and who we are. Making Dallas even more beautiful aligns with our goals pretty well. Building Our Team This year’s Hearts & Hammers project is turning out to be a blast again. I am Co-Captain with this year’s lead, […]