Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Slacker style survey

I think this orchid likes me. Jonathan gave it to me as a gift two birthdays ago. It was lovely, and then the flowers died but the leaves were still healthy and green. I left it alone. Only to notice a year later that the stem was dried up and all brown. I Googled it, and read that I should trim the stem and water it...so I did. A year after that the stem grew back with buds on it! It opened the other day!

You probably already noticed that I am a bit of a slacker today.
What's with the plant?! hey plants are vegan!
I am in luck... found a Vegan MOFO survey that's floating around.

What's your favorite spice or spice blend? 

Cumin, it goes well with everything!

You have $20 to spend on fresh groceries and produce for the whole week (with a fairly well stocked pantry of dry goods, legumes, grains, and spices). What do you buy?  

broccoli, tofu, soymilk, bananas, froazen berries, bell pepper, bread, tomato, potato, ...soup, sandwiches, rice bowls and stir frys washed down with a smoothie.

What's your favorite way to make tofu?  

Sprinkled with garlic powder and a splash of tamari, sauted until golden in a cast iron pan.

Vegan guilty pleasure?

 CUTIES! ( or any vegan ice cream)
If you could make anyone vegan, who would it be?  

My parents ( that would be SO awesome!)
If you could only read one other vegan blog, what would it be?

Really?! come on....

Were you always interested in cooking, or did veganism change the way you saw and interacted with food?  

I have always loved cooking! Becoming vegan made me re-think what I was taught in school.

Excluding analogues, what new things have you tried that you probably wouldn't have as an omni? 

I love trying new things! 

What is the one vegan staple that everyone seems to love, but you can't get behind?  

I have never used agave syrup, but mostly because I live in Canada where maple syrup is everywhere!
What was your first "wow, I'm such a stereotypical vegan" moment?

Hmmm not sure that "moment" ever happened to me. At least not that I thought about.  

First recipe you veganized? 

spaghetti, haha just without the parmasan!

What would you like to veganize, but haven't yet? 

eggplant parmasan, I  keep saying that. Why can't I just make it!! ARGH

Favorite kitchen utensil/appliance? 

I really like my 4 cup Cuisinart food processor. Its tiny and easy to clean, I use it for everything!

Most disastrous kitchen failure?

I made a rose water  loaf bread that turned out very gluttonous. It sucked! I threw it in the compost.

First vegan cookbook?  

Vegan Planet 

What question about being vegan do you HATE answering?

I don't hate questions about veganism.

If you could tell the world one thing about vegans, what would it be? 

We are just trying to make the world a better place.
that sounds cheesie but true 

Funniest vegetable? 

Buddhas hand...its more of a fruit (lemon), but when I saw it at the store, it was super weird looking!

What is a family recipe you have veganized? 

chicken divan
I make my own cream of mushroom soup and use tofu.
It is special requested by the kid often!

Weirdest food combination ? 

Leeluu likes to dip cucumbers into ketchup, that is pretty weird.

Is there something you wish you could veganize, but can't/couldn't?  

Creme brulee.
By far my most favorite dessert in the world! 

Favorite ways to prepare tofu, seitan, tempeh, any other vegan proteins? 

sandwich style!

Are your pets vegan? if so, what do you feed them? 

no. I recently read an article about feeding dogs. We are trying to switch her to fresh food.

Favorite non-dairy milk? 

I don't have a favorite...I switch it up between soy, rice, almond and coconut. Usually whatever is on sale.

What’s one “vegan myth” you’d like to squash? 

Where do you get your protein from! HA


  1. Cumin is one of my favourites too. It's got such a rich flavour.

    I'm not bit into agave syrup either, and I think it has a lot to do with the copious amounts of maple syrup everywhere! :)

  2. My pooch is vegan...has been for 6 years. Couldn't get the cats to try it, plus I was not convinced that the cats were able to get the right dietary requirements...they aren't naturally omni like dogs.