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I’m back!

VeganMoFo2014

I’m blogging again for Vegan MoFo. I’m over on Tumblr for now. I want to see how it goes over there. I really like the micro-blogging format there.

 

So, check it out! My rss feed is at the top of the page, or, check back here, I’ve added it to the sidebar. Let me know what you think!

VeganMoFo – What’s in my fridge?

The answer – not enough vegetables. Or fake meat!

VeganMoFo.com is giving away a ton of lightlife products today. To enter, all you have to do is show off a photo of your fridge.

Check out everything they’re giving away!

·         Smart Dogs
·         Smart Dogs Jumbo
·         Tofu Pups
·         Smart Deli Bologna
·         Smart Deli Ham
·         Smart Deli Pepperoni
·         Smart Deli Turkey
·         Smart Links Breakfast
·         Smart Bacon
·         Gimme Lean Beef
·         Gimme Lean Sausage
·         Smart Ground Mexican
·         Smart Ground Original
·         Organic Flax Tempeh
·         Organic Garden Veggie Tempeh
·         Organic Smoky Tempeh Strips (Fakin’ Bacon)
·         Organic Soy Tempeh
·         Organic Three Grain Tempeh
·         Organic Wild Rice Tempeh
·         Smart Strips Chick’n
·         Smart Strips Steak
·         Smart BBQ
·         Smart Chili

Awesome! This is a huge giveaway!

I share a fridge with 4 omnivores, so, it contains eggs and milk and Velveeta. (But check out all the space for more fake meat!)

VeganMoFo – Happy Hump Day!

Yes, I know it’s not actually Wednesday, but, it *is* the middle of the Vegan Month of Food! We’ve made it to the halfway point, and we’re celebrating with Leslie Hall. She’s a really awesome vegan performer. You can find her videos on YouTube, buy her music and crafts online, and, now, for the first time, you can here her new vegan song here, on this blog. Just click the photo above to hear it.

Many thanks to Kittee for putting this together. Go give her some love.

Bob’s Red Mill Funds Animal Testing. – The Informed Vegan

 

 

 

Bob\’s Red Mill Funds Animal Testing. – The Informed Vegan.

 

Isa Moskowitz of The PPK just posted this to the PPK Facebook Page, and it needs sharing.

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods is uniquely positioned to teach kids about food and nutrition, from seed to plate. Instead their founder is donating money to an organization that tests on monkeys and other primates. Please send them polite emails/tweets/phonecalls with ideas on how that $25 million could be better spent. Aprons not labcoats! We’re pulling for Bob to do the right thing.”

Please get in contact with Bob’s Red Mill, and tell them how you feel about this donation.

Twitter: @Bobs_Red_Mill

Phone/Fax:

Customer Service: (800) 349-2173
Phone: (503) 654-3215
Toll Free: (800) 553-2258
Fax: (503) 653-1339 

Facebook: Bob’s Red Mill Facebook Fan Page

Email (via Bob’s Red Mill Customer Service Site)

Tomorrow is Meatless Monday!

I’m challenging you to participate in Meatless Monday this week. Going veg isn’t as difficult as you might have heard, especially just for one day. If you are vegetarian, try going vegan for the day. I want to see photos of your meatless meals. You can tweet them to me @kellycrochets, or post them on my Facebook page.

For ideas, a few of my favourite veg websites are:

http://vegandad.blogspot.com/ – try his homemade vegan sausages. You won’t regret it. 

http://www.meettheshannons.net/

http://vegweb.com/

http://happyherbivore.com/recipes/

http://gonevegan.com/

http://goneraw.com/

http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/ – you can’t go wrong with any of her recipes.

http://theppk.com/recipes/

http://thebloomingplatter.blogspot.com/ – you have to make the maple roasted brussels sprouts sometime.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation…

So, a few months ago, I disappeared. Without any warning. I’m back, and I’m ready to start blogging again. I’m going to start off slow, this is going to be a photo heavy post.

 

I’ve been spending the last two months in a tent. Next to a creek. Working in a camp kitchen. (It’s just as meaty as it sounds, but, thankfully, I got to make lots of yummy vegan food, and decorate some really fun cakes.)

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Fish tank cake for Maria

 

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Pretzel cake for counselor Pretzel. It took probably an hour to get a “z” from a single pretzel.

 

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Vegemite cake for counselor Flik’s 21st birthday.

 

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Robot cake for Henry                               Giant sun for counselor Sunny

 

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Paper Airplane

 

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Strawberry flowers for fellow-kitchen crew-member Kiko

 

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Hearts, made of Fruit Roll-Up

 

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A very ferocious dinosaur for counselor Jobie

 

I didn’t just spend my summer decorating cakes. There were campfires:

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There was hiking:

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There were bugs (no pictures of those), and there was even a trip or two to Yosemite:

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It was a good summer. I’ll be back tomorrow with a really awesome recipe for some mouth-watering cobbler I made at camp.

Seitan Coconut Soup

I’ve been craving soup. Normally, this time of year, I’m craving nothing but fresh fruit. However, it has been a cold, windy, rainy (sometimes snowy) May and June. I’ve had my eye on this Chicken Coconut Soup from Clean Eating Magazine since it was posted in March.

The recipe was easy enough to veganize. Vegetable broth instead of chicken broth, So Delicious brand coconut milk instead of skim milk, seitan instead of chicken. I made the soup creamier than the recipe called for.

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2 tsp canola or extra-virgin olive oil

1 minced clove of garlic (I used my garlic press)

1/2 white onion, chopped

1 cup chopped potatoes

1/2 Cup vegetable stock

1 1/2 cup light coconut milk

1/2 cup So Delicious Coconut Milk (or hemp milk, or soy milk, or almond milk, whatever)

8oz seitan (I just used a box of Westsoy Seitan Strips)

1 cup snow peas

1 tsp red chili pepper flakes

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Heat oil in a pot over medium. Add garlic, onion, and potatoes. Saute until onions start to turn translucent.

Add liquids and seitan. Let simmer for around 10 minutes

Add peas and chili flakes to soup. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.

Mix in lemon juice. Serve.

ABCs

I just saw this on Kate’s blog. I’m sure I’ve seen it floating around elsewhere too, forgive me for forgetting.

A: Age: 25

B: Bed size: Twin

C. Chore you hate:  Dusting.  It makes me sneezy.  (me too, Kate!)

63379_743614882718_6701647_41394288_1886407_nD. Dogs: Love ‘Em!

E. Essential start to your day: Saturday – Dr Who. Every other day, coffee and a good breakfast

F. Favorite color: Yellow. or Green. Or Brown.

G. Gold or silver: Silver?

H: Height: 5’6”

I: Instruments that you can play: I used to be able to play the clarinet, sax, and trumpet. These days, I play my Ipod.

J: Job title: Confession – I don’t know the official title.

K: Kids: They’re great, but I don’t want any of my own. (right now)180715_795421661518_6701647_42625114_1146395_n

L: Live: Like, where do I live? CenCal

M: Mom’s name: D

N: Nicknames: None?

O: Overnight hospital stays: One or two

P: Pet peeve: Too many to list. Most of them have to do with driving.

Q: Quote from a movie: “What if I’m looking for a bathroom, I can’t find one, and my bladder explodes?” – Bill Murray in What About Bob

R: Righty or lefty: Righty

S: Siblings:   Sisters

T: Time you wake up: Too Early

U: Underwear: Whatever is clean and comfy. Usually cottony.

V: Vegetables you dislike: Celery. ::hurk:: (but I love rutabaga)

 

W: What makes you run late: Snow. Sleep. Slow drivers.

X: X-rays: I’ve had a few

Y: Yummy food you make:  I make a lot of that. Its all vegan. and you see most of it here.

Z: Zoo favorite animal: Lemurs.

>I have been totally uninspired to make new foods.

I have been eating lots of chia pudding, roasted root veggies, and soup. I’m starting to crave late-spring and summer fruits. I dreamt of watermelon last night.

I am in the process of making many pink and white scarves to sell to raise money for my Avon Two Day Walk. I have 3.5 completed, and keep meaning to take pictures, but I also keep leaving my camera in the car, so soon – possibly tomorrow – I will have new scarf photos on kellycrochets

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