Welcome to my current blog and my first ever participation in the Vegan Month of Food! During the month of October (the Vegan Month of Food itself) I will be posting about one of the things I love best in life - vegan food.
I seriously love the stuff! I love to cook it. I love to eat it. I love to look at blog rolls of it. I think about it a lot, and it’ll enter my dreams. I sometimes sing to it, write it poems, and tell it my secretest of secrets…
A bit about me: I am one of the oldest Tumblrs in existence… and I don’t mean the age of my blog, but rather my physical actual age. I’m not ashamed, I’m 37 (and a half) this year. In Tumblr years that’s 104 at least. I likely rode a dinosaur to school and knew Jesus as a child. My vegan journey is only just over a year old (since August of 2011), so I’m still quite the newbie when compared to others!
I cook for myself and a character I like to call The Husband… because I’m married to him. He correctly predicted I’d become a vegetarian when I started doing Meatless Mondays. He correctly predicted I’d become a vegan after I became a vegetarian (though he was a little shocked at the brevity of time it took). He is not (by the strictest terms) a vegan, but food prepared in my house strictly is, and he eats and loves my food. After watching Forks Over Knives, he did decide to go vegetarian. On very rare occasion while out, he may have some cheese, but on the whole he’s pretty plant strong, which I love.
Last year (newly vegan, yet still the poor blogger I am today), I was sorely disappointed that I didn’t learn about this event until it was too late to sign up, I did greatly enjoy the inspiration, stories, and drool-worthy pictures of last year’s blog roll.
My theme for this year’s VMF is justification!
In my zest for vegan food and cooking, I have amassed a grand army of vegan cookbooks… When I get into something, I really get into something. Some books were purchased because of a desire for a particular type of cuisine. Some were purchased due to glowing reviews across the interwebs. Some were purchased simply because the it looked like someone was going to give me food (more on this later).
I got the books. I thumbed through the books… and then for one reason or another, the books got moved to the back of the queue. I mean, c’mon! I was so busy cooking things from Post Punk Kitchen, Happy Herbivore, Fat Free Vegan, Oh She Glows…
In any case, my month of October will be to specifically go to those books (of which I have a never-ending supply it seems) and cook something from it. I will let you know if I alter a recipe for whatever reason (I’ll try to be true, but in many cases I cannot help myself), if I liked what cooked, and if I’d cook from it again. Hopefully share a little about me, my style of foodage (healthy, but not saintly by any stretch), and general thoughts about vegan-ism in and out of the kitchen.
I cannot claim to be a profession cook, profession photographer, or professional blogger. I’m just some girl (old woman, *coff* *coff*) who likes to cook and take pictures of her food and share it with whoever will stop and listen for a spell. Maybe it’ll inspire, maybe it’ll entertain, or maybe you’re like me and just love the pictures. I hope that you’ll enjoy your stay.
Have some food… pictures!