In which laziness leads to my making homemade cashew milk, I reveal my true feelings on the presence of peanuts in muesli, and Darla tries to eat everything in sight, including a used tissue and a soggy tea bag. Also, there is **natural light!** Though now, less than an hour later, the sky has gone gray and disgusting again, so…thanks for that false hope, Chicago. … Continue reading VEGAN VLOG 19: Homemade Cashew Milk, Thanksgiving, and Darla Eats It All
Given that there was nothing left in my vegetable crisper but kale and purple cabbage, I thought today might be a good day to actually leave my apartment and go to the grocery store. I trudged through the obnoxious Chicago cold (which isn’t even all that cold by Chicago standards) and packed my shopping basket full of veggies and vegan goodies, then trekked back with my … Continue reading In which I make vegan Doritos and a Smoothie of Amazingness (ooh)
In which I venture to the Japanese supermarket and experience Great Sadness, then discover a wealth of vegan items closer to home + try the Beyond Burger. Also, miso ramen and vegan tonkatsu! Kind of. Continue reading VEGAN VLOG 18: Sadness in the Japanese Food Court and a review of the Beyond Burger
It’s a freezing cold day in Chicago, and I’m heading out in search of groceries and T-shirts. Also, let’s talk some more about religion, because I see fire and immediately put my hand into it, apparently. Continue reading VEGAN VLOG 17: Jehovah’s Witnesses, Vegan Thanksgiving, and Vaccuum-Related Shyness
Testing out my Japanese camera again, I show you the ins and outs of making blurry, under-popped popcorn with a liberal application of vegan seasonings, none of which are expired. Hooray! Continue reading Vegan Vlog 16: How to make blurry vegan popcorn (one-handed!)
Instead of sitting around growing cobwebs while waiting for UPS, I thought I’d make another vlog. This one concerns a strange brightness in the sky over Chicago and my recent vegan cooking experiments. Continue reading Vegan Vlog 15: Tofu paneer, more mug cakes, and ACTUAL SUNSHINE in Chicago
Hey, let’s talk about religion, being vegan, and evangelizing, because what else can you do at five AM on a Monday morning? Also, I shall clear my throat approximately 7,000 times because **morning phlegm**. Continue reading Religion and veganism and evangelizing, oh my!
I thought I was done waking up at 3:45 AM due to the time change, but alas, this morning marked another early wakeup and general refusal from my body and brain to return to sleep. As today was Parent/Teacher Conferences and my last day at work, I took advantage of the extra time to (a) write thank-you cards to parents, (b) cook up some goodies … Continue reading Conferences, food, and drowsy catnaps
So, as it turns out, dumping loads of corn starch into a sauce simmering in your frying pan is not a great idea. :P Continue reading Vegan Vlog 13: Chinese Brown Sauce Cooking Fail (Me vs. Corn Starch)
There’s a staff meeting at work tomorrow, and that means pizza (because when you’re an exhausted, hungry teacher who’s been changing dirty diapers all day and now has to stay at work even longer for a staff meeting, you need some damn pizza). So, naturally, I had to make some pizza of my own to bring along, because sitting in a room full of people who … Continue reading Pizza pizza.
How to make vegan onigiri (Japanese rice balls) while kneeling on your kitchen floor and not measuring any ingredients. :D Continue reading Vegan Vlog 12: Making vegan Japanese rice balls (onigiri)
In which the time change turns me into a hobbit and I discuss five pretty awesome vegan cookbooks. Continue reading VEGAN VLOG 11: Time change, hobbit meals, and vegan cookbooks