Greetings, friends, and a very merry Veganuary to you! After the approximately 500 years that comprised 2020, it’s nice to take a clean step into 2021 and entertain a shred of optimism that this year may be better. And while we can’t control what The World at large does, we can at the very least somewhat control the “better” in our own lives. And one way to do that is via what we eat.
When it comes to going vegan, most people exist somewhere on the spectrum between “ugh, never” and “tHiS iS tHe BeSt ThInG eVeR!1!” As with most folks, I myself started on the “ugh, never” side and am now firmly entrenched in the “best thing ever” camp.
But why? Why go vegan? Could we perhaps have the reasons in a handy list format that makes everything clear and easy to read?
Continue reading “Veganuary: How to Go Vegan and Not Hate It”
Greetings! I’ve been half-awake for most of the morning, but I’ve still managed to teach some lessons, correct some homework, and do some cooking. As the cooking was actually successful, I thought I would include a recipe here, more so because the creation I speak of actually did not come from someone else’s recipe, and instead came from the depths of my fevered, chocolate-craving mind: CHOCOLATE DATE … Continue reading Actual recipe! Chocolate-Date Pie.
Today, a discussion of my struggles to eat healthily and get enough exercise, plus a tragic tale of egg in my rice. Additionally, my microphone has betrayed me yet again, so the sound isn’t as crisp and clear as last time. Alas. Someday I’ll sort this stuff out, rly. Continue reading VEGAN VLOG 27: Cravings, exercise, and delicious junky junk food
In which I further discuss my attempts at raw vegan eating (including some frozen berry-inspired trauma), Darla attempts to attract my attention by attacking various nearby objects, and I am a good Samaritan tragically trapped in my home for (probably) the rest of the day. Also, headset = actually functioning, so you may be able to hear me in this video. Hooray! Continue reading VEGAN VLOG 26: Darla + Coffee = Probably Bad, and “Raw, Vegan, Not Gross”
So, news flash: Chicago is cold! Also, I’ve been experimenting with raw vegan dishes in an attempt to avoid post-meal regret and general suffering. Hurrah! Also, I’m not sure the camera app on my computer actually uses the headset microphone, as the sound quality on this video is less awesome than I’d expected. Sadface, etc. Continue reading VEGAN VLOG 25: In which Chicago is cold and I try some raw vegan (non-)cookin’.
In which I test out my new webcam and talk briefly about the nifty vegan cookbooks I painstakingly selected from the local library. Whee! Continue reading VEGAN VLOG 24: Back with vegan cookbooks and Star Wars swag!
As it turns out, watching dozens of documentaries about health can turn you into a lunatic. Who knew? They should really make a documentary about that. Continue reading VEGAN VLOG 23: Going too far with vegan health vids and the downside of juice
In which I discuss the ravages days of Thanksgiving food has wreaked upon my stomach and the methods I’ve undertaken to reverse the horror. Also, there is some discussion of fruit juice, giant salads, cauliflower-related injuries, and deformed spring rolls, plus a bonus ramble regarding my hair. Enjoy. :P Continue reading VEGAN VLOG 22: Thanksgiving rebound, deformed spring rolls, and an abused tree
Today, I discuss such riveting topics as my failures at time management in online ESL lessons, what I ate for Thanksgiving, queer representation (or lack thereof) on “The Good Place,” and Darla’s new gnawing target, the Christmas tree. Also, I talk about grocery shopping, because I work from home now and grocery shopping is apparently a major highlight of any day. Bonus (?): Photos of … Continue reading Vegan Vlog 21: Vegan Thanksgiving, The Good Place, and Darla vs. the Christmas Tree
Part I: The hopeful beginning, when I still suspect something edible may come out of this experiment. Part II: Reality comes crashing down on our intrepid young (?) baking hero as she looks in horror at the Uncle Owen/Aunt Beru situation in her oven. Oh, well. I ate the carrot sticks (along with some Trisuits and yellow bell peppers) with the remainder of my tofu … Continue reading VEGAN VLOG 20: How to burn your homemade granola
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)