Veganuary: How to Go Vegan and Not Hate It

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 … Continue reading Veganuary: How to Go Vegan and Not Hate It

SO YOU WANT TO BE A VEGAN… (Part 2: Calcium)

Hello, friends. You may remember me from such posts as SO YOU WANT TO BE A VEGAN... (Part 1) and Nutritiony Things I Have Learned # 1 (Protein). Or perhaps this is your first visit to my weird little blog, in which I case, welcome. In today's installment of SO YOU WANT TO BE A … Continue reading SO YOU WANT TO BE A VEGAN… (Part 2: Calcium)

SO YOU WANT TO BE A VEGAN… (Part 1: Basics)

So, you want to be a vegan! Or, more likely, you don't. Hey, that's all right. Thassokay. No judgment here. We cool. But even if you don't want to be a vegan, maybe you have some questions or want to know a little bit about these mysterious kale-eating creatures, so hey, let's start with a … Continue reading SO YOU WANT TO BE A VEGAN… (Part 1: Basics)

Nutritiony Things I Have Learned #1

Join me today, won't you, for the glorious first installment of... NUTRITIONY THINGS I HAVE LEARNED! Today's topic? Protein. So, protein deficiency is the thing most people worry about when it comes to vegans and vegetarians, and yet most of us probably can't think of anyone we know (or have even heard of) who has … Continue reading Nutritiony Things I Have Learned #1

Actual recipe! Chocolate-Date Pie.

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 … Continue reading Actual recipe! Chocolate-Date Pie.

Vegan Stuff!

Greetings, friends. I'm off to the shower in a moment, but I thought I'd share the fact that I've compiled a page of links and resources for anyone interested in vegan stuff or plant-based eating. It is, creatively, entitled, "Vegan Stuff," and you can find it either in the top site menu or right here: … Continue reading Vegan Stuff!

In which I make vegan Doritos and a Smoothie of Amazingness (ooh)

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 … Continue reading In which I make vegan Doritos and a Smoothie of Amazingness (ooh)

Pizza pizza.

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 … Continue reading Pizza pizza.

Books, books, books!

Because I apparently don't have enough to do with all my other projects, I also recently started work on a vegan cookbook, this one designed to highlight (a) how very bad I am at vegan cooking and (b) how you can potentially avoid my mistakes. The idea hit me while I was in the shower, … Continue reading Books, books, books!