#VeganMoFo Day 11: The Kitchen Tour: The Movie

I literally filmed myself giving you a tour of the kitchen. I did not plan to put myself on camera, and I had to find a video-editing app for my phone to stitch the intro in, then I played with some of the settings. (Just be glad I didn’t make like ten 30-second clips and…

#VeganMoFo Day 10: Almost All Vegan Food Is Unconventional Already

What are our best secret ingredients, after all, but weirdo vegan secrets? Aquafaba? Nutritional yeast? Cashews that are not merely part of a snack nut mix?! Come on. Any one of these things will garner a raised eyebrow from most of your relatives, and that’s not even counting those who make a face at the…

#VeganMoFo Day 9: Ode to a Knife

This is the first poem I have written since high school, and they have all been very bad. O Chef’s Knife, If at first entranced by your gentle waves, I am immediately impressed With your keen blade As it glides with my hand through the layers of an onion, Too quick to make me cry…

#VeganMoFo Day 8: Meet Some Friends I Made With Salad!

I have a couple friends who love salad. Their names are Lilly and Ollie and they weigh about four pounds each and have lopped ears. They’re total raw foodists, which isn’t for me, but I get it. Rabbits just have different digestive systems. Their favorite foods include dandelion greens, escarole, fennel, parsley, cilantro, dill, lettuce,…

#VeganMoFo Day 7: No Fake Anything

For my money, no international cuisine embodies today’s theme of “original vegan” like Indian food. Sure, they’re more likely to cook with dairy, but vegetable oils are common and inexpensive and lentils, beans, rice, and other grains are critical components to dishes throughout the region. At the farmers’ market this week, I picked up a…

#VeganMoFo Day 6: I’m Nuts for Vegan Cheese

HAAAAA HA HA. GET IT??! NUTS!!!!! Yeah. OK. So finally, there’s vegan cheese that doesn’t gross me out, and it’s made out of nuts. But it’s also super expensive, so I usually just make some vegan cheese. Cashew ricotta is quick and easy for a creamy filling/topping; nutty nooch is just nuts/seeds of my choice–usually…

#VeganMoFo Day 5: I Don’t Believe in an Interventionist Veganism

But I know, darling, that you do. Seriously, though – making a lifestyle change based on one meal is a bit much to ask. So maybe let’s focus on that thin pie slice of maybe-could-be-vegan-but… sorts. You know, the ones who say things like “But I love cheese too much.” Yes, I realize that’s tomorrow’s…

#VeganMoFo Day 2: I Didn’t Get Fat Eating Kale

OK, to be fair, I was fat before I went vegan, but I also didn’t experience any kind of miraculous weight loss after I did, because god dammit, I LOVE SUGAR and I WON’T BE SHAMED. Anyway, among my favorite homemade junk foods is any kind of cookie, period, which I sometimes just make into…