Kitteh-heavy Vegan MoFo 2013 Wrap-Up


I fell behind in MoFo-ing a little. This has been my busiest month of the year since driving halfway across the continent for 4 long damn days. So, in an effort to redeem myself, I give you: my (short-ish) answers to all of the 30 writing prompts... almost.

Your Origin Story (what led you to become vegan?)
I wanted to go vegetarian since I was about 10 because I loved animals and thought raw meat was a pretty gross and obviously cruel. I tried going veg at 19 when I went off to university, and a doctor told me I had a cold and would stay sickly because I was lacto-ova vegetarian, so I quit. (This is also why I don't pay a lot of heed to doctors in-general these days! With very few exceptions.) At around 23-24, I woke up after a dream (I can't remember now) and hopped straight on the internet to order go vegetarian starter kits

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Potato waffles are a thing? Vegan finds, compulsive purchasing...

So apparently savoury potato mini-waffles are a thing now, at least according to a nearby European-owned stupormarket... They're new to me, anyway!


Have you seen these things before?


They're almost ok with dahl and stuff... almost.


But they're not super.
Aren't waffles supposed to have indents,
not holes punched right through them?

I found these on a quick jaunt through an Aldi store, and was all, "Potato what-now?" I checked the ingredients, then was all, "OMG VEGAN MUST BUY BECAUSE VEGAN." Normally this is not something I would buy. These mini-waffle things were a bit greasy, like oven-bake fries. The directions say to oven-bake or deep-fry(!) so I baked. Not potatoey enough for my taste, too fluffy, oily, processed-tasting, etc.

Do you ever buy daft food products just because they're vegan? Found any gems? Or anything absolutely appalling?


They weren't a total waste.
They provided fuel for some ballet!

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10 Refreshing Spring Breakfasts!

Welcome the warmer months with FRUIT YOU GUYS ALL THE FRUIT... Okay, yes. After the winter, the best fruits start to emerge. First papayas, then mangoes, mulberries on our tree, and early summer stone fruit.

My Top 10 Favorite Spring Breakfasts!

1. Watermelon! Watermelon! I love, you love, watermelon! Blended up with some mint. Yummy. 2. Papaya and strawberry smoothie: end-of-season strawberries meet start-of-season papayas for a rosewater flavour straight from Eden. 3. Kiwi feast: stuff in as many soft, ripe kiwis are possible. About a dozen should do it! 4. Citrus-herb water to start: slice up a lemon or limes, maybe an orange, too, stuff all the slices into a big jug or jar along with some leafy pungent herbs like basil or mint, and fill with water. Leave overnight in the fridge, and drink first thing in the morning to add a fresh zing to your day! Then on to a super-thick banana cinnamon smoothie/custard poured over
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Breaking Bad Blue Meth Cupcakes

Some Breaking Bad love for VeganMofo's TV Tuesday!

I admit, this isn't my usual fare, but I made these to celebrate that Breaking Bad has reminded us all what the medium of television is capable of: awesomeness at around 99% purity. Maybe even a touch beyond that. White gold.

Someone else is going to have to eat these monstrosities because I don't do drugs or junk food as a general rule... but these are vegan AND oil-free AND gluten-free! Way more pure than regular old street cupcakes, obvs. So I might have to try one. Just this once. I give unto thee, for great dramatic television celebratory purposes only:

Blue Meth Cupcakes

Blue Meth Crystals (Blue Toffee/Hard Candy)

500g (Walter) white sugar
3/4 cup cold water
1 tablespoon of pulp-free lemon juice or (Walter) white vinegar
a few drops of blue food colour

Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar completely

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Vegan Pizza Favourites

Every pizza enthusiast has their own way of throwing together pizzas, their own topping preferences. My basic method: I like a good marinara sauce on the bottom with some onion and garlic, a HUGE amount of chopped greens on top of that (makes the pizza taste "fresher"!), a light sprinkle of cheese to hold those together, and a thick covering of my favourite seasonal and perennial fruit and veg on top, followed by another sprinkling of cheese.

pizzaOther people go lighter on toppings, some people like diced toppings and others like big old chunky chunks. Some folks like thick bases, some like thin, some like mini-pizzas some like a pizza that wouldn't fit in most standard ovens! Some people like making wholemeal or spelt bases, others gluten-free, and some go for a dehydrated raw zucchini-flaxseed base with fresh raw toppings on top!

Whatever your preference, the end product is always fairly darn delicious. In fact, if you're like me, you

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New Books! New Books! V Is for Vegan and Thrive

New books and tomorrow's watermelony breakfast!

The kid's are excited about V Is for Vegan - Ruby Roth's books have such stunning illustrations, and this one is particularly cute as it's designed for younger readers, aged 3-7. Check out WeDontEatAnimals.com for more info...

... and I'm excited about Thrive! Recommended for athletes during my Plant-Based Nutrition course via Cornell/T Colin Campbell Foundation, Brendan Brazier's book is sure to help me cope better with Insanity workouts and recovery and create some more zing. The forward in this edition is by Hugh Jackman as well: "I have noticed increased energy and more restful sleep. My desire for sugar and salt is waning, and what's more, I am following these recipes, and loving them." I'm going to turn into lady-Wolverine any day now. Yep! Sure thing, bro.

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