Lost my voice?

October 29, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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I feel like I have lost my writing voice, my cooking voice, everything. (Not literally.)

I feel like my life is too boring to get on here and write constantly.

I deal with words all day long, that by the end of it, I don’t want anything to do with words. I see blogs like SUAR, the Hungry Runner Girl and Oh She Glows, (to name just a few that I follow) and I wonder where they get their inspiration? They inspire me every day, and sometimes write multiple posts a day!!

Do you know how I spend my days?

I wake up at noon. I either sit on the couch all day watching Netflix, running errands or actually exercising before getting ready for work and leaving about 4:30 p.m. Then I sit at work from 5:15 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. Then I go home and watch more Netflix with the boyfriend. This is my day, everyday. And as far as food? Usually instant, microwavable or very quick nowadays. Nothing too exciting, at all.

I don’t think you want to hear about what I watched on Netflix or how I ran/walked a measly 2 miles. Or how I nuked the latest Morning Star dish.

*SIGH*

I am patiently waiting for my muse, but until then, if anyone has any tips, that would be great.

My love affair with New York City

October 23, 2011 at 12:26 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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There is just something about New York City that excites me and makes me feel like home. I’m not sure what it is, but I LONG to live there. There is always something to do, somewhere to be, something great VEGAN to eat!

So, I went to New York for the NY Comic Con last weekend. Yup, I’m a geek. My boyfriend is an artist, the starving comic book kind, and we needed to go to this convention.

I gave one stipulation: vegan food. And lots of it.

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I’m in NEW YORKKK! (almost)

October 13, 2011 at 9:16 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Yes, I am singing Alicia Keys. This is because I am traveling to the Big Apple on Friday for …. COMIC CON!

And you bet your top dollar that I am dressing up.

*Now, I must break for a moment and apologize for not blogging as much recently. Stress, anxiety and a personal issue has gotten the best of me, and picking myself back up from this has been a bit difficult. In the meantime, I haven’t thought of any blog ideas of me not making food, and I certainly haven’t been in the mood to bake/cook/even do the dishes. But I shouldn’t let life get in the way of my dedication and obligations.*

Ahem, so, what I am requesting from everyone in the blogosphere is, GIVE ME PLACES TO EATTTT!!!!

I have been to Blossom and to Franchia, and also babycakes a long time ago. Oh and Lula’s Sweet Apothecary.

I will be at the Javits Center at 655 West 34th Street. If any vegans want to meet up, by all means, let’s plan!

Nom, nom, I can’t wait!!

Vegan MoFo: Soup & vegan finds in mainstream media

October 9, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Posted in VeganMoFo | Leave a comment
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Hello, all! I mean to post more often but work has been crazy.
I love soup. And it’s definitely that time of year.
I also love it when I read a mainstream magazine and there is a vegan recipe. Not a vegan-adaptable recipe, but an actual vegan recipe.
Self magazine with Kim Kardashian on it (March, April or May’s edition) had this soup recipe, and I love it.
It’s super easy, too: Vegetable broth, water, tomatoes, chickpeas, frozen peas, arugula and garlic.
I learned a lesson from this soup, though. Nothing is ever too easy.
I put the soup in a coffee mug and microwaved it. It was popping in the microwave but I didn’t think it would pop in my FACE. I burned my face a little but I didn’t get it in my eye.

This is the day AFTER the soup incident. And again, forgot to take a photo until I hate half of it.

VeganMoFo: An hour to spare

October 4, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Posted in VeganMoFo | 4 Comments
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Because I work nights, I usually go home during the afternoon from my long trips, and then go right to work.Obviously, this doesn’t give me much time to cook so my options are either buy more instant food (ehhh) or make something quick and easy that I already have in the house. Sometimes that’s easy, too, but sometimes it’s hard and I have to eat more instant foods.

Lucky for me, I stocked up on a couple things when I was visiting my parents, who have a Wegman’s only 10 minutes from their house (I have one that’s about 45 minutes, as are the two Whole Foods.)

I forgot to take a photo until I was one-third into eating it!

We have an abundance of kale now from the farm, so I pan fried that, and then I made some instant vegan mashed potatoes. I combined and there is my dinner, in addition to a banana and some more sweet potatoes from Friday. (yum starch!)

The fall season bounty has me super excited and I can’t wait to start cooking! I love the kale I have now, but I want my squash and apples! It’s just, there is so many dishes out there, I can’t seem to decide on what to make!

Anyone have some suggestions?

VeganMoFo: Eating on the road

October 4, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Posted in VeganMoFo | 4 Comments
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I started the first day VeganMoFo traveling to visit my baby sister, who just started college. And where she is going, it’s in the middle of nowhere. I doubted any vegan fare, and I was mostly correct. So, because I always like to be prepared, I brought enough food to keep me happy.

I know this has nothing to do with my food per-say, but this is a constant struggle for me when traveling. I am embarrassed by my constant carrying of a cooler or plastic bags full of food, and eating at weird times or in weird places (like the few minutes before we all go out to eat and I get a salad for the rest of the day or in a vehicle quickly or when everyone goes to bed.)

I have a number of go-to foods when I travel, depending on the location and activities.

1. Hummus and chips, or something close to it. I love this because it’s protein packed and easy to transport.

2. Granola bars and the like. I am always experimenting with granola bars and their tastes/ability to be stuffed in my purse and still edible. I have been getting away from granola bars but I still buy them.

3. Frozen foods/packaged foods. In order to actually eat something to keep me going, I look for the easy cook, eat and throw-away items. I love Dr. McDougall soups, rice packs, Amy’s vegan mac and cheese and another Amy’s item, a hot pocket of sorts.

But what about when I have to/when we do go out to eat?

I personally keep it safe with a salad, if there’s not a veg-friendly restaurant in the area (or I can’t get anyone to go to.) One thing I did to change things up at the last wedding I was in, was to add a small baggie of chickpeas and nutritional yeast to the salad, which had been stored in my purse. Little snack baggies are very helpful in this situation.

If we stop at a gas station (SHEETZ!) I always look for something I can eat, such as nuts, chips, pretzels, etc.

Worst case scenario, I drag someone to Subway or Walmart to buy some food.

And something I love to do is once I get home, I treat myself to good, healthy food, and detox from the crazy eating schedule and the large amount of processed salt in my body.

What do you do about eating vegan when you travel???

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