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Veganmofo: Ok, I know it’s over but I just got my swap today!

Over on the ppk we had arranged a mofo swap! Which was basically a care package to assemble and send to another lucky mofoer! Well my lovely (and talented) swap partner Kelly! or warriortwo so check her out.

I am so so so in love with this loot, check it.

3 PACKS OF JERKY!! I am a huge jerky whore, nomnomnom. Although Party wound up grabbing my opened bag of spicy ‘chicken’ flavour! RAWR -_-. I was not impressed, and it was considered a great lost. Not sure what it is about stonewall jerky, but man I cannot get enough!

Other look includes organic spices and body care samples!

Stickers, pins and zines oh my!
Go Vegan!

And chimes!! Mango ginger to be exact and boy are they good.

She also made me a burnt cd “Got my mofo working!” which I am excited to play.
Mofo cd!

thank you so much kelly! and I am glad you enjoyed your package as well.


Veganmofo: The Magic of Tea!

Just quick post to sing the many, many praises of tea.
nothing beats a fresh hot cut of tea to warm you body and soul.
PPK tea swap!

which brings me to this post, the ppk tea bag swap!

I received mine today from Anna, and I hope hers arrived safe and sound.

Lovely shot of my assortment, I cannot wait to try the cucumber tea! neato!

Decadent Double Chocolate Peanutbutter cookies

If there were only one cookie in my life (were a the monogamous cookie kind) this would be it. These rich, chewy, chocolate, creamy delights are more than any cookie lover could hope for.

These are a simple altered version of Isa’s Double Chocolate Cookies found here.
The original recipe is great, so be sure to check her out along with her amazing books.

My batter wasn’t terribly hard like the recipe describes and I was able to stir it fine with a wooden spoon (to avoid losing punk points!). This batter however is oily, so be prepared to get your hands messy and moisturized! I used a coffee grinder to grind the flax seeds and simply whisked in the soymilk.

So, here is the twist to making these cookies fantastic. Peanut butter. I only added a 1/4 cup, but I will soon be trying these with larger amounts. This gives the cookies a subtle and not overwhelming peanut butter flavour. The other change I made was to use a generously filled table spoon measure to form even balls of dough.
I also ignored the part about pressing down the balls of dough which resulted in smaller, thicker cookies which I liked more. Try it both ways and see which you like more, here is an example of the original method of pressing and next to it the non-press method.

These are omni approved, although be warned the bestowing of these cookies may result in socially awkward exclamations such as”this cookie is so good it’s giving me an erection”.

That one ingredient

If you are anything like me you always wind up purchasing some product, produce, sauce etc simply because they are on a clearance sale (i.e. the use me ASAP sale). Normally marked down produce is my main weakness, which always leaves me drawing a blank on what to do with my abundance of quickly spoiling goodies.

This week the culprits are two pounds of button mushrooms. I love mushrooms, and usually add them to just about everything I make. However, having not made anything recently I need to find a mushroom centered dish and quick. I usually turn to the PPK as unlike vegweb (which I do love/enjoy) the ppk never disapoints. Plus as an added bonus a while back Bethamphatamine
had some free time and compiled a handy dandy list of a group of the “what do I do with ____” threads and was kind enough to share it with the rest of us. So now I am sharing it with you, behold the glory of the “What to do with just about anything thread”

Food Survey Fun!

This one is brought to you by the lovely Jess of get sconed!.

1. What was the most recent tea you drank?
Licormint from back home!

2. What vegan forms do you post/lurk on? If so, what is your username? Spill!
I post on the ppk, username B.A.D.

3. You have to have tofu for dinner, and it has be an Italian dish. What comes to mind first?
Tofu balls in spicy marinara over whole grain pasta.

4. How many vegan blogs do you read on an average day?
A day? Well I tend to only get a few hours a day with internet (sometimes none at all), but with veganmofo I tend to read 10 post/entires or so. Unless it’s my day, then I can spent the whole day reading about vegangoodies

5. Besides your own, what is the most recent one you’ve read?

Kittee’s review (cakemakertothestars) and Ash’s post on this survey (lovelikeavegan)

6. If you could hang out with a vegan blogger that you haven’t met, who would it be, and what would you do?

One I haven’t met? hmmm well I love everyone i’ve met, but for those I haven’t I would love to chill with Katie (Don’teatoffthesidewalk) for some wings and buffy watching. And Jordan (hopestinks), because lets face it she is pretty awesome and a fellow Canadian (for now)

7. If you had to base your dinners for a week around one of the holy trilogy – tofu, seitan or tempeh, which would it be?
Tempeh! I have so many great tempeh recipes and its often too long before I bother to make them again. It’s still good for you if you fry it right?

8. If you had to use one in a fight, which would it be?
Most people seem to have a fear or tofu, so I guess it would be a good weapon.

9. Name 3 meals you’d realistically make with that tough protein of choice!
Fried tofu sticks and fries, vegan lasagna with vcon caesar and baked tofu with veggies and wild rice.

10. What’s a recipe in vegan blogland that you’ve been eyeing?
Soo many. Although I’ve been meaning to make kittee’s gulten log.

And I have yet to make Katie’s Pumpkin cinnamon rolls.

11. Do you own any clothing with vegan messages/brands on them?
Yes… most of my wardrobe. Current fav, the Liberate Hoodie I bought from herbivore (not sure who did the design).

12. Have you made your pilgrimage to the ‘vegan mecca’ yet? (Portland, duh)
Yes. Once every year, since the gathering.

13. What age did you first go vegan? Did it stick?
I was 12? and it stuck.

14. What is the worst vegan meal you’ve had? Who cooked it?
Anyone who’s ever tried to feed me salad. And the first time I cooked with tempeh, some kinda tomato taco idea… failed miserably.

15. What made you decide to blog?
Honest? So I’d have something to tell people when they asked about my food photographing. I love reading about food, and I figured maybe writing about it would be cool too. Plus, it gives me something to do with all my food photos besides post them on the ppk.

16. What are three of your favorite meals to make?
Well on the farm, whatever is easiest so a lot of pasta.

All time:

1) chickpea cutlets mustard gravy and lemon herb roasted potatoes with steamed greens.

2) BBQ collards, mashed potatoes, baked tofu

3) lasagna with vcon caesar and garlic bread

17. What dish would you bring to a vegan Thanksgiving-themed potluck?
Stuffed squash!

18. Where is your favorite vegan meal at a restaurant? How many times have you ordered it?
Hard one… lately vegan calzone and garlic knots from pizza Aroma althought I’ve only had it once.

19. What do you think the best chain to dine as a vegan is?
Chain? hmm… pizza hut? I have a thing for the crispy crusts

20. My kitchen needs a………

Vitamix! or kitchen aid mixer.

21. This vegetable is not allowed in my kitchen…..!
Olives. If they even are vegetables.

22. What’s for dinner tonight?
Something from house of Hong! (going out with Farm Staff)

23. What’s your favourite cookie cutter?
The farm animal cookie cutters Jacblades sent me!

Home for days and first meal-Take that McD’s

Oven Fries and Burgers, amazing.
Plain, simple and lazy as all fork veggie burger fried in onions basted with BBQ sauce.
Local bakery vegan buns (white, but hey Unhealthy is in my blog name) toasted, vegan moza slice with mustard and ketchup.
I also decorated the tree today, so that’s done too. And I included the bonus picture of the forums.

Although the meal may not be extravagant of wholesomely good for you, it taste great and was a nice break bake into the kitchen. Food doesn’t have to be fancy, and it must always be about health, fat and slimmer waist lines. Besides the fries were baked not fried, salt was limited and the cheese is trans fat free and dairy free to!

Nomicon is upon us!

Yay! All you lucky folks with your kitchens get out there and start eating! And can someone send me a copy of the book? Maybe a stove to go with it??