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Via the VeganMofo Twitter Account: Has a Non-Vegan Ever Cooked For you

This isn’t the most inspiring of posts, but the tweet caught my interest and maybe it’s love but I’ve been pretty touched by some minor efforts on behalf of my family and friends for their short-green-haired-vegan.

The most recent meal cooked for me by a non-vegan was from my lover A. It wasn’t fancy, heck it wasn’t healthy or balanced, but it was really sweet (for me anyway). Coming from a 20’something guy who doesn’t cook and eats Kraft dinner out of the pot for himself the effort was nice.

Ok, no more lies, the big seller is I just really, really love potatoes. He wound up baking us both up some potatoes which we ate with a variety of pickles he has stashed about his apartment. At the time I was staying with him and his roommate because I was homeless, going through a super rough time, not eating much (because I was a) couch surfing and b) low on $). So having a full stomach and eating with someone (who did all the cooking) was a nice change.

If I recall correctly, it was baked potatoes, bread and butter pickled vegetables, dill pickles and some pickled beets possibly with minute maid mix-from frozen juice. It wasn’t glamorous, but sometimes being taken care of by someone (despite their abilities/usual tendencies) was really nice. There is no better way to care for someone or take care of them then to feed them. That’s my mind set anyway.


Veganmofo: Lazy day

Today was a very lazy day, the only real moment of excitement was busting out my new Bodum and subsequently drinking three full bodums of coffee today. I think I may have a problem.

Otherwise a short recap of my meals today (sorry no photos).
Breakfast: mocha just-us coffee with silk creamer
2 packs of instance apple cinnamon oatmeal in a lovely soup mug

(eaten maybe 2 hours after breakfast): Farmer’s market sesame kissed spelt roll with earthbalance
large bowl of leftover soup! [potato broccoli-vcon] (the last of it! including the serving the dog got with breakfast).
more coffee
dinner/packed school meal: A salad, lame but i was out of re-heatable containers. bonus was able to use my cool new to-go-ware!

Romain lettuce, 1 tomato, vegan bacon bits, pita chips and knock off goddess dressing
and a travel mug with the last on the coffee from the am
Salad was kinda like this one:
Simple side salad

second dinner:
My lovely roommate adam brought me back a dragon roll from minatos! yay!

Study period:
another bodum of coffee, 1 litre of pepsi

Further snacking shame: an entire pack of tofurkey slices, yeah I know I’m gross. but I am about to make up for it with a bowl of nooch, garlic and cayenne popcorn! MMM late night snacks.

We really wanted vegan nachos but the weather and sheer laziness has prevented a journey to the 24/7 grocery. Besides, I’m sure the popcorn is healthier….

What is your favourite late night snack?

And you people thought vegan meant healthy

Well as usual, I am here to prove you wrong and bring you down into the gutters of vegan cuisine and eating. No, I’m not going to re-create mike’s Tater pig, but we are headed into Lazy, Processed, No Effort, Heart Attack promotive Eating.

First up on our way to triple bi-pass, my introduction to solid food one week after wisdom tooth surgery. It ain’t pretty, but damn if it isn’t tasty. Simple, spicy fries and gravy. Gross you say? I thought so too, packaged spicy fries are to be enjoyed on their own or preferably not at all, but thanks to my little brother and his disgusting habits, I’ve given it a shot and by Goddess if it isn’t white trash good eatings.

Extremely simple, prepare frozen spicy fries as directed by package. Once fries are done and hot, open your can of mushroom gravy (vegan of course) and ladle on top of plated fries.

Normally I would suggest you heat the gravy first, but as I wasn’t supposed to be eating hot foods this combination of hot fries and room temperature gravy turned out to be a great combination (not warm enough for it to be an issue with my stitches but not so cold I want to hurl and give up eating all together). This was especially helpful if allowed to sit for a few minutes in order to soften up the crispier edges of the fries. Those of you not recovering from Oral Surgery are encourage to eat immediately.