Thursday, March 31, 2011

2010 NFL Season in 6 minutes

I don't mention it much in my blog, but I am a huge NFL fan. I cheer for the Chicago Bears...wooo Bears! I'm kinda missing it a lot right now, so I thought I would torture you with a video. Now watch it... you know you want to!

"I don't need a hero, I just need you to do your got me?" WOW, more drama than a soap opera...I LOVE IT!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ask your doctor about meat...

This video is hilarious! Made in the same fashion of all the drug commercials you see all the time. This totally made my day....

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mac and "Cheese"

I made some mac and cheese Sunday night. I was hunkered down watching "the curious case of benjamin button" and felt I needed some comfort food. Have you seen that movie? Sheeeeeesh! I kinda cried a few times ... shhh!

Anyway, you're might be wondering how I made it since I'm vegan, but it actually isn't that hard and I didn't feel too guilty eating it for lunch the next day either!

Pasta shells - depending on how many servings.
3/4 cup mozzarella Daiya
3/4 cup cheddar Daiya
3/4 cup Almond milk
Salt, pepper and seasonings to taste

Boil (whole wheat) pasta, rinse and set it aside..

On med heat constantly stir "dairy" ingreds until all are melted adding more milk if needed. (if you like it runnier or not)

I usually use an Italian spice blend in place of salt, but this time I used it with salt and pepper as well. You can obviously garnish it to your specific tastes. (like some ketchup - nom nom nom)

This made roughly 4 servings

Daiya cheese is a vegan cheese substitute. It is free of many common allergens including; dairy (casein and lactose), gluten, egg, peanuts and tree nuts. The main ingredient is tapioca. I have had it on a pizza and it even stretches like cheese!

I have had some friends mention they don't like it because it tastes too "buttery", but since I don't eat butter anymore it's kind of a nice treat!

Monday, March 14, 2011

I'm a merging machine!

Ok, so I just merged my two blogs together. (My friend Shannon sent me some pretty helpful links, so if anyone out there ever needs to do that let me know!) I knew eventually I would be duplicating posts and thought this was a good time as any to take the plunge. That and .... I'm lazy.

I'm SUPER tired today. I would love to say it's because I was partying all weekend for my birthday, but I was pretty tame. I only had 3 drinks and one nursed (for an hour - ahem) shooter. (I know that kind of takes away the meaning of the word, but DAMN!)It was a good party though!

The wind kept me up all night last night. So much so that I guess things were flying around outside and setting off my motion light. Juuuuust as I would be drifting off I could see through my lids that my room was a bit brighter - ARG. When I was leaving to go to work this morning I noticed that the recycling containers were all the way across the yard!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lay zee

So I've come down with a cold in my birthday week. Major boo-urns. I feel like I should have stayed home and my work is kind of suffering today as well. I came into the office today because I have plans tonight and if anyone from work saw me out later the poop would fly I'm sure.

That's the problem with getting can never plan it and it always happens at the most inopportune time. I guess that's why I got sick.. my last few weeks have been quite stressful, my birthday is this Friday and I have a few pictures is an art show the following week. Yay...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

So speaking of lazy, I have another blog that I tend to update after I've written on this one and then thought...why do I have two blogs? (Actually I have 3 but I would like to keep my photography separate from my everyday crazy thoughts. - who wants their fans thinking that they're crazy? heh, not me)

I was thinking of moving this one over to my vegan don't worry! I won't be all hippy in your face with my vegan-ness...I promise. I might have a vent here or there, but I'll try to keep it to a dull roar! Who knows when all of this will be actually moved over...I'm certainly not doing it today...zzzzzzzzzzzz

Monday, March 7, 2011

Pawsitively Sweet Vegan Bake Sale for the BC SPCA

Yay, two of my many passions come together! Eating and animals...not eating animals *sigh* you know what I mean!

Taken from the Facebook event page -

Please join us on March 9 for the Pawsitively Sweet Vegan Bake Sale to benefit the BC SPCA, hosted by Radha Yoga & Eatery (728 Main Street, Vancouver BC), with a live acoustic performance by ARCTIC!

Bakers will generously donate vegan goods, which will be sold by donation. All proceeds will go toward helping the BC SPCA speak out for animals. Also, there will be raffle prizes to be won!

The event starts at 6:30pm and will go until 9:30pm, or until all the treats... are sold out. There will be some bags available, but please remember to bring a take-out container.

While you're there, why don't you stay for dinner? Radha's new seasonal menu is up! Reservations can be made by calling 604.605.0011.

We need bakers!
If you'd like to donate baked goods, please sign up at and just drop off your items at the beginning of the sale.
All bake sale items must be vegan: no diary, eggs, honey, or any other animal products. Please also include a list of ingredients for anyone with allergy questions. Please also note if an item is gluten-free.

I have only been to Radha's once for an opening of artist friend of mine's work, but I do remember it being quite lovely! I am planning on going, so if I make it I will try to take some pics and post about it!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Another euthanized dog has come back from the dead

Puppy back from dead <-------- click to watch

I don't know even where to start with this post. Animal cruelty makes me VERY sad. When I was little I would cry if I saw road kill. Actually I still get quite sad if I see a bird or something on the highway or road. ugh...breaks my heart.

The one thing that popped out to me in this video (you'd think it was that the dogs were left outside the shelter, sick and dying...but no!)was that once the dogs were euthanized they were thrown into the dumpster. THROWN INTO A DUMPSTER! I know not every animal can have a proper burial, but throwing anything that used to be alive into a dumpster just makes me so sad. I am mortified. I don't have a solution to what they should do in place of it, but it just seems so barbaric!

Anyway, this one puppy had a happy ending, but that isn't so for millions of other animals. If some animals aren't adopted the shelters put them down at an alarming rate. Spaying or neutering your pets cuts down on the amount of poor pets that go through the shelters.

Also, not buying a pet on a whim! No bunnies for Easter! You hear me?? Those usually end up on UVIC's lawn.. *sigh* ..oh I guess not anymore..

Bye bye Bunnies <--------- click to read article

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Potato Chip Problem

When I became vegan last year I seemed to have lost all my cravings. I never really had much of a sweet tooth, but if it was there I would eat it, if not .. meh.

Most recently I have developed a problem.. it comes in the form of cravings for potato chips. It started basically around November-ish, so I just thought it might have something to do with winter and needing comfort food. Since it's still winter I can't really disprove it quite yet.

(hmmm...nom nom nom...these are my favorite!)

Last night was the WORST. I was literally jonesing and was looking to buy when I remembered that I had bought some oven fries a couple weeks earlier and decided to make some of those instead. it the potato or the salt I wonder?!

After some light research I found that salt cravings are linked to depression! UGH...that in itself is depressing! If you read the about me section you know I have thyroid issues and one of the symptoms is light to heavy depression that usually goes away once the thyroid is treated.

I've never thought of myself as depressed, but now that I think about it I was quite the "moody" child/teenager. I found that I in fact became more happy once I got rid of all the crap (ie dairy, meat, processed foods) out of my diet. Breaking up with my boyfriend in the summer actually didn't even make me depressed. (I miss him, don't get me wrong, but I wasn't staying in bed crying...I was actually going out and being social)So what's going on now?

Light bulb moment:
*My grandfather passed away in February
*I moved further away from my ex
*I'm kind of bored at work lately (Oh god, now that it's out there...please Universe...don't do anything! I like my pay cheque!)

Could these things be the cause? I am still very social, but I guess not as much as I was in the fall. Spring, hurry up so I can figure this all out!

But in the meantime, I'm going to continue munching - mwa ha ha ha!