Friday, April 29, 2011

never underestimate your influence on others

i have a love/hate relationship with facebook. if i could get away with it, i would cut it from me with a big ol' bowie knife because it is such an addictive time waster. seriously. i get on there for what i think has been a few minutes, then by the time i know it, it's friday. boo! on the other hand, i've been able to find people and relatives i've been out of touch with for years and make friends with people from all over the world. yay!

i often post links to this blog to let everyone know what i'm up to. i also post to let the omni world know i don't sit around and eat iceberg lettuce and blocks of raw tofu-gag! i was super touched when a FB friend of mine sent me the following message-(i wasn't sure if she'd be embarrassed if i posted her name so i left it out):

Hi Jen~ I love your vegan blog! I am not a vegan but recently my Great Uncle came to live with me and he is. He will eat some cheese and eggs but i can't stand to see him eat salad and toast all the time. I will be rummaging through your blog taking recipes to try, I have learned that boca burgers are just nasty! dry, and i would rather eat cardboard covered in cardboard and sawdust than spend another $5 for 4 patties. I would truly appreciate any suggestions or thoughts on how to incorporate his veganism into our "flesh" eating household, and is it possible to incorporate more meatless dishes for my family. Thanks in advance~

isn't that the best? these are the moments i'm grateful for cooking as activism. don't preachy preach, cookie-cook! i gave her some suggestions about how i use lentils as a stand in for dishes that call for ground meat.

and what have i been cookie-cookin'? wouldn't you like to know. i've been testing some things out, and i've had a few disasters that have set me back a little. remember that GF sausage? disaster. remember the GF experiment? not a disaster, but it didn't help my husband's chronic pain issue. back to the drawing board. i'll post about that later.

what wasn't a disaster was the eggplant chili mole from appetite for reduction. wowza, that was great! recipe makes a ton and freezes well. i had a friend over to try it and she said it reminded her of skyline chili. SKYLINE CHILI! so there.

here's another shot with the scallion cornbread on top. i left out the scallions:


planetjenn said...

I <3 yer blog matey. I told mom to come over for lasagna the other day. She took a bite and said "this is actually good." score! I used the cashew ricotta from Veganomicon and OMG it is amazing stuff! It was kind of a garbage can lasagna, used whatever I had, lol. I found a mac and cheese recipe that is a standard staple in the house now. No nooch! go figure.
love you...mmmwwhahhh!!!xoxo

MollyZilla said...

That's so cool! It's always pleasantly surprising when a meat-eating friend of mine tries one of my recipes and reports back that they love it. A lot of my friends have told me that my blog has just inspired them to branch out more and try new things.

PS, new follower, randomly found your blog and like the recipes (and the title).


VeganLinda said...

I have to buy Appetite for Reduction, I don't know what I am waiting for. The way to people's compassion is through their stomach.