This is a food blog, first and foremost. I've been writing here since 2008 sharing my journey of veganism with you all and showing how it can be fun and a way to truly transform how one connects with food. Veganism has helped me overcome my eating disorder, made me a shit ton of friends and followers, and has just made my overall life better. I try to avoid a bunch of personal stories about my kids, cat, and love for all things True Blood. I want to keep That PITA Vegan about the food.
But that doesn't stop life from being life. Sometimes shit happens. Shit like depression, a pending divorce, and happy crappy like that.
In the past year I've gone through a lot of changes, one being a proposed move back to MI. Well, this didn't work out. I'm getting some help for some things that a vegan lifestyle just can't help and without going into too much detail of my personal life I am asking my dedicated readers to please send me positive vibes and be patient with me while I blog to the best of my ability.
Here's the major problem: I've lost my appetite. Like I don't want to eat much of anything. I haven't wanted to cook, and have lost my joy of many things food. This is troubling to me, but instead of dissecting why I feel this way, I've just simply embraced a philosophy of keeping things a little simple and doing the best I can. What one resists, does persist as they all say in the field of psychology.
Still vegan. No slips or trips. Just don't want to eat. So I'm back to the drawing board, recognizing the red flags, and going to get some extra help. I've been eating a lot of cereal and smoothies. So my posts won't be anything extraordinary for a while. Not that my blog was ever anything amazing, it will just be a little less intense than it usually has. Truth be told, I haven't been my jovial blogging self for a while. I want to get my mojo back before MOFO this year, because I have a really cool theme I'm wanting to do.
So again, be patient, be kind. Send me good vibes.
Jen's keep-it-simple-stupid tempeh bacon marinade:
- Red wine vinegar
- Steak Sauce-(check brands for veganness)
- Bragg's liquid aminos
I just eyeballed everything and whisked together. Cut your tempeh into 1/8 inch thick strips and let it soak in the marinade overnight. I pan fry mine with a little bit of nonstick spray, but you could get a nice crisp by frying in oil. This isn't your typical tempeh bacon, it's just a nice savory marinade that isn't smoky or garlicky. The tempeh from this makes great BLTs.