Thursday, September 9, 2010

a whale of a cracker and versatile blogging

hey everyone! store bought graham crackers are awesome if you're a vegetarian or omnivore. if you're vegan, you get to refinance your home to buy a box of mediocre graham crackers. it's enough to drive anyone crazy. the solution? the vegan graham cracker recipe from vegan cookies invade your cookie jar . the other fun part is that you can use cookie cutters to come up with your own fun shapes. my son loved these. this recipe was ridiculously simple--the most kitchenly challenged folk could crank these babies out in a jiffy. pictured above are graham whales, hearts, and stars of david. if you're feeling particularly fancy, you can dip them in melted chocolate. if you bake them for a few minutes short of the suggested time, this recipe makes AWESOME ice cream sammies. you'll never want store bought again.

HYGE veganos apologies to woz for my tardiness in answering her call to the honor of versatile blogger. thanks, woz! here's the scoop:

Ms. Woz, gave me the honor of The Versatile Blogger Award. I was flattered because there are so many other vegan blogs out there that are way cooler than mine that get much more traffic. But there's my dirty secret folks: I associate success with the number of people who like and visit. Very lame. I should just focus on what makes me happy.

  • Thank the person who gave you the award.
  • Share seven things about yourself.
  • Give this award out to 15 other bloggers that you think are fabulous, interesting and deserving. NOTE: I don't have much time, so I only picked five people.
  • Contact each of the bloggers you chose.

Seven things about me:

1) I will not lie. I love TV. TV told me so. I understand why one would cut themselves off from the boob tube, but I always laugh inside when someone gets all high n' mighty about how everyone should "kill their television." Have they not seen the wonders of America's Funniest Home Videos, True Blood, Breaking Bad, The Simpsons, and Web Soup?

2) I don't think fat jokes are funny. Ever.

3) People who are super militant about anything--good or bad do very little to help their cause. I understand one's drive and passion, but if you're just acting like the po-po about your activism, people will just make fun of you.

4) I was married in a Simpson's themed wedding in May of 2003. I dressed as Marge, and Mr. J dressed as Homer. When we weren't contacted about the Simpson's documentary hosted by Morgan Spurlock, I sat shiva. We were ROBBED!

5) My kids are cute. I'm not just saying that because I'm their mother. My spouse and I are amazed we won the genetic crap shoot twice.

6) My dream job is to own my own vegan b&b and catering service.

7) I have no interest in creating my own vegan cook book. There are just too many out there! I do have an idea for a good vegan book-(tenting fingers). I'd share it with you, but I'd have to kill you.

Now for the blogger love! I present the following amazing blogs with The Versatile Blogger award:

vegan appetite-tami is one of the vegan cooking community's best kept secrets. she really deserves more publicity.
vegan crunk-bianca is an amazing chef and food blogger.
dallas vegan- i really enjoy the reviews and people profiles! i feel very well equipped if i ever travel to tey-has.
pixiepine blog- i really like all of the household and craft tips!
tofu n' sprouts- i wish i had a mother like her growing up. this woman really knows her stuff and has some super awesome suggestions on how to go vegan on a budget.

coming up: a sweet new year--shana tova!


Jen said...

there are so many more i would have enjoyed tagging, but i just didn't have time: miss v's kitchen, chocolate covered katie, etc.

Bianca said...

Thanks lady!! I miss your blog. I always check blogs in the order they're updated when I open my browser in the morning...just goin' down the list, and I've noticed that I never make it very far down that list these days because I'm always busy workin'. I need to make sure I check back here often because I love you!!

I also love that you had a Simpsons-themed wedding...too cute! You should post pics.

Leslie R. said...

Thanks for the shout out!!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Thanks for the mention, Jen! It's so cool to learn more about you. One of my dreams is to open a vegan B and B, too! Mine will be in Vermont. What about yours?

You're right, you were robbed.

With that great cookbook idea, you just might have to write it.....

Peggy said...

I've never tried making graham crackers at home but these look too cute to pass up!

Vegiegail said...

Just write to the folks at Foodbuzz and let them know you only want vegan ads. They'll be happy to filter them.