Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Today's my birthday!!! I'm 18! I finally reached the adult age in Mexico. I'm really happy, but sadly I can't go out because of the virus going around in Mexico. No one is allowed to go out of their homes unless is really necessary....my birthday celebration can wait until all of this clears up a bit. I'm still really thankful for everything that has happened this last year. The best gift I can have is turing another year older...one more year with the ones I love.
God is the one that has protected me until now and he deserves all the glory.
I'm really excited for what this year holds for me....
Oh, because this blog IS about food....I made the jelly donut cupcakes from Veganomicon. AMAZING! They are like magic!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Here Emily is in her own words:
Do you have any animal companions? I don't have any animal companions right now. My amazing dog Snookie passed away a year ago. She was 17 years old. I miss her. She was super sweet and smart. I'm not ready for another animal in my life right now, especially because I wouldn't have the time to take proper care of them (we work 16- to 17-hour days). I look forward to the day I can bring another animal into my home. They enrich our lives so much! Of course, I would adopt!
What made you decide to go vegan? In high school, a teacher screened the documentary "Diet for a New America" based on the book of the same name. It exposes the dirty business of factory farms: the cruelty that the animals experience, the dangers of a meat-based diet to your health, and the devastating environmental impact. I decided to go vegetarian on the spot with the intention to go completely vegan when I was ready. It took me two years. I've never looked back.
What are some of your favorite vegetarian foods? I love anything Dave Anderson makes at Madeleine Bistro in Los Angeles, and I love the food at Candle 79 in New York City. I'm obsessed with cookies from Sun Flour Bakery.
I don't really cook for myself right now since my schedule is insane. I look forward to the day I can pick up my Veganomicon cookbook and go to town!! I also indulge in raw chocolate on a daily basis.
If you could make people wake up to one issue involving animals or one particular form of cruelty to animals, what would it be and what would you wish for? In my experience, the issue that is avoided the most is [raising] animals for food, specifically factory farms. Nothing makes me more upset than when someone says they don't want to know about the horrors going on. Ten billion animals every year in North America have to live and die in horrible ways; the least we can do is hear about it. I have hope, though. More and more people are going veg and vegan. Look at the popularity of Skinny Bitch and PETA as an organization and how they have changed people's minds about animals and food. It is so much better than it was almost 16 years ago when I made the switch to being vegan.
I have Veganomicon and Diet for a New America too!!!!! She rocks.....if you want to know more about how eating meat affects the enviorment, click here.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
The next day was my sister's birthday. 15!!! That's like having your sweet sixteen in Mexico, so it was a big deal. We had dinner at the Cinderella Castle. We were actually inside and were greeted by Cinderella herself (you know what I mean) and got a picture, she was really nice. My cousin, Mariana, also got to have dinner with us and that made it even more special. This was one good night because I got to meet the chef, he came out to explain was he could make for me. I just have a thing for chefs, I was more excited when I saw a chef than when I saw Mickey (I know I'm a big dork). Chefs make art on every dish and that's awesome!
The next day we went to Animal Kingdom, it's my favorite park! I love seeing all the animals, and I love it because they are not in cages. Because the Animal Kingdom closes sooner than other parks that night we went to Downtown Disney....and oh my God, we saw "La Nouba" by Cirque du Soleil. It was the most amazing show I've ever seen in my life! So much talent. We got to sit in the very first row, we had the show right in front of us and it was just the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. I really don't know why circuses with animals still exist, if you want to know more about why animals in circus is cruel click here.
That's pretty much it. It was a great trip and I love the fact that I got to spend time with my family....and I obviously loved the food!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
1 cucharada de ketchup
VegNews. LOVE this magazine!
You will probably notice that I'm more than excited to try some stuff but that's only because sometimes it can be hard to find these ingridients in Mexico.
I suppose that's all. I'll post another recipe very soon, maybe even today.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.