Vegan Princess in an Omni Kingdom

Adventures of a vegan girl living in an omni world.

Vegan Mofo is Almost Here! September 30, 2011

Filed under: Baking,Cooking,Food,Vegan Mofo 2011 — bookie85 @ 7:34 PM
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Tomorrow marks the start of Vegan Mofo and this is my first year participating. I am scared, I am excited and I will attempt to do more home cooked meals in a one month period of time than I have ever done in my life. Coworkers will eat lots of vegan baked goods. My freezer will be full of vegan mac and cheese and soups and anything else I make far too much of for one person to reasonably (or unreasonably) consume.

People, Mofo is here, ready or not.

Vegan Mofo Prep

Vegan Mofo Prep

 

Things I Ate This Weekend September 26, 2011

Filed under: Ethiopian food,Food,Seattle,shopping — bookie85 @ 4:04 AM

I was a bad food blogger this weekend and didn’t take a picture of everything I ate, so here are just a few of the highlights.

Vegan Sushi

Vegan Sushi

Ethiopian Food

Veggie platter from Pan Africa (Seattle, WA)

Fried plantains with mango sorbet and chocolate sauce.

Fried plantains with mango sorbet and chocolate sauce at Pan Africa (Seattle, WA).

Almond tarts with mango sorbet.

Almond tarts with mango sorbet at Pan Africa (Seattle, WA).

Cute socks

Not food, but these cute socks make me happy.

 

Dating and Well, Not So Much September 22, 2011

Filed under: Dating and relationships,Life — bookie85 @ 4:09 AM

Well, I got dumped for being vegan again. Well, at least this time I got dumped specifically for being vegan. In the past it was more of the unspoken “I don’t get this part of you, but I am a jerk if I say I am dumping you because of that, so I will make up another reason.” But, yeah. Tonight it was because I am vegan, he doesn’t get that and says he never will.

So, now the question is, what happened? Where do I go from here (besides back to that glass of wine and out to dinner with my girlfriends on Saturday night)? Is it worth it to date another non-vegan? The question now is whether or not I will be able to trust dating another non-vegan again, since this is apparently the most divisive issue about my personality (according to those I have dated), even though I am not a super annoying vegan, and I don’t push my agenda on people.

I should have gone to that dating panel at Vida Vegan Con, in hindsight. Oh well.

All is not lost, however. As my wise friend said to me tonight, remember what Colleen Patrick Goudreau said when asked if she would still be with her husband if he wasn’t vegan, that it wasn’t about whether he was vegan or not, that she wouldn’t be with him if he wasn’t a compassionate and open minded person. So, I guess I am looking for that. Compassion, whether he is vegan or not.

What are your thoughts on vegan/omni relationships? Can it work or will there always be some sort of tension?

 

Monday, Monday, Sure Isn’t Sunday September 20, 2011

Filed under: Life,shopping — bookie85 @ 5:55 AM
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Today was such a Monday. One of those days where everything at work seemed to go wrong, from the minute I hit the building. They are doing construction and today they were laying down carpet, which means glue. Stinky glue, which is probably (make that certainly) not vegan, but I was less concerned about that and more concerned about the fact that that stuff is toxic and was filling my lungs with all kinds of nasty chemicals. Add to that a database that kept telling me it was corrupt and you have a crappy day.

As I kept willing the database to just give me my data, I kept daydreaming about what I would do in a few hours to cheer myself up. A trip to Lush seemed in order, as I had somehow let myself run out of bath bombs, which is tragic. They have a special deal going on a tin of 9 bath bombs, all but one which are vegan, so I bought it, of course. The one that isn’t vegan, has honey in it, but I may just use it anyway, as honey is one of my flexible things right now. [Sidenote: I tell people that if honey is the only thing that makes something not vegan (and I am not purchasing it for myself, or in this case, purchasing it┬áseparately) then I will still use it. If I am intentionally buying the product then honey makes it a no-go.]

Lush bath bombs

Bath Bomb Set from Lush.

Another cheer up? Vegan pho. The vegan world (at least my vegan Twitter pals) have gone pho crazy in the past few weeks, so they are certainly feeding my cravings. The pho place was out of tofu, but they made up for it by adding extra veggies. They assured me that “tomorrow we will have tofu. You will come back.” So, I guess, pho tomorrow too? ­čÖé

Vegan Pho, No Tofu.

Vegan pho, no tofu this time.

All in all, my Monday ended up OK. Minor Monday annoyances can usually be fixed with a little vegan comfort food and retail therapy.

What brings you comfort after a bad day?

 

Welcome to the Kingdom September 19, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — bookie85 @ 4:16 AM

Hello! Welcome to my blog. Now, you might be wondering who I am. My name is Molly, I am a 26 year old librarian living in Seattle, WA. You might wonder why then, I say that I am living in “the omni kingdom.” Seattle isn’t exactly a wasteland when it comes to vegan options, after all we do have a grocery store, and several vegan restaurants. What I am referring to is more my day to day life. I am most of the time, the only “vegan in the room” most days. This makes life a bit complicated at times. I am still working on how to navigate that, and that is what I will explore, along with you, my fine readers.

I of course, am a huge fan of vegan food, so this will also be a space to share what I am cooking, eating and sharing with others. I do apologize for the slightly crappy iPhone pictures to come, an update to the camera situation is coming soon, I promise.

Welcome to the kingdom!