Vegan MoFo 2015: Day 30 – Fusion challenge

I’m one of those “all-or-nothing people”.

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If I don’t think I can cook a dish authentically, I don’t even really attempt it. In my mind, this means that if I haven’t eaten a dish that has been fairly authentic, or as close to its traditional form as possible, I can’t possibly attempt to recreate it. Continue reading

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Vegan MoFo 2015: Day 29 – Vegan road trip supplies

So… There’s not really a good way to put this, but I’ve never been on a road trip.

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I mean, I’ve gone from A to B in a car, with other people, and it has usually involved snacks, but not like a proper road trip where you PLAN stuff on the journey. So snacks are usually pretty low-key, and usually in small enough quantities that they are all gone by the time we pull out of the driveway (yeah, I get really excited about travel snacks). Continue reading

Vegan MoFo 2015: Day 28 – Tacos vs. Burritos

Vegan MoFo has been a great study in how my attention, prioritisation and motivation work.
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When trying to draft a few posts in advance in August, I jumped on some prompts eagerly and finished them in one breath with a flourish, whereas some started out enthusiastically and then got painstakingly dragged out in quarter-hour increments. Continue reading

Vegan MoFo 2015: Day 26 – Snowdrift!

A couple months ago, on a rainy Sunday, Ben and I started a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle. It has taken half our dining table hostage since then, and mostly we are too scared to sit down to work on it because last time we did, we looked up with headaches, cricks in our necks and two hours less in each of our lives. To be honest, we mostly find pieces when we’re not trying to look for them; we glance at it and halfheartedly try two pieces sitting next to each other, and miraculously they just click into place.

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Vegan MoFo 2015: Day 25 – Favourite cuisine

One of my favourite ever treats when I was little was to go to the Chinese restaurant with my mum.

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Every single visit, for years, I would order the same thing: plain steamed rice, which I would eat with soy sauce, and a Sprite lemonade. For dessert, coconut ice cream served in half a coconut shell. Every. Single. Time. Continue reading

Vegan MoFo 2015: Day 24 – What [well known person] would eat if they were vegan

Today’s prompt is a strange one; it instantly stood out as one of the most fun ones, but I just couldn’t seem to think of a well-known person whose diet I could veganise.

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As I was talking through the prompts with/at Ben, as I mentioned this one I said “Dunno what I’ll do with this one… I vaguely thought of Arnie…”. Ben immediately exclaimed “I was gonna say Arnie!” – and thus, unwittingly, the idea for this prompt was born. Continue reading