Monday, July 21, 2008

Update


Quinoa milk is not aweful. But it sure isn't my preferred choice. The taste of quinoa is noticable, but that should be fine, I don't know why I don't like it though.. its watery and not at the same time, its sweet and not in a good way...

The oat pudding wasn't so amazing either, too sickly sweet...

Hazelnut milk however.

Wow. Soooo wonderfully good, the taste of hazelnuts is just awesome to have in your milk. Oh yum yum yum!

As for the egg front. Someone on the veggieboards pointed out to me that no matter how humane the chickens are raised, the male chicks are still killed because they're simply not needed. I know I know--I knew this, but until they mentioned it to me I'd sort of forgotten? That was the same day I made that last post, so since then I have avoided egg once again. A two day hiatus, in which only one of them I consumed egg... haha... well I gave it a chance, and went back to the better option, what can I say? ;)

As for the grandparent front--they're doing better, they're not perfect, but better.. they still need quite a bit of care so I haven't even thought of cooking yet, but soon!! I'm SO sorry I really am... these reviews might be a month or two late, but I promise they will come...

Friday, July 18, 2008

Spanish "Dairy"


No-name or supermarket brand soy yogurt from Caprabo and.. um.. another I can't remember? As well as brands from Danone etc. Soy yogurt drinks as well!

Oat yogurt (Bought one to try)

Almond and Hazelnut puddings

Hazelnut, Tigernut (not chufi though), Oat and QUINOA milk! (I bought some Quinoa milk--it only comes as a powder but thats cool; means I can bring it home)

Why is Canada so behind?!

So, if you can't tell--I'm back in Spain. I went to NYC first but ended up here. I know I know I promised cookbook reviews; to both the readers and the writers of those books I apologize profusely. Both my grandparents are really rather unwell but are slowly getting better. My second cousin of three months is also in town so between the three everyone's running around with our hair on fire. The moment this calms down I'll start cooking again--for now I'm living off of veggies and beans and whatever people feed me.

I have taken a bit of a 'hiatus' from veganism--I will eat the eggs here. I feel they are actually free range. (Most of my neighbors keep their chickens in very large fenced areas in the backyard and go and collect eggs from their little wooden houses once a day--and sell whatever extra.) I wont cook with eggs myself--its just too wierd for me, but if someone makes me something with egg, I don't mind, knowing where it came from and being scared crapless of the chickens myself; knowing they're taken care of well. Dairy I am still uncomfortable with, despite the fact we let them pasture in the mountains and all that--I feel milk is meant for babies. My standards for the goods I use and clothes I wear have not changed. But I am now ovo-vegetarian. Once I return to Canada I will likely return to veganism, but of course I will keep this blog completely vegan either way. I hope this doesn't deeply upset anyone...

Photos of these 'dairy' products to come, and reviews hopefully--the soy I might end up trying even though it doesnt agree with me; we'll see. :)