Sunday, February 8, 2009


The past few days "Betty" comic strips have been making me really happy. (Full Vegetarian series is Feb 2 to 8th, I believe, but I chose the ones I really liked most.) I want to share with you:

February 4th

Ever heard "only pansies are vegetarian"? Are you kidding me? If you're one of this big, macho guys who craves meat day and night, you better be one TOUGH MAN to be able to say too bad to those cravings and do whats right anyway. All the more reason to make me swoon. <3

February 5th

Haven't we all heard the "but plants have feelings too" thing? <3 this.

February 6th

Amazing retort to "I like the taste of meat". I like the taste of a clear concience! <3

February 7th

He should check out some of the blogs I have linked here--I'm sure he'd get some really amazing recipes off of Tofu Mom, or Vegan Dad, or (of course) Jonie... and that's just a start!


I have decided to try and photodocument my day's food. Already I sort of ate second breakfast without photographing it.. So here's first breakfast.. Banana Pomegranate Parfait.. and tea!

Anyway, I'm off to Costa Rica on Monday--I'm almost all packed, almost all done my essays, almost.. ok that's a lie, I'm dying of panic attacks really.

But all will be good... soon.

Looking forward to "mangas"--mangos so big they use the femenine form!


(Oh, and yes I only drink non-dairy milks... remember I made a post back when about how in Canada there's just no reason not to?)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Turns out Vegans CAN get Salmonella

Clif Bars and LUNA bars, among several other health bars that use peanut butter, are on voluntary recall because of salmonella incidents.. Ironically enough, I saw this after I got home from buying an entire case of 15 Nutz over Chocolate LUNA bars.. *sigh* I hate that Canada only carries 5 of the flavors, and that really that's the only one I care for.. oh well, I'll have to settle for the others and take these back for exchange asap.

And here I thought I could scoff in meat-eaters faces about salmonella and the rest.

In other news.. just over a week till Costa Rica. I am SWAMPED with work. AUGHGHGHG. I have literally gained 5 pounds with the stress, but no worries--hiking every day and living off of fruit for 2 weeks cus their rice and beans aren't vegetarian will likely get me back into shape. I *have* been going to the gym every day--but I have a body fat scale and know as a fact, a bit over half of those pounds were *not* muscle. :P

P.S. I am in love with soy milk and frozen berries. Best snack ever. Unfortunately I have discovered I'm only ok with certain brands of soy milk.. So Nice does not check out (nor Vitasoy, though Silk does) :(

Live and learn.

PPS Dear Clif Bar Company--If you want to send me one of each flavor of your luna bars so I can try them out and be like "oh yum" and then beg the health food stores in Toronto to order a greater range of flavors, I'd be down with that. Just sayin.'