Spiral Diner!

Had some wonderful chik'n noodle soup and corn muffins at the Spiral Diner tonight. I love eating there because it's all vegan. It's just a little hard to choose sometimes, since there are so many wonderful options.


Massive bowl of hummus Yum!

Made a giant bowl of hummus for a Vegan Freak meetup tonight. Fantastic stuff!


Vegans have a 50% reduced risk of diabetes and 40% reduced risk of cancer! Live healthy live vegan!


Butter Pecan!

One thing that keeps many people from going vegan is the thought of missing favorite foods. These days, there are vegan versions of all sorts of things. One of my big loves was always ice cream. The quality of non-dairy ice creams has come so far that you can't even tell the difference with many of the flavors out there.

Case in point: Soy Dream Butter Pecan. This stuff is fantastic! It tastes as good as, or better than, any butter pecan ice cream I've ever had.


According to a United Nations report the livestock industry produces 18 percent more greenhouse gas than all cars in world!


Pizza Feast!

My roommate and I made this awesome pizza with onion, zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers, spinach, tofu ricotta, and black olives. Absolutely delicious!


Newest member of the family

His name is Han Solo - Solo for short. He was the only one of his litter to survive so someone suggested Solo and since I'm such a geek, Han Solo he became :D


New Shoes!

Found some great new (non-leather) shoes yesterday at Payless. I have a hard time finding shoes because of my large feet (women's size 12), so I'm always on the lookout. I'm hoping by this time next year to have replaced most, if not all, of my leather shoes with non-leather stuff.

I found a great brand called Annie's online at Zappos.com. The bulk of their stuff seems to be all man-made materials, most of their styles were in the $50 range, and they have lots of styles in my size. My plan is to buy a pair every month or so until I've got a decent wardrobe of work shoes built up.

I thought I was going to gradually replace my pregan leather items as they wore out, but every time I wear them I'm constantly reminded that I'm wearing the skin of what was once another living being - and I just can't continue much longer.