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Jan. 17th, 2011 | 10:35 am

Some interesting things I've encountered of late:

I can't vouch for this as I haven't read it, but my dawgg Jesse hooked me up with a link to a book called The Vegan Revolution...With Zombies, and while the whole "something...with zombies" trend is not perhaps my favorite, this looks kind of awesome. Apparently, much of the action revolves around vegans holing up in Food Fight! grocery in Portland, an awesome store in its own right---and if you click and look at the cover of this book, you can see Sweet Pea (maybe the best baked goods on the planet), Herbivore Clothing Company, Food Fight! (of course), and Scapegoat Tattoo, where I got the little demon-dragon on my wrist that was up on Suvudu a while back. Seems awesome!

Next up: Lately I've been cooking out of Isa Chandra Moskowitz's newest, Appetite for Reduction. I tested for the cookbook, and so I knew it was pretty rad before it came out---but holding it in my hands and having a bit more time for cooking lately, I've been exploring a few of the recipes I didn't get a chance to test. So far, favorites (new and old) have been the Sushi Roll Edamame Salad, OMG Oven-Baked Onion Rings, the so-simple and so-delicious Five-Spice Delicata Squash, Curry Laksa, Bistro Broccoli Chowder, Red Lentil and Root Veggie Dal, Sweet Potato Drop Biscuits (which should also have an OMG in front of them). There are, however, two recipes that stand out to me: Edamame Pesto and the Veggie Potpie Stew. That stew---fuck, I'll just come right out and admit that if I could feasibly eat pot pie every day of my life, I would, and that stew managed to exceed my ridiculously high standards. So, so good.* There are 125 recipes in the book, and most come in at under 400 calories per portion. I can't recommend it enough. I'm actually up at the coffee shop writing this, with my copy next to me, as I brought it up to menu-plan for the week. I love all of Isa's cookbooks, but this one has me enthralled.

...but if you feel like splurging a bit, she did just put up her recipe for Orange Cranberry Nut Muffins up on her blog, and I think they're the greatest muffins I've ever eaten.

Well, not to make this all about Isa, but last Friday she talked about veganism on NPR! It's an interesting listen; I always think it's nice when actual conversations about diet and ethics occur; I think sometimes it's really hard for people to talk about the politics and ethics behind consumption, the environmental impact of our choices, and all that goes along with such things---but the more we do it, the easier it will get! Bonus: they played my favorite vegan anthem of all, "Be Healthy" by Dead Prez. Woo!

Finally, I'll conclude with an article that was in The Washington Post called "You've Come a Long Way, Vegan," which is one of the best recent writeups on veganism I've seen. That it came out through a major media outlet makes me even happier. For me, the best part was finding out there's a vegan guide for Afro-American women out there called By Any Greens Necessary, which has to be my favorite title of anything (after Veganomicon, of course, but that's a given, no?).

Yay! Happy Monday, everybody!

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*I'm allergic to mushrooms, so I subbed seitan in my version. It turned out great! I know a few folks who aren't so very fond of fungi, so I recommend the switch for them, and for people like me, who get the dreaded Mush Mouth.

x-posted from my website

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Names Is For Tombstones, Baby

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from: yagathai
date: Jan. 17th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
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So when do you start posting about vulcan stuff? Because, I'll be honest, it seems like your username is totally false advertising.

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Molly Tanzer

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from: vegan_vulcan
date: Jan. 17th, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
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I know, RIGHT? I usually just bank on the whole "Vulcans are supposed to be vegetarian or something plus food replicators blah blah Star Trek blah blah technobabble" but I should totally be more on the ball about this!

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Nick Mamatas

Fun Fact

from: nihilistic_kid
date: Jan. 17th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
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I met the author of The Veganomicon at a party out here—she was dating the ex of one of my exes—and that's part of what inspired me to put together the writing book coming out soon. Starve Better was originally to be called The Nickronomicon.

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Molly Tanzer

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from: vegan_vulcan
date: Jan. 17th, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
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What! That is awesome!

Isa seems rad from our interactions on the internet and on the phone--I really appreciate her straightforwardness. Like in that interview, how she's all "I've never experienced "vegan clarity" and I'm not really sure what it would be" because, well, yeah. Also I don't care if you're joking about the whole book title thing, because Nickronomicon is really funny and it made me laugh.

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Jesse Bullington

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from: mr_earbrass
date: Jan. 18th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
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What's up, VEGAN? I bet if you were in outer space and all your space rations spoiled and you met an alien race that was, like, sentient plants, and, like, they ate meat that they'd bio-engineered not to be sentient and stuff, like vat meat, and they all made you a feast of it, would you eat it? Or would you OFFEND THEIR CULTURE? I bring this up because is is proven and true that plants are just as capable of feeling pain as animals, they just feel it psychically, so you're a bad person for eating them. VEGAN.

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Molly Tanzer

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from: vegan_vulcan
date: Jan. 18th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Alas! I find my ethics unravelled by your rapier wit! To the steakhouse I go!

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Molly Tanzer

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from: vegan_vulcan
date: Jan. 18th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
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Also, if you were curious, a rapier would unravel something by slicing through a piece of yarn, catching on it, and subsequently tugging on the loose thread when its wielder pulled back!

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