Day 2 ~ 20 Facts About Me

No Way Me

Day – 2 ~ 20 facts about me:

  1. I don’t have a car.
  2. I like tattoos.
  3. My favorite T.V. shows are: Supernatural, X-Files, Dexter, Doctor Who and Game of Thrones
  4. My favorite movies are: Lord of the Rings, Alien, Star Wars, To Wong Foo, Gran Torino
  5. I’m a vegan.
  6. I am currently 40-years old.
  7. I have never been married.
  8. I have four children.
  9. I am Canadian.
  10. I don’t say “eh.”
  11. I used to live in São Paulo, Brazil.
  12. I’ve been to Manaus, albeit briefly.
  13. I love languages, and speak Portuguese, German, and a little French.
  14. I love to knit.
  15. I love to cook.
  16. I’m great at doing the laundry, but I suck at folding it.
  17. I Homeschool my kids.
  18. I’m a middle-aged punk.
  19. I love baking with my kids.
  20. I have a short temper with incompetence.

31-Day Blog Challenge

Day 1 ~ Intro and Recent Pic

31-Day Blog Challenge Day 1

Day 1 ~ Intro and Recent Pic:

My Name is Denise, but I respond to Mom, Miss Boss, and Veggiewitch. I’m a Mother, Artist, Activist, and Champion of Freaks. My Mister and I have been eating a fruit and veggie-based, vegan diet since 01/01/2012, and we are raising our children this way, too. My favourite question about eating a vegan diet is: “So where do you get your protein from, then?” My response is always the same: “I get my protein from the same place as the largest land animals (elephants, giraffe, great apes, rhinoceros, bison, etc.) get theirs from, green foods.” I like challenges, and I’ll be doing this 31-Day Blog Challenge during the month of August. Care to join me? :0)

31-Day Blog Challenge

Such a Liberating Feeling

Free Bird

This is my blog, and these are my opinions. I’m so happy to have this venue to share my feelings, hopes, dreams, thoughts, fears, and achievements. It’s a beautiful feeling to know that the breath I give my happiest accomplishments, or my deepest-darkest memories, helps them fly off into a receptive atmosphere of compassion and understanding.

I started this blog with very little forethought, and figured I’d share my journey and evolution into veggie-based living. It is exciting to see this little forum of mine evolve as I have. Thrilling even! We all grow, and many times it’s a liberating feeling.

Cocoa-Mocha Quenelles – Redux

Cocoa-Mocha Quenelles - Redux

Every once in a while I like to re-visit my favourite recipes, and give them a little tweak. My latest recipe to receive an adjustment is my Cocoa-Mocha Quenelles recipe. I originally shared it on April 3, 2012, in a post called “Come to the Dark Side – We have Cookies! Cocoa-Mocha Quenelles.” My Elflings ask me to make these cookies if I haven’t made them for a while, and remind me exactly how long it’s been since I’d made them last. Their epic mathiness is well-played in this respect. So, without further ado, I will get to the redux aspect of our favourite recipe. ;0)

Cocoa-Mocha Quenelles – Redux
2 C unbleached flour* (wheat, rice, quinoa, buckwheat, etc)
1 tsp baking powder*
1 tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp cocoa*
1 Tbsp cornstarch*
1 C veggie butter* (margarine, etc)
¾ C brown sugar*
½ C sugar*
3 tsp En-R-G egg replacer
8 Tbsp strong decaf coffee* (or caffeinated, your choice)
2 tsp vanilla* extract
* = Organic

 Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C/Gas Mark 5. Add flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa, and cornstarch to a medium-sized bowl. Stir with a whisk to blend, and set aside. In a larger bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy. Blend in egg replacer, coffee, and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until well-blended. drop by teaspoonful (or shape into elegant quenelles) onto an un-greased cookie sheet, about 1″ apart. Bake for 8 minutes, or until lightly browned. Makes approximately 3 dozen. Enjoy! ❤