Day – 2 ~ 20 facts about me:
- I don’t have a car.
- I like tattoos.
- My favorite T.V. shows are: Supernatural, X-Files, Dexter, Doctor Who and Game of Thrones
- My favorite movies are: Lord of the Rings, Alien, Star Wars, To Wong Foo, Gran Torino…
- I’m a vegan.
- I am currently 40-years old.
- I have never been married.
- I have four children.
- I am Canadian.
- I don’t say “eh.”
- I used to live in São Paulo, Brazil.
- I’ve been to Manaus, albeit briefly.
- I love languages, and speak Portuguese, German, and a little French.
- I love to knit.
- I love to cook.
- I’m great at doing the laundry, but I suck at folding it.
- I Homeschool my kids.
- I’m a middle-aged punk.
- I love baking with my kids.
- I have a short temper with incompetence.
31-Day Blog Challenge
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
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.
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! ❤