Tuesday, June 10, 2008

FIQ (Frequently Imagined Questions)

These are mostly questions that nobody has ever asked me, but I wonder if you're wondering...

Why "wing it" vegan?
What's your diet like?
How long have you been vegan?
Why do you only blog for a few months each year?
Who is this Mr. Wing-It of whom you speak?
Where did you buy your Luke's mug?
Do you have a whole face or just a half?

Why "wing-it" vegan?
I like to play with food! I like to experiment in the kitchen even if whatever I'm making turns out to be a disaster. Recipes are nice, but winging it in the kitchen is such fun!

What's your diet like?
Vegan! This means no meats, dairy, eggs, or honey. I also try to stick to a somewhat lowish-fat, lowish-sugar, lowish-wheat, very low-soy, and generally lowish-junk diet. These days, in my mid 30's, I can't get away with eating whatever I want anymore without growing a big belly. There are some scary illnesses that run in my family too, so I need to at least try to avoid some of them. I do eat sugary cupcakes and white flour breads if I feel like it though. A day without chocolate is not a day worth living. Extreme deprivation is not for me!

How long have you been vegan?
Eleven years! Mr. Wing-It and I went vegan pretty much cold turkey in 2003. I tried fish a couple of times during the past decade but it didn't agree with me and I didn't like the fact that I was eating an animal that was killed for me. I don't regret doubting my values and choices though, because it only reinforced my certainty that this is the lifestyle I chose for myself.

Why do you only blog for a few months each year?
Mr. Wing-It and I have a travelling job, which means I simply cannot find the energy and time to blog from about February to September. I've tried, but I am only human!

Who is this Mr. Wing-It of whom you speak?
Mr. Wing-It is my marvelous husband and official taste-tester! He loves anything with anise and despises cooked spinach. He is funny and kind and he spoils me terribly!

Where did you get your Luke's mug?
This question is actually a frequently asked one. Mr. Wing-It bought my "Luke's" mug on ebay back in 2008 for Christmas, but unfortunately they're not making those anymore.

Do you have a whole face or just a half?
I do have a whole face, but I am not a big fan of exhibiting my face all over the internet. Just call me Captain Paranoia!



Sunday, June 1, 2008

Cookies, Brownies, and Bars

Quick Breads, Muffins, and Scones

Main Dishes and Whole Meals

Savory Sides and Veggies

Savory Pies, Tarts, and Casseroles

Fork-Free Meals (Burgers, Sandwiches, Wraps)

All Things Sweet

Yeast Breads and Pastries

Dessert Pies and Tarts

Yeast Breads, Rolls, Buns, etc

Cooking Disasters

Savory Gluten-Free Recipes

Sweet Gluten-Free Recipes

Savory Recipes


All Things Savory
(catch-all category)

Main Dishes and Whole Meals

Fork-Free Meals (Burgers, Sandwiches, Wraps)

Savory Pies, Tarts, and Casseroles

Savory Sides and Veggies

Sweet Recipes


All Things Sweet
(catch-all category)

Yeast Breads and Pastries

Quick Breads, Muffins, and Scones

Cookies, Brownies, and Bars

Dessert Pies and Tarts

Cakes and Cupcakes

Sweet Little Morsels

Ice Creams, Puddings, and Custards

Sauces, Spreads, and Frostings

Waffles and Pancakes

Ice Creams, Puddings, and Custards

Waffles, Pancakes, and Crepes

Sauces, Spreads, and Frostings

Sweet Little Morsels

All Things Savory

Cakes and Cupcakes