Number ten? Already? I cannot believe ten weeks have gone by this quickly. I have been so busy, I have had so much to plan, so much to bake and so much coffee to drink that it is hard for my teeny walnut shaped brain to fathom how the summer has been flying by. Which when you live in the hot hot heat of the desert is truly a good thing. We had our very first monsoon storm last night and although there wasn't an insane amount of rain or "trailer tippin" gusts of wind there was enough lightning to please my greenish eyes. I am now filled with so much joy I am almost bursting at the seams which makes introducing my new Vegan of the week the icing on my happiness cake. Some of you may not know, but i have this unhealthy obsession with food porn. I will turn on my computer and waste hours of my day looking at photos of cupcakes, ice cream, pies, green beans, whatever as long as it is food, it is Vegan and it will fit in my mouth it has my attention.
This brings me to Evelyn one fine day I was looking at photos on Flickr of yummy food stuffs and I came across a photo of a raw mixed berry pie that had me drooling on my laptop to the point of near electrocution. I wanted this pie, and I wanted to be friends with whomever made this pie a reality. This is when I befriended Brown Betty (Evelyn) and I have been enjoying her posts ever since. In the last few months her posts had switched from food to still shots of a movie she was making and it caught my eye. The topic of the film is something that many of us have had to deal with, infidelity. It isn't pretty and it is one of the most painful things that can happen in a person's life and her film takes an honest look at one woman's devotion to her family and her struggles with a cheating spouse. I am proud to share this strong Vegan woman with you and also share her film that many of us can relate to.
Name: Evelyn S. Oliver
Age: mid 20's
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Website: the testimony of a devotee
How long have you been Vegan? About 2 to 3 years
What made you decide to go Vegan? My health and how animal products were effecting it. And of course animal cruelty!
How do you feel health wise with this diet choice? Great!!!
Are you open about your Veganism? Yes but at times people just don't understand.
If so, are you involved in any activism i.e. protests, leafleting etc? At Veggie Pride or potlucks.
What does your family, friends, co-workers think about your diet? They respect it but still joke about it sometimes.
What advice would you give those interested in becoming Vegan? I would say take it slow, there are many recipes out there & useful info. Your health is your wealth
Would you eat at Mc Donald’s if they carried a Vegan burger? I would but they would have to change how they cook it & what they put in it. I'm a peeky fast food eater!!!
What is your least favorite question that you are asked about your diet? Don't you miss meat?
What is your favorite dish? There are so many. . .I would say "Quinoa Tomato with Spinach".
What do you typically eat at Thanksgiving? Sides like vegan stuffing, veggies, pumpkin & sweet potato pie.
If I could make you any flavor cupcake in the world what would it be? Red Velvet
Please share your favorite Vegan recipe:
Vegan Pumpkin Pie
1¼ hours 10 min prep
1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin puree
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 (12 ounce) package soft tofu, processed in blender until smooth
1 9 inch pie shell
Cream pumpkin and sugar.
Add salt, spices, and tofu.
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, then at 350 for 40 minutes.
Chill and serve.
check out the trailer here