Thursday, January 20, 2011

and so the journey vegan...

Too punny? You get it, right? Play on words...

Ah well, hello blog-o-sphere! I am your newest resident contributor, Jen; see: vegan, left wing, over-educated academic, optimistic, foodie, lover of animals, tattoos, black clothes and eyeliner, and a history nerd. Yes it's true, I'm THAT girl!

I've been vegan for five years now (yup, time flies). While I always liked cooking in those bygone days of my omnivorism, becoming vegan made my cooking an artistic outlet, a constant research project, a reason to have friends over, to try new things, to see people's eyes light up when they take that first bite, and ultimately to hear phrases like, "WoW! If I had you to cook for me I'd be vegan too!" and "I never liked ____ (fill in blank with: tofu, beets, brussel sprouts, potato salad, what ever other foods people do not normally like, etc.), but who knew it could taste this good?!". With encouragement like that, and a desire to keep it up, I am now preparing for my very first cooking class, yay!

Now, admittedly, I am less than organized, and certainly not known for my careful planning abilities, but this is important! Which is why and how this blog has come into being (hello blog!). My first in a series of six weekly classes begins (hopefully) on Wednesday, February 2nd from 6:30-8:30 at the William Byrd House (more on this fine non-profit later) will be all about classic American comfort food (think mac and cheeze, cornbread, shepperd's pie, and kale). Mmm!

So this is where I am at. I am pretty certain my next post will have some recipes and a grocery list. I'll also tell you about the awesomeness that is William Byrd House.

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to following your culinary adventures!