Still Avoiding Housework

I was thinking about getting a subscription to Vegetarian Times magazine so I went on the website to check it out and found a recipe for Hand Ravioli.


That’s what it actually is – pasta dough cut into the shape of a hand. Is this a joke that I’m not getting? Can somebody tell me what this is about?

Don’t Worry I Have A Jan 8 Salon Appointment For High Hights/Low Lights

Not to brag, but I just had the best salad in the history of salads. I should just go to bed now and call it a year. Goodbye 2014 – its not going to get any better than this!

You know it suddenly occurs to me that at about the same time that I decided to go Mod/Veg, I also stopped wearing nail polish. It’s like I’m going natural or something without making a purposeful decision about it. I’ve already been doing the daily ingestion of apple cider vinegar for health purposes.

AND I’m using Neem oil on my lemon tree, which is like natural or organic or something. And I use Marcal toilet tissue which is made from 100% recycled paper. Oh My Gawd. I don’t even know myself.

this is not my hair. OR IS IT?

Listen, I think I’m still okay. I’m still enhancing my hair color and I have a closet full of polyester “fur” coats: a brown shearling, a full length black mink ( a “meenk”, I guess), a snow leopard car coat which I bought to match the interior of my car, a faux possum and I must include a jacket described as a “grooved berber fleece” but does in truth more resemble a light blue bath mat than anything else. The fake fur department is one area I wouldn’t mind going with the natural thing.

Even so, if i start making my own cleaning products and searching for vegetarian dog food, come and get me. Otherwise, happy new year.


Here’s My Plan And It Does Not Involve Kale

Another year, another health plan. Welcome 2015 – the year I go vegan. Which is ironic because I just sent boxes of steaks all around the country as Christmas gifts. But anyway,vegan.

Well, modified vegan.

It’s more of a vegan + eggs + milk in my morning coffee + a little bit of cheese and maybe some fish once in a while.This is an entirely liveable food plan for me. I’m good with vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes but I need the eggs and maybe the fish to keep from going bald; I need the cow milk so there’s at least a bit of calcium that gets into me also who would ever want coconut milk in a cup of coffee? And I need a bit of cheese every now and again because cheese.

So not for any political or save the animals reason. I just don’t like meat much anymore. Probably because I lost the knack for cooking it. I can’t make a tender chicken to save my life anymore. I’m trying this for awhile. Maybe I’ll go 5 days out of 7. Or maybe I just won’t eat meat and let the rest take care of itself.

So don’t worry about me. I’ve been doing this for 4 days now and I’m still inspired.  thankfully, I still retain my power to make an appealing meal out of nothing. Also, I have enough food planning experience to know that a little deviation once in a while is not the end of the world. I’ll miss butter but in other news – guess what? Gin is vegan friendly!

I guess I have sort of a jump start on the vegan thing – which I will not begin referring to as mod/vegan to avoid the ire of any real vegans who happen to pass by here. – Around here, hummus, tabouleh and koshery are eagerly anticipated foods.By natural inclination, I am a bean person and I have had an entire married life has been tangled up with chick peas and lentils. I’m not really a fan of tofu but I figure my eggs will compensate for lack of tofu in my diet. I’m not a fan of desserts or sweetened drinks. I’m content with chilled water or maybe some home brewed iced tea for a change of pace. Also, cabbage soup which is practically the life blood of Lithuanian Americans, is vegan. Also chilled red beet soup! I’m thinking pierogies are, too.

So basically, leave out the actual meat, avoid cheese and butter, increase the grains and leafy greens and boom – mod/vegan. I’m practically a vegan already, except for the pizza and chicken wings.

This has been kind of a ramble, I know. I’m going to spare you the blow-by-blow of what I eat every day but I just wanted you to know what’s going on with me. Really I just wanted you to know that something is going on with me. How did I get to be so dull?