1 month blog break + 1 month old!

Charlie was born on the 4th of July!

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Family photo"]Family photo[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="374" caption="Outfit by Grandpa"]Outfit by Grandpa[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Grumpy sleep!"]Grumpy sleep[/caption]

And that's a very-newborn Charlie. :)

Plenty more photos to come on my Flickr.

I've got a couple of My Favourite Vegan posts in the works, too - stay tuned!

Annnnd back to making coconut macaroons while little Charlie naps peacefully... QUICK.

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My Favourite Travelling Vegan Anthropologist

The second interview of the new My Favourite Vegan series is the first vegan I ever met: Nicole, who has been vegan for around 10 years now! In fact, I'm pretty sure I never even heard the word "vegan" until I stumbled across her Livejournal back in ye olden days when LJ was still sexily Russian-spam-free and cool...

I always admired vegetarians, and intended to go veg as soon as I could figure out how, and Nicole went a looooong way to helping me figure that out! Although I never really did until I went vegan. There were too many ethical compromises as a vegetarian, whereas veganism was consistent, healthier, and actually turned out to be easier...

Anyway!

Nicole has been travelling for many years, and currently resides in Canada! A long way from ye olde home...


Okay let's get this mofo on the road!!

How long have you been vegan?

Since February 2002! (And I went vegetarian before that

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Weekly Wrap: Links and Photos

go vegan Creative Commons License photo credit: daniel.julia

Not on the animal-friendly wagon yet? Go vegan for the month of March! (It's never too late to start, even if you missed the competition entry!) It's easier than you think, I promise. And then try April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February... and next March and beyond! I'm celebrating my 6 year Veganniversary this March! Huzzah!

Asian soy intake: It's higher than you think, and includes mostly non-fermented foods: from the Vegan RD blog. Soy is not the enemy!

More good soy news from Jack Norris RD:

A study from the USA was released Feb 25 showing that consuming up to 1/2 serving of soyfoods per day did not increase breast cancer recurrence among women previously diagnosed with breast cancer, and was even associated with lower mortality among such women.

According to CNN, gluten-free = sexy!!

At CNN: Vegan on the silver screen: the health benefits of veganism. About the independent

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Photos of vegan food, raw food, cats, baby... and stuff in general

Baby
Morning sleep-in.

Broccoli
Broccoli monster!

Markets
Yummy fresh stuffs from the local farmer's market.

Brain food
Consumin' brain food in the car!

Mao
One of these fuzzies is not like the other... (Mao!)

Happy faces!
Happy faces! Fuji kitty & baby smiles-a-lot.

Car trip
HAIRCUTS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS. That's where we were off to. CHOP CHOP. Haven't finished my hair update yet, though. Haircut was only stage 1! More later... unless I destroy my hair & have to hide away for a few months. ;P

David's pesto pizza
David cooked a pesto pizza.

Chopstick!
Chopstick vs Grassblade: FIGHT!... Well, if you want to be entertained in a mall food court, you have to be creative.

fruity thief
Fruity thief enjoys her spoils. (Ali managed to pick up some fruit while we were shopping without us noticing! We went back & paid 40 cents for this plum. Shopguy was very amused.)

raw pizza base
Raw pizza base in the dehydrator for tonight's dinner.

salty chocolate balls
David wanted me to show you his "salty chocolate balls." K THX. He made them this

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