Have you all been having a nice Spring, so far?
I think Spring is my favorite time of year. Actually, to be more specific, there are two weeks in Spring and two weeks in Fall that are my favorite time of year. There are good days, here and there. But when I think of my favorite time of year, I only think of the perfect two weeks of Spring.
You know the weeks. I know you do.
It starts a couple of weeks after the actual start of Spring. It’s when you notice things changing:
flowers start to bloom
it starts getting brighter earlier in the morning
new, wonderful, vibrant foods start arriving at the farmers market
it is warm during the day, a crisp chill in the evening
…you feel motivated
And then, just as quickly, it’s gone.
This past Sunday… Easter… you know what woke me up? A growling tummy. I kid you not. I woke up because I was hungry. Personally, I think that is kind of pathetic.
You know what is also pathetic? My first thought upon waking….
My first thought upon waking was “if I get up, right now, we could have fresh scones in twenty minutes.” And, you know what? I got out of bed and in twenty minutes, not only did we have scones, but we also sat in the roof garden until well past noon. You can’t do that in Summer. You just can’t!
For one thing… it’s hot in the summer. And unless you’re a crazy food blogger, most people don’t turn their oven on for the three hot months of the year.
But, I am a crazy food blogger.
Anyway, about these scones. I defy you to find me someone who would taste these, blindly, and guess that they were vegan.
Why do I even bring this up? One thing I hope to do with this blog is show people that you can be vegan and not lose taste, decadence, depth of flavor, fun, satisfaction, and on and on and on.
My intention is to never make anyone feel bad for the kind of food they eat and make. Honestly, I enjoy many blogs that are counter to how I eat. Why? Because there are incredible, amazing people out in the world that are creating amazing food and taking fun pictures to go along with it. Many of them are inspirations to me.
I want to be a good photographer. I want to be a good chef. That means learning from every single person who is skilled at doing those things. Many of them make recipes that are easily adaptable to my lifestyle. I’m not going to turn my head from amazing chefs simply because they use cheese. Just as I hope that people don’t turn away from my recipes because I make cheese with cashews and use flax instead of eggs!
Would I like more people to choose eating more vegan food than not? Yes, I would. I would like there to be a great impact to your health, your pocketbook, our environment and the animals we share it with.
Would I be happy if you tried a recipe a week….?