Monday, March 24, 2008

I'm a terrible, terrible person!

Aahhh! I haven't blogged in forever! :( It's awful, I just lose track of time and all of a sudden it's almost April. Yikes!

So, what HAVE I been up to?

  • Taking over the world with vegan cupcakes!
    For Christmas, my dearest cousins gave me Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, and I'm loving it! Yay for delicious vegan baking!Golden Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Icing, plus a bit of peppermint extract in the batter and crushed (vegan) candy canes on top!

Coconut Lime Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter icing!

  • Speaking of delicious vegan baking...
    My school's environmental club had a bake sale, since we're raising money to adopt a panda. I brought in Fudgy Brownies (from Vive le Vegan!), Golden Vanilla Cupcakes (from VCTOtW, with sprinkles!!!), and Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies (from Vive le Vegan). To remind people to buy treats, I made a note on Facebook. The next day? People were ASKING SPECIFICALLY for the "vegan stuff"! Whoaaa!


    Needless to say, other people brought baked goods too, and we ended up making over 200$. It might have been over 250$, but I can't remember :S

  • At the moment, in my Social Studies class, we are doing projects on global issues, and my topic is animal rights. Hehehe! My focus is going to be on dairy farming & veal farming. The project is both an essay and a powerpoint presentation, and even though it's going to be a lot of work, I'm excited to spread the vegan word! Right now, I'm watching Earthlings on Google Video, and DANG it's good. Scary stuff, but that's what goes on...

  • Also school-related: We've been doing a nutrition unit in my PE class, and part of that is a huge nutrition project. Cue the groans from everyone else, but I was quite excited! I've officially decided to go into nutrition / naturopathy when I'm out of high school, so this project was just a way for me to dive deep into the world of nutrition, plus show my gym teacher just how fabulous a vegan diet can be!

  • My friends are awesome! I don't know if I talked about this before, but since starting high school, I've found myself a whole new group of friends. They're incredibly supportive of me, which just makes all the difference. At parties, there are always vegetable & fruit trays, and one of my dearest friends has started to only bake vegan cakes for these occasions. He's so sweet!

  • Spring break starts next friday, so hopefully I'll be able to do molto blogging during these next few weeks. I miss the vegan blogging world! Unfortunately, my cooking has been awfully uninspired lately, but I just need to rekindle the passion, that's all. Hopefully, this hectic high school life will get less busy...

Well, that's all for now, I'll hopefully write again later this week. :)

13 comments:

Anardana said...

Yay! Glad to have you back. That's great that you have supportive friends! I am lucky too, I have a vegan boyfriend, and both of our sets of parents are totally understanding and accommodating.

Miss Kris Dove said...

Nice to see you back! :) Those cupcakes look tasty!

Paulina said...

I'm so glad you're back! Your baked goods look like they were made by a professional...I need to get VCTOTW soon haha

Like you, I also want to get into nutrition/naturopathy once I graduate from high school. It's such an interesting subject.

Hope you're back for good!

VeggieGirl said...

welcome back to the blogging world!! so thrilled to read that you've been keeping busy while you've been away - looking forward to reading more posts :0)

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

Welcome back! The cupcakes look great, especially that chocolate peanut butter one! You'll have that panda in no time.

DJ said...

so glad you're back! mmmmm... cupcakes....

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

Hi again!
Just wanted to pass on this information ...

Boston Magazine recently published an article all about us this month - here is the link:

Oh So Soy!

If you have a few minutes to spare, could do us a huge favor and read the article and comment at the bottom of the page? We're very excited about getting such great press, especially from a magazine of this caliber. If everyone drops by and leaves a quick comment, soon there will be no doubt in any publisher's mind: YES, readers absolutely do want to know about vegan happenings and developments. Please don't hesitate to repost the article on your blog and spread the world!

Thanks!
Emily @ Wheeler's Frozen Desserts

Cherry said...

Glad to see you back in the blogging world. Wow, those cupcakes look so good! I wish my school had an Environmental Club. Sounds like your bake sale was a great success, good going!

VegMomma said...

Hello! Welcome back. I kind of thought that you may have fallen off the end of the earth... but I am glad to hear that you haven't!
The cupcakes look so so good!
My husband, reading over my shoulder (tsk tsk), says, "environmental club? shouldn't they only be making vegan cupcakes?" ;)

stonielove said...

yay, welcome back! those cupcakes look so good... i just might get that book, too!

tofufreak said...

your cupcakes are very pretty! i love bake sales. back before i became vegan i made all sorts of things and made bunches of $$$. now i have my own (vegan) bakery !!

Rach-ums said...

Those cupcakes look so yummy! I want that book soooo bad. Glad you are back blogging; I really like your site.

Peggy the Veggie said...

thanks for the welcome back! :) It's great to be part of the vegan blog scene again!