Thursday, November 20, 2008

Whoa Yeah!!!!!

Last night, my friend Danielle and I drove out to Los Angeles to check out a book signing by Vinnie Paul, drummer of Pantera and brother of Dimebag, one the greatest guitarists EVAR!  When Dime was killed, I was seriously crushed, depressed, etc.  It happened on the opening night of Maschine, ironically.

So this was awesome to get to meet his brother, an awesome musician in his own right, and I also met their dad, who is a dirty old man.....he totally hit on Danielle!

Vinnie signing my book:


Monday, November 17, 2008

OC Veggie Meetup @ Veggie Grill

OC Veggie Meetup
Sunday afternoon we had our monthly Veggie meetup. It was once again at the Veggie Grill, and it was, once again, very delicious! I got the bayou chicken sammich. Their steamed kale salad looked really good, and I was almost wishing I had tried that.

As usual, I forgot to bring my camera, so I have no pictures of what I ate, but fortunately someone else brought their camera and got some group shots.

One of the cooks came out and thanked us for having our meetup there and saying lots of good things, and he gave us a couple complimentary carrot cakes for dessert. That was the highlight!

As usual we had some great conversation. Next month will most likely be the last time I attend before I move to Washington, so I'm enjoying it while I can, but I've already joined the Seattle vegan meetup, so I'll be making new friends quickly :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Omega Kale Salad

Omega Kale Salad
Inspired by Veg*Triathlete's Omega Kale Salad, I made this for dinner tonight. The ingredients I used are a bit different, but that's the great thing about use what's on hand and its pretty much impossible to mess it up.

Simple. Delicious. Completely satisfying.

Ingredients I used:
* 1 head of kale - boiled to soften it up
* spinach
* pine nuts
* sunflower seeds (raw)
* hemp seeds
* lemon juice
* Miso Mayo - spicy red pepper (
* balsamic vinaigrette
* dusting of milled flax (for that omega boost)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I love voting season. There always seems to be a "we're in this together" atmosphere at times like this, and its refreshing to get out of the house, mingle with your neighbors (if you voted in person, that is), and just enjoy the season and magnitude of the occasion.

I'd like to say "I hope you all voted!" but the fact is, there's a caveat to that statement. I think every citizen should vote, but I realize that not every citizen has the time to research and understand all the angles, and I'd rather someone not vote than vote incorrectly. Its a big decision, one that affects everyone, and if you aren't properly prepared, I see no shame in respectfully bowing out.

So while I am saying, "I hope you all voted!", I have to temper that statement with a bit of caution.

I always try to keep in mind that it is up to all of us, whether it be through votes, activism, or just setting a good example by living our values to be the changes that matter to us, every day of our lives.

With that said,