Thursday, November 8, 2007

My first Food Porn and how the PPK changed my life.



Today I ask, "When did you discover food porn?" And before that, did you care about the presentation of your food? I have always loved to prepare meals for others and I love having dinner parties. But I always did it buffet style and therefore never really cared about the presentation on each plate. Then, I received "Vegan with a Vengeance" as a gift, and discovered the PPK. It's strange to think that anyone can even be a vegan without knowing about the PPK. Yet so many are. Even I had been making recipes from that book before I ever checked out the website. In fact, I had many other vegan and vegetarian cookbooks before, but none had ever changed my life! Now I take pictures of almost every meal I make, and blog about it, and post about it. Literally, the PPK has changed my life. Making dinner was no longer just making dinner, it was an experience. Isa (and Terry, and lots of other talented folks) inspired me to not only cook, but create.

This was the first food porn I ever posted. Be nice. I remember it well, because those biscuits were as hard as a rock and tasted like crud! It was on October 18, 2006. Just a little over a year ago. So much has changed since then.

Another very busy day. I got a new (2nd) job and today I had orientation. First I had to go the vet with my kitty, then to my real job, then the orientation for the new job, then I finally got to come home. Needless to say, I was pooped. I forgot to bring my lunch with me to work, so I had the coconut curry seitan I made last night waiting for me when I got home. Thank goodness. For breakfast I had coffee with soymilk and a plain bagel. I skipped lunch, but had a soy latte on my way from one job to the next, dinner was the curry, and a late evening snack was some kahlua and soymilk with some cookies. Not the healthiest of days, but...

7 comments:

  1. I think your very first porn was totally sexy! no reason for anyone to be mean. :)

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  2. Sounds like a very busy day! I hope you get a break over the weekend.

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  3. you know, i NEVER post food porn on the ppk. i'd already been a poster for over a year before i posted my first food porn there, and i did that only to raise interest in the cookbook and because all my testers were already there posting their pictures of my recipes.

    i don't know why, but i guess i prefer to look at food porn in the flickr environment or within the context of a blog post than in a message board.

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  4. Amazing that in only a year you have established yourself as such a well-respected food blogger and created an amazing cookbook!

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  5. Did you get the job at Veggie Grill? I was so sad that the year after we moved from Irvine to TN the Veggie Grill opened. We ate there when we visited in May and were very impressed with the quality although we thought the prices were kind of high for the quantity.

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  6. viviacious vegan,
    nope...well i don't know, they said they would call everyone back by the end of the month, but I accepted a job with Wild Oats/Whole Foods for the time being. We shall see what the future holds! And, bonus, I can do my grocery shopping AT WORK!

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