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26 Nov

Julia convinced me that we were going to wake up at 4 this morning to go shopping.

Alarms at 4 in the morning are the most painful kind. I heard her voice, still half asleep, after the alarm stopped blaring. “Sun, do you think the mall will still have parking spots if we sleep for another hour?” “Yup,” I said, even though I was pretty sure they wouldn’t.

So we slept until 5, then braved the freezing rain and drove to the mall. Luckily, we got the last parking space.

I crashed from my excitement high about halfway into the trip. I checked two presents off of my list and got a dress for myself. So it was a relatively successful day.

Julia made me oatmeal when we got back. Speaking of Julia, you should check out her blog. Even if you hate her food, you’ll love her pictures.


The rest of the food day was uninteresting. I ate lots and lots of leftovers at odd times of the day. Like pie for breakfast.

And I went to the local diner with a high school friend, Emily, who I hadn’t seen since June. I ate french fries and we caught up with each other about school and life.


My parents decorated for Christmas while I was at lunch with Emily. My mom had me make her pomanders out of oranges and cloves. Technically, they’re not food, but they smell amazing and everyone should make them.

You need: oranges and cloves, a sharp object, ribbon

1. Take an orange and poke a bunch of holes in it.

2. Stick the cloves in the holes.

3. Glue a bow to the top.

4. Wait for the orange to shrink down over the course of a few months.

I started work on a more intricate one, but we ran out of cloves. My mom will just have to finish it.


I’m sad to be leaving home tomorrow, but excited to get to see all of my school friends again.


24 days until Christmas!


Sunday Morning Pancakes

7 Nov

Today, Alex and I made breakfast. It’s her birthday!!

Pancakes always remind me of home. After church on Sunday, my mom would make a huge Sunday breakfast, complete with pancakes, turkey bacon, soy sausages, and some fried apples that we all used to call “apple things”.

In honor of Sunday morning breakfasts– vegan pancakes.


1/3 whole wheat flour

1 tbsp baking powder

sprinkle of salt

shredded coconut




1/3 cup rice milk

vanilla extract

Combine dry ingredients.

Add wet ingredients.


Fry until golden brown.

And serve with maple syrup, strawberry jelly, and more shredded coconut.

Alex gave me some of her home fries and they were delicious.


1 Nov

Today marks the first day of VeganMoFo (Vegan Month of Food).

According to their website, “VeganMoFo was originally created on the Post Punk Kitchen, as an homage to NaNoWriMo.” Since I love to cook and I love to write, I decided to take part in the challenge.

I’ve been wanting to start a food blog for a while. I first discovered food blogs over the summer (through StumbleUpon, oddly enough) and I became obsessed. I loved the recipes, the stories, and especially the pictures.

This blog will have me trying to make good food in a dorm kitchen on a college student’s budget. This blog will have me inventing recipes. This blog will feature lots of burnt food. This blog will have me forgetting to post because I’m writing a paper. This blog will be my best attempt at trying to stay vegan for a whole month.

And it might be a total failure. But at least I’ll have fun while I’m doing it, right?

, Sondra