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this is me in my biking get-up. my husband and i go on monthly critical mass bike rides with a group of local folks to promote alternative forms of transportation.
i'm originally from the Midwest, but my husband & i moved down here to Miami, FL, where we are both in a PhD program in anthropology.
for fun i watch lots and lots of movies, read novels, non-fiction, magazines, newspapers, graphic novels, catalogs, pretty much anything i can get my hands on, especially cookbooks.
my pets are rita and nesta, nearly identical brother & sister littermates. they are the most co-dependent kitties i have ever known. very sweet, but a little too clingy sometimes.
my pet peeves are the phrases, "i don't like it" followed by, "i've never had it".
for the sake of brevity, i usually tell folks i'm a vegan... but you might notice some of my reviews are for egg or fish dishes.
i don't believe it's inherently wrong to eat animals or their by-products. really i just can't stand the idea of factory farms, animal abuse, hormones & pesticides in my food, or environmental damage all just to put meat/dairy/eggs/fish on my plate when there are plenty of brilliant and satisfying veggie dishes to be enjoyed!
i started cooking because i couldn't expect people to accommodate my dietary quirks. so i buy cage-free organic eggs, i eat what my dad fishes or my in-laws hunt, i support a small family farm when i'm back home in Missouri, and only buy fish on the Monterey Bay Aquarium Sustainable Seafood guide.
my favorite cookbook so far is vegan planet.
i love cooking chili and soup because they are magical. throw anything in the pot and it turns into something delicious. some more frequently requested dishes that i often make include bean dip (black or white), veggie shepherd's pie, monster salads, enchiladas, and chili.
i love visiting new cities and searching for new restaurants. i have been known to read a phone book or two for the menus in the restaurant listings...
books & books cafe has my favorite meal ever: tuna nicoise (no egg) with seared tuna, boiled potatoes, green beans, capers, and giant olives!