Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Road Less Traveled

My father and I were talking last night and he made a comment about musical artists growing up and being themselves.  It's so easy to get caught up these days.  He compared it to vegan/vegetarianism.  When everyone else around you is eating meat and other stuff, it just seems like it would be easier to join in and eat meat with them.  Well, sometimes it is a lonely road here in the South Louisiana .  I find that folks don't think or care to diversify their menu.  I find I have to bring my own food or just eat before I go to certain events.  Only a few of my friends care and most of them are out of state.  Now some folks will say, well it doesn't matter what other people think, yes, this I know, but studies show when folks have a tribe of like minded people around them they are happier.  Thus my blog, facebook, twitter.  While social networking is cool,  I need to find my tribe.  Yes I feel a little lonely.  I know there are other vegetarians where I live but it's not like an Atlanta, Chicago, or D.C.  I  do miss those hubs of eclectic activity and looks like I may land in one of those places soon.  But for now I will enjoy the blazin' heat of South Louisiana and stick to the things I know for sure:
1.  People grow and change including myself and dang it ok to do so!  As that change and growth happens though, people and relationships in your circle grow or fade away accordingly.
2.  Everyone's path is different and that's o.k. also.  What we decide to eat, who we decide to pray to, and who we decide to live with during the journey is not for others to judge.
3.  It's not the end of the world if the noodles are overcooked, the cakes falls, or the veggies are burnt.  Just keep cooking.

Take care

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Good Belly Coupons!

I have a few coupons to giveaway.  Take the GoodBelly 12 day challenge with a buy two get one free coupon.  Go on over to my Facebook page and give me a shout (  I will gather everyone's info and send out your coupons ASAP.  I have about 11 left so hit me up quickly!  There will be more good things to come from Southern Vegetarian Chronicles.  I've been on a little break this summer gathering ideas and deciding the direction of the blog.  Will keep everyone posted.  Thanks for your support.

Dance on, Eat well!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Out on a Limb!

There are a lot of things going on here in Southern Veg land and one of them is my dive into cooking for other folks.  Yes, I am going to cook some of my favorite dishes for the public.  I got the idea or inspiration to do this while thinking about what would make my life easier.  Well, during the holidays, I find myself scrambling to cook a separate vegan dinner for my family and I.  Past the obvious veggies and salad, a lot folks in the South don't know how to cook a decent healthy vegetarian meal.  Oh how I've wished I could order a vegetarian dinner for the holidays with some of my southern favorites.  Thus the idea of Southern Vegetarian  Eats.  I've placed my ad on Craigslist and don't have a clue as to where I am going to cook.  I just know this needs to be done.  There is a family out there with vegetarian kids who come home for the holidays, and the parents don't have much for them to eat.  There is an event out there that needs some vegetarian items at the reception.  There is a need for great vegetarian food that doesn't sacrifice the flavor.  Check out my ad on Craigslist and let me know what you think.