Who's still here? I've been growing discouraged lately with all of the animal-food endorsing posts, and feeling like I'm posting into a void sometimes. This is sort of my last-ditch effort at reconnecting with folks before leaving.
So hi. I'm Michelle, 38 y-o SAHM mom to 7 year-old Kaia. Also in my household are my husband, David, 47, a postal carrier who walks 15 miles a day, and my step-son, Cayden, (21). Kaia, David and I are strict vegetarians who eat some honey and other insect foods, but no other animal foods, Cayden is a L-O vegetarian but eats strict vegetarian at home.
We eat lots of fresh, local foods, mostly shop at the farmer's market and local co-op, though we buy bread and soymilk at Costco, and pasta and tofu at Trader Joe's. Kaia has some sensory processing issues, and is a super-picky eater. One of our best friends has celiac, so we do a lot of gluten-free cooking around here, though the only allergy we have in our home is to walnuts. We garden, grow green beans, tomatoes, peas, greens, strawberries and asparagus, and have 9 fruit trees - orange, lemon, plum, cherry, apple, pomegranate, nectarine, apricot, and fig, grape vines, blueberry and raspberry bushes. I've also got herbs growing, both culinary and medicinal.
I love to cook and develop recipes. I'm one of the moderators at the LJ vegancooking community. I suck at baking bread. We have 2 altered, indoor, rescued cats, they eat meat.