This past week I was nominated twice by Comments Below and also by No Harm; No Waste. Thank you so much Giovanna and Cheryl for the nomination, I’m truly honored and humbled. Check out their awesome blogs: No Harm; No Waste – Zero Waste what a concept right. As wasteful as we are in the country and world – check out her blog for tips and ways to live more environmentally friendly. Comments Below – Reviews food/restaurants, movies, etc. by way of different forms of media. Bonus for me…maybe a little selfish, however, I can tell that Giovanna is local to me by the restaurant reviews. 🙂 so that is a plus for me! I get to discover new places locally that I didn’t previously know about.
Let’s get the show on the road!…I’m going to answer both sets of the 10 questions.
One- Thank the nominator
Two- Display award in post
Three- Nominate 10 other bloggers
Four- Answer the 10 questions
- If you could be any age for a day what age would you be and why?
25 – The genesis of a new chapter in my life…the year I met my soul-mate and true love. A truly magical age. Plus Mid 20’s – not too old or too young…there was nothing I hated about 25 🙂
- Name one skill you’ll love to acquire and why.
Learning to play an instrument. Why? – I absolutely love music and to have the skill and ability to create some of the beautiful sounds that I love…man, what a good feeling that would be.
- Name three words that you absolutely cannot stand.
Ignorance is Bliss… I know I know you meant three words – well technically these are three words that just happen to create a phrase that I cannot stand. Why? – Well as I mention in my ‘About’ – Ignorance is Ignorance…So why choose to lack knowledge and information? Knowledge is Power.
- Name one weird thing that you used to believe as a child.
Monsters Demons live under my bed. [Ever run and jump onto your bed so they wouldn’t grab your feet? Lol]
- What is your favorite genre of music?
Whoa Whoa Whoa…One? Let’s not get crazy now, lol! I love music all kinds: Alternative/Rock; Electronica/Drum & Bass/Ambient/Club/House/Trip Hop; Jazz; Inspirational; Latin; Pop; HipHop; R&B; Reggae, etc.
- If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Invisibility. Oh…to be a fly on the wall. 🙂
- Name one thing you cannot leave your house without.
Damn…I hate to say it. Don’t make me say it… Okay geez… My phone. 😦 but not for the reasons you may think, because I have left my phone at home many many times and it’s no big deal. But I’m always thinking of and getting inspired to create new recipes. I like to have my phone handy because I’m always taking notes when I’m out and about. Plus, I read a lot – articles, blogs, recipes, surf the web. Ugh… Phone – Guilty!
- What is your favorite food seasoning?
Salt and Pepper. A little goes a long way in just bringing out the natural flavors of a food. Simple is sometimes best.
- If you were given the opportunity to move to another planet that could sustain life, would you?
No, probably not. Hell, we’ve already done enough damage here, why go and destroy something else pure. Besides they’re probably already out there shaking their heads at us in disappointment…I remember a Twilight Zone episode about this.
- What made you start blogging?
Blogging began for me as a way to share my recipes with others. I don’t really have friends that I ‘hang out with’ or anything like that, it’s just us; so it’s rare for me to interact with people that have like minds. I enjoy cooking – okay…I’m obsessed with cooking and food. Blogging has been a great way for me to meet new people, share my creations in hopes to inspire others.——————-
1. What made you decide to become a Vegan/vegetarian // pursue a Zero Waste Lifestyle?
Knowledge. We were vegetarian first then in 2011 our quest for knowledge and awareness brought us to become Vegan: Articles, Books, Documentaries – one day it just clicked. I didn’t do it the traditional – ease into it way either; when I say it clicked it did and out went all the animal products. It started out for health purposes with us, but after learning so much over the years…becoming aware of animal cruelty and suffering has only solidified and reinforced our choice. Animals feel – they’re smart and there is no reason to consume them for our survival. Animal cruelty is not limited to someone starving their pets, cock-fighting or neglecting them in a feces laden hoarding home…as seen on T.V. when the SPCA comes in breaking down doors. Their lives are not trivial and meaningless. Some people are cynical. Sorry for being long-winded – oh man that was only #1.
2. What’s the best tip you can give someone starting out on the Vegan // Zero Waste Journey?
This is a lifestyle change just something to always keep in mind. Speaking of mind…it’s a powerful thing. Stay focused, be open-minded and learn as much as possible.
3. How has being a blogger changed your world view?
Blogging has been quite an experience. It has been so incredible to connect with people from so many different countries around the world. It’s fascinating to read about different views on life, love, religion etc. However, since I’m a Food Blogger I typically come across different foods – so learning about new ingredients that are not local to me is pretty neat.
4. How did you come up with your blog’s name?
Vegan Rescue came about as a play off my husband’s blog name – Human Rescue. He writes opinions, letters, complaints, poetry and sometimes rants as he puts it about real things. Coming up with the name sounds simple enough, but for me it honestly wasn’t that easy.
5. What is your favourite Vegan Recipe or Restaurant // Favourtie ZW Product, Recipe or Shop?
Ow, this one is as tough as the music question… I love all my pasta dishes, Puerto Rican dishes and dessert! Yummy – brownies, cakes, my carrot cake! Yes, Carrot Cake.
6. Name the essential ingredients of a good blog according to you.
Follow, Read, Comment, Post and Respond. Seriously though…You’re interacting with people. People with different backgrounds, life experiences. I say learn as much as possible. Be Social 🙂
7. What was the worst and best reaction from someone when they found out about your lifestyle choice?
The best reaction would be from not necessarily the reaction of the lifestyle choice where someone is giving me the big thumbs up – excellent choice…pat on the back…you’re doing a great job for your health, the animals and planet (I’m still waiting for this reaction). But if I had to pick the best it would be seeing the reaction of people eating my food. I love it! The smile and mouthgasms…that excites me and makes me feel proud. The Worst reaction is tied – it’s hard to pick from the Pediatrician making the kids feel (less than) during a physical. Asking them things like…What exactly do you eat then? Or how does it make you feel during lunch time around your friends at school? – Yes, that really happened, a trained medical professional? The pediatrician is tied with a family member who had to ask me and also had to “double check” with the kids that they were eating… as if they’re starving. All this food I make. [smh] Yes, that happened too.
8. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
People’s Perspective… but that’s only my initial reaction because I just got finish answering the worst a few minutes ago. But my real answer is end World Hunger and Homelessness. It’s just something that doesn’t have to be.
9. Do you have any pets? what are their names? (off topic question, but I like to see other’s pets. hehe)
Yes, Beanie (Chihuahua) and Brody (Puggle). I never had pets growing up (dogs or cats) Beanie was my first dog ever and we got Brody a year later (he was a stray so we celebrate his adopted birthday). Two loves! –Here’s a link to a post with pics of our two monkeys. 🙂
10. What inspires you?
My family – My husband and Children. Food inspires me also in the kitchen and with blogging. Sometimes one ingredient will spark my mind to make something fabulous. Other times it’ll be a special request from the kids or my husband! 🙂
–Plant Based Culture
–Oh, She Cooks!
–The Vegan Lily
–Cooking to Heal Me
–Whine and Vegan Cheese
–Pleasant Peasant Cuisine
My Questions for you:
- What is your favorite comfort food?
- What is your dream job?
- What is your favorite way to unwind after a long week?
- What inspired you to become a blogger?
- If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
- Do you have any hobbies (other than blogging)?
- What is your biggest fear?
- What is the best advice you would give yourself 10 years ago?
- How long have you been blogging?
- What is your favorite blog post?