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I’m vegan and I like to cook.  You’ll probably not find many recipes here, since I don’t usually write stuff down in the kitchen.  I either use/adjust stuff I find in cookbooks, or wing it.  I really prefer winging it, but I never measure and rarely make the same thing twice (probably because I never measure or write down my own recipes).

What you will find is (hopefully) inspiration.  And plenty of it.  Whether it’s in the form of a special ingredient concoction, cooking for one, dealing with leftovers, or figuring out what to do with all those stupid tomatoes you bought at the farmers market before they go bad…I hope you find what you’re looking for in these pages.  Oh, and there will be lots of food porn.  And possibly some pictures of my cats.

If you ever have any questions, please feel free to email me at jessicaroselong at yahoo dot com.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris permalink
    September 28, 2010 12:03 am

    Hey, I just wanted to tell ya I finally made this recipe that I printed out when you posted it:
    I followed your additions to a “T”, and just wanted to say thanks for suggesting steaming the VWAV seitan! Came out perfect! I think that will be my go to method from now on.

    I had to go through several pages to find that post, and I must say, you came up with some killer recipes! Thanks for sharing.


    • October 5, 2010 12:46 pm

      i’m glad you liked it! also, thanks for linking me to that post… i had forgotten about telling my little veganism story, and re-reading it has made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

  2. October 19, 2010 3:47 am

    Thanks so much for blogrolling us. We heart you and did the same!


  3. olivia mardwig permalink
    October 27, 2010 3:29 pm


    My name is Olivia Mardwig from Skyhorse Publishing and I just wanted to let you know about two new books coming out this November just in time for Vegan MoFo that would be great features to blog about. The books are:

    1. The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur by Kelly Peloza, which includes over 140 mouth-watering recipes, like White Russian Cookies, Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies, even Oatmeal Cream Pies! It’s hard to believe the cookies are made with all natural vegan ingredients. Each recipe appears with a beautiful, vivid photograph that look so amazing you won’t want to wait to pre-heat the oven. Dessert recipes like Eggnog Cookies and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are great to try out before the holidays!

    2. The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life by Melisser Elliott is the ultimate lifestyle handbook for anyone who wants to know where to buy the “greenest” makeup products ,where to shop at the most environmentally friendly clothing stores, even how to keep vegan while pregnant or on vacation! The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life also provides answers to the common questions that “non-vegans” ask and includes fun and funky crafts and recipes to keep things interesting!

    Let me know if you’d like to see a review copy of either or both books. The authors are also available for interviews and Q&A’s .

    I look forward to hearing back from you soon! Enjoy Vegan MoFo!

    Olivia Mardwig

  4. Seta permalink
    November 23, 2010 11:14 am

    Hi Jessica,

    Running Press recently published bestselling author Kim Barnouin’s vegan SKINNY BITCH: ULTIMATE EVERYDAY COOKBOOK, and I wanted to offer up a couple of her recipes for you to post on your site. Please let me know if that’s of interest. You can check out Kim at



    “I absolutely love how Kim has made vegan cooking so simple and delicious. This cookbook has me wanting to try my hand at every dish – YUM!”
    —Sophie Uliano, author of Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life

    “This pretty tome offers mouthwatering vegan recipes and pictures to match…. Bottom Line: The book’s humor makes it worth reading – even if you can’t imagine giving up meat.”
    —OK Magazine

  5. October 3, 2011 4:06 pm

    You can always make salsa with the tomatoes.

  6. January 1, 2012 11:45 pm

    Dude, you’d think people who work in publishing and can be expected to be semi-literate would read your bio to figure out how to contact you privately. Really what I wanted to say was I’m glad you’re still blogging, and love the sprouts banner!

  7. November 11, 2012 3:53 pm

    Inspiration is awesome! I am really keen to experiment more with vegan cooking… will keenly follow your blog 🙂

  8. August 31, 2013 6:39 am

    Would you like a sample of The Vegg (Vegan Egg Yolk) and copy of The Vegg Cookbook to review? If yes, just email me your shipping address.

    Rocky Shepheard
    Inventor of The Vegg
    o/m: 570.460.2139
    f: 5702270042

  9. January 31, 2014 6:17 pm

    You know inspiration is really important! It is not always easy to be inspired and stay motivated to make something delicious and healthy for yourself not only during weekends, but also during workdays, when you might be tired after work. So thank you for that. I’ll be glad to follow your blog :)))))

    P.S. additionally thank you for a great references on vegan blogs :))))

  10. Rocky Shepheard permalink
    January 31, 2014 6:24 pm

    Hi Viki…Thanks for commenting. I hope you find some inspiration here. I’m new to this so I have to figure out the nuts and bolts and bring in more people to disuss vegan life and food!
    Have a great weekend!

  11. Mordechai permalink
    April 27, 2014 9:05 pm

    Cool website. I found it through PPK, which I want to join, but I can’t figure out the answer to anti-spam question regarding what the “o” in the PPK logo is. I’ve put in skillet, pan, etc. but nothing works.

    • May 29, 2014 11:19 am

      Weird! I would have thought skillet, but maybe it’s a cast iron skillet? Or frying pan? There was no spam question when I joined, so I have no idea. Good luck!


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