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#uglyveganfood cooked in North Borneo

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:58 am
by anajonessy
Heya! I am a longtime vegan who cooks pretty ugly vegan foods. It's never intentional but it seems likely, after 10 years of veganism, that I have little talent in making my dishes look aesthetically pleasing lol. It doesn't stop me from cooking for others though. My non-vegan partner and friends agree my dishes sometimes look questionable but always delicious haha. I also host various vegan social activities for vegan and non-vegans alike in my hometown, eg. film screenings, picnics, hiking trips, gardening get-togethers, meetups, mentoring, etc.

I have a pretty good amount of time on my hand and (finally!) a steady internet connection, so I am quite pleased to be able to do some vegan online activism and be part of constructive discussions on veganism.

Re: #uglyveganfood cooked in North Borneo

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:37 am
by Red
Hey ana! I'm sure your cooking is fine; After all, the look doesn't matter if it still tastes good! :)
Maybe you can study culinary arts?

You seem to be very celebratory of veganism! How long have you been vegan? What is it like living with a nonvegan partner?

Re: #uglyveganfood cooked in North Borneo

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:59 am
by anajonessy
Red wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:37 am
Hey ana! I'm sure your cooking is fine; After all, the look doesn't matter if it still tastes good! :)
Maybe you can study culinary arts?

You seem to be very celebratory of veganism! How long have you been vegan? What is it like living with a nonvegan partner?
I am not so sure I will excel in culinary arts but I'm really enjoying watching vegan cooking shows on YouTube, and my all-time favorite is Vegan Black Metal Chef | https://www.youtube.com/user/VeganBlackMetalChef

How long have you been vegan?
I went vegan in 2009, I can't remember the date exactly but I consider January 1 and November 1 as my veganniversaries haha.

What is it like living with a nonvegan partner?
It's alright, he eats mostly lacto-ovo vegetarian but occasionally eats fish or chicken when he is away from home and veg-alternatives are not easily accessible. It breaks my heart a little bit, of course, but he's definitely learning a lot. He attends and participates in various vegan events, he's also our photographer for Anonymous for the Voiceless (local chapter). I consider myself as an abolitionist vegan but I like to take a pragmatic approach when communicating my vegan message.

What about you, Red? (:

Re: #uglyveganfood cooked in North Borneo

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:07 pm
by Red
anajonessy wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:59 am
I am not so sure I will excel in culinary arts but I'm really enjoying watching vegan cooking shows on YouTube, and my all-time favorite is Vegan Black Metal Chef | https://www.youtube.com/user/VeganBlackMetalChef
I'm not familiar with him. Do you often cook what he cooks, using his methods? What type of food does he make?

Also, never doubt your abilities.
"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right."
anajonessy wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:59 am
What is it like living with a nonvegan partner?
It's alright, he eats mostly lacto-ovo vegetarian but occasionally eats fish or chicken when he is away from home and veg-alternatives are not easily accessible. It breaks my heart a little bit, of course, but he's definitely learning a lot. He attends and participates in various vegan events, he's also our photographer for Anonymous for the Voiceless (local chapter). I consider myself as an abolitionist vegan but I like to take a pragmatic approach when communicating my vegan message.
Oh, well he seems to be a super reducetarian! Much better than eating meat everyday. Did you have a part in him severely cutting down on meat consumption?

And it's good to see you're pragmatic about it; Even getting a few people to cut back on eating meat is better (and often much easier) than getting one person to go vegan. As militant as many of us are, we have to be sane as well. :D
anajonessy wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:59 am
What about you, Red? (:
Been Vegan for around 4 years now? I completely sucked at it as first (I often went days without eating :?) and have had a few slip ups of accidentally eating meat or something with milk or eggs. It just takes a little discipline.

My family eats meat, and it is a pain in the ass to cook my own food, but I've made my parents reduce meat consumption a bit. I don't really feel comfortable discussing veganism with the family.

Re: #uglyveganfood cooked in North Borneo

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:17 am
by Jebus
Welcome anajonessy, it's always so great seeing vegans from places like Borneo. It shows how veganism is spreading to places many of us would not expect.

Do people around you know that you are an atheist? If so, do you face any difficulty?

What kind of reactions do you get during your Anonymous cubes?