Hey it's me Shae. I just wanted to tell everyone about my awesome sauce garden. When my grandma moved away she left me in charge of the garden. And guess what I'm freakin BEAST at gardening! Every day I water the the plants, but the scorching hot sun drys the water right up. The first couple of times I wasn't watering the plants enough and they started to shrivel up. I was scared they were gong to die. But my dad showed me the right way to water them. I would have to water each plant for at least 30 seconds and make it rain on the leaves and branches. All the plants are doing wonderful now! Woo hoo!!!
The green lushessness!!!!!!!!
Here is our little visitor hiding on our mystery hot peppers. When my grandma bought this plant the salesmen never told her exactly what it was all he said is "It's hot". And it surly is. I tried it because I did not think it would be that bad, but was I wrong! Before I knew it my mouth was burning and numb! That night my dad tried the pepper and said it was hotter than death!! And he loves spicy stuff.
It's going to be bigger than its pot!!!
It's up to my chest!!! Yay!!!!
Just a plant...
My little bro loves him some leaves!!
After the first day of Shae's soccer tournaments, we got roped into a team meal at a local buffet. Which meant he got to goof off with his friends for awhile, but we had only salad and french fries to eat. Sigh. We're used to this back at home, but it was pretty much torture in a city that contains two actual vegan restaurants!
We sat at the restaurant eating our lettuce and watching the kids dare each other to eat gross stuff, then we headed straight over to End of the Line Cafe for our real food.
We've been here once before and loved it. The vegan cheese they make in-house is phenomenal. I'm in love with their fried tofu fish sticks, which they were out of this time unfortunately. Shae and I had fish sandwiches instead, then shared Silas' mini pizza since he fell asleep. You snooze, you lose buddy! Matt had the bacon cheese melt. The food was delish! But the best part was getting to order anything off the menu. Shae bugged out when I ordered his hot chocolate without specifying soy milk and wouldn't drink it until he questioned the guy and was assured there were no animal products in the building. People who can do this everyday are just too lucky. All vegan restaurants are just a magical luxury.
Silas is a picky eater. Super picky. Reminds me of myself as a child... Not great. One thing he will always, always happily eat is an apple. If he was allowed to live off of that and breast milk, he'd be thrilled.
The first apple he ever had, he actually poached from his big brothers mouth. Shae lifted the apple to take a bite and there was Silas on the other side of it munching along.
Now if only we can get him to have this same kind of obsession with something green!
On this first day of Vegan MoFo 2010, let's not mess around. It's not the Vegan Kid way to beat around the bush. Let's just get straight to business: Candy. It's what's on all of our minds anyway, right? In our house, candy is a once-in-a-while magical treat. Not something we see that often. So obviously, Halloween is a huge deal around here. FREE! CANDY! Ahhhhhhhh!
We hit up two local festivals this year, with a Jabberwockeez dancer and a tiny cow in tow.
Shae smartly used Silas' cuteness to his advantage and scored double the candy. Although when his big brother wasn't helping, Silas would give people back their candy and grin at them. Shae would not approve.
I think the official ratio of vegan to non vegan was about 70/30. Not bad odds. And I was thrilled to see that outcast 30% sent off to live with Grandma & Paw Paw. Shae wants it pointed out that all 4 full-sized candies they received were vegan, and that's a huge success.
The winner of the night was definitely Twizzlers. I think that's all Shae even ate. (I won't mention how many I stole from him) He even slipped one to Silas and let's just say he was a fan. His first taste of sweet, sweet candy.
It's that time again! The Vegan Month of Food is upon us. We here in the Vegan Kid family are determined that this is the year that we conquer the Vegan MoFo. Starting this Monday we will be blogging about vegan food for the entire month of November. For more info: head over to the vegan mofo headquarters.
Until then, here's a pic of the little food testers themselves. Shae, age 11 1/2 and Silas, age 2.