Eat well, live well.

 

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So I made a scroll kit. And it’s pretty awesome. I feel like it could have a few more pictures, but I just wanted to mostly get my opinion across, rather than grossing people out with pictures of tortured little animals. I really hope to add more to this in the future because it was fun to make and I really liked the setup and design of the site. Here it is! Have a good break! (:

Pinterest Page!

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Screen shot 2013-11-18 at 1.01.05 AMHere it is!

I’ve decided to create a “Vegetarian ThingsPinterest page. I’m always finding so many recipes, products, brands that I want to try, but it’s hard to remember what they are/where to find them. Therefore, I have created this board to organize my thoughts. It’s still a little empty, but I don’t want to fill it with just anyhing. So I’m taking my time and finding my favorites!

The recipes are an obvious choice of pin, but vegetarian products are a thing that I’ve recently gotten into. The fact that they aren’t tested on animals makes them even better!

The caption of the board is one of my favorite quotes. “Now I can look at you in peace; i don’t eat you any more.” -Franz Kafka. I love this quote, not necessarily Kafka himself as he was a womanizer and kind of an ass, but he was a brilliant writer. Off topic, the point, is that to me, this quote is beautiful in some way and I thought it would be perfect for the board.

Like I said, it isn’t by any means a board filled with a million pins, but I feel that it’s a process, and meaningful pins will come in time. But as this process continues, go check it out, because I think that it’s pretty darn cool. (:

Finally, a response!

Okay, so as everyone knows, I’ve had an extremely hard time getting any kind of vegetarian store/business/restaurant in Portland to respond to my emails about shooting a quick video. BUT, the lovely owner of Canteen in Portland finally got back to me! We are in the process of setting up an interview, so the video will be coming soon!

Screen Shot 2013-11-04 at 6.52.29 PMIn the mean time, I made a super cool storify! From restaurants to personal opinions, I found a great collection of vegetarian tweets and Instagram photos from the Portland area. I’ll continue to add to it weekly and maybe add a few of my own tweets in there as well. Click here to see!

 

Diesel Food Audio Slideshow Recap

I absolutely loved working on the Diesel Food audio slideshow. Not only did I get to meet some really cool people, I got to share my vegetarianism with them which is something that I find to be pretty rare these days. The whole process was pretty ideal and quite simple. I reached out to the writers of a blog that I follow, tweeted that I would love to interview them, and they got back to me immediately! They were so passionate about cooking and taking boring everyday recipes and making them vegan, and I really loved how dedicated they were/are.

When working on the audio, I actually had a great location and it wasn’t hard to capture what he was saying at all. He did hit his hands the table a few times, but for the most part it went pretty well. As for background noise, I just recorded some of the sizzling of the frying pan in the background and then when he chopped up some onions. For the pictures, I couldn’t have had a better focus; food! The lighting in their kitchen was absolutely perfect and all of the vegetables looked absolutely delicious.

As a whole, everything went so well and I couldn’t have asked for a better pair to interview. Loved this project.

Sweet Pea Baking Co.

During high school, I discovered a cute little bakery called Sweet Pea Baking Co. in a little vegan mini-mall in Southeast Portland. Not only do they use mostly organic, local ingredients and compost 80% of their waste while also using compostable packaging for to-go orders, but everything is 100% vegan and absolutely delicious. Although they haven’t yet gotten back to me about shooting video yet, I’m confident that they will be happy to talk to me about their bakery.

From delivering wholesale to catering weddings, teaching/hosting cooking classes and making everything in-house, this bakery has it all. This bakery doesn’t only have sweets, however, it also serves soups, sandwiches, biscuits and (vegan) gravy, quiche and potatoes! 

For my video, I plan on interviewing the owner, inside of the store, because it’s very well designed and I feel that it will be very aesthetically pleasing. I’ll also get shots of delicious baked goods being taken out of the oven. 

On to filming!