Wednesday, December 5, 2012

50% Vegan and Rising.


Not sure I got the halves right.  The meat half could be on the right...
I'm here to tell you about an important milestone in my life, something I've been waiting to declare for a long while now.  You might not think it's as exciting as a first tattoo, or front row seats to see Lil Wayne, but if you were in my shoes, you'd understand how pretty fuckin' awesome it is.  In fact, I hope it happens to all of you, too (and I'm not talkin' about menopause, either).

I've been vegan half my life.  And, starting next month, I've been vegan MORE than half my life.  

It's actually one of the coolest things about getting older, 'cuz the more I age, the more vegan-me reigns over former-animal-eating-me. 

I'm trying to think of a really amazing way I can celebrate these past 22 years to benefit our animal friends.  But while I'm mulling over my options, I thought I'd give away a copy of Papa Tofu Loves Ethiopian Food.  It's been ages since the last one.

Get on it.  This is your last opportunity!
This giveaway is open worldwide, and it expires one week from today.  Just leave me a comment!

If you already own a copy, you could always gift one away, or, hold onto a second copy as a backup, since I'm not sure there will be another edition once I sell through my current inventory.


Anyone else veganversary-ing this month?  If so, I'm sharing this diddy with you, sung to me by my dearest bub, Dave $, on my 18th year.  I could watch this over and over and over again X 948,048,904,809.

xo
kittee

94 comments:

  1. Congrats, Kittee! And damn I would love to make some ethiopian food.
    My veganniversary is in January, and for me it will be 13 years-- approaching half my life! :)

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  2. Congratulations! I look forward to getting to that point in my own life. My only regret is that I didn't go vegan sooner.

    I'd love to nab a copy of Papa Tofu Loves Ethiopian food. I've never actually made any and am super-excited because I'll be having it for the first time in January when I travel to DC and my sweetie takes me to some of the great Ethiopian places there.

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  3. That is exciting! Mine won't be until my 32 birthday. Eight more years to go.

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  4. I would be so happy to have a copy of your cookbook. I L.O.V.E ethiopian food, and have only tried cooking a few dishes in my own kitchen. Congrats on your veganversary!

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  5. Happy Vegan Anniversary! That is an impressive milestone.

    It is ridiculous that I don't own Papa Tofu Loves Ethiopian Food yet but hopefully I am lucky today! Congrats again Kittee!

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  6. yay, congratulations! i was super excited when i realized i owned my beloved car for 50% of my life. and now that i can finally figure out fractions i am up to 57%. and it feels good. mammal meat has never passed my lips (well lets not get rude here, you know what i mean). once when i was very little my grandmother tried to feed me a hot dog and i asked my brother if it was meat and he said yes and supposedly i threw it across the room, but i don't remember being that bratty. please enter me in your zine giveaway so i can make some yummy grub.

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  7. I like your blog and I'd love to win a copy of your zine.

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  8. I went vegan at 22 as well! Which means another 9 years for me until it's half my life.

    I've never made Ethiopian food before, which is sad given that it's my favorite food EVER!!!!

    Speaking of which, I still need to bring you that Teff, and my Friday afternoon client lives just a few blocks away from you, so I will check in about dropping it off.

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  9. This comment is for Natalie, 'cuz her phone froze up and she couldn't post!

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  10. So cool Kittee, I'm nearing my one year mark, it's gonna take me a long time to get to the halfway point, but I'm planning on it! xx Your cookbook looks freaking awesome.

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  11. Congratulations :D!
    And I thought I was cool because I've been vegan for almost 3 years, haha :p

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  12. Happy Veganversary. I started being vegan sometime in March 1981, so yes, I've passed the halfway mark, though it took a long time because I'm so damn old. In years, anyway.

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    1. you have nine years on me! you are awesome.

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  13. Congrats! How fantastic. Great giveaway- I love Ethiopian & this would be perfect.

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  14. Congratulations! I've got a few years to go before I hit that milestone (okay like 18 years ...), but I'll get there some day :)
    I have your zine, and I know about a dozen people who would love to get a copy of it. I'd love to have an extra copy to give away!

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  15. Happy Vegan Anniversary! :-)
    I can't remember for the life of me the exact day I went vegan, but I do know it's be about 2 years. Every year your vegan, it just makes you more awesome Kittee! Congratulations!

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  16. That is a cool milestone! I have been vegan for like 12-13 years and veg 6 before that! So 1/2 of my life on the v-team!

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  17. Hooray for 50%+ veganism! Thank you for the giveaway; I love Ethiopian food and I'd love to try your recipes.

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  18. What a fabulous milestone! Congratulations!
    I became vegan quite a bit later in my life than you did, so I'm nowhere near reaching that milestone, but I'm headed there, that's for sure!

    Thank you for offering us a chance at winning a copy of your zine. I love Ethiopian food, and would love to try your recipes. Actually, I'm going to get a copy right now, so that I'm sure I get one before you run out, and if I win the copy you're offering here, I totally know someone who will love receiving such a fantastic gift!

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  19. Happy Veganversary and Mucho Grande Milestone Status! I love the video song tribute, giant red sneakers too!
    Cheers!

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  20. Congrats on 22 years of veganism! I've only been vegan for a mere 3 years now, but it seems like forever.

    I've never tried ethiopian food, but I would love to win a copy of Papa Tofu!

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  21. I've been a vegetarian for more than half my life, it's awesome! And I would like to celebrate it with some ethiopian food.

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  22. You should be put in frames and shown as an example of a good vegan:) I heard there was a poll conducted that showed that more than 50% of people who become vegan is not able to, for some reason, stick to their choices for the rest of their lives. Seeing that you can do so well is motivating.

    ( and I would like a copy of "ethiopian food", of course:))

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  23. Happy veganversary!!! many happy returns of the day!

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  24. Congrats! It will be 12 years for me in Jan. Keep up the great work! Would love to make my fam an Ethiopian feast for the holidays.

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  25. Congrats Kittie! Being vegan feels so good. I love the photo above and would love to get my hands on a copy of PTLEF -- I love Ethiopian food, but can only find lame ethiopian recipes online -- they never turn out right, so I've kind of given up!

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  26. Happy veganversary, kittee! That's such an exciting milestone. I hope to be there someday myself!

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  27. Happy Vegaversary! I heart Leslie Hall!

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  28. Wowza, oodles and oodles of congratulations to you--just think of all the other-than-human animals' lives you've saved and all the human animals' lives you've enriched over the course of 22 whole years! May you continue on with many more.

    Best wishes,
    Ali.

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  29. Congratulations! 12 years vegan for me, another 12 before I'm 50/50 :0) one of the best decisions I've ever made, and I've never looked back... Except to wish I'd gone from vegetarian to vegan sooner!

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  30. That is super awesome! I can't wait til that happens for me, I got a awhile but I'm looking forward to eating all kinds of yummy vegan food til I get there. Maybe even some super tasty Ethiopian food!

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  31. That is something to smile about! Congratulations :) I became vegan 2 years and 8 months ago when I was just 20 so I've got a way to go..but it truly has been a hugely positive, life-altering choice.
    Would love to win a copy of your Ethiopian zine- I adore Ethiopian and would love to learn how to make some good dishes.

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  32. Congratulations ☆

    That's really great, one day i will be able to say that iv'e lived more vegan than not, but it will be somewhere in 2020's ! I have been a vegetarian for 1/3 of life though. Also your bub is super adorable, men look great in skirt :)

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  33. zeeohee at gmail dot comDecember 6, 2012 at 6:27 AM

    Yayyy, congratulations! I'm only 1/3 vegan, but I'm 53% vegetarian. And don't your cells replace every 7 years? So we're actually 100% vegan-celled!

    Thanks for the giveaway. I finally found a source of teff so I'm excited to dabble in Ethiopian!

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  34. Well done! Ethiopian Food rocks my socks.

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  35. Happy Veganniversary! I already have a copy but wanted to give you a hip hip hooray!

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  36. I never thought about it like this; what a great perspective. I'm old, so I've got a long way to go: 13 years vegan, 10 years vegetarian, and the rest saying, "eeew; where did that come from?"

    PS I already have your amazing tome and have gifted it to and/or bullied most of my friends into buying it already ;-)

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  37. I have 16 more years to go until i'll have been vegan for most of my life, but i have been vegetarian for 3/4 of my life, which is pretty cool now that i think about it.

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  38. Congratulations, Kittee!! That is so awesome! I'd love to say that I've been vegan half of my life, but then I'd only be ten now. As it stands, I have to wait until I'm in my 60's to reach the vegan/meat eating days tipping point.

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  39. Happy vegan-versary! You are my hero [heroine/heroin?]! I was just looking through my blue Papa Tofu yesterday. xx

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  40. Congratulations!!! I already have a copy of 'PTLEF' (I've even used some of the recipes at the restaurant where I work!), but I'd love to win a copy for my friend Sid. :)

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  41. Yay Kittee!!! Congrats! You're such an inspiration :-)

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  42. Well done you! I am over half my life vegetarian or vegan but still a ways to go where vegan makes up a 1/3. Yay to you!!

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  43. Congrats Kittee, mine & my bf's veganversary will be coming in January, went back to veganism 4 yrs ago as New Yr's resolution & haven't looked back. Been vegetarian for over 20 yrs. Would absolutely love to win a copy, don't have an Ethiopian vegan cookbook. ^_^

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  44. Congratulations! Perhaps you hold the title for longest time vegan? what a wonderful and worthwhile thing to celebrate! Id love a copy of your zine! Been meaning to buy one for a while now!

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  45. People were amazed when I told them I had been vegan for 4 years. You are an inspiration!

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  46. Congratulations, Kittee! Happy veganversary!

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  47. Congrats Kittee! And I love Ethiopian food too =)

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  48. Oh yay! How wonderful! I've been missing Ethiopian food for some time now, which means I really have no excuse for not ordering your zine. I will have to correct that post-haste!

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  49. Happy Veganversary. Your friend sure is a snappy dresser.

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  50. That is SO awesome! Happy half your life veganniversary!

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  51. Yay for your vegan half taking over! :) I've got a few more years for that to be the case for me.

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  52. Congrats on hitting such an awesome milestone! That is seriously cool.

    I would so love to win a copy of your zine!

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  53. i'd love to win a copy of your zine! congrats on being vegan more than half your life. that is AWESOME.

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  54. Congratulations on an amazing milestone! I'll have to wait for my 60's before I've been vegan half my life. I adore Ethiopian food so I would love a copy of you zine.

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  55. I love the name Papa Tofu :)
    Thanks for your inspiring blog

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  56. That's really neat that you have been vegan for more than half of your life.
    I like being vegan. You have an interesting name. Your book seems neat too.

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  57. Congratulations! I'm a freshly minted vegan, so this is so inspiring! AND Ethiopian is my favorite food. Even before going vegan/vegetarian, I'd only ever order the non-meat stuff. So delicious!

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  58. I have been wanting your zine for our zine library for ages!! This would be an awesome way to get it =D

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  59. I've been drooling over this zine for so long! I have quite a while before I can say I've been vegan half my life....14 years or so to go I think? Congrats!

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  60. Please, oh please, don't sell out before I can order my copy! And happy birthday and joyous milestone passing!

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    1. no worries! i have about 150 left!
      xo
      kittee

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  61. My Birthday was on the sixth, and I reaffirmed my vegan commitment! It's year number two for me, and I can't wait until the day when I've been vegan half my life. I've already discovered the joys of vegan living as being more affordable, healthier, and kinder to animals. Now I'm reaching out to the community more (Thanks awesome people.) Congrats!!!!

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    1. congrats to you and your commitment. you're awesome!
      xo
      kittee

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  62. Congrats on your great vegan commitment! I have recently been enjoying the ethiopian eats of DC and Northern VA and would love to learn how to recreate them in my home.

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  63. Happy Veganversary! I'd love to get my hands on your zine

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  64. congrats! i can't wait til I have that milestone. It will be a while, but I'm looking forward to it already.

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  65. Congrats and many more years of healthy and yummy veganism to come! Celebrated 20 years of vegetarianism last May or June (I go by the Jewish calendar for this day) and a first veganversary in November :)
    One of the defining events in the past year was re-discovering Ethiopian/ Eritrean food :)

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  66. Thank you for this contest! :) Ethopian food is awesome

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  67. I've never eaten Ethiopian food - I have no idea what it tastes like. I have to know what it tastes like, because everybody says it's delicious. So, conclusion: I need your zine!

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  68. that's so awesome. i wish i could tell i've been vegan at least 1/4 of my life. but i can't. so i have a happy time celebrating your milestone!

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  69. Congrats! I am close to the half-way mark myself. It feels good.

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  70. I have quite a way to go before I get to the 50% mark, but I will definitely get there. :) Congrats on your veganniversary!

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  71. Congrats! I've been vegan most my life at this point. I hardly remember the meat eating days.

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  72. Ah, Kittee Bee, congratulations! I'd love to win this because your recipes are almost as awesome as you are! <3 Xylia

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  73. Congratulations on your veganniversary! Would love to win a copy of the book to broaden my 2 and 3 year olds' vegan cuisine horizons...

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  74. Congrats kittee! I was just telling Leah Fishbein how much I wish I could meet you in real life. My 3 year veganversary was the day after thanksgiving. Xoxo

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  75. I would like a zine! Yay food zines. Congratulations on yr many years, here's to healthier ones to come :)

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  76. Congratulations! It's a great feeling. I've been veg*n for over half my life (vegetarian then vegan). So it's extra fun when you someone who doesn't know you well learns you're veg*n and they say it's a "phase" or "it won't last long, you'll remember you love meat" or any other ridiculousness. Dude, I've been veg*n for for 13 years. Ain't gonna happen.

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  77. Happy Anniversary. Been vegetarian - vegan on and off for 42 years next February; strictly vegan for 7 years this month. Honored to share December date with you and others; mostly because of all we vegans do for the animals, the planet and ourselves simply by the choices we make daily. And looking forward to making more exciting Ethiopian food from your 'zine. Thanks.

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  78. Happy Anniversary. Been vegetarian - vegan on and off for 42 years next February; strictly vegan for 7 years this month. Honored to share December date with you and others; mostly because of all we vegans do for the animals, the planet and ourselves simply by the choices we make daily. And looking forward to making more exciting Ethiopian food from your 'zine. Thanks.

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  79. Yay December veganniversaries! My 7th was on December 1st!

    Also, I just went out for Ethiopian on Saturday and it is one of my favorite cuisines. I would love to be able to make it for myself!!

    Congrats on being half vegan! I'll be there in 12 years...

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  80. Your half-veganity is super awesome. I have like ten years to go until I can claim the same. More importantly, where'd you get those awesome shoes?

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    1. hi ariann!
      they are sprite shoes made by demonia...
      https://www.google.com/search?q=demonia+sprite&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=Jxz&tbo=u&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ME7PUNSaHqeCiwKAqIBA&ved=0CFEQsAQ&biw=1440&bih=702

      xo
      kittee

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  81. Happy veganniversary, Kittee! This is a really great milestone!

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  82. I must get a copy of this book before it sells out!!

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