|Howdy! This photo makes me want to grow out my bangs.|
Me-me-me: I'm going to be 48 in April, which makes me a Taurus, and to save you the math, I was born in the late 60s. Since this is mostly a vegan food blog, I'm very proud to say I've been an ethical vegan for 25 years (thank you for writing Diet for a New America, John Robbins). You might notice that I also sometimes double-space between sentences, although I'm working on that, but I grew up on typewriters, so give an old lady a break.
I currently live in Portland, OR with my main squeeze Dazee AKA DZ, AKA Mr. Kittee, and our beloved dog Vee, or Vee-7 Berns-Kerns when he's in trouble. We moved here from New Orleans, where we lived for 8 years (four before Katrina/The Federal Levee Failures, and four afterwards). That's a whole other blog.
|Me and my fuzzy little bank robber!!|
I grew up in the DC area and my entire family still lives there. Even though I love living on the west coast, I wish I could squish this country together to make getting to the other coast faster and easier.
I have a Master's degree in Education and used to teach Montessori school to the littles. I also worked in the natural food industry for about 13 years, but I haven't done either of those things for a long while now. Sometimes I miss both, but usually I don't. Most recently, I wrote a cookbook called Teff Love, [☜affiliate link] which won VegNews Magazine's book of the year in 2015! It's filled with my take on Ethiopian food. You can read more about it and see links to many reviews here!
Digging around thrift stores and estate sales are one of my most favorite things to do, and besides hoarding Pyrex, vintage Japanese treasures, vintage fabric and old sewing patterns, I also love to make things. Knitting, crochet and sewing are at the top of the list.
|Soaking up the azaleas in DC, last spring.|
I do refrain from certain foods (I've been off gluten since '08 and refined sugar since '15), but only because avoiding these foods dramatically helps me manage some chronic health issues. One being a sorta scary auto immune disease called Spondyloarthropathy, which manifests as arthritis in my spine (SI joints). I don't recommend restricting unless you have to! It not only makes me sad, but pretty much ruins everything fun for my close friends, too. Good news is I recently started on a drug called Low Dose Naltrexone, which is really helping so much. But that's also for a different blog.
Anyway, I think that's enough of a Kittee-Puke for the time being. Thanks for visiting my little crumb of the internet!
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