Well, the curse of VeganMoFo has struck again.
Last year, upon addition of the VeganMoFo banner, as I noted a few days ago - my blog crashed, I lost a good dozen posts, couldn't log on, :cry: :whine: etc...
All well and good, I'm simply blogging this year without the pretty little banner acknowledging my efforts to promote a month of good, tasty vegan food.
And two days into the month of food, yes, quite possibly because I dared utter that 'MoFo word... my computer dies a sad, lonely death. Taking with it, about 500 great foodie pictures I hadn't "bothered" to back up.
Yes, pictures of family, friends, birthdays and Aunt Hilda's bunions are all safely stored away, but food pix? Nope. They've gone to that great cyber-graveyard in the sky along with the hard drive and who knows what else.
Fortunately I have a guy. A computer guy. Well, OK, a scrawny 14-year-old hooligan who can fix A-N-Y computer... seriously. (I do NOT want to know what places he's hacked into, but if the FBI should be looking for him, I won't reveal his name here for the blogger world to read...) Anyway, said teenager is repairing my computer as I type this. Big-Name-Store looked at my poor dead computer and said it would take them three to six weeks, and about as many hundreds of dollars... poo on them. I don't need a squad of geeks, I have a guy.
But while I wait (he had to order a part) I'm stuck using my Sprouts' computers (which are MUCH nicer, faster and cooler than mine, AND which I paid for, incidentally, so I feel I CAN use them once in a while without TOO much guilt...).
And since I'm not using my own computer, I don't have any recipe notes or great food photos to show you.... sorry about that. I will continue to blog, however I personally think blog posts just aren't as entertaining without a photo or two, right? Hmmmm... makes me wonder what photos my kids DO have on this machine?
OK. I'll leave you with a couple photos. Since this blog IS about vegan food and all, especially this month, I'll proudly show you some great examples of kids who are growing up extremely healthy AND vegan/vegetarian. (Vegan at home, vegetarian out, but we won't quibble) The photo at the top of the post is my middle "Sprout" (and me, ignore me) at her Graduation this past spring. The photo below, is my oldest, (center) with two of her friends - also vegetarians! Aren't they beautiful? (OK, I'm a Mom, I can't help myself).
Seriously though! Who says we're anemic, pasty white and sickly thin? More than any food idea or photo or recipe I've come up with, this is the accomplishment I am most proud of. Happy, healthy, well-adjusted veggie kids!
Yes, I'll be back to post about food, because I love sharing that with y'all, but it's my kids who are my worst critics and biggest fans, and it's ultimately them who I am cooking and creating for!