Rachel in Veganland

tattooed vegan blogger and cat/rabbit mom, queer, feminist pin up

~art historian~

follow my vegan life style antics at: rachelinveganland.com

Twitter/Instagram: @rinveganland
Sickness day 3: watching #pacificrim (finally! @ehoover3 !) with my fuzzy #kaiju by my side, eating a doctored up trader joes mushroom noodle bowl with added kale and sprouted tofu. #vegan #glutenfree #sickandmiserable #kaijucat #genderneutralcatbabychild

Sickness day 3: watching #pacificrim (finally! @ehoover3 !) with my fuzzy #kaiju by my side, eating a doctored up trader joes mushroom noodle bowl with added kale and sprouted tofu. #vegan #glutenfree #sickandmiserable #kaijucat #genderneutralcatbabychild

Through the Looking Glass: Typical Grad School Eats

Through the Looking Glass: Typical Grad School Eats

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I haven’t done one of my Through the Looking Glass posts in quite awhile. A travesty for certain because I adore them. I chose to document my eats last Tuesday, as my foodstuffs that day gave a pretty accurate picture of what my diet looks like on the weekdays. I typically have long days–early mornings and I sometimes don’t get home until 9 in the evenings, depending on my work schedule for the…

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Intersecting Identities: Vegan, Queer, Woman

Intersecting Identities: Vegan, Queer, Woman

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Headed to the department car selfie.

I’m not going to lie: this past week has been tough. Really tough. The toughest week I’ve had in a while. I’ve been living in Florida for almost exactly one month. I love my apartment, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen the gato happier. I LOVE being a graduate student. After over a year off, I’m with people who love and care about the same things that I care…

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Eggplant and Sweet Potato Yellow Curry with Mushrooms and Tomatoes

Eggplant and Sweet Potato Yellow Curry with Mushrooms and Tomatoes

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To say the least, I’ve been eating well lately. Very well. Cooking has always been “my thing.” It’s always been a form of stress release that isn’t quite escapism but somehow functions in the same capacity. No matter what’s going on for me in my life (right now about 300-500 pages of reading a week and rapidly approaching deadlines for research paper prospecti) somehow in the midst of chopping…

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Vanilla Pecan Cashew Milk

Vanilla Pecan Cashew Milk

IMG_3096Last Friday evening, I found myself without almond milk and definitely not wanting to leave my apartment. I’ve GOT to have some sort of plant milk for my coffee. What was I to do?Luckily, I had raw pecans and cashews in my pantry. Homemade nut milk to the rescue! (Oh the first rendition of Veganland. The tiny photos. The cuteness…)

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Vanilla Pecan Cashew Milk

1/4 cup raw cashews

1/4 cup raw pecan…

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Smothered and Stuffed Poblano Peppers with (Florida) Avocado Salad

Smothered and Stuffed Poblano Peppers with (Florida) Avocado Salad

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It’s farmer’s market day! Happy vegans all across the country will be flocking to their local farmar to purchase veggies for the rest of the week, and I’m among them. I tried out the local farmer’s market for the first time last weekend. I was amazed to see not only the usual suspects (sweet potatoes, jalepenos, onions, peppers, garlic, tomatoes) but also Florida and Hass avocados and mangoes!

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Reason #532 Raquel doesn’t drink the vino. #fml #vegan #veganvino #idontwanttotalkaboutit

Reason #532 Raquel doesn’t drink the vino. #fml #vegan #veganvino #idontwanttotalkaboutit

Life just got a whole lot better because… VEGAN QUESO!

Life just got a whole lot better because… VEGAN QUESO!

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Really, there are no words. I mean. OH MY GAWD. QUESO. VEGAN QUESO! It’s like savory nectar from the kitchen gods. And is perhaps one of the best things I’ve made. Maybe ever?

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Rich, savory, delicious with just the right amount of spice and umami, this dip got all manner of delicious things dipped and dunked into it. Even a dish or two got smothered by its deliciousness. The fact that it’s…

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Beer and Sriracha Marinated Tempeh Wings

Beer and Sriracha Marinated Tempeh Wings

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When I posted a photograph of this meal on Instagram, I said:

“In case you were wondering, bachelorhood is treating me very well, athankyou. #vegan #glutenfree mac and cheeze, Sriracha tempeh wangs, kickass salad. #vegansofig #veganfoodshare #veganmofo2014 #ladybachelor”

And it’s true.

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I’m enjoying being master of my own culinary universe and creating some delicious things while I’m at it. I’ve…

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