Holler at me, yo!

I absolutely adore hearing from people, whether you have a question or want to drop a line and tell me about an awesome vegan cupcake you ate. I don't, however, like spam, so please don't spam me.

You can send me a holler (because I'm 28 I don't say 'holla') at Amanda@chubbyveganmom.com. (Simple, right?)

I like to hear about all sorts of things, and am not limited to:
  • I just wanna say "holler!"
  • I've got a question about some weird ingredient in your weird recipe
  • I've got a question about being vegan
  • I've got a question about being vegan and being a mom
  • I want to interview you for fun
  • I want to give you products to review (I've been approached in the past about my policy on reviews, as of now, there isn't one, but things I use daily include: anything sweet, anything baby, anything techy - because we are living in a material world and I am a material girl - and anything you stick in your mouth - um, food, duh, get your mind out of the gutter!
That should do it. Still confused? Just send me something anyway, we can work it out together, I promise. 

20 comments:

  1. I use to make a Russian soup with saurkraut, green beans, potatoes, and pork roast. I would love to have a vegan recipe for something like that without any meat substitutes.

    Thanks for your blog I am enjoying the recipes and your comments.

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  2. "butter"? Please tell me you use vegan margarine..

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    1. I'm lazy and figured it was implied that when I'm using butter it's of the vegan variety. Do you really want to type out vegan margarine every time you type a recipe? Heck no! :) I have been trying to clarify in more recipes however which brand of vegan butter I'm using.

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  3. I downloaded your recipe for crockpot roast, in which you list wheat gluten as an ingredient. My husband is gluten sensitive, so I wonder if you have any suggestions to sub in for this ingredient. I'm new to the vegan world, so any advice on substitutions would be welcome. Thanks and keep up the good work!

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    1. To be honest, the wheat gluten is a key component of the fake meat texture, so a regular "substitute" wouldn't provide the same consistency. I googled around and found some GF veg/vegans discussing a product called Orgran Gluten Substitute. I can't guarantee that it would work, but it would probably be worth giving a shot if you could find it!

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  4. Hollering at you - yo! Great recipes! Thanks for sharing them.

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  5. I stumbled across your blog and love it! I like how I'm not the only one who swears on a regular basis. While my husband and I are not vegan, we are dairy free (he is lactose and I'm the cook so there you go. And cheese was a big sacrifice! "For better or for worse" was tested!) however I try to cook 1 to 2 vegan meals a night. My question is in regards to tofu. I have PCOS and am supposed to stay away from soy products. Any other alternatives?!

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    1. Well in regards to dairy, we hardly use soy milk! We're all about almond or oat milk (coconut for the little ones, well when the littlest one is ready for that). Cheese substitute wise Daiya is free of the top eight allergens - soy included (and I think it's by far the best substitute anyway)! Protein wise, we really try to stay away from the fake meats anyhow, sure, we have a few soy dogs or burgers on hand here and there, but I really enjoy using lentils, chickpeas, white beans, tempeh and quinoa! A company called Smiling Hara makes a soy-free variety of tempeh that is to die for. Typically we use lentils in place of "ground meat," so in like sloppy joes, tacos, lentil loaf, stuffed peppers; meanwhile I usually use beans or chickpeas in place of chicken (so like buffalo chick-pea wraps), etc. It's a lot cheaper to use these items anyway! :D

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  6. Hey! Just want to say thank you for the great recipes... may I ask what white chocolate chips you use in your baking? Thanks

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    1. I have only used the Lieber variety, but that's mainly because the results have been so great I haven't wanted to mess with it! Despite having a lot of health food stores with some great vegan offerings, I always order these in bulk from the Vegan Essentials website.

      We also got some "butterscotch chips" from there I haven't tried yet, I'm pretty excited to! :)

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    2. Mmmm... butterscotch! Thanks that's great :)

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  7. What a great spin on a vegan blog! I'm also a chubby vegan.

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  8. "Vegans believe no animal was put on this Earth to be used for human consumption, entertainment or goods. This includes things like dairy and wool, which while the animal is not necessarily slaughtered to obtain the goods, it does result in an invasion of their right to a purpose-free life."

    Then why do you have a dog?

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    1. My husband and I have debated about this quite a bit and we still feel we are choosing the path of least harm on our furry family member. I would love for her to be able to roam free and do her own thing, but in this day and age, that would also result in her getting hit by a car or worse. So that's a personal choice we made. It doesn't mean it's perfect or right. We all do the best we can. But thanks for weighing in!

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    2. Anonymous - how about she wanted to give a dog a home? Otherwise it would be homeless or in a shelter somewhere?

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  9. Hi there!

    I’m Becki, the social media and outreach coordinator at Animal Place. At the beginning of March, we’re kicking off the first ever ‘Spring a Hen’ campaign. Through social media and advocacy, the objective of this campaign is to spread awareness about the egg industry. Because so much of Easter is surrounded by traditions centered on eggs, we’re encouraging folks to go egg-free this Easter - and beyond! Part of the campaign will be focusing on how anybody can have an egg-free Easter that is delicious, fun, and cruelty-free. As a vegan parent, you’re an exemplary person that can give folks real and tangible advice about how to have an egg-free Easter.

    What we need:

    • Recipes
    • Tips
    • Strategies
    • Egg-Free Games
    • Quotes about why it’s important to adopt an egg-free lifestyle
    • Photos of food, games, kids, etc.

    We’d appreciate anything you could contribute. The more information we get from you, the more help we can give to folks thinking about ditching the cruelty and embracing an Easter filled with compassion.

    We’d like to kick this campaign off at the beginning of March, so the sooner you could get this information into us, the better. Time is of the essence!

    If you'd like to participate, please email me at becki@animalplace.org!

    Thanks so much!

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  10. Hi! Love your blog!!! I've been vegan for almost 8 years and love all the recipes I can find. Is there anywhere I can find the nutritional info for your recipes? I've recently started trying to lose weight and watch my caloric intake! Love love love your recipes!

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  11. Great blog! Thanks! I particularly enjoy the feminist articles!

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  12. So fun reading your blog! I've been vegetarian- ALMOST vegan for over 30 years... I love living creatures so am never gonna change! ;)
    I stumbled upon your blog tonight and started looking at a few of your recipes- YUM!! They look SO good! Im anxious to try out your 'Ham' recipe and also the Crock Pot 'Roast'---AND a couple others...! But I'm wondering if you will show the seitan recipe you use? Do you use the same one for 'ham', 'roast', and say, 'chicken'? Am anxious to cook some up in my crock pot! Don't know why I've never done that!
    Would so appreciate the recipe you use-- Thanks so much.

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  13. Hi. Love ur recipes. I hope to see some new ones again especially some crockpot ones. I live in the basement so i only have a crockpot and microwave to cook with

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