::sigh:: Fine, I confess.
My name is Christina and I’m a Bob’s Red Mill whore.
No, no, it’s not what you think! I just… I just go crazy for their stuff. I mean his stuff. No their stuff!
Whoever’s stuff, it’s damn good. We are homebodies who like to cook and eat at home daily. We can tell whether or not the cornmeal that claimed it was for polenta is as high quality as the packaging says, if a product is truly “now more flavorful” or just saltier. Fine, we’re a little picky! Can you blame anyone? C’mon, there’s at least one thing that you so strongly feel is superior to all others, that you are willing to take a stand for it. (And of course, please feel free to share!)
At any rate, we use lots of pantry friendly goods, such as: dried beans and peas, soup mixes (the man of the house loves these,) cornmeal ground for polenta, quinoa, soy protein powder… I use egg replacer on a fairly regular basis and will admit that I buy vital wheat gluten but have yet to master it. Seriously, I love me some wheat meat but can’t seem to make it the way I like just yet. I’ll keep at it and do welcome tips. (One of my lovely Flaco’s Anon members and Pepple’s donut farm-turner-on-er Jami has requested I make VeganDad’s buffalo wings. I really, really want to make that happen.)
Going vegan forced me out of my old routines, causing me to explore new types of cuisine, new textures and techniques and now that I have begun to explore, I wonder why in the world I waited so long. Going vegan gave a whole new life to what I thought was an already strong love for food.
But enough rambling, right?
The point is that I have some to share besides my ever-growing love for what vegan life has brought me.
Not one, not two, but three randomly chosen comments from anyone anywhere willing to provide me a legitimate name and address will win an assortment assembled of these options:
Here’s what you have to do.
Leave a comment here (please be sure to include your e-mail in the given field, or how will I be able to contact you?) telling me what you might explore with some Bob’s Red Mill in your pantry. That’s it! Have you wanted to replicate Jamba Juice at home? Can’t deal with the flaxseed “egg” flecks? Or maybe you too have a hankering for some wheat meat, buffalo style?
[EDIT: Comments so far are spot on, but to clarify, you don’t have to already know how to use them. I’m interested in what endeavors you might embark on should any of these fall into your happy hands. 🙂 VeganTnT on twitter, I’m looking at you!]
The comments will remain open from now through Thursday November 18th, with the winners announced on Friday November 19th.
EDIT: THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY. Thanks to all who participated!