White Castle is a burger chain by me in the Midwestern US. They started offering a vegan burger about a year and a half a go and I didn’t really pay attention because sometimes I like to pretend I eat healthier than that, LOL. I just tried their vegan burger for the first time today and it is FANTASTIC!!! Now I’m mad at myself for not going sooner.
The burger itself is by Dr. Praeger, which is a frozen brand of plant-based burgers. The specific type used is the California Veggie Burger, which has cute little chunks of carrot and eda mame (soybeans). Praeger’s website says the whole line of burgers are “Certified Vegan”. Nice.
The manager of the White Castle I went to was really sweet and he informed me that the veggie burgers are cooked on their own separate meatless grill.
Even better, the bun is already accidentally vegan:
Flour Bleached Enriched ( Wheat Flour , Barley Malt Flour, Niacin Vitamin B3 , Ferrous Sulfate , Thiamine Mononitrate Vitamin B1 , Riboflavin Vitamin B2 , Folic Acid Vitamin B9 ) , Water , Corn Syrup High Fructose ,Soy Oil , Yeast , Salt , Wheat Gluten , Calcium Stearoyl Lactylate , Diacetyl Tartaric Acid Esters Of Monoglycerides ( Datem ) , Guar Gum , Mono and Diglycerides , Calcium Sulphate , Monocalcium Pyrophosphate , Ammonium Sulfate , Ascorbic Acid ,Potassium Iodate , Azodicarbonamide (Azodicarbonamide ) , Calcium Peroxide , L Cysteine ,Enzymes
Of course I got it without ranch sauce. They also come with optional onions and pickles. They had a ton of other accidentally vegan sauces to put on it, but plain old accidentally vegan ketchup was perfect.
Woohoo! My Italian Wedding Soup from Daily Vegan Lunch recipe is up for some sort of prize for which you can vote. Help me win a toaster oven by voting (just kidding, I’m not sure what the prize is)
It’s number 112 I think. The black bowls that are red on the inside are mine.
This is the first speech I have given since being forced to give speeches in junior high school at age 12!
I was thrilled to be able to speak out for animals to such a great crowd.
I added Closed Captions for the hearing impaired!!
I have been wearing it everywhere! I love this NonviolenceUnited.org shirt from VeganEssentials.com.
They almost always offer coupons so make sure to Google “Vegan essentials coupons” before you order from them.
I am a shortie (4’11” and not getting any taller) so that’s why I ordered the Unisex medium size. I don’t think their shirts run all that small though.
What it says:
Front of shirt reads as follows:
For the People.
For the Planet.
For the Animals.
Back of shirt reads as follows:
Feed the hungry.
Save indigenous people.
Stand up for workers’ rights.
Be kind to animals.
Stop factory/animal farms.
Save 100 animals every year.
End deforestation for grazing.
Save an acre of trees per year.
End grazing on public lands.
Tell the government
to stop killing wildlife for
corporate ranchers’ profits.
Stop wars for resources.
Help end corporate rule.
Make the world a better place.
Help stop climate change.
Stop the #1 polluter of water.
Support a sustainable planet.
Live your values.
Live with compassion.
Stop the violence.
True confessions: I bleach my eyebrows. They are naturally very black and very arched, which at times can look a bit severe, kind of like this:
So I bleach them sometimes.
The bleach comes in a kit. There is a powder, a goopy paste, a flat mini-tray and a spatula. I mix one part powder to about 4 parts goop.
It has to be mixed very well or else I could end up with spotty or tiger striped eyebrows. Tiger brows are not the look.
After pulling my hair back, I smear the paste on my eyebrows.
Since I’m doing this, might as well bleach my annoying forehead hair and my mustache. I’ve gotten my forehead hair threaded before and OUCH. No thanks. I’ll bleach it.
Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?
After about 7 minutes, I wipe some of the bleach off to see how much my brows are lightened.
Seems good enough. I proceed to wipe off all of the bleach with a dry rag, followed by a wet rag.
Kiki is about to yawn. Mama’s vanity rituals are so BORING.
The final result: Before, my brows are their natural black.
Before eyebrow bleach
I can still look just as nutty without Romulan/Vulcan eyebrows! YES!
Winter bums me out. The days are SO SHORT right now, sunset around five-ish, ugh.
Nevertheless, I love snow. Illinois has had a snow drought — even today, we got only a dusting and there has been zero snow this winter.
This is what my soul feels like.
So there is a gate with barbed wire fencing off the university. Seriously, barbed wire, like that’s necessary!! Someone didn’t like it and busted the door. Don’t look at me.
Getting snowed on as I walked to the store and bought pens. We were totally out of them.