Monday, May 2, 2011



It has been almost seven months since my last post. What the vegan fudge brownies was I thinking by being gone for so long? I could go on and on and on about why I kinda sorta totally fell off of the vegan (hybrid) wagon (and then got back on and then fell back off and then got back on and... sigh), but I save all of that trying-to-figure-shit-out stuff for my other blog.

Instead, I am just going to "start fresh." I would like for Her Soy and Beans to be a mix of girl-trying-to-figure-out-veganism, motivation, inspiration, and, yes, the "wild tales" of the occasional culinary experiments in the kitchen complete with recipes and poorly taken pictures.

Let's start off with a book recommendation.

With the help of an always appreciated gift card (thanks, mama!), I purchased Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's book Vegan's Daily Companion yesterday. It is a beautifully designed book full of stunning pictures, helpful hints and tips, affirmations, and delicious (I'm assuming) and relatively easy (I'm assuming) recipes. I believe this book is especially great for beginning/struggling vegans who need the extra motivation to continue on this compassionate path.

So. I have decided to read one passage each day from Patrick-Goudreau's book, contemplate what it has to say, and then transfer those contemplations (and perhaps some direct quotes from the passage) onto this blog. Does that sound like a good idea? Yes? Okay. Good.


  1. Welcome back! I have missed you. :)

  2. I'm excited to read your posts again! I love all of your blogs :) Such a great book too, I loved it!

  3. Oh, thanks, Kat and Kaycee! Your kind words are really appreciated. I hope I don't disappoint!