20 Questions with Lindsay from Vegan Yumminess

Lindsay from Vegan Yumminess

Hello! We have another fun interview for you today. Lindsay, a fellow food blogger, shares her delicious vegan recipes over at Vegan Yumminess. Take it away, Lindsay!

-Tell us about your blog and why it’s great:
I started Vegan Yumminess last October as a way to keep myself from going insane from being home alone all day with a colicky infant. Vegan Yumminess has been a great avenue for me to meet new friends and share my passion for vegan food and locally grown produce with the world.

-What is your favorite food/recipe? Least favorite?
My favorite food changes from day to day, literally. But right now, I’m craving this strawberry coconut vegan ice “cream” from Trader Joe’s. I’m thinking about creating my own homemade version of it with my new ice cream maker tomorrow. I’m SO excited!

My least favorite food…That’s a hard one. It’s kind of a given that I don’t really eat meat or dairy. So, other than that, I would have to say that I do NOT like durian. It is a strange tropical fruit that my husband grew up eating regularly in Thailand. Durian, to me, smells like rotten garlic and onions, and tastes like spoiled beans. Bleck!

-What is the first recipe that you learned how to fix?
 Blueberry muffins from a boxed mix by Betty Crocker

-Who taught you how to cook?
My mom is definitely the one who taught me how to cook, along with the occasional cooking show on TV.

 -What food/recipe still seems daunting to you?
Vegan cinnamon rolls or sweet rolls scare me silly sometimes. I haven’t had a whole lot of them turn out. I’m still hopeful and working on it, though.

 -What is your spouse’s/family’s favorite meal that you cook?
My husband LOVES lentil soup.

-Tell us about a kitchen disaster or recipe mishap
Oh boy… When I was in high school, I attended a tiny boarding academy in Arkansas. I worked in the cafeteria every afternoon and made granola for the entire school–roughly 40 students. One day, I got a date pit mixed into the wet ingredients for the granola. I got the bright idea to pour the wet ingredients through a strainer to retrieve the date pit and continue cooking. Yep. I poured the wet ingredients through the strainer and right down the drain. I forgot to put a bowl beneath my strainer. Woops.

-Who is your favorite celebrity chef?
Probably Giada. Although, I don’t watch much TV at all.

-Who is your favorite food blogger?
Hmm….Lindsay from Pinch of Yum is definitely one of my favorites. In the vegan realm, I love Kristy from Keepin It Kind. I don’t read her blog too terribly often, but I love her relaxed writing style, her sweet smile, and her husband’s amazing photography.

-What is your day job?
In March of 2012, I passed my boards to become a family nurse practitioner. However, I worked as a staff nurse until May, 2012, when I quit my hospital job to stay home with my little princess after she was born. Nowadays, I’m a stay at home mom, part time NP job hunter (verrry part time…:p), and food blogger.

 -If you could cook/bake all day instead of your day job, would you?
Nope. I love cooking and baking, but if it was the only thing I did all day, I think it would lose its luster.

-What is your favorite restaurant?
I love little hole-in-the-wall Thai restaurants.

 -What is your favorite part about food blogging? Least favorite?
I love having an excuse to try something new in the kitchen. I love the satisfaction I get when someone tells me that he/she tried my recipe and loved the results. I hate frustrating photo shoots and cleaning up huge kitchen messes. One day, I’m going to write a blog post all about my disastrous kitchen after long photo shoots. It gets really crazy sometimes.

 -What is something (food or blog related) that you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t yet?
The last several months I’ve been dreaming about writing my own e-book or cookbook. I’m not sure if or when it will happen, but I’m excited about the prospects.

-White chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate?
I verrrry rarely eat chocolate, but if I had to chose, it would probably be dark chocolate.

-Comfort food of choice?
Love me some popsicles or vegan ice cream!

 -Sweet or savory?
Both!

 -What is your favorite herb?
Basil, hands down.

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Thanks for sharing your answers with us, Lindsay! I definitely agree on basil – my favorite herb. It seems like Giada is quite the popular celebrity chef amongst our interviewees!

Don’t forget to check out Lindsay’s blog with delicious Vegan recipes and beautiful photographs over at Vegan Yumminess!


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3 comments on “20 Questions with Lindsay from Vegan Yumminess

  1. Mrs. Herb on said:

    Every time I look at the picture of your baby, it just makes me grin. What a precious smile she has!!!

  2. Aw! Thanks, Mrs. Herb! I love it!

  3. Oh yeah, and curried quinoa will be up this afternoon/evening on VY with a link back here. 🙂

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