Vegan MoFo, Day 11: Kitchen Tour

Though the prompt for today is “kitchen tour”, the light in our kitchen is, frankly, awful. Even on the sunniest days, our kitchen is very difficult to photograph. In the autumn and winter? Forget about it. We thought about how we could make the best of it, and we thought we’d instead photograph our art, knickknacks, and other decor/decorations. Now, given the aforementioned poor light, they aren’t the best photos, but we hope you’ll still enjoy the peek. We’re letting the photos speak for themselves, but do check out the end of the post to find out what we cooked in our vegan kitchen tonight!

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We Got Married!

Sorry for vanishing, friends, but we got married! On Sunday! Things are only just starting to get back to normal, and that’s only going to be for the next day or two, since we leave on our mini-moon on Friday. I thought we’d be able to MoFo right up until the wedding – having never had a big wedding (my first wedding was basically an elopement, barefoot on the beach), I was terribly naive, clearly – but everything got very hectic about a week before, and the wheels just came off the MoFo bus.

Don’t give up on us, though, because we’ll be trying to blog while we’re eating our way through Austin, and we’ll be back to cooking and blogging regularly in October.  And of course we want to write up a post about the wedding – and the FOOD at the wedding – sometime soon. We miss blogging, and we miss y’all, and we really miss the community we’ve found this month.


Mike’s face here, y’all. No matter how many times I look at it, it takes my breath away.

If you’re on Instagram, check #blatchwedding2015 (not our real last name) for some of the photos our friends took and shared!


P.S. Speaking of Austin, who’s there and wants to meet up for drinks and/or food and/or bats and/or whatever?

fake meat and true love (introduction post)


Hey! Welcome to our blog, Fake Meat & True Love (we hope you think the name is on the right side of the cute/nauseating line)! We are Mike and Sarra, a couple of vegans from Seattle who are head-over-heels in love – with each other, with food, with cooking, with our old-lady pit bull and fussy tortoiseshell cat, with farmers markets and social justice and all animals and, yes, fake meat. We’re trying our best to make the world a better place, and ethical, intersectional veganism is the best way we know how to do that. We know that veganism is not a diet but an ethical stance, but we also know that food is a big deal – it’s what most people think of when they think of veganism, it’s one of our earliest and most primary pleasures, it’s necessary for life, and it’s fun. We were both very passionate about food before we got together, and that passion has expanded and deepened along with our relationship. We’ve been sharing our food photos with our friends for a couple of years now, and we’ve been talking about starting this blog for ages; finally, here we are. We’re sure we don’t have to tell you the “why” behind another vegan blog: vegan food is better for animals, better for the planet, better for humans, and, frankly, delicious. It is our sincere hope that by providing a glimpse into the life of the glorious food (and love!) that we share, we can simultaneously encourage people to think about more just and ethical choices, as well as join all our fellow vegans in demonstrating how exquisite and rewarding a cruelty-free life can be. We love being in vegan communities! Plus, hey, sometimes there will be dog and cat pictures, and who doesn’t want more of those?

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