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Industry Student
Occupation Housewife/Aspiring Nurse-Midwife
Location Philadelphia, PA, United States
Introduction After a lifetime of unapologetic and mostly unexamined meat eating, I am now vegan. I started out as a pescetarian and then vegetarian. It took about a year for me to go vegan and no, it's not that hard and yes, you can live without cheese. On this blog, I explore connections between food and relationships, animal rights, health, and the simple joy that comes from stumbling across a great new recipe or meal. I was born in Zaragoza, Spain and raised in the Bronx, Manhattan, and central New Jersey. I currently live in Philadelphia, PA with my husband, Brian and our adopted dog, Benji. I am a graduate of Rutgers University, where I studied psychology and English literature. For a few years, I was an editor at a medical journal. Now I am a full-time housewife, part-time community college student, rarely a doula and will enroll in nursing school in 2011 to become a certified nurse-midwife. My other writing has been published in BUST, Elle, and Guitar World, albeit as letters to the editor but you've got to start somewhere. I've also contributed to Vegans of Color ( and Girl with a Satchel (
Interests veganism, midwifery, sex, motherhood, nursing, food, nutrition, exercise, health, animal rights, relationships, social media, travel
Favorite Movies My favorite movies are two TV shows: The Sopranos and Six Feet Under. I also love chick flicks, French movies, Goodfellas, and the 1939 Disney version of Alice in Wonderland.
Favorite Music Kristin Hersh, Throwing Muses, Liz Phair, Tori Amos, Neko Case, Belly, Fiona Apple, Hole, Feist, Arcade Fire, Sleater-Kinney, No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Ani DiFranco, Le Tigre, Madonna, Bob Dylan, disco and dance
Favorite Books How to Eat and Feast by Nigella Lawson, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, Woman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier, anything by David Sedaris, No Touch Monkey by Ayun Halliday, Safekeeping by Abigail Thomas, Cruddy by Lynda Barry, Emma Forrest

You forgot your mom's birthday! What can you make out of super glue and olive pits?

Gazpacho. Just add tomatoes to that list.