When I was growing up, I was told I looked like Doris from Fame:
Then later on in life, Alanis:
Apparently, I now look like the Pancake Parlour Lady. Lovely:
I’m a vegan-since-April-2012 geek living in Melbourne, Australia with my husband (referred to as Husband here, I swear I drew a blank when it came to nicknames for the blog), my eleven year old son Arthur and my seven year old daughter DeeW. We’ve recently added two young cats to our family who provide us with endless entertainment and endless reminders for me about what it’s like raising toddlers.
I’m of Greek descent and a lot of the Greek meals I cook were learned by sitting around the kitchen tables of my grandparents just watching and helping out. Of course, I’m now vegan so I have the additional task of veganising everything but it’s a challenge I love. I love to cook and experiment so I’ll document my many successes and even more flops. So many flops…
You’ll find lots of restaurants reviews here at Veganopoulous. I also like to post reviews on cookbooks and I am slowly working my way through a rather large vegan cookbook collection.
Being vegan means I use vegan products, so I blog about my experiences in that area too.
Because I’m the sort of person who loves looking at ‘everyday life’ kinds of photos on other blogs, I’ll add in that kind of stuff too. You know, like the sorts of supermarket aisles and police cars and rubbish bins we have in Melbourne. I like to mix in photos of my home town with my posts so if you ever plan on visiting Melbourne, I hope my blog can be useful to you!
I also have a love of vintage and retro stuff in general and you’ll often find me taking photos in op shops. I’ll feature my favourite finds and collections on the blog.
Family life is also a big theme here, so you’ll see what we get up to. I am the only vegan in our home and as I’m the cook, everything I make is vegan. Initially this was met with some resistance as my son, at the time, was only ever eating Weetbix and toasted cheese sandwiches (I’d sneak veggies in to his smoothies). He’s come a long way because he now asks for tofu and roasted chickpeas. I’m confident it will just keep getting better, but it’s a slow process!
I very much appreciate the time people take to read and comment so I hope that everyone visiting finds something useful!
Love and leafy greens,
Faye @ Veganopoulous