Minnesota – When Pizza is Exciting.

We arrived in Minneapolis, Minnesota super late at night after driving up from Chicago, via Madison, Wisconsin.  After a frenzied search for a hotel, while parked in the Mall of America parkade (we went to the Arizona level) having a hard time finding wireless signal, we eventually settled in for the night at one of my least favourite hotel chains. So, I’ll say I’m not usually excited about pizza. For me, it often turns into food for the sake of eating something, which I don’t like doing most of the time, but JC actually likes pizza, and found a pizza place I hadn’t heard of with lots of vegan options, and gave them a call: Pizza Luce. So I shrugged and said whatever. Well, I was wrong to not be excited, and probably tired, and hangry at the time, because this pizza was tasty, with a great crust. Another nice thing about Pizza Luce is that they also make their own nut based vegan cheese called Rinotta, that we got on our pizza. It’s not really like cheese, and sort of reminded me a tiny bit of Maniocheese, but it was nice to have a daiya and dairy alternative to try. They do delivery, but JC went and picked up. On their website you can organize things by “vegan or vegan by request” (and also by gluten free or gluten free by request” if that’s your scene) In addition to pizzas they also had hoagies (the Mock Muffeletta sounded interesting),…

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Hello Vegan MoFo 2014! An Intro

VeganMoFo starts today and I’m participating like I have since back when the internet began (okay, JK, more like 2008 or 2009) If you’ve never heard of Vegan MoFo before, it stands for Vegan Month Of Food, and this year, that month is September. I spent last years’ Vegan MoFo blogging about, talking about, and planning my big fat vegan wedding, which culminated in a very satisfying blog giveaway that also included a couple of really lovely wedding crashers. This year is hopefully going to be me sharing stories from our summer honeymoon(y) roadtrip across Canada and the USA. I don’t think it will involve any roadtrip giveaways (sorry.) But it will involve lots of the amazingly wonderful vegan places that exist in North America (and also a lot of the amazing places this couple of vegans saw on a cross country roadtrip.) For people that haven’t ever visited before – Hi! I suppose it doesn’t hurt to have a bit of an introduction – I live in Toronto with my partner JC and our three cats Emmie, Kes, and Marmo. I’m originally from Edmonton, Alberta and I’ve been vegan since the late 90’s. I like food – eating it, talking about it, cooking it, growing it. I’m interested in it from a social justice perspective and generally have a focus on food education/empowerment/etc in projects and volunteer work. I’m also interested in migrant labour issues and rights, especially how they exist in the Canadian and Ontario Food System. Plus initiatives that increase the ability of…

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