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Superstar VegWebber of the Week: Minke!

Minke (http://vegweb.com/index.php?action=profile;u=133447) is FAIRLY new to VegWeb but a Superstar nontheless! She brings us such innovative recipes (with the best names ever) like Na'vi Drink (http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=31635) and is an active contributor to the forums. Honestly, what more could we ask from our Superstars?? Plus, like me, she believes coffee is a major food group. Hello, why is it not on the pyramid?? It makes no sense! Congrats, Minke! You're a totally awesome Superstar!

VegWebber since?  February 14, 2010 but I've been using VegWeb for years.

Vegetarian, Vegan or ?  Vegan!!!!!

Where do you call home?  Captial Region, NY

What do you do when you're not on VegWeb? Cook, bake, read, walk, play with my animals, watch way too much of the news and PBS.

Do you have blog or website? Nope, although reading vegan blogs makes me want one.

Do you tweet?  Nope, FB only.

One unique thing should know about you?  I'm very flexible. That's kind of unique.

What’s the best thing about being vegan? (if you are!) Everything! Being vegan means that I am not participating in the torture/murder of animals, I'm healthier than I was when I ate meat, veganism has opened up a new world of cooking for me and I'm having less of a negative impact on the earth.

Favorite romantic recipe on VegWeb? I'm really not sure, I have never had the occasion to look for a romantic recipe.

Favorite recipe on VegWeb to make for non-vegans to show them how amazing vegan food can be? I don't have one specifically but I always get them with the baked goods. That and chili recipes.

Favorite holiday recipe on VegWeb? Orange Chicken Style Tofu and yes, I have had it for a holiday before (Thanksgiving)!

One thing you wish you could make vegan but haven’t succeeded at yet? Italian Party Cookies. My great-grandmother always makes plates for events and they were my favorite. I've got a few recipes for some of the cookies but I'm still seeking out the rest.

#1 Cooking secret/tip? Try using different oils in your cooking instead of just veggie oil. They all have different properties but a good oil can make or break a dish. I really like hemp oil.

Best music to cook by? I usually don't listen to music while cooking, only the news.

Three people you'd most like to have dinner with? Captain Paul Watson, Morrissey and Anderson Cooper.

All time favorite restaurant?  Veggie Planet in Harvard Square.

French fries or ice cream? Ice cream on my french fries!

Soy milk, rice milk, almond milk? Hemp but it's expensive so usually almond.

Tofu, tempeh, or seitan?  Seitan!

Hell yeah!! You do really deserve this!!

Even though you're relatively new round here you've made such a big, positive impact.  I <3 you!!! Well done!

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congrats!

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congrats!

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yah Minke!! You're awesome and I'd be keen to hear if you manage to tweak those Italian cookie recipes!! : )

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Awwww, thank you guys! I'm blushing, it's a good thing I'm on the other side of the computer. lol!

If I can make good Italian party cookies like my great-grandmother makes then I am definitely posting the recipes!

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Yay! Totally deserved!

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Congrats!
If you successfully veganize Italian party cookies I'll love you forever.

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Congrats!

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yayyy! my twin!!! <3

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I just wanted to say thanks again to everyone! And of course, no pressure on me to figure out those Italian party cookies!  ;D

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Holy shizzz, Minke. I didn't know you got this. I hope a belated "congratulations!" is ok? :)

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