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Superstar VegWebber of the Week: veganhealthy!

This week's Superstar VegWebber is recipe maven extraordinaire, veganhealthy (http://vegweb.com/index.php?action=profile;u=133353)! Seriously, she produces some of the best and most popular recipes on the site, and I love them. If you're not familiar with her repertoire, get out from under that rock and check this out: http://vegweb.com/index.php?action=profile;u=133353;sa=showRecipes

Right??? Thank you for being amazing and for contributing so much to VegWeb, veganhealthy!

VegWebber since? Feb/10

Vegetarian, Vegan or ? vegan

Where do you call home? Ottawa, Canada - for now

What do you do when you're not on VegWeb? Film recipes and nutrition info, spend time outside (camping, hiking, running, cycling, canoeing, walking around town...), and figure skate with a synchronized skating team.

Do you have blog or website? yes, 2 actually - www.HealthyVeganRecipes.net and www.HealthyEatingStartsHere.com

Do you tweet? yup - as HeatherNauta

One unique thing should know about you? I went to university and trained for my first career to be a pilot. I've had a few more career shifts since leaving that path, and they've all brought me closer to what I really want to do with my life - which is to inspire and create more positive energy in the world.

What’s the best thing about being vegan? (if you are!) Feeling amazingly healthy and energized!

Favorite romantic recipe on VegWeb? Banana-Cocoa Smoothie (http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=5513.0) - it might not sound romantic, but it's chocolate-y and doesn't leave you feeling heavy - just happy and energized.

Favorite recipe on VegWeb to make for non-vegans to show them how amazing vegan food can be? Something really tasty, with lots of healthy fat... I often like to make pizzas because they're fun, so something like this Avocado Pita Pizza (http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=11959.0) would be good. I like to make a bunch of different appetizers so that I have a few chances to impress  And probably finish dinne off with something like banana-cocoa ice cream...

Favorite Thanksgiving recipe on VegWeb? African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup (http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=28695.0) - sweet potatoes are my favorite part of any holiday meal, and I like finding interesting ways to use them

One thing you wish you could make vegan but haven’t succeeded at yet? angel food cake...

#1 Cooking secret/tip? Only 1?!? ok - if you're cooking vegetables with oil, you want to heat the pan up BEFORE you add any oil. The role of oil is to coat the veggies, not the pan. It means that the oil is exposed to heat for less time, and you can use a LOT less because it'll thin out in the heat.

Best music to cook by? Bebel Gilberto

Three people you'd most like to have dinner with? Kurt Browning, David Suzuki and the Dalai Lama.

All time favorite restaurant? A bench by the water with a picnic meal. Preferably at sunset

French fries or ice cream? Ice cream all the way! (and by ice cream, I mean frozen banana & raspberries pureed into soft serve)

Soy milk, rice milk, almond milk? Can I choose hemp milk? If not, I'd go with either almond or rice.

Tofu, tempeh, or seitan? Tempeh - especially the smoked flavor from Green Cuisine in Victoria, BC.

congrats!! :)

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Awesome! Well deserved veganhealthy!

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congrats!  good tip about heating the pan before adding oil!

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I always know I can trust veganhealthy's recipes to be pretty friggin' tasty.  Good work!

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Thanks for that cooking tip!

Well deserved you are awesome <3

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me in July 2009

One thing you wish you could make vegan but haven’t succeeded at yet? Angel food cake. I hope that some ingenious person promptly develops an egg white substitute.

you in November 2011

One thing you wish you could make vegan but haven’t succeeded at yet? angel food cake...

SOMEBODY MAKE THIS HAPPY ALREADY

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me in July 2009

One thing you wish you could make vegan but haven’t succeeded at yet? Angel food cake. I hope that some ingenious person promptly develops an egg white substitute.

you in November 2011

One thing you wish you could make vegan but haven’t succeeded at yet? angel food cake...

SOMEBODY MAKE THIS HAPPY ALREADY

I THINK I HAVE HEARD THIS A MILLION TIMES... IT IS ALMOST AS ANNOYING AS THE PROTEIN QUESTION NOW :)

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^ that is not you that smiley face looks like she's rollin

eta: and you know i cannot bake!

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It's not about what you can do, but what you will do.  I'll roll you some encouragement.

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congrats!

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aw, thanks so much guys!! I really appreciate it :) and I suppose this means I should probably get on the angel food cake mission...

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oh, and I had a dream the other night that I actually got to have dinner with Kurt Browning because I had named him in this post... it was awesome :)

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