April is closing to an end and that means that it is time for Mr April… This month we bring you a true BOSS in the vegan arena. You may have seen some of his work or heard his music but if you haven’t you HAVE to go check him out. In fact if you are in the LA area, he will be in concert, He’s performing at LA Vegan Beer Fest on May 4th at the Roxy Theater in Los Angeles.
Where do you live and where are you from?
Los Angeles, CA Originally from Detroit, MI
25 Years Old
What do you do for a living/profession?
I’m a Vegan Hip Hop Recording Artist
What do you like to do for fun?
Well obviously I enjoy creating music, but I’m really a simple guy; I like being outdoors soaking up the California sun, I LOVE going out to some of my favorite Vegan restaurants, and hanging out with friends, nothing too crazy.
How long have you been vegan?
Why did you become vegan?
I was helping a friend prepare for a PETA demo against KFC when I went vegan, all the knowledge I was absorbing was so overwhelming. The following day I went out to the protest and witnessed the energy of the people, I knew that day that the way I was living before was totally wrong. This is the day I became vegan.
How was your transition?
My transition was pretty easy actually, I went vegetarian in 2009 after a vivisection protest at UCLA, and everyone around me was already living the vegan lifestyle. So yeah, it was a piece of cake, vegan cake that is.
What is the funniest misconception(s) that you have heard about vegans?
The funniest misconception I’ve heard about being vegan is that you have lack of energy, FALSE! If you ask anyone that knows me, they’ll tell you I’m the most energetic person they know. They might even say I have so much energy that it’s annoying. Seriously
What is your Favorite thing(s) about being a vegan?
My favorite thing about being vegan is knowing that I’m helping to make this world a better place, not only for myself and the environment, but for the animals and today’s youth.
What do you think makes a Sexy Bad Ass Vegan?
I think a Sexy Bad Ass Vegan means you have to be compassionate, willing to listen, offer a helping hand whenever you see something or someone in need of help, the will to lead and motivate, just a good, kind-hearted individual. Oh, and I almost forgot, intelligence is Sexy!
What is the best vegan dish that you make in your kitchen?
So this isn’t really a dish per say, but it is my most favorite vegan food to whip up in the kitchen, and it only takes about 10 mins or so to prepare. Plus they’re so easy a baby could make them. I found this recipe on the PETA website awhile back and it has been a crowd pleaser for both vegans and non-vegans alike.
The Garlic Cheesy Biscuits
2 Cups Original Bisquick Mix
2/3-Cup Soy or Almond Milk
2 Tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast
½ Cup of Daiya Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
¼ Cup Olive Oil
¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
¼ Teaspoon Dill
¼ Teaspoon Thyme
¼ Teaspoon Rosemary (dried or crushed)
Heat over to 450°. In a bowl, mix Bisquick Mix, Soy Milk and Nutritional Yeast with a hand held mixer until completely mixed. Stir in Daiya Cheese with a spoon.
On an ungreased cookie sheet, drop spoon-sized clumps. They won’t be pretty, but it’s important that they don’t get too thick or they won’t bake all the way through.
Bake for around 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them. They bake FAST. Pull out once they’re golden.
In a bowl, mix Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, Minced Garlic, Dill, Rosemary and Thyme. Once you pull out the biscuits, brush with the herbed Olive Oil.
Once they’ve cooled, enjoy!
What is the best Vegan Restaurant you have ever had the pleasure of eating at?
Well, the best Vegan Restaurant I’ve had the pleasure to dine at thus far is a place called Madeline Bistro. They set the bar high for any upscale vegan restaurants in the LA area. You can’t go wrong with anything on their menu. If you’re in town, I suggest you check them out.
What advice do you have for those that are thinking of transitioning to a vegan lifestyle?
Anyone thinking of trying life the veggie way I would suggest you do a little research first. In today’s age there are tons of alternatives out there that can make it an easy transition for anyone. We don’t just eat plants people, there are tons of great substitutes and faux meats available on the market to get you started off on the right foot.
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