» VeganMoFo: Clueless Don’t Eat Off The Sidewalk!

VeganMoFo: Clueless

Do you love Paul Rudd like I love Paul Rudd?  He has fantastic taste in movie roles.  For the most part.  Halloween 6 came out the same year as Clueless, i’m just saying.


How do we even talk about Clueless?  I feel like trying to describe it is like trying to describe a unicorn sliding down a rainbow while playing a sweet guitar riff.  I also feel like you’ve all seen it so you know, but anyway:  high school!  Rich kids!  Crazy fashions and made up slang!  Finding yourself and realizing that you have depth and a big crush on your ex-stepbrother!  The best soundtrack of any 90’s movie (tied with Empire Records)!

As a teen in the 90’s, I found Clueless totally unrelatable.  I lived in the midwest and dressed (and acted) more like Travis Birkenstock than any of the girls.  Shoes and shopping and parties was not my thing at all, but I was still totally obsessed with the movie and watched it not sporadically.  Because it’s not about being an accurate depiction of teen life, or teaching us a social lesson.  It’s about breaking in your purple clogs.

Beyond the superficial surface, Clueless smartly takes Cher from an almost cartoonish spoiled rich girl to a normal human being.  When the movie is starting and she says, “She’s my friend because we both know what it’s like for people to be jealous of us.” you kind of want to choke her.  And then after a short while you realize that she’s a lot nicer than most popular girls and by the end you want to be her BFF and let her dye your hair in her jet powered bathtub.

The most important thing that Clueless gave us was the sickest burn of all time that I still use, “You’re a virgin who can’t drive.”

If you love cast reunions as much as I do, check out this one:

This movie launched many careers, including Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Donald Faison, Breckin Meyer, and Jeremy Sisto, and I guess you could say Brittany Murphy if you weren’t a fan of the amazing The Torklesons/Almost Home. Girl was, is, and will always be a star.

Onto the menu!

Entree:  If there was a readily available vegan McMuffin available, I would always be tardy for it.  There are so many ways you can make one, if you want to make your own English Muffins there’s a recipe in Vegan Brunch or the Ezekiel ones are readily available even where I live.  You can make the tofu omelets from the PPK or the fried egg from Betty Goes Vegan,  Top with Upton’s seitan bacon or maybe some Tofurkey slices or just the ‘egg’.  Normally I am down for homemade cheeses but I think in this case it’s some sliced Tofutti/Go Veggie slices or go home (those Daiya slices are awful, sorry).  Be sure to squeeze your VegMuffin while declaring that your buns, they don’t feel nothin’ like steel.

Side:  A plateful of popcorn fries (recipe below) is way better than a handful of popcorn and some bacon and peanut butter m&ms and whatever else is in that quote, and they will go great with your VegMuffin!

Dessert?  Craving an herbal refreshment, you friggin’ pothead?  That’s cool, I support legalizing marijuana and wish that medical marijuana was more widely available.  But in the meantime, make some Chocolate Chip Mint Leaf Icebox Cookies (recipe below) instead. Please don’t drop the entire roll of dough into the oven to impress a guy.


And finally the connection to Kevin Bacon from this film is our favorite fashionable vegan herself, Alicia Silverstone.  They were in Beauty Shop together!  Tune in Monday for a new set of movies.


Popcorn Fries, from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan, posted with permission by Dreena Burton

2 1/2 T coconut oil

2 1/2-2/34 lb Russet or white potatoes, washed

1/2 t sea salt

1/2-1/2 t ground turmeric (optional, for color)

2-3 T nutritional yeast (the recipe says optional, but in my opinion nooch is always a must)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Cut potatoes (peeling optional) into strips 1/2-in think.  Add coconut oil to baking sheet and place in oven for 2-3 minutes until oil is just melted, then remove from oven and add potatoes, salt and turmeric and carefully toss to combine.  Bake for 60-70 minutes, until potatoes are golden in spots and fully cooked.  If desired, toss in nutritional yeast five minutes before end of baking.


Chocolate Chip Mint Leaf Icebox Cookies, from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, posted with permission by Terry Romero

(As a side note, I want to say that these are some of my favorite cookies ever and a great use of an overactive mint plant, so if you’ve never tried them, please do!)

1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, lightly packed

1/2 cup nonhydrogenated margarine, softened

1/2 cup nonhydrogentated shortening

1 cup plus 2 T sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/4 cup non-dairy milk

1 2/3 cup all purpose flour

1/3 cup cornstarch

1/4 t salt

1/2 t baking soda

1 cup chocolate chips (lightly chop chips if they are very large, this will make slicing through the dough much easier)


1.  Wash the mint leaves and pat them dry with a towel or spin them in a salad spinner.  Remove any stems and with a heavy knife mince the leaves very fine.

2.  In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer, cream together the margarine, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy, about three minutes.  Scrape down the sides often.  Beat in the vanilla and mint extracts.  Add non-dairy milk and beat until creamy.  Sift in the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking soda and mix to form a soft dough.  Using a rubber spatula, fold in the finely chopped mint and chocolate chips.  Dough will be slightly sticky.

3.  Scrape the dough, with a rubber spatula, onto a large sheet of wax paper.  Form a log about 2 inches wide and 12 inches long, taking hold of the ends of the wax paper and gently tugging to create a rounder log of dough.  Wrap and tuck in the ends of the wax paper and chill the dough till very firm, at least 2 hours or overnight.

4.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  Slice the dough into 1/2 inch thick slices, place them at least 2 inches apart on the sheets (cookies will spread), and bake 12 to 14 minutes till the edges start to brown.  Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cook 5 minutes before carefully lifting them with a spatula onto wire racks to cool.  Store in a loosely covered container.



posted: 13 September 7
under: recipes, veganmofo

14 Responses to “VeganMoFo: Clueless”

  1. I enjoy you because of all your valuable labor on this web page. My mum really loves doing investigations and it is easy to see why. Most of us know all regarding the dynamic medium you convey invaluable secrets by means of your blog and foster response from some others on this matter while our favorite daughter is really being taught a lot. Take advantage of the remaining portion of the new year. You’re the one performing a splendid job.

  2. nike air max says:

    Thanks a lot for giving everyone a very memorable chance to read from this website. It’s always very superb plus full of a good time for me and my office fellow workers to visit your web site really 3 times per week to find out the fresh items you have got. And definitely, I’m at all times satisfied with all the excellent suggestions you serve. Selected 2 tips in this post are clearly the most impressive we’ve ever had.

  3. I not to mention my guys happened to be looking at the nice hints found on the website then unexpectedly I got a horrible suspicion I never expressed respect to you for those tips. Those people appeared to be certainly thrilled to read them and have now surely been taking advantage of them. Thanks for genuinely so accommodating and for settling on this form of remarkable subject matter millions of individuals are really needing to be informed on. My very own sincere regret for not expressing appreciation to you sooner.

  4. nike roshe says:

    I just wanted to construct a simple note so as to say thanks to you for those stunning items you are posting at this site. My long internet look up has now been paid with useful concept to go over with my company. I ‘d assume that we website visitors actually are quite blessed to live in a fine site with very many outstanding individuals with great tactics. I feel quite privileged to have encountered the webpage and look forward to really more brilliant minutes reading here. Thanks once more for all the details.

  5. I am also commenting to make you know of the magnificent discovery my girl encountered visiting your web page. She realized plenty of pieces, not to mention how it is like to possess an amazing coaching mood to let certain people easily know just exactly several complicated topics. You really did more than readers’ expectations. Thanks for presenting those good, safe, informative and unique tips on this topic to Emily.

  6. I precisely desired to appreciate you once again. I do not know the things that I would have tried in the absence of the entire solutions documented by you regarding that theme. Certainly was a real hard case in my position, nevertheless viewing this specialised strategy you resolved the issue made me to weep over joy. Now i’m happier for your information and then hope you are aware of a great job you happen to be undertaking teaching men and women using a blog. Most likely you haven’t got to know any of us.

  7. I would like to show appreciation to you for rescuing me from such a crisis. After looking out throughout the internet and coming across advice which are not productive, I figured my life was gone. Being alive without the presence of strategies to the difficulties you have solved by means of the short post is a serious case, and ones that could have badly damaged my career if I hadn’t come across your web site. Your personal natural talent and kindness in touching the whole thing was valuable. I am not sure what I would’ve done if I had not come upon such a stuff like this. It’s possible to at this point look ahead to my future. Thanks for your time so much for this expert and effective guide. I will not think twice to propose your site to any person who would like guidelines on this subject.

  8. My husband and i ended up being so thrilled Louis could conclude his studies while using the precious recommendations he came across out of the blog. It’s not at all simplistic to just possibly be handing out solutions that most people have been selling. We do understand we need the blog owner to be grateful to for that. Most of the explanations you have made, the straightforward website navigation, the friendships you help to foster – it’s got all incredible, and it is helping our son and our family feel that the article is awesome, and that is extraordinarily essential. Many thanks for all the pieces!

  9. Thank you so much for giving everyone such a marvellous chance to discover important secrets from this website. It’s usually very pleasant and as well , full of amusement for me personally and my office fellow workers to search your blog no less than 3 times in a week to study the latest tips you have got. And lastly, we’re certainly contented with all the astounding creative ideas you give. Some 3 areas in this article are without a doubt the best we’ve had.

  10. Thanks a lot for providing individuals with an exceptionally special chance to read articles and blog posts from here. It is usually so enjoyable plus jam-packed with a good time for me and my office mates to search your blog on the least three times weekly to see the fresh things you have got. And definitely, I’m so actually fulfilled with the terrific secrets you serve. Certain 3 tips on this page are honestly the most efficient we have all ever had.

  11. lebron 15 says:

    I have to point out my admiration for your generosity for visitors who really need guidance on this one concern. Your real dedication to getting the message throughout came to be pretty valuable and has regularly helped women much like me to realize their dreams. Your amazing insightful instruction implies this much to me and further more to my colleagues. Thanks a ton; from all of us.

  12. I am also commenting to make you be aware of of the fabulous experience my friend’s girl developed studying the blog. She realized numerous details, including how it is like to have an awesome giving spirit to make other people with ease gain knowledge of certain advanced subject matter. You truly surpassed visitors’ expected results. Thank you for imparting these invaluable, trustworthy, explanatory and as well as fun tips about this topic to Kate.

  13. I am only commenting to make you be aware of what a amazing discovery my cousin’s child went through visiting yuor web blog. She learned too many issues, most notably what it is like to possess a very effective giving style to have certain people quite simply fully grasp certain very confusing subject areas. You actually surpassed visitors’ expected results. I appreciate you for rendering these priceless, trusted, explanatory and as well as cool thoughts on this topic to Emily.

  14. I in addition to my buddies appeared to be going through the good items on the blog while the sudden I got a terrible feeling I never expressed respect to the site owner for those tips. Most of the men ended up for that reason excited to learn all of them and have now without a doubt been making the most of those things. Thanks for turning out to be really helpful and then for going for this kind of magnificent themes most people are really desirous to understand about. Our sincere apologies for not expressing appreciation to you sooner.

  15. A lot of thanks for your own effort on this website. My mother delights in participating in research and it’s really easy to see why. I hear all relating to the powerful way you offer informative secrets by means of this web site and as well as cause contribution from website visitors about this subject matter while our favorite girl is in fact starting to learn so much. Have fun with the remaining portion of the new year. Your carrying out a terrific job.

  16. I wish to get across my appreciation for your generosity in support of individuals who really want assistance with the subject. Your real dedication to passing the solution all through turned out to be exceptionally informative and has specifically enabled regular people like me to get to their desired goals. Your entire useful useful information signifies much a person like me and even more to my fellow workers. Thank you; from everyone of us.

  17. air jordan says:

    I would like to show thanks to the writer for rescuing me from such a trouble. Because of searching throughout the search engines and finding techniques that were not productive, I thought my life was well over. Existing devoid of the approaches to the problems you’ve sorted out as a result of your good review is a serious case, as well as the ones that might have negatively affected my entire career if I hadn’t noticed the website. That mastery and kindness in controlling all the things was priceless. I’m not sure what I would’ve done if I had not discovered such a stuff like this. I am able to at this moment relish my future. Thanks a lot so much for this high quality and amazing help. I will not hesitate to suggest the blog to anyone who needs guide on this issue.

  18. golden goose says:

    Thanks a lot for providing individuals with an exceptionally marvellous opportunity to discover important secrets from this blog. It’s always very awesome and as well , full of a lot of fun for me personally and my office acquaintances to search your site at least thrice in a week to learn the fresh issues you will have. And definitely, we’re actually happy concerning the mind-blowing tips and hints served by you. Some 1 points in this post are really the most effective we have all had.

  19. Rather enlightening, look forwards to coming back.

  20. Your info is incredibly fascinating.

  21. I love reading your web sites. Appreciate it!

  22. I enjoy the information on your websites. Thanks.

  23. You’ve gotten terrific stuff right here.

  24. yeezy boost says:

    I simply had to appreciate you once again. I’m not certain what I might have followed without these smart ideas discussed by you concerning my field. It had been an absolute traumatic matter for me, nevertheless encountering the very well-written strategy you resolved that made me to weep for happiness. I’m just happier for your support and in addition hope you know what a powerful job you have been doing teaching others through your websites. I know that you’ve never got to know any of us.

  25. I simply had to thank you very much all over again. I am not sure the things I would have created in the absence of these recommendations provided by you relating to such concern. It has been the frustrating setting in my position, however , viewing a new professional style you solved that took me to weep for joy. I am just happy for this assistance and then pray you recognize what a great job you’re doing instructing other individuals through the use of your website. Most likely you haven’t met any of us.

  26. adidas nmd says:

    I have to convey my passion for your kindness in support of all those that should have help with the concept. Your special commitment to passing the solution up and down became unbelievably beneficial and has constantly encouraged many people like me to get to their pursuits. This warm and helpful useful information can mean much a person like me and especially to my mates. Best wishes; from everyone of us.

  27. Thank you a lot for providing individuals with an extraordinarily special chance to read articles and blog posts from this website. It is usually very cool and as well , full of fun for me personally and my office acquaintances to search your site at the very least thrice per week to read through the newest things you have got. Of course, we are always amazed with all the attractive tricks you give. Selected two tips in this posting are in truth the finest I’ve ever had.

  28. I wanted to compose you the very small observation to help thank you very much once again for all the beautiful tactics you have documented here. It’s certainly strangely open-handed with people like you in giving without restraint what a number of us could have distributed as an e-book to earn some money for themselves, mostly considering the fact that you might well have tried it if you desired. Those good ideas additionally worked like a fantastic way to fully grasp other individuals have the identical desire like my very own to know great deal more pertaining to this matter. I believe there are thousands of more pleasurable occasions ahead for those who read your blog post.

  29. yeezy shoes says:

    I together with my pals have been reading through the good solutions found on your web blog then instantly I had an awful suspicion I never expressed respect to the web blog owner for those techniques. All the men ended up for that reason passionate to read through them and have in effect very much been having fun with those things. I appreciate you for genuinely indeed thoughtful and then for choosing this form of very good topics millions of individuals are really eager to discover. Our own sincere regret for not expressing gratitude to earlier.

Leave a Reply