Just as a way of introduction, I’m Jes, an Atlanta native, a recent graduate of Emory University (B.A. in English & Environmental Studies), and a MFA candidate in Creative Writing, Poetry, at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.  I’m an outdoors lovin’ vegan who believes in bettering the world one cupcake, one loaf of bread, or one long walk at a time.

This blog was started in February 2007 as a way to to organize my recipes as I started out on the crazy journey called vegetarianism.  On July 7, 2007, I decided to commit to veganism and remove all animal products from my diet.  At some point along the way, I deleted my blog and lost all my original posts, so the current blog dates to November 2007.

In October 2007 I began a nature blog titled Writing the Water.  I’ve decided to import that blog into this blog and continue to update all nature posts under Cupcake Punk.  After all, food comes from nature!

The name Cupcake Punk was shamelessly stolen from a New York Times interview with Isa Moskowitz of The Post Punk Kitchen.  Julia Moskin asked in the article, “But can a cupcake be cute and punk at the same time,” and I, being a bike punk, DIY, sustainability-focused person, say “yes!”

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email me at TheCupcakePunk [at] Gmail [dot] com.

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14 Responses to “About”

  1. floatingfaster Says:

    i think both eating and enjoying nature are incredibly sensory experiences that grow you in different ways. am always on the lookout for people who think that too :}

  2. Alice Says:

    I’m always happy to find food blogs pursuing your philosophy. Eating well is definitely a way to enjoy and appreciate nature.

  3. Caroline Says:

    Cheers for Georgians! I’m a Duluth native myself and a third year undergrad (but not in Georgia…in North Carolina). : )

    I’m delighted to have discovered your blog!

  4. David Says:

    The New York Times writer was Julia Moskin. I enjoyed that article when it came out, too. It’s online at: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/24/dining/24vega.html


  5. How goes it woman.. been a while now since we’ve spoken/emailed. 🙂

    Do get back to me. I just happened to come across your blog 🙂

    The ones I remember were tara_randi and ca va sans dire on livejournal 🙂

  6. chris Says:

    Hi, Jes, and welcome to Roanoke! I’ve added you to our blogroll on BlogRoanoke.com and look forward to featuring your blog in the near future. When you have a chance, please stop by and introduce yourself–we’ve just gotten started and would love to hear what you have to say.

  7. chris Says:

    Welcome to Roanoke. River mentioned you were newish here. Sounds like you are finding your way around. Your blog is wonderful–the pictures, the food, ahhh. My girls and I are mostly veggie/vegan leaning, with some deviations here and there. You have done a nice job describing the balance.
    Take care, and enjoy exploring and writing.
    Chris

  8. Jay Bender Says:

    Hi Jes and welcome to Roanoke!

  9. Beth Says:

    Greetings and salutaions to you Jes! There is a vegan meet up group here in Roanoke that has potlucks. you might enjoy checking it out. meetup.com ..enjoyed your cooking demo on the news… I’ll see you around at the co-op or farmers market.

  10. Grace Says:

    I went to your demo in the main library last week and thought you ideas were great. My husband took notes for me as I couldn’t be there the whole time. My one question for you is – do you have nutritional facts and calories on any of your recipies? If not, could you please try and put them on the recipies? I am on a very strict food lifestyle change whereby I cannot eat any dairy (eggs, milk, ice cream, cheese) nor whole wheat and my calorie intake is somewhat restricted. It would be great to see the nutritional facts on the recipes so I can see the minerals, vitamins I am “eating” with some of these wonderful recipes. Thanks a million!

  11. SeanAriel Says:

    I like this site. I live in Roanoke. I am vegan. I used to do Food not Bombs, back when we had one in Roanoke, & am now in a band here, Appalachian Autonomous Zone.

    Sorry I was out of town when you did the presentations at the library.

  12. brandi Says:

    Hi! I just found you through BlogRoanoke, looking for local bloggers 🙂 I’m near Blacksburg! I love that picture of your kitchen.

  13. Joe Kluk Says:

    great garlic scape pesto, it was delicious

  14. Joe Kluk Says:

    great vegan recipes, thanks

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