Friday, February 12, 2010

To my Dearest Readers ...

Dearest Readers

Whether you are vegetarian or semi-vegetarian or non-vegetarian or just one time visitor or returning visitors from all over the world (as far as Russia, Bahrain, South Africa, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Mexico etc), thank you very much for visiting my blog.

Sometime, I received emails from non-vegetarians asking for permission to have a particular photograph on my blog for their web (which could be totally unrelated to vegetarianism - gardening on lily bud), ebook etc, it really make me really happy that you like my photo.  Of course, it is not a problem at all.

In May 2009, a reader asked me for the photo of Sterculia Seeds but I find my previous photograph wasn't that nice and happened to find some sterculia seeds at home and have some time on hand. So, I soaked and took some photo and send to her.  In the process, not to waste those soaked sterculia seeds, it triggered some new recipes with sterculia as an ingredient -

Today, I find another email from Tịnh Tâm in Vietnam (below) in my "In Box" to use the recipes. Yes, it is not an issue at all, ALL ARE WELCOME (vegetarian or non-vegetarian) to take any recipes or photographs you like or of any use.  

It is Free and for Sharing - Free Photograph, Free Recipes, if you like, maybe just have a tiny acknowledgment of my blog otherwise, it is fine with me.

As all my recipes are quite "raw" due to time constraint (also some typo errors), please feel free to modify them and I am sure you will be able to generate something great and unique. I need to thank Tịnh Tâm for this in her email -" The more i searching your site, the more i found alot of interesting ".

While playing with the recipe even under time-constraints and skipping lots of stuff -  I discover this - The Universe of Vegetarian Cuisine is so vast and yet undiscovered   So, I believe more others would be able to bring out the beautiful of Vegetarian Cuisine, just as any other cuisine where everyone on earth can enjoy not just for vegetarian ...

Tịnh Tâm, thank you very much for taking the effort in translating the recipes into Vietnamese, it definitely make more sense than using the "translation" tool on the web. When I chance upon my blog link in Taiwanese website, the translation via a tool, make the whole message funny.

As I am going to be very busy, I will only share more recipes which time permits : )

Have a lovely day.

Cheers crystal

Email from my blog reader - Tịnh Tâm :-
Hi Sister,

When i first found your site two weeks ago, i translated some into Vietnamese as a gift for my mom, help her have more ideas in cooking vegetarian/vegan food. While doing that, i posted some on the blog to share with some friends can't understand English.

The more i searching your site, the more i found alot of interesting ideas. So i would like to ask your permission if i can translate your recipes into Vietnamese and post on the to share with Vietnanese community for those can't read or understand English?

With the vegetarian/vegan trend nowadays in order to help environment, decrease the hunger, and so on, i hope more people eating vegetaian woud be very ideal. Thank you a million times for your time preparing food, energy, and love.

anchaythoidaimoi "


a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Vegan Chow and Virginie,

I lost your comments before reading it. So Sorry :(

cheers :)

Beau Lotus 涟 said...

I think that it is generous of you to freely give permission for the use of your pictures and recipes, I have seen bloggers kick a big fuss about theirs - not that I'd have stolen anything without at least some acknowledgement. But it is weird sometimes seeing big warning messages on some blogs about stealing their material etc, for how many ideas stand alone without at least some inspiration from others - especially in this world when everything is available online and so difficult to trace.

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Beau Lotus

Thank you very much.

I learn this concept from Mother Earth and sites that offer free images and I like to share stuff if there are of any use :)

Agree, ideas come from inspiration from many sources, so it is in fact, a combination of many others' ideas ...

Have a great and lovely weekend.

Cheers :)

Halimah Ilavarasi said...


Can't agree with you more! I also feel that by openly sharing recipes, everyone will know how easy and wonderful it is to create vegan food.

You are indeed very generous :)

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Thank you. Halimah :D

Karen said...

I like your blog - I used your Udon Soup recipe as the basis for my own, but I made my own mentsuyu for the broth.

I agree with your policy of shared content. For professional artists it is different, but the rest of the world, bloggers who get territorial about photos etc, it is just weird when they are aggressive about their content.

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Thank you Karen for your comments :D
I am happy to hear this. Agree with you :D

Cheers :D

Anonymous said...

Hi Vegan Chow,
My mother is vegetarian and it's coming up mother's day, so I want to prepare some vegetarian favorites for her. She has been yearning for the Hokkien Char Penang style for a long time now, so I thought I might try to find a good vegetarian Hokkien Char recipe for her. Do you have one that I can try out ?

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