Happy Holidays!

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Well I hope you all are enjoying family, friends, and/or good food! One of my goals is to post and read more blogs in the coming year! I received the Oh She Glows cookbook, so I’ll definitely be posting some pics of recipes that I’ve tried. The pic here is my puppy sleeping in the book about 3 minutes after I got it. I had to wait until after her nap to read it.

Happy Holidays to you and your families!

Pumpkin EVERYTHING!!!

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Of course, I’m on the eat-drink-live everything pumpkin flavored bandwagon, because gosh damn it’s delicious!!!

The So Delicious Pumpkin Spice Coconut milk had me saying “Is this real life?!” It’s better than pumpkin pie… It’s better than any pumpkin flavored anything I’ve ever tried. I drink it on its own, in coffee, and in tea. I plan on making over night oats or baked oatmeal with it soon.

Don’t miss this one my friends!

I had to forcefully keep my hands in my pocket while at the store, because there is also a Mint Chocolate variety. If I bought that, my life would be over as I know it. I’d do nothing but down cartons of it at a time.

Who am I kidding… I’m getting it next time and I’ll let you know.

Do you have any great pumpkin finds?

Vegan Pets

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I’d like my puppy to be 100% vegan like I am. She likes fruits and vegetables. I have not come across vegan puppy food options at any retail stores. Do you have any vegan recipes that would provide all of the nutrition that growing puppies need? IMG_2687.JPG

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Avocado Pizza and a Miracle

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Amy’s Vegan Margarita Pizza with avocado slices is uh-may-zing! I mean, how could it not be? I definitely recommend this combo… I added some sea salt which was the perfect finishing touch.

Well, the impossible has happened. Hell has frozen over, pigs have flown, it’s a miracle! My meat and cheese loving boyfriend has agreed to go vegan for 6 months! Ok, “agreed” is stretching the truth. He lost a bet, but nonetheless, we are now in a 100% vegan household! He has made it through 2 weeks and is going strong. And, it’s so nice to not come home to the smell of him cooking burgers or chicken. This is truly a miracle!

Baltimore Vegfest 2014!

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I attended the Baltimore Vegfest yesterday, and I was not disappointed! Many food vendors, animal rights groups, and nature preservation organizations were there, along with vegan beauty products and jewelry companies. There were speakers sharing their experiences and knowledge about veganism, and the event was pet friendly, so plenty of dogs were seen having a great time in the sun. One tent even brought dog treat samples!

The event was on a college campus, so it was pretty crowded! I had the most delicious samosas (pictured above), and two, yes two, black bean and beet burgers.

Getting to the event was about an hour and a half drive for me, but I enjoyed to overall tone and vibe of Vegfest and would attend again. It’s great to see people come together over such great causes and support each other. Go to one in your area if you can! ✌️

Favorite Vegan (Re)Creations

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Before committing to a vegan lifestyle, and way before becoming vegetarian, I went out to dinner and had (what I thought to be at the time) the most delicious sandwich I had ever eaten. The sandwich featured fried chicken, melted cheddar cheese, honey mustard dressing, and white bread toasted with loads of butter (so healthy, right?)

For some reason, I was reminded of that sandwich, and wanted to veganize it. It turned out wonderfully! I used wheat bread, Gardein Chick’n strips, Daiya Cheddar style shreds, and a spicy BBQ sauce.

What is your favorite vegan (re)creation?

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