Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Happy Homemade Cookies Day and World Vegetarian Day!

Blogger of the Day: Amanda at Pickles & Honey

If you can't get your friends and family to go vegan at least get them to try life as a vegetarian today or for a week or for the whole month! World Vegetarian Day kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month, created by the North American Vegetarian Society who also organize the superfabulous Vegetarian Summerfest! WVD is your opening to teach people that a crueltyfree plantloving lifestyle saves people, animals and the planet, and it's crazydelicious too! To help prove it, share some vegan cookie love in honor of Homemade Cookies Day! Check out Amanda's extrachocolatey doublestuffs...these homemade handfuls of yum will rock the most hardhearted carnivore's day and vegify them in no time!  :)

Amanda's joie de vivre about vegan eating sums it all up...
"I’m of the mindset that our food should (mostly) be health-promoting and make us feel good, but part of feeling good is the joy that comes from eating in a way that nourishes our bodies and our souls, giant bowls of summer strawberries included, and the occasional cupcake, too."
And cookies too!  :)

Who or what encouraged you to go vegan? Did you go vegetarian first? What's your favorite homemade cookie?  :)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy National Hot Mulled Cider Day!

Blogger of the Day: Mary at Mitten Machen

After you're done bouncing around the pumpkin patch looking for a cute squash to carve, make a hefty pot of this hot spicy stuff and drink up! Mary knows how to make a wickedyumful mug of cider and more warming treats (and knitted mittens too!) because when you live in Maine you need to keep your inner fires deliciously stoked. Even if you're swimming in a heat wave now, save this recipe for those cold nights when it's just you, a movie and a thick quilt...and a plate of cinnamony cookies!  :)

Will you be visiting a pumpkin patch this season? What's your formula for the perfect warmup drink?  ;)

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Happy National Coffee Day!

Blogger of the Day: Ashlee at The Little Foxes

Ashlee's a Texan at heart but currently busts out her blog from cosmo Chicago where she's hooked in and hooked up to the cutting edge of vegan style. She features the latest in crueltyfree makeup, fashion, film and food, and writes about it all at her site and at hip hubs like Vegucated, Ecouterre and Refinery29. She's an animal rescue champ and compassionate advocate, offering her services through All is Wellness and Home she shares recipes for international eats and Texacago treats! For National Coffee Day you can start with her simple Espresso Cafe Crisps or go straight to this coffeecrazed muffindeliciousness!  :)

How do you celebrate National Coffee Day?  :)

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Happy Strawberry Cream Pie Day!

Blogger of the Day: Sara at Veggies For Real

• Strawberries are the only fruit with "seeds" on the outside...find more funberrybusting trivia and interesting info here.
• Always buy organic...non-organic strawberries are #2 on the list of produce with the highest levels of pesticide residue!
• In spring and summer, go local and buy from a friendly organic farm.  :)
• While fall is no longer peak strawberry season, organic strawberries are available all year, both fresh and frozen.
• Legend says that if two people share a double strawberry, they will share an enchanted love.  ;)

Sara hails from Madrid but she now delves deep into high science research in Denver. She's compassionate in all things, including her cooking...she revels in worldly vegan cuisines from Morroco to India to Thailand to Italy. This sweet strawberrylicious pie is based on a tart from her homecountry but it's much more cow and chickfriendly and superhealthy too!  :)

Have you ever shared a strawberry treat and found enchanted love?  ;)

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A Happy Thanks!
A quick but sincere note of gratitude to allvegan East Side Ovens, home of the most squealingly yumful blueberry muffins on the planet...they provided me with a special order chocolate cake for a triple birthday celebration we are having this weekend. It was fabulous, rich and chocolatey with just the right cake/frosting balance, and it was devoured quickly by vegans and nonvegans alike. Many thanks to the ESO team...cheers!  :)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Happy National Chocolate Milk Day!

Blogger of the Day: Ilene at The Colorful Kitchen

Health Coach Ilene stirs up a rich cool glass of chocolate cashew milk, full of nutty protein goodness! Superyumful gulped right down or swamping up your favorite cereal...a cocoacrazy way to start your day!  :)

Do you buy or make your own chocolate milk? Do you dunk your cookies in it? Do you pour it on your morning cereal?  :)

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Vegfriendly events this weekend...
Twin Cities Veg Fest, Minneapolis, MN
Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival, Charlottesville, VA
Portland VegFest, Portland, OR
London VegFest, London, England