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 Chef...plus 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

Friday, September 26, 2014

Happy National Pancake Day!

Blogger of the Day: Carolyn at Soulshine Vegan

When she isn't whizzing her way towards her Algebraic Geometry PhD, Carolyn unwinds by cooking screamingly delicious pancake stacks and more easy vegan treats. She avoids using refined sugars and flours so whole grain healthy quinoa and spelt pop up a lot in her dishes...a natural match for National Whole Grains Month! Carolyn's formula for perfect pancakes needs no advanced math...they're onetwothree simple and wonderfully yumful!  :)

Sources for spelt:
Bob’s Red Mill spelt products
Purcell Mountain Farms flakes, flour & grains
Shiloh Farms spelt products
To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co. flour & grains

What's your favorite lazy day breakfast?  :)

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