Kristy Draper

A Weekend in Phoenix

By Kristy Draper / February 20, 2020 /

I recently spent a long weekend in the Phoenix area. My husband and I went because he was running the Mesa Marathon on February 8th. I’ve only spent a few hours in Phoenix before this trip. In August 2015, we drove through Phoenix during a road trip from Austin, TX to Seattle, WA, where we…

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Veganuary and beyond!

By Kristy Draper / January 31, 2020 /

Veganuary 2020 is almost over! Did you participate this year? If so, was it your first time, and what did you think? I will celebrate my sixth vegan anniversary (a.k.a veganniversary) this year, but I still enjoy participating in Veganuary events. I find it stimulating to meet new people who are curious about a vegan…

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One Last Call for Summer

By Kristy Draper / September 23, 2019 /

Happy Fall! Even though I am excited about the fall, I had a fantastic summer. One of the last adventures I had to close out the summer was a whale and wildlife sightseeing cruise from Anacortes, Washington. It did not disappoint! We saw seventeen orca whales, one humpback whale (the largest humpback whale I have…

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Vegan MoFo Week Three Round Up

By Kristy Draper / August 28, 2019 /

This is more like the fourth week round up, but who’s counting! Oops! I finished the month off with the sweet stuff and all things desserts. ​The pudding and the strawberry bruschetta were definitely a hit (and some of my favorites too!). The strawberry bruschetta was actually posted during beverage week, but it was because…

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Vegan MoFo Picnic Dessert Week!

By Kristy Draper / August 27, 2019 /

​ It is picnic desserts week, and last week, for Vegan MoFo! I hope the daily posts on Instagram and the round-ups here on the blog have inspired you to track down a great picnic spot and have a relaxing meal. Even though the month is coming to an end, I will continue posting about…

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Vegan MoFo Week Two Round Up!

By Kristy Draper / August 20, 2019 /

I can’t believe we are already 20 days into Vegan MoFo! I finished out the second week of MoFo with more picnic snacks and sides and moved into week three, where I made drinks to carry along to your next picnic. The Maple Hickory Roasted Almonds were by far one of the best snacks I…

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Vegan MoFo Week One Round Up!

By Kristy Draper / August 12, 2019 /

​Twelve days into Vegan MoFo 2019 already! ​It has been fun thinking up ideas for picnics and posting about them every day. I started the month off with Picnic Mains for the first week and then moved into side dishes and snacks. A few of my highlights, including this delectable Cranberry Bliss Bar, have been…

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Cheesy Crackers for a Snack Mix

By Kristy Draper / August 12, 2019 /

I made the cheesy crackers a few times because I was testing different gluten-free flour blends to see which one I liked best. Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 was the best one I have tried so far. I was also testing different fats to see which one worked better in the dough. Ultimately, vegan butter had…

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BBQ Chickpea Salad

By Kristy Draper / August 2, 2019 /

I am going to start the month of Vegan MoFo with main dishes, and then work my way through the main meals, sides & snacks, and then desserts. I will also talk about a few drink ideas, as well as picnic success equipment (hint – nothing special is needed!). ​For the first picnic main, and…

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It is Vegan MoFo time!

By Kristy Draper / August 2, 2019 /

This is my third-year Mofo’ing, and I couldn’t be more excited that it is back already for 2019! This year I will be posting under Vegan Picnics on Instagram because I will be posting about all things picnicking! I’ve had a love of picnics my entire life, and have been amping up my picnic game…

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