Kristy Draper

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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The Art of Solutionaries

By Kristy Draper / July 9, 2019 /

A friend I made on a recent Artist Date I recently started reading The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, and taking myself on artist’s dates. The dates are a way to fill your creative tank and find inspiration for ideas, projects, or to help with a creative block. I’ve only been on a few dates…

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Cherry Limeade Mousse

By Kristy Draper / July 1, 2019 /

I grew up where Sonic Drive-Ins were in abundance. There were many summer afternoons where my friends and I would take advantage of their happy hour drink specials. My choice always being the cherry limeade. Cherries are one of my favorite summer fruits, and I can never get enough lime! This mousse was inspired by…

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A Friendly Fourth

By Kristy Draper / July 1, 2019 /

Beyond Meat Burger ​The Fourth of July and all of the celebrations are only a few days away! Family gatherings, outings with friends, BBQs (vegan, of course), and splashing in the pool are great ways to celebrate. ​I have spent many Fourth of Julys poolside, next to a BBQ grill, or spending the day at…

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Chickpea & Avocado Picnic Smash

By Kristy Draper / June 19, 2019 /

Chickpea And Avocado Picnic Smash

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Why Should We Care or Why We Should Care?

By Kristy Draper / June 18, 2019 /

​The simple placement of a word or punctuation mark can completely change the meaning of a sentence, which can change the purpose of a paragraph, an essay, a book, or even the essence of how we live and what we believe. I am working towards adding more positivity to my life through my language, both…

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Tofu No-Egg Salad

By Kristy Draper / June 12, 2019 /

I am excited about giving a cooking demo this coming Sunday at the Northwest Veg Potluck and Annual Meeting! I will be demoing three dishes that will make you the star of the next picnic! As you might have noticed from a recent blog post, I adore picnics! I always have ever since I was…

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Cherry City Vegfest!

By Kristy Draper / June 10, 2019 /

​I participated in the inaugural Cherry City Vegfest in Salem, Oregon, this past weekend! And wow, what an incredible turnout by the community! This being the first (of hopefully many!) Vegfest in Salem, no one knew what to expect. The event started at 10:00 AM, and there was a busy and steady flow of folks…

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Vegan Picnics

By Kristy Draper / May 20, 2019 /

Steven and I walking around the floating homes on Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria, BC. Hi! Sorry for the silence the past few weeks. I have been planning, preparing, and then enjoying my 10th wedding anniversary trip! We celebrated ten years of wedded bliss in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. I am still floating on a…

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