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A Weekend in Phoenix

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…

Veganuary and beyond!

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…

One Last Call for Summer

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…

Vegan MoFo Week Three Round Up

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…

Vegan MoFo Picnic Dessert Week!

​ 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…

Vegan MoFo Week Two Round Up!

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…

Vegan MoFo Week One Round Up!

​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…

Cheesy Crackers for a Snack Mix

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…

BBQ Chickpea Salad

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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