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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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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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Take Me Out To The Ball Game!

By Kristy Draper / April 1, 2019 /

It is time to “Take Me Out To The Ball Game!” I can’t tell you how excited I am that the baseball season has started again! I’ve been attending major league and minor league baseball games since I was a kid, and still, become giddy when the season begins each year. ​ There are ample…

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Quitting Meat Can Save Your Bank Account as Well as the Animals By Amanda Keohane

By Kristy Draper / March 5, 2019 /

Often, when people cite their reasons for making the switch to a vegan lifestyle they cite one of three reasons: their health, the environment, or animal rights.  When people cite reasons for not making the switch, they suggest that they can’t give up their favorite food (usually cheese or bacon), they don’t have the time…

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Time to give batch cooking a try again!

By Kristy Draper / January 15, 2019 /

​I have mentioned batch cooking and meal prep many times, but it is something I forget to do in my kitchen. So I decided to give it a go again last week! I made large batches of brown rice, tri-colored quinoa, cheesy tempeh, and un-refried beans. I also prepared kale, shredded carrots, shredded cabbage, chopped…

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Vegan MoFo – Day 5!

By Kristy Draper / September 5, 2018 /

Today is day 5 of the Vegan Month of Food! I strayed from the daily themes for today’s post.The theme was to cook from your favorite vegan cookbook. How do you choose just one??I have so many vegan cookbooks, and new ones seem to be coming out each week. ​Plus I tend to use cookbooks…

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Vegan MoFo – Day Fifteen

By Kristy Draper / November 15, 2016 /

Today’s theme is multicolor! How many colors can you fit into one dish?​A salad is an easy way to fill a bowl with multiple colors. For my salad today, I used a mixture of romaine lettuce, mixed spring greens, carrot ribbons, diced cucumbers, sunflower seeds, and nutritional yeast. I topped the salad with a homemade…

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Vegan MoFo – Day Fourteen

By Kristy Draper / November 14, 2016 /

This week’s theme is all about eating the colors of the rainbow. And, no, I am not talking about Skittles (even though they are vegan!). Today is how to play with monochromatic foods. I selected to make foods that are all a shade of brown – pinto beans, whole wheat toast, and Upton’s Naturals Bacon…

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Vegan MoFo – Day Thirteen

By Kristy Draper / November 13, 2016 /

Today’s theme is hilarious! Feed the Alien – An alien lands on your doorstep. What are they going to eat? This topic was fun to brainstorm. I thought about soup, tofu scramble, and eventually decided a bowl of granola and fruit would be best to feed the weary alien. It is healthy, filling, and delicious.…

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Vegan MoFo – Day Twelve

By Kristy Draper / November 12, 2016 /

What is your dream destination? Italy is on the top of my list of dream destinations. With Italy in mind, I made a slow cooked minestrone. It is a hearty soup packed with green beans, kidney beans, navy beans, zucchini, carrots, celery, and tomatoes. I also sprinkled a little bit of vegan parm cheese shreds…

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