Friday, September 12, 2014


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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Monday, July 15, 2013

Fancy Treats from Elianni

I am really excited about trying these foofoo vegan treats I won in a giveaway over at the Vegan Pact. They are Elianni products, more info here.

Pates, veggie rolls, and cutlets! Can't wait to get in the kitchen :)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tasty Bite!

I had the pleasure of getting a little surprise package in the mail: some all vegan Tasty Bite products to try out! The goodies are both Indian and Asian inspired.

Here's how we tried the Pad Thai Asian Noodles.

I cooked the noodles in a pan (the instructions say microwave/boil in bag, but I am weird about cooking stuff in plastic. The noodles warmed up just fine in a saucepan. 
They have a mild taste and include little veggie bits like baby corn- yum! On the downside, they have kind of a "packaged" texture, but adding some homemade veggies and sauce really livened up the meal.

Here are the noodles alone:

And with sauteed bell peppers, peas, carrots, squash, and spinach. Tasty Bite indeed! 

Overall, I'm a from-scratch lady at heart, but I love having packaged vegan options for busy days and nights. I love that Tasty Bite products are labelled very clearly as to ingredients and do come boldly marked as vegan or vegetarian, depending on the product. Looking forward to trying the other varieties!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Movie Magic!

I've watched several inspiring and motivational documentaries so far this hot summer! Here are a few I really liked:

A little movie that definitely got me fired up and rededicated to vegan living!

Craigslist Joe
One guy's experiment testing the possibility of living by the generosity of strangers...

"Compassion leads to happiness"

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Bits & Bites

Here are some of my food moments from the last little while. All quite yummy! I love trying to new recipes and try to rotate through my cookbook collection :)

First up was a very refreshing salad...I subbed quinoa for rice and left out the oil.

Next up is Megadarra from The Garden of Vegan:

 I added some extra veggies and omitted the oil, as usual.
On the sweet side, here are some raw food bars from Brenden Brazier's Thrive. I played with the ingredients, subbing prunes for dates, using a mixture of raw sunflower seeds and almonds, and omitting acai powder cuz I didn't have any! Tasty tasty!