Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ginger Peanut Soba Noodles with Maple Tempeh

For fourth of July this year, one of the dishes I made was Oh She Glow's Rad Rainbow Raw Pad Thai. It had an amazing lime-peanut dressing that I thought would go great on a soba noodle dish. I added a bunch of veggies, some sweet maple-glazed tempeh, and voila! A yummy, easy new dinner favorite!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

My Smoothietude Prize Pack!

Last week, I got a great gift in the mail- my Smoothietude prize pack! In case you missed it, Kathy from Healthy.Happy.Life hosted a smoothie photo contest, with tons of great prizes. My smoothietude entry came in just below the grand prize winner- I was one of two "first place" winners.

Here's what I found in my prize pack:

It included (all products raw, vegan, and from One Lucky Duck - which I definitely felt like!):
  • Acai powder (so excited to try this in smoothies!), maca powder, and raw cacao powder
  • A glass straw, complete with hemp bag to store it in and brush for cleaning (I thought this was a great addition, since I have been trying to avoid BPA-laden plastics, and paper straws often get too soggy)
  • Almonds and a straining bag to make almond milk- I have been wanting to do this for a while so was really excited to get this!
  • Himalayan salt
  • A few yummy samples of raw cookies and bars
  • A $50 gift card to spend at One Lucky Duck
I also received a signed copy of Kathy's new book, 365 vegan smoothies. So excited to try out these recipes!!

I quickly whipped up a smoothie of my own, and enjoyed it through my new glass straw ;-)

Looking forward to trying out more of these great prizes! A big thanks to Kathy and Gena for choosing me as one of the winners, and to One Lucky Duck for the great prizes!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Baking Buns! And some changes...

So, over the past 5 months I've been baking something pretty special. I've hinted at it a bit ("more to come on that later...") but wasn't ready to share the recipe until now. So what's the recipe? It involves love, patience, and 9 months of baking....

Yep, I'm preggo! There's a bun in my oven. My husband and I are so excited, happy, and let's be honest, a little freaked out!

Read on for more of my experience with food and pregnancy, if you are interested!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Red Velvet Stars and 4th of July Buffet!

Happy (belated) 4th of July! We had some friends over yesterday for a sunny backyard BBQ, and plenty of vegan treats. Red velvet brownies covered in vanilla icing and fruit, mini cupcakes (of course), white cheddar popcorn, salads, veggie burgers, and more!