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Short, nerdy, outspoken...except when I'm not. Texan by blood. Californian by location. Lover of food and dancing, though not at the same time.
VeganMoFo 2014: Wednesday Round Up

VeganMoFo 2014: Wednesday Round Up

Well, we are three days in and Vegan MoFo is off and popping like Lil’  Mama’s lip gloss.  There are so many delightful blog posts going on that it was hard to narrow it down.  In the end, I went with posts that truly made me excited.

Check out A Seasonal Vegetable’s raw carrot halwa.  Pistachios and goji berries lend bright, vibrant colors to the dessert.

This chickpea corn salad from Vanishing Veggie looks like the perfect thing to pack for lunch tomorrow!

Who could not love Floral Frosting’s pizza rolls?!  When I saw them, I had to do a double take.  Absolutely droolworthy!

Welsh Girl Eats shares her Wednesday meals, including this solid looking leftover salad.

Last, but not least, House Vegan spices up our lives with some delicious looking donuts.

Hope everybody has enjoyed the first few days of VeganMoFo.  Happy blogging, y’all!!!

GIVEAWAY-So Delicious!

GIVEAWAY-So Delicious!

Only two days of MoFo left, and I am more than stoked to tell you about today’s giveaway.  As an avid fan of So Delicious, please forgive the following for its extreme nerdery.  I LOVE this company.  Hands down, my favorite vegan ice cream!  Favorite coffee creamers (French vanilla seriously rules my life)!  Oh, and their cultured coconut milk is getting me through the yogurt crisis of 2013!

Also, let’s not forget their wonderful seasonal beverages.  Whether you’re throwing back shots of Nog, enjoying sips of warmed Mint Chocolate, or guzzling Pumpkin Spice straight outta the container…  Mmmm.  Now, I just really want some boozy nog.  Haha.

Onto the giveaway!  So Delicious is going to give 5 winners a free product coupon AND a free copy of the recipe book, So Delightful!  To enter, just leave a comment below.  What product are you most looking forward to trying?

Contest ends at Midnight (PST).  Open to US only.

Congratulations to: Lizzie, Shari, Walker Argendeli, Tiffany, and Ashley F.!!!

GIVEAWAY: Vegan Cuts Snack Box Subscription!!!

GIVEAWAY: Vegan Cuts Snack Box Subscription!!!


Happy Humpday, y’all!  We are celebrating the final stretch of MoFo today with an amazing giveaway from Vegan Cuts!  For those unfamiliar, Vegan Cuts is changing the way cruelty-free shopping is done.  With a wide array of amazing vegan products, the company also offers subscriptions for boxes of vegan beauty products or snacks.  HELL YES!

Today, ONE lucky winner will be getting a 3-Month Vegan Cuts Snack Box Subscription!  That’s $60 worth of vegan goodies for nothing!  Amazing!  So go ahead and leave a comment below to enter the giveaway.


All you beautiful vegan bloggers, feel free to check out the Vegan Cuts website for information on their ambassador program!

For now, though, leave a comment by Midnight (PST).  Winners will be chosen at random and emailed shortly thereafter, so check your inbox!  United States only.

CONGRATULATIONS to Anna “This looks awesome!!”  Sho you right!

Round Up: Comfort Foodie Friday

Round Up: Comfort Foodie Friday

Check it.  I’ve had a rough month/week/day, so when I went looking for round up goodness…comforting foods just kinda spoke to me.  It all started with this beautiful Moroccan faux-chicken over at VegFusion.  Are you kidding me, son?!  I totally want to buy a clay tagine and make wonderful things in it now.

After seeing that delicious goodness, I found myself gravitating towards another one pot dish with Beedi’s Szechaun stir fry.  Apparently, Gardein aided in this festival of yummy.  Alls I know is that I was drooling and wishing I had all of the ingredients on hand.

As I was clicking through MoFo posts, I came across this loverly post on Fo Reals Life about slow cooker beans.  Now, it’s still 100 degrees here, but I am waiting patiently for the fall to roll in so I can bust out my crock pot and get my bean makin’ on.

And, of course, I’m not tryna talk comfort food without talking about pizza.  I was absolutely giddy when I saw this amazing sweet and spicy pizza from Wholly Vegan.  Are you for serious?  I need that thing in my mouth!

As my final reveal, I want to show this amazing salad from The Vegan Cookbook Aficionado.  Usually, I’d glare real hard like at anybody claiming a salad is comfort food.  But…this right here…this is so close to a taco salad that the Texan in me wanted to shed a single crystallized tear.

That’s all for now, lovely people!  We’ve only got 10 days left.  Let’s make it EPIC!  Happy blogging!

Friday Round Up: Pretty in Pink…and Red

Friday Round Up: Pretty in Pink…and Red

Howdy MoFos!  Mo here, and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying this seventh edition of Vegan Month of Food.  Today’s round up is brought to you by adorable foods.  Sometimes food just makes me squeal with delight.  Today, I found myself gravitating to foods that had pink and/or red in them.

Over at Vegan Bento Love, I found myself mesmerized by the cute baby pandas dancing around in strawberry fields!  And look at that tofu!  Yummers!

Something about strawberries was really catching my eye today, so I instantly fell in love with Luminous Vegans’ strawberry milk.  As a kid, that stuff was my jam!  This is so much better for you than the powdered stuff.  Plus, it’s oh-so-pretty.

Oh, and to prove I’m not just into strawberries, this cute looking bruschetta had me salivating.  Fig Lane says it has garlic, tomatoes, mushrooms, basil, chives, and hemp oil.  Mmm.

Okay.  I love me some beets.  I find using beet juice as a way to color pasta to be pretty freaking genius.  Check out Canned Time’s fresh basil beet pasta.

Finally, Glue and Glitter is speaking my language!  Girl is straight up making watermelon gin fizzes up in here!  Whaaaat?  You know that’s right.

Well, that’s all for now!  What’s your favorite pink or red dish?  Happy Friday, y’all!

Upton’s Naturals Giveaway!

Upton’s Naturals Giveaway!

Hey Mofos!  Here is a giveaway to tempt your palate.  The kind folks over at Upton’s Naturals are handing out free seitan up in here!  Hells yeah!

The first time I ever tasted this delicious morsel of goodness was at Vida Vegan Con 2011.  The scene: late night Portland.  Random ice cream truck rolls up with vegan ice cream samples.  Two food-drunk women walk into a grocery store and order sammiches.  One woman dies of foodgasm.  That woman was me.  Rest in peace, homie.

Soon, we’re all going to die when this hickory smoked variety is released! Thanks for killing all of the vegans, Upton’s.

Seriously folks!  This is such a great giveaway.  2 lucky winners will get 4 free product coupons, so you can try every single flavor of goodness! Trust the mustache, for it doesn’t lie. A winner will be picked tomorrow, October 31st, at 3 pm CST. US residents only.

To enter, simply tell us which delightful flavor you would like to try first.  Contest open to US residents only!

Eat Pastry Giveaway

Eat Pastry Giveaway

Our winner is moonsword, who appreciates a good Buffy quote:

Giles: Well, we listened to aggressively cheerful music sung by people chosen for their ability to dance, and we ate cookie dough and talked about boys.
Buffy: [laughs] Oh, I’m sorry. I’m very, very sorry, but if it makes you feel any better, my fun-time Buffy party night involved watching a robot throw Spike through a window. So if you wanna trade… No wait, I wouldn’t give that memory up for anything.
Neither would I…I’d share with my sis and we’d talk about our current crushes. 🙂

When I was a wee vegan, the first thing I truly wanted to master was the art of making good cookies.  Don’t get me wrong.  Whole wheat, health food store, carob chip things are all good and well, but how I longed for a really good cookie.

Well, the world of vegan cookies has changed a lot since I first went vegan in 2001.  Now there are really good packaged cookies, an internet full of recipes, and Eat Pastry Cookie Dough.  Get right the heck outta town!  Vegan cookie dough!  Yessir/ma’am!

When I found out this was vegan, I was shocked!  I had walked by the cookie dough everyday at my job and had no idea.  Let me tell you…this stuff is great!  I would eat this from a spoon.  I would eat this on the moon.  This is so good straight out of the oven.  The perfect combination of crispy and chewy.

Now for the fun.  1 lucky winner will receive a t-shirt, Five $1 coupons, and cash monies for 2 tubs of Eat Pastry Cookie Dough.  All you have to do is comment below with how you plan to use the dough.  Any and all Buffy references will be appreciated!  Contest open to US residents only! A winner will be picked randomly tomorrow, October 30th, at 11 am CST.

Monday Roundup: Warm n’ Hearty Autumn

Monday Roundup: Warm n’ Hearty Autumn

Okay.  So, I have always loved this time of year.  The air is crisp.  The sweaters appear.  Plus, everything is apples and pumpkins.  But my absolute favorite thing is eating hot food on a cold autumn day while snuggling with my dog.  Bring on the goodness!

Confident Cook, Hesistant Baker made me do a double take with these absolutely dreamy looking mashed parsnips.  I don’t even know if I’ve had or like parsnips, but I definitely need this in my mouth hole STAT!

If that wasn’t lovely enough, take a peek at the roasted tomato, artichoke, and chickpea sauce that Vegan Fazool made!  Totally droolworthy!

Ultimately, nothing says autumn like apples.  I could probably write an entire separate blog dedicated to the organic honeycrisps that I’ve been eating lately.  Jes adapted a recipe and created some killer looking spiced cider!

Amber made some delicious looking broccoli polenta cakes.  Broccoli. Polenta. Cakes.  With sauce!

 For true seasonal inspiration, you just have to see the crazy sauce that is Cadry’s Thanksgiving kebabs.  Greatness!

That’s all for now, folks. So, what are some of your favorite warming dishes?  Don’t forget to comment with the links!  Happy mofoing!

Thursday Round-Up: Open All Nite

Thursday Round-Up: Open All Nite

Hello fellow vegans!  Since I knew I’d have to do this roundup all late night styles, I decided to look at food that is best served in a late night eatery.  Can you imagine it?

For starters, it ain’t no stinkin’ diner without a little soup.  Kzcakestortellini soup and Jovanke’s pumpkin and leek soup caught my eye.  Nothing like a warm bowl of goodness on a chilly night.


If you decide “no soup for you”, why not pull a Benes and get the big salad?  Look at this beautiful salad from Becca Williams.  Roasted beets, apples, and cherry tomatoes?  Fork yeah!

 Of course, it’s not a fictitious late night vegan restaurant without that sammich action.  Weekly Vegan Menu is slangin’ cheese steaks.

If you like your late night food smothered in gravy, just check out what Sal  is doing to some mighty fine chickpea cutlets.

You know there’s no such thing as late night eating without a little dessert.  Take a looksie at this caramel apple pie from The Table Fort.  Drool.

Well, that’s all for now, folks!  I hope everybody is enjoying all the blogging!  Keep it up!  We are almost halfway there.

Round-Up: Let’s Hear it for the Pie!

Round-Up: Let’s Hear it for the Pie!

Aww yeah, Mofos!  We are back for another live edition of round up goodness.  Truthfully, this one was inspired by one of the fellow organizers.  I saw the most amazing layered soul food pie ever at Kittee’s blog, and thought pie is a great thing to roundup.  So, let’s giddyup!

We’ll start with the savory.  Megan at The Vegan Cookbook Aficionado was throwing down with her rendition of Pâté Chinois, a French Canadian staple.  Just check out her sexy lentils.

There’s also no shortage of autumnal pies.  This is the time of year for apples and sweet potatoes and pumpkin! OH MY!

Raw apple pie goodness coming from Allysia.

And lookit how cute Ashley’s sweet potato pie cups are!  So freaking cute!

Plus, Molly Alice Nests is flipping the switch and blowing my mind with these absolutely dreamy butternut squash pie bars!  So pretty.

Behold the versatility of pie.  The amazing Joni is tarting it up with her delightfully colorful avocado coconut lime tartlets, while Allyson lays down that sweet and salty caramel drizzle on her pear and ginger ricotta cheesecake.  Aww yeah.  Can we get some Marvin Gaye playing up in here?


If this post has inspired you to enjoy more pie in your life, why not try throwing a pie potluck like fellow MoFo organizer AndyDufresne?  And be sure to invite me!

Until next time…Happy Mofoing!