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Sunday Funday: Vegan Market Haul

Look, I’m going to be straight up with y’all – this particular Sunday Funday actually happened on a Saturday. I know, I know – how could I?! But the simple truth is Saturday doesn’t have any clever rhymes that portray an awesome weekend day spent doing random fun things. Saturdays are reserved for pictures of cats (Google Caturday if you don’t know what I’m talking about) and I am severely lacking in the feline pet department at the moment. Anyway, moving on…


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Vegan Santa Fe Chicken Sandwich

I’ve been feeling pretty food nostalgic lately and in keeping with the trend of making food I loved growing up I wanted to put together a healthier vegan version of a fast food sandwich I couldn’t get enough of as a kid. Of course, one of my first jobs as a teenager was working at this particular fast food joint and vegan or not, I would NEVER eat there again *shudders*…I won’t go into those gruesome details though. Let’s focus on the positive here: a better version of a Santa Fe Chicken sandwich.
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My First Juice Cleanse

A lot of people assume that being vegan automatically means you’re super healthy. Myth. There is plenty of junk food and processed vegan food in the world and unfortunately I’ve been eating way too much of it recently. Sometimes I like to eat my feelings and over the past couple months I’ve needed to eat my feelings…a lot. But enough was enough and something needed to change.
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Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

Food has always been a big nostalgic trigger for me. Certain meals can conger up memories of family meals and the comfort that went along with them. One of my very favorite meals growing up was creamy, mushroomy stroganoff. Even as an adult when I was going to visit my mom and she would ask if I wanted anything special for dinner, 9 times out of 10 my answer would be stroganoff.
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SOPHi: Vegan Nail Polish Review & Giveaway

I came across an adorable nail polish company at Natural Products Expo this year called Piggy Paint. They started as a non-toxic nail polish for kids, but this year at Expo they debuted their brand new adult line called SOPHi and were kind enough to let me try it out along with their PRIME + SHINE + SEAL System! Now one lucky reader can try it out too!
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Strawberry Spring Mule Cocktail

I’m a huge fan of Moscow Mules for a couple reasons. One – vodka (duh). Second – ginger. And third – my best friend and her husband introduced them to me when they came to spend the weekend a few years ago and we had a blast drinking and talking throughout the night. So the Mule conjures up special memories for me. But in celebration of Spring, I wanted to put a twist on the classic cocktail.
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Sunday Funday: Vegan Brunch

I’ve been missing L.A. a lot recently. Like A LOT. I miss my friends and I miss the FOOD! So I thought it would be fun to take a drive up there for Sunday Brunch at one of my favorite spots: Gracias Madre. I dragged my mom along with me even though she’s not a huge fan of the city (but she does love brunch, sooo…) 
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Southern Fried Tofu

My mama is from Texas. If you listen closely you can still hear the twang when she says things like “oven” and “lawyer”. We like to tease her about it. Her mother, my grandma, was a round, squishy woman with a bad ass attitude who smelled of cigarette smoke and Juicy Fruit gum, but man she could cook up a storm. Growing up I remember her making huge meals filled with butter, lard and fried…everything.
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Wild Mushroom Jambalaya

I’ve only been to Louisiana once, and it was for half a day as I was road tripping back home to California from Tennessee. It only took moments for me to fall in love with New Orleans though. The second I drove into the French Quarter I was awed by the beauty and the obvious history and culture contained within it. There was only time for one meal, and I was sad I didn’t have time to hunt down vegan Jambalaya, so the thought of it has been lingering in the back of my mind for a couple years now.
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