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Cookbook Corner: Viva Vegan

Some of my all time favorite foods come from the Mexican/Latin variety. I love the flavor combinations used in Latin cooking and I’m always down for spicy food, so it’s no wonder one of the very first vegan cookbooks I purchased was Viva Vegan! by Terry Hope Romero. In this week’s Cookbook Corner I am featuring her Potato Chickpea Enchiladas with homemade Pine Nut Crema from Viva Vegan.
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Vegan in the East Bay

Last month I spent a week with my very best friend, her husband and their 3 month old son (who I am madly in love with) in Pleasant Hill, CA. As you may recall, she and I came up with this refreshing adult beverage while I was up there, but I wanted to share some of the other great food experiences I had while there. 
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Cookbook Corner: The Vegan Zombie: Cook & Survive

Over the past few years I have collected quite a bit of vegan cookbooks. I love getting a new cookbook and spending a couple hours going through them, looking at the pictures, reading the recipes and marking the ones I really want to make. After that process they usually go on the shelf and sit there untouched. It’s a horrible habit I have and I am determined to break it with this new series I’m calling Cookbook Corner. Each week I will make a recipe from one of the cookbooks I own and share it with you here! 
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St. Paddy’s Day Shake

“May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright, happy hours. That stay with you all the year long.” Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day and I’m celebrating with this sinfully delicious vegan shamrock shake, spiked as an adult beverage of course!
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Natural Beauty Makeover: Oil Cleansing

Half out of financial necessity and half because I want to live a more natural lifestyle in general, I decided recently to start making my own beauty/body products (body wash, shampoo, lotions, etc.) After much online research I discovered that it’s incredibly easy to make most of the items I use in my daily routine and I love knowing exactly what’s going onto my skin.
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Blackberry Ginger Cocktail

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a cocktail recipe. I’ve been visiting my best friend and her adorable family this past week and it was the perfect opportunity to whip up a refreshing adult beverage to share with some of the best people I know! There was no premeditated thought that went into this drink, we simply used what she had on hand in her kitchen and the results were fantastic! 
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Review & Giveaway: Kaibae Baobab Powder

Baobab is a tree that grows in the tropical regions of Africa and produces a fruit with high antioxidant properties. It has been used for medicinal purposes to treat such ailments as fever, asthma, malaria and smallpox. Most recently baobab superfood powders, like this one from Kaibae, are making it easy to get your dose of vitamin C, calcium, potassium and dietary fiber by mixing it into smoothies, baked goods, soups, etc. And the company has been nice enough to offer a medium size bag to one luck reader (valued at $18)!
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Vegan Interrogated: Whitney from Eco-Vegan Gal

Last April my friend Nixx sent me a link to ecovegangal.com and Whitney’s call for interns. I figured “why not?” and sent in my application. I heard back from Whitney the same day and was at her place working for her the next. Since then we have driven almost entirely across the U.S. together to go to Bonnaroo, had a Vegan Cheapskate Showdown, played vegan teens in Veggie Beat, ate copious amounts of food together and now go to yoga & TRX together a few times a week. Needless to say we hit it off! She is so inspiring and I’m proud to call her my friend…if you read on you’ll see why!
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Vegan Interrogated: Holly from The Veg Dancer

Holly is one of the sweetest girls I know. I met her about 6 months ago and was instantly drawn to her warm personality and incredible sense of humor. I used to be a dancer years ago, so I deeply admire her commitment to the art. Read on to hear about her journey to veganism and other aspects of her life! 
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