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Vegan in Vegas: Again

A few weekends ago Jason and I drove to Vegas. My best friend (the one we visited earlier this year) and her husband were celebrating their 5 year wedding anniversary and decided they wanted to renew their vows with Elvis! Honestly, I’ll take any excuse to go to Vegas (Jason was a harder sell) so I was totally down for a few days away.
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Sunday Funday: Hillcrest Farmers Market

You know you’ve reached a certain level of maturity when going to the farmers market is your idea of Sunday Funday. Even more, I have been looking forward to going to this particular market in Hillcrest all week! Rumor has it that it’s one of the best in San Diego county and if that wasn’t reason enough, I really wanted to check out Anthem Vegan who serves up delicious vegan fare there every Sunday.
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Life Update: A New Chapter

There has been a lot of change in my life over the past year and a half. Divorce, losing a job, moving, starting a new job, another breakup…it’s been challenging to say the least. I’m happy to report now though that I’ve come out of the other side of the tunnel and settled into the next chapter of my life. Which in a nutshell means I can start to focus on this blog again!
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L.A. Vegan Beer & Food Fest 2015

The Los Angeles Vegan Beer and Food Festival – by far my favorite vegan event of the year and arguably my favorite day of the year. It’s hard to explain if you’ve never been, but it’s just such a marvelous time. There’s a collective energy in the air of excitement and compassion and it seeps into your soul. This was the 6th annual and my fourth year attending and absolutely the best for a few reasons. 
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Review & Giveaway: Chocolate Decadence Vegan Chocolates

Sometimes being a blogger has it’s perks. Like, for instance, when an old high school friend of mine contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in trying out some organic vegan chocolates. Of course my answer was an over-enthusiastic yes! I mean, come on – lots of gourmet vegan chocolate to eat and then share my experience with y’all – I’m so in! And the best part? Chocolate Decadence is going to send one lucky winner $50 worth of chocolates – wow! Don’t miss out on this one!
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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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