Archive | May, 2009
The Angeles National Forest

The Angeles National Forest

We’ve been trying to go camping all month, and last week we miraculously had a free day and a few friends up for joining us for a night of camping in the Angeles National Forest.  (Our friend, Justin, took the first two photos in this post).  Ryan has been camping his whole life, but I [...]

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Fantastic Picnic Submarine

Fantastic Picnic Submarine

I love a good sandwich, and The Fantastic Picnic Sub is our camping sandwich of choice.  This sandwich is really tasty, and even though it has a lot of veggie meat, even non-vegetarians love it.  I found this recipe somewhere online years ago (I thought on the PETA site, but when I just looked for [...]

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S’mores!

S’mores!

After years of going without, we finally had s’mores on our camping trip!  Every time we go camping I always mean to buy some vegan marshmallows (regular marshmallows contain gelatin), and then I always forget about it until we’re packing up.  This time I planned ahead and bought some Sweet & Sara Marshmallows from Follow [...]

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Chocolate and Coconut Cupcakes

Chocolate and Coconut Cupcakes

Just dropped off chocolate and coconut cupcakes with vanilla buttercream to Locali in Hollywood.  If you’re in the mood for some sweets for Memorial Day you can pick them up there, and don’t forget that you can always order cupcakes directly from C’est La V Bakeshop!  Enjoy the holiday weekend!

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Penne with Tomato Creme Sauce

Penne with Tomato Creme Sauce

This recipe is one of the first I ever made, back in my apartment in Chicago, maybe 10 years ago?!  I was obsessed with the Food Network and finally wanting to try my hand at cooking.  I’d always loved to bake, but for some reason cooking really intimidated me.  My mom bought me the book [...]

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Gelato Bar’s Chocolate Sorbetto & Worldfest Wrap-Up

Gelato Bar’s Chocolate Sorbetto & Worldfest Wrap-Up

I was really hoping for a reprieve after Worldfest, but things have been as busy as ever!  While I continue to recover, I thought I’d let you enjoy this beautiful photo (thanks, Ryan!) of yummy dairy-free chocolate sorbetto from the Gelato Bar.  This stuff is amazing.  It is super rich and chocolaty.  Gelato Bar isn’t [...]

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SunPower Strawberry Shake

SunPower Strawberry Shake

Ryan and I stopped in at the new SunPower Natural Cafe last week, and we were so glad we did!  It’s in Studio City, which is very exciting because it’s so close to us, the people there are incredibly nice, and it has amazing food!  SunPower Natural Cafe serves mostly raw food, and we don’t [...]

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WorldFest Reminder

WorldFest Reminder

Just a quick reminder that we’ll be at WorldFest tomorrow, and we won’t be at the Woodland Hills market on Topanga Canyon Boulevard today.  Tomorrow should be a really fun day, so please come check it out!  And be sure to bring your sweet tooth, because we’ll have a ton of stuff there to satisfy [...]

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Peanut Butter Fudgy Brownie

Peanut Butter Fudgy Brownie

Oh, guys.  Oh no.  What have I done?  Why did I make this?!  Like I’m not already gaining enough weight.  I had to go and put peanut butter all over a brownie – you know, just for fun.  I made these for the Woodland Hills farmers market on Friday, and thank God we sold them [...]

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Ensalada Azteca on Veggie Thing

Ensalada Azteca on Veggie Thing

I’m very excited to announce that a website I’ve been contributing to for Citysearch launched today!  It’s called Veggie Thing, and it features great vegan dishes in different towns across the country.  It also has links to lots of other great blogs, and my favorite part – tons of photos of amazing looking food.  I’ve [...]

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WorldFest 2009

WorldFest 2009

C’est La V is going to be at WorldFest!  I found out about this event at the Veggie Pride Parade and am super excited to be a part of it.  It sounds like it will be a really fun day filled with great food, music, and interesting speakers and exhibitors. I’m personally excited about Lush [...]

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Cherries!

Cherries!

Every Sunday morning we walk up to the Farmer’s market to get our produce for the week, and this morning, the weather was absolutely perfect!  To make a good start to the day even better, when we got to the market we found the first cherries of the season!  In California, we’re really lucky to [...]

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