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Babymoon!

Babymoon!

Our friends with kids have been telling us to travel as much as we can before the baby comes (and to go out to dinner and the movies), so this past weekend Ryan and I took a little babymoon in Ojai (pronounced “O hi”), which is about an hour and a half north of Los [...]

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Portland – Part 2

Portland – Part 2

In my last Portland post I brought you up to speed on the first couple days of our trip.  Sunday I was in workshops all day for Vida Vegan Con, and as a result, I was totally wiped out that evening.  So we ended up just wandering around the neighborhood near the hotel (which is [...]

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Portland – Part 1

Portland – Part 1

Ryan and I got to Portland Friday morning, and after an early check-in, some unpacking and map-studying, we hit the ground running.  We started at Hungry Tiger Too and had some nachos and tofufuffalo wings (tofu buffalo wings).  Ryan was able to kick off his craft beer tour of Portland, and I was in heaven [...]

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Mountainfilm in Telluride, CO

Mountainfilm in Telluride, CO

So this time I have a good excuse for not posting in a while – I was on vacation!  Blissful, fantastic, relaxing, enlightening vacation.  Ryan’s been hard at work editing the film “Bidder 70″ with filmmakers Beth and George Gage, and a work-in-progress-screening debuted at the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival last week.  After all the long [...]

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Vegan Walt Disney World – Part 2

Vegan Walt Disney World – Part 2

It’s time for Part 2 of my report on our recent Disney World trip!  Let’s start in Epcot, specifically the World Showcase area, where there are plenty of treats for vegans to enjoy.  Unfortunately we weren’t able to try as much as I’d have liked to (like the Kaki Gori at the Japan Pavilion), but it [...]

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Vegan Walt Disney World – Part 1

Vegan Walt Disney World – Part 1

I’ve been dying to tell you guys about our trip to Disney World with my parents and my sister’s family, but between Cupcake Wars, St. Patrick’s Day and Ryan’s sxsw trip, it kept getting pushed back.  It’s on the back burner no more!  I’m still going through pretty severe vacation withdrawal, and I LOVE Disney [...]

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Tropical Treat Muffins

Tropical Treat Muffins

Ryan and I are headed out of town next week for a MUCH needed vacation to Walt Disney World!  The trip is to celebrate my mom’s 70th birthday, and we’ll be meeting my parents and my sister and her family down in Florida.  I’ve been doing a ton of research on vegan options in the [...]

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Escarole Salad with Avocados and Oranges

Escarole Salad with Avocados and Oranges

I sometimes forget how great a simple salad can be.  This one is from Janet Fletcher’s “Fresh From the Farmers’ Market”, and I used a mix of baby escarole and frisee lettuces.  Combined with the shallot vinaigrette, avocados, and oranges, this salad is full of different textures and flavors, all of them fantastic.  It calls [...]

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C’est La V at the Olympics!

C’est La V at the Olympics!

That lucky Peanut Butter Brownie!  It got to go to the Olympics, and I didn’t…  Such is life.  Ryan was in Vancouver to shoot some stuff for a documentary he’s working on, and he was able to get a shot of one of his favorite treats getting in on the action too! Between organizing everything [...]

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C’est La V Invades London!

C’est La V Invades London!

December has already been a pretty crazy month – as evidenced by my total lack of blog posts.  I do have a couple excuses, in case you’d like to hear them…  My photographer (and his camera) was in London until just a couple of days ago.  Ryan was over filming a documentary on Duke Special and [...]

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Back from Vacation!

Back from Vacation!

The end of Vegan MoFo just happened to coincide with a vacation that Ryan and I had been planning for a few months.  We went down to Venice, Florida, where my parents have a house in which they spend a good part of the winter.  (If you’ve ever been through a Chicago winter, you understand [...]

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Santa Barbara Wine Country

Santa Barbara Wine Country

On Sunday (the 23rd) Ryan and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary, and eleven years together.  Last year, for our tenth (dating) anniversary we took a trip to one of our favorite places in the whole world – Ireland.  We have many great friends there, and we’ve been thinking of them all week as we [...]

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Vegas & Vegan Donuts!

Vegas & Vegan Donuts!

We went to Vegas for my cousin’s wedding this past weekend (congrats Michael and Sheraleen!) and of course made a stop at Ronald’s Donuts!  I’d never been there before, but Ryan had brought some back for me on a past trip.  Normally I’m more a fan of cake donuts, but these things are pretty amazing.  [...]

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