I first met Allison Rivers Samson at the Vida Vegan Conference – I was lucky to be invited to a super fun dinner she was also attending. Lucky because she brought all of us some of her amazing Lavender Caramels from her gourmet confection boutique.
I have kept in touch with Allison, and was so very excited to hear she was writing an e-book. I had been a longtime fan of her VegNews column, and her recipes (mac and cheese!) are legendary. Comfort food at it’s finest, which you all know I love.
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Taxes week – I survived. Big project week – I’m excited. Easter brunch – I’m looking forward to it.
Easter plans? Weekend plans? I have a lunch idea for you, a deliciously easy one.
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I had an impromptu Virtual Breakfast on Saturday morning. Friday night, I stayed in to relax with the dogs and watch back to back episodes of Justin Timberlake on Saturday Night Live.
Jason was out playing music, leaving me to JT, browsing the internet – Pinterest for wedding ideas and Instagram to see what everyone was up to. I got in a conversation on Instagram with Somer and Sarah about [click to continue…]
Don’t you just love a good grilled cheese?
When was the last time you had one – a really good grilled cheese? Buttery bread that is perfectly crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and holding one, hopefully two, kinds of cheese, all melty and [click to continue…]
My beautiful friend Tess Masters has written a beautiful book!
I say this completely unbiased – The Blender Girl Cookbook is stunning – amazing recipes with gorgeous photography to match.
If you have a prized high-speed blender, you need this book. If you have a regular-speed blender, you need this book. Hitting the shelves today, this is a collection of 100 beautifully photographed recipes – super easy, super healthy – meals, snacks, desserts and drinks. From a Pineapple Salsa Smoothie and [click to continue…]
SPABETTIE IS A FINANCIALLY COMPENSATED BLOGGER AMBASSADOR FOR THE MUSHROOM COUNCIL, AND IS PARTICIPATING IN THE #MUSHROOMMAKEOVER 30 DAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HEREIN ARE THOSE OF SPABETTIE AND ARE NOT INDICATIVE OF THE OPINIONS OR POSITIONS OF THE MUSHROOM COUNCIL OR MAMAVATION.
I am wrapping up week four of the Mushroom Makeover, and I have all kinds of emotion and elation going on. I have loved this process. All of it.
Okay, perhaps not all of it – those workouts were killer to start. The awesome thing is? They do get easier! Going from finishing two or three circuits (always with a promise to Mark that I’d complete all four by end of day) to feeling stronger (oh my arms!) and seeing progress and change (oh my arms!). There is more than that, though – [click to continue…]
*tee hee* I love word puns.
I also love jack fruit, it makes the perfect Plant Based Pulled ‘Pork’. Adding a hearty sliced mushroom to the mix really amped up the oomph factor here. Sweet, savory, tangy, spicy – in a mini size slider.
Important Note: the peperoncini is an essential pairing here, please do it. It brings a tangy heat to the spicy sweet, and layering them first on the bottom bun? Not an accident – the [click to continue…]
I haven’t done one of these in a long while. and if you’ve [click to continue…]