Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Flavor of the Minute, aka Five Current Faves!

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While raindrops on roses & whiskers on kittens aren't too shabby, they're not currently on my list of my favorite things. Instead I'm enjoying everything from food to friends & thought I would share what I'm crushing on at the moment; maybe you'll find a new love as well!

In my VegFest post, I mentioned a super fun sampler pack of spreads from Artisana. I tried all 11 flavors & boy, do we have a winner! Goji Bliss is SO good, I've been eating it with a spoon! A little bit goes a long way as this coconut butter flanked with everyone's favorite superfood Goji Berries, is rich & creamy. I can't wait to try baking or making frosting with it, but I'm perfectly happy eating it on toast, so it may disappear before I have a chance!

Halloween is here! I hope you're all dressing up & planning to share photos! I'm having a potluck, of course, & the place I sent my guests for ideas is Wing It Vegan, home of "Halloweegan" & the best posts on festive & cute food for the big day! Someone needs to make Mashed Potato Ghosts & Spookitty Heads for me, pronto!

I was lucky enough to get to spend some time with Amanda from Walking the Vegan Line. It's not our first time meeting, but I always enjoy meeting up with fellow vegans & bloggers from all corners of the earth. We tried to grab pizza at a new spot, but ended up having an Ethiopian feast, husbands in tow, while we chatted for hours. She also ordered some mini cupcakes with red frosting for a company event from Sugar Beat Sweets. How cool is that?!

While it might seem quite obvious, I am obsessed with my puppy, Strummer. Well, she is currently obsessed with a new toy given to her by the always awesome Laura B. It's a big orange skull & yes, it's larger than her! Check out the video to prove it. The cats received new toys as well & it looks like it's a love fest; here's Beamish & Scurvy.

Finally, TRAVEL! We all know I love to travel & bring you the vegan goods in cities far & wide. Well, I'm at it again. New York City & I have a serious love affair & after landing an insane bargain on airfare (another favorite thing of mine), I will be biting in to the Big Apple from November 15th through the 19th. I'm ready to chow down, like you can see I did last time! Anyone want to join me at Lulu's Sweet Apothecary for sundaes?

These are just some of the items on my radar & I'll be sure to share more in the future. What are some of your favorite things right now?


Urban Vegan said...

I think Strummer is one of my new favorite sweet!

JohnP said...

You have the cutest dog ever!

VeggieGirl said...

Love all the products!! Yum!!

Strummer is a cutie!!

I have too many favorites to name just a few!

Devadeva Mirel said...


jessy said...

Strummer is the cutest pup ever! that's awesome she's got a rock'n toy she loves the mostest!

the spreads look great! i've never had anything with goji berries before. it sounds delightful! you know it's awesome if you're eating it with a spoon! mmmmmmm!

hooray for two getting to hang out with Amanda (& her spouse) & the Ethiopian feast. yum! that's awesome that she ordered some mini cuppies, too! they look perfect!

things that i'm in to these days: greens! i'm loving that they're readily available and super fresh at our local natural food store, and our garden is cranking them out, too! mmmmmmm - i love greens. i've also never tried beet greens and might do that this weekend! ahahaha! geek'n out over greens = fantastical!

have fun in NY - i bet it's the best time ever! there's so much tasty vegan food in the city! gotta loooove that! yay!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Those cupcakes went so fast and were so popular with the students!! I was lucky enough to steal a couple though. And I so enjoyed hanging out with you as well!!
Really wishing I could be up in NYC in Nov... but I think my trip will have to wait till spring.

And oh Strummer... how much cuter could she possibly get?!?

Anonymous said...

That Goji Bliss spread sounds awesome!

With a kitchen renovation under way, my favorite things are restaurants that have vegan food!

laura! said...

okay, i'm giving you so many more toys if this is what i get in return! video = made my morning!

also, you will have so much fun in NY! i am so jealous about lulu's sweet apothecary!!!

jordanpattern said...


Those cupcakes also look amazing - I'm loving the frosting.

Bianca said...

I heart Strummer! And I'd love to try those spreads. Hopefully, I can find them around here someday...or I guess there's always the internets.

BTW, you totally have songs from the Sound of Music in my head now. I don't know whether to hug you or stick my tongue out. ;-P

River said...

YAY!! You are so sweet! Thank you so much for the shoutout! I want to send you a million Spookitty Heads! :)
Your mini cupcakes with red frosting are so pretty! Everything from Sugar Beat Sweets looks amazing!
I want to squeeze your puppy... and your kitties!
That picture of you with the cake is too cute! YAY for happy vegan travels!

Marni said...

Strummer is my new fav thing. :) Is she a chihuahua? We have an old crotchety long-hair chihuahua named Conan. He's feisty with three teeth - a humorous combo.

I'm intrigued by the Goji Bliss. I may have to give that a go. Sounds delish!

Off to check out Halloweegan, now...

Mandee said...

Strummer is the cutest! And I want to try those Artisana spreads, they sound great!

Anonymous said...

NY will be lucky to have you again!

Lily Girl said...

I'm more of a big dog girl myself, but your puppy is precious! And clearly a source of endless entertainment, that was too funny.
The VegFest sounds amazing, hopefully I'll be able to make it next year (twist my arm to visit SF... okay I'll come!).

Penny said...

I have yet to hit up Lola's (!) Maybe our paths will cross?

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

i love all your pet videos with their Halloween toys! I bought my Scout a pumpkin collar and toy too.

Noonietoons said...

Coconut Bliss ice cream is one of my favorite things!!

But- I do also love eating in New York (I really love to eat anywhere, but it is a great place to be vegan!)

ps- thanks for the link to the Wing it Vegan site- I feel so inspired!!

Sal said...

those cupcakes look perfect!!

Anonymous said...

can I come with you to NY? Then you can come back to France with me!

kittee said...

i agree with dynise! strummer is pulling at my heart strings! can't wait to hear about NY!


Bethany said...

your dog is so cute!

I made candy corn yesterday using your recipe. They were really good, but I still have to finish making them. You weren't kidding when you said to enlist help :)

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

I've been meaning to check out Lulu's since I read about it a few weeks ago. I think I might be in Baltimore that weekend though. Gotta love the travel deals going on now! I'm going to New Orleans in a few days!

Strummer is SO cute!

Natalie said...

Ha ha- oh, that cake face is so familiar to me. But I miss it so.

funwithyourfood said...

wait your puppies name is Strummer?? AMAZING


Hannah said...

Awww... As delicious as all the food sounds, I think I'd rather a Strummer of my own!

quarrygirl said...

i CANNOT wait to hear about your NYC trip! man oh man i know you will eat it up right.

i wish i had read this post before i went, so i could hit up lulu's! have a blast. :D

Melanie said...

I'll be in NYC Nov. 16-19. Although I won't be able to make it to Lula's (so sad), maybe our paths will cross in another vegan-friendly eatery. I'd like to tell you in person just how fabulous I think your cupcakes are!

I'm not sure if you've been to Red Bamboo, but I recommend it.

JennShaggy said...

Somehow it ended up working so well together. I'm a little crazy with combining the unusual. I suppose I should have taken it as a sign when I made a cake out of 8 different breakfast cereals when I was 11. And baked it. And ate it.
In any event, I'll be in SF this weekend. Baked good trade off!

Liz² said...

strummer is a firecake!! sooooo cute!! :D

aTxVegn said...

The goji bliss spread sounds fantastic. Have a great time in NYC!

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