12 Days of Giveaways!

The holidays are just around the corner and that means spending time with friends, family and eating way too much (and spending lots of time at the gym)!  This holiday season I am doing a 12 Days of Giveaways  where starting December  there will be a giveaway every 2 days.  So keep your eyes peeled for great products that you could win this holiday season. 

(we’re celebrating the holidays at Disney this year!)

Once a giveaway is posted you will have around 24 hours to enter.  All winners will be chosen using the Random Integer Generator.  Make sure to check back frequently for new giveaways! 


Carrots ‘N’ Cake is also getting into the holiday spirit so make sure to check out her holiday giveaways starting December 1st. 

CSA Week 2

Food Basket Winter News

November 23, 2009

Veggie Share: mesclun (Screamin Ridge) – kale OR collards, garlic (Maple Wind) – brussels sprouts (ValleyDream) – rutabaga (Arethusa) – broccoli, carrots, beets, turnips (Riverberry) – cabbage (Maplewood) – potatoes,
shallots (Jericho Settlers) – pie pumpkin, kabocha squash (Hazendale) – onions, cider (Champlain Orchards) – cranberries (Vermont Cranberry)

Vegan Thanksgiving & Cookie Baking

.  Since Neil is heading north to New Brunswick next week we won’t be having vegan Thanksgiving so we enjoyed it yesterday with two of my girlfriends, Monica and Laura. After we shared vegan Thanksgiving we spent the remainder of the afternoon in the kitchen baking cookies from Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. 

Celebration Roast, Cumin Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes and Green Bean Casserole

Already to bake!

We made the Blackstrap Gingersnaps first; I received a sample NuNuaturals NuStevia Baking Blend and we decided to try it out with these cookies instead of sugar.


Yeah! Gingersnaps!

Look mom greasy hands!

City Girl Snickerdoodles

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows

All of these cookies enjoyed with a nice cup of Boulevards Organics Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

We also made some Lazy Samoas (not photographed) which were delicious and just like the caramel delights I enjoyed as a girl scout.  The girls and I really loved this cookbook and found that all the recipes were fun and yet easy.  A few things we really loved were that all the cookies were baked at 350F and that all took 8min to 12min which was great especially when baking 4 different kinds. I really loved all the cookies I have to say it’s a toss up between the Chocolate PB and the Snickerdoodles for my favorite.

Vegan Brunch Review and Giveaway

The first vegan cookbook I ever bought as Vegan with a Vengeance I have used it so much over the years that it is stained with food and worn to pieces.  Over the years I picked up Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World which I loved and actually used 2 of the cupcake recipes for […]


If you are vegan then you probably know about Vega, by Sequel Naturals which makes plant-based whole food products, if you haven’t heard of Vega yet then it is time to jump online read all about them and then head out to your local natural foods store and pick some items up. I was given the opportunity […]

Green Monster

At the beginning of the week I was reading Sarah’s blog from SeeSarahEat and was inspired by her post on Green Monsters. Now I had very little knowledge as to what exactly this at first but after some searching I found the Green Monsters Movement website  .   This morning I made hubby and I our […]

CSA: Celeriac Mash

Last night marked the beginning of week two for our CSA “Winter Food Basket”. Every two weeks we get a basket full of assorted winter/fall veggies from many different local farms. As we began the second week, we had mostly root vegetables and squash left as greens and other veggies obviously don’t last as long. […]