Thursday, 28 May 2015

VANCOUVER VEGAN POTLUCK ON JUNE 7TH! COME!


Sooooo it's going down FOR THE FOURTH TIME! I think the fourth time anyway. Pretty sure we've done four (well, three as of this moment) of these potlucks now. And every one has been amazing. The first one was about 20 or 30 people chillin' in Zoe's backyard (the picture you see above); the next one we had like 50 people show up and it went until midnight. The third one we had to cap the guests at about 30 because Zoe's old place just wasn't big enough (pics below). But now it's SUMMA BABY and we're heading outdoors to Trout Lake! So invite whoever you want and let's keep growing the vegan community in Vancouver! I have met inspiring, passionate people and eaten loads and loads (and loads) of kick-ass healthy vegan grub so I never want these potlucks to quit. 

Once I am done this third cookbook, I will have more time to plan the potlucks and so we can have them on a regular basis (like every month or something). Zoe and I have also been discussing renting a venue for future potlucks so we can have a dance party AND a buffet table of the vegan goodies you bring. Who's into that idea? Any plant-loving party animals in MetroVancouver out there? Let yourself be known! I am so down to boogie into the night while taking breaks to inhale kale salad and pumpkin soup. 

RSVP for this potluck via email - emilyvoneuw(at)gmail(dot)com and/or the event page on Facebook! 

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What: another healthy vegan potluck


When: June 7, 2015, 3pm til whenever

Where: by the beachy area at Trout Lake, Vancouver 

Why: HEIRLOOM TOMATOES, YOU FOOL 

Who: everyone is welcome, bring a dish that'll serve 8-10

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The above three pics were taken by Steph Yu and Kiefer Irvine.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

STRAWBERRIES with WALNUT-CINNAMON BUTTER + CHIA SEEDS


 I wasn't even planning on making a recipe for the blog today but this happened all of the sudden and I was like, "Hey, I can take pictures of this." So I did. And now, here you are. Obviously strawberries are their own amazing thing all by themselves, but when you add sweet and creamy walnut butter AND cinnamon (mmm) AND chia seeds (crunch) you wind up with little bites of OMG that are perfectly excellent for your body. Hello, antioxidants.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

JUICY CLEANE 2015: DAY THREE (THE END)


We're done! The three days went by really fast and I think I have solved the issue of my skin rash (which was the goal of this whole cleanse in the first place). I THINK it's because ever since I started eating high carb (around a year ago) I ate WAY more fruit. I'm talkin' like 8 bananas in my smoothies, 5 mangoes as a snack... ya'll know what my diet has looked like in the past year or so. Just look on my Instagram. Now, I have never listened to those folks who are like, "You need to restrict fruit, it has too much sugar!" I have just scoffed at them and kept eating my watermelon - the whole thing. But maybe it's time I listened.

Monday, 18 May 2015

JUICY CLEANSE 2015: DAY TWO


Another day, another juice.

Today went pretty well. My skin is looking really good, and since the aim of this whole cleanse is to heal this weird rash around my nose and rebalance my gut flora, I'm happy about that. I am so glad I don't care about being strict with "cleanses" anymore. I remember a few years ago when I did a 10-day juice fast (you can find it on my blog) and I was crazy restrictive. I think a motivation for doing that juice fast had remnants of my disordered eating from the past, but this time there's none of that. I am not doing this to lose weight or any other sh*tty reason that doesn't matter. I am doing it to feel good.


Sunday, 17 May 2015

JUICE CLEANSE 2015: DAY ONE


My babes! I got some news! Jack (my lover) and I are doing a juice cleanse for around 3 days, or whenever we feel like stopping. We started yesterday. Neither of us are too strict so we're also consuming raw fresh fruit if we feel like it, veggie broth with seaweed, chia seeds and banana ice cream. The point of this cleanse is to refresh our digestive systems. More on this below. I will be posting all the recipes we consume so you can join in! I'd love it if you did because it's more fun to share experiences like this than doing it alone, and I know a lot of you are into juice cleansing. So if you do wanna join, I encourage you to post your comments below, or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to let the rest of us know how you're doing. 

Thursday, 14 May 2015

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE


This recipe is raw, vegan and low fat! I've been leaning towards low fat recipes more and more, but I had a freak out last night when I realized: oh god, my blog is based around raw desserts which kinda need to be high in fat cuz nuts and stuff make 'em creamy and rich. WELL, I SHOWED ME.