Knock, Knock. Who’s there?

Tahini.

Tahini who?

Tahihitoo!

Ah hahaaa! Lame (not really a joke) joke. Goodness, it’s been awhile, huh? Let’s catch up on the last month, shall we?

First, Tim and I celebrated his birthday with cupcakes and lots of laziness:

Jaffa Cupcakes: Chocolate-orange cupcakes with orange frosting and drizzles of chocolate ganache. These were yummy.

Next, I attended an inspirational talk given by Jasmin Singer (big thanks to the Let Live Foundation for organizing this event!). The talk focused on how we can extend our advocacy beyond just the food on our plates, and speak up for animals in our daily lives. It was really wonderful to sit in a room full of people with a passion for animal activism. It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle and forget that we can all do more than just eat vegan food. Watch the talk and learn how you can use your talents to further help those without a voice:

Then, I baked up a few storms for Portland’s Vegan Bake Sale for Haiti. The sale made over $3,000!!! Woohoo!! Here are a few photos of the treats I made (with plenty of help from Tim!!!):

Rocky Road Cookies: Chocolate cookies with toasted almonds, dried sweet cherries, and vegan marshmallows.

Savory Soft Pretzels: Chewy, soft pretzels sprinkled with lots of yummy seeds.

Chocolate Almond Sandwich Cookies: Dark chocolate sandwiched between chewy almond cookie wafers.

And finally, Tim and I visited Out to Pasture Animal Sanctuary in Estacada, OR. There was a big open house and lots of people showed up to meet, feed, and play with the resident animals. This was my first time visiting an animal sanctuary and I absolutely LOVED the experience!! My favorite animal was this sweet lil’ piggie who walked right up to me and gently snorted his wet snout in my face:

Here are some more photos of the animals we met:

My favorite part of the day was feeding the pigs lettuce and seeing just how happy they were waddling around in the mud!

My birthday is Wednesday, so stay tuned for photos of the cupcakes Tim will be baking!!!


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16 thoughts on “Knock, Knock. Who’s there?

  1. You all did awesome for raising so much money. How did you do it?

    How cute are those animals! Looking forward to your birthday post.
    Lucky you someone else is going to bake your birthday dessert.

  2. happy birthday, Amy! wahoooooooooooooo! i hope your day has been filled with nothing but awesomeness, my friend!

    cuppies and laziness sound like a great way to celebrate a birthday – Tim’s super lucky! and you guys rocks some socks with the baked goodies for the bake sale for haiti. wow! i would like to get out and be more active in regards to animal advocacy. very cool on going to the talk. and the piggies and the goats are my favorite. your pictures are so awesome – i need to take dan to visit an animal sanctuary some day. i’m so jealous!

    i hope you’re enjoying your day!

  3. Pingback: “O” is for Out to Pasture Animal Sanctuary « tahinitoo

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