Recent Eats and Happenings

Time keeps prancing along ahead of me, and I simply cannot keep up. These last few weeks have been busy, adventurous, and challenging. Most recently, I finished my first freelance photography project with a series of wedding/celebration cakes. It is so much fun to photograph pretty things that I didn’t have to create myself!! Here is one example:

Isn’t that a beautiful cake?

Tim and I also went on a day hike last week and spotted this waterfall hidden in the trees:

We had to step over a lot of fallen trees and slippery rocks (click the link, that’s where I went to university!!!) in order to get close, but it was worth it. We hiked a mile further down the trail and had lunch in a dwindling patch of sunshine that eventually disappeared.

I also photographed some recipes for the Food Empowerment Project website. This is an absolutely wonderful organization that “seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. They encourage healthy food choices that reflect a more compassionate society by spotlighting the abuse of animals on farms, the depletion of natural resources, unfair working conditions for produce workers, and the unavailability of healthy foods in low-income areas.”

The Food Empowerment Project website has a small, but growing recipe database. If you have vegan recipes (preferably with an accompanying photograph) you would like to share, definitely contact them. They would appreciate it so much!

Hazelnut Pesto (one of my recipe submissions!)

Champagne Risotto with Tofu & Portobello (I actually made this recipe without the alcohol since I don’t drink, and was still delicious!)

Next week I will have a new vegan product review, and quite possibly, a new vegan cookbook review too!!! Happy Spring (almost!)!!

Video Break

Hey everybody! Below are two important videos that I think everybody should watch. Tim and I were fortunate enough to attend a talk last weekend given by Lauren Ornelas of the Food Empowerment Project. Her talk focused on how to use food choices to create a more just world. We learned quite a bit, including some information about chocolate that we all need to know. Lauren is amazingly intelligent and has contributed so much to the vegan movement.

With the onset of Earth Day next month, I figured that this next video was appropriate. It is about the bottled water industry. If you drink bottled water, this video will hopefully make you stop.

Upcoming posts include a product review and some tips on how to minimize your impact on the planet.