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As I’ve spent the weekend reading my review copy of Jason Wyrick’s “Vegan Tacos” I’ve had tacos on the brain! So I whipped these up for breakfast with what was on hand - yellow onion, pinto beans, patty pan squash & zucchini slow sautéed in garlic infused oil & lots of spices, topped with wilted spinach, roasted peppers, & a simple avocado & lime smash. Oh & hot sauce of course! Wish I could say the tortillas were homemade, but not today! Mmmm, mmmm good! Be sure to check back tomorrow for my book review & recipe share! (at vegenista’s kitchen )

As I’ve spent the weekend reading my review copy of Jason Wyrick’s “Vegan Tacos” I’ve had tacos on the brain! So I whipped these up for breakfast with what was on hand - yellow onion, pinto beans, patty pan squash & zucchini slow sautéed in garlic infused oil & lots of spices, topped with wilted spinach, roasted peppers, & a simple avocado & lime smash. Oh & hot sauce of course! Wish I could say the tortillas were homemade, but not today! Mmmm, mmmm good! Be sure to check back tomorrow for my book review & recipe share! (at vegenista’s kitchen )

Buckwheat Salad with Yogurt Cardamom Dressing

There is a new recipe at Vegenista’s Kitchen! It’s a wonderful sweet & savory ayurvedically inspired buckwheat salad that I created in conjunction with Laura from Food: A Love Story for the Sophia Leadership Camp for girls. I was recently interviewed by one of the camp attendees & you can read that here

Get this delicious “vata reducing” recipe & read more about my experience playing “chef” for a week here - http://vegenistaskitchen.com/buckwheat-salad-with-yogurt-cardamom-dressing/

How rad is this limited edition "Meat Free Morrissey" Tee!!! Love, love, love! There is an awesome tote bag too that I just ordered! Can’t wait to “tote” it around town. 

Please support Blood Tight Apparel!They are UK based, but offer free shipping & have beautiful & thoughtful designs. 

About ~

We are really passionate about being vegan & living a cruelty free lifestyle. "Blood Tight" is symbolic of the connection we feel with animals.

It is so important for us to tell other people that you can live a cruelty free life and not ‘miss out’ as people so often assume.

We hope Blood Tight Apparel will become an outlet for people to spread the word of veganism & encourage others to show compassion.

Yay!

Fig, Kale & Almond Smoothie

Good Morning! There is a brand new & beautiful smoothie recipe over at Vegenista’s Kitchen am back to work this week, & with early mornings & a busy schedule, I need something quick, easy & nourishing that I can pour in a mason jar & drink on the go. My friend Shelly gave me some delicious figs from her tree & I decided to add them last minute to my favorite basic kale & almond smoothie. The result was rich, creamy deliciousness!

There are many ways to enjoy a fig beyond the iconic “Newton” cookie. Fresh summer figs make a beautiful accoutrement on a vegan cheese plate, are lovely tossed into a green salad, delicious sliced over a bowl of oatmeal, tasty atop flatbread with greens & vegan “goat” cheese, & perfectly wonderful on their own too. I’d never thought to add them to a green smoothie & so glad the mood finally struck me!

This smoothie is wonderfully luscious & delicious. The flavor is subtly sweet, which I prefer, but if you like added sweetness, a date would be perfect. The combination of homemade almond milk, figs & frozen banana makes the smoothie rich & thick ~ like a healthy milkshake! My new morning favorite. 

Get the recipe here: http://vegenistaskitchen.com/fig-kale-almond-smoothie/

Nicora Johns Ethical Footwear Celebrates 1 year with a New Collection!

Hey Fashionable Friends! Did you know that Nicora Johns, my absolute favorite ethical shoe company, recently celebrated their one year anniversary? They did, indeed!

If you are unfamiliar with Nicora Johns, allow me to acquaint you ~ they’re a Los Angeles based shoe manufacturer whose beautiful shoes are handcrafted, ethical, socially responsible, eco & vegan friendly. To read more, check out my previous post

The Nicora Johns team had quite an exciting first year - from a successful & fully funded kickstarter campaign to NJ’s founder, Stephanie, winning this year’s well deserved Peta Award for “Most Talented New Designer.” So awesome & big congratulations! In honor of their anniversary, they’ve re-branded & launched a beautiful new collection which you can check out here

And, if you’d like to become more acquainted with the amazing cobbler behind the brand, then please visit Chic Vegan for my exclusive interview with Stephanie Nicora ~ http://www.chicvegan.com/interview-series-stephanie-nicora-of-nicora-johns-shoes/

(photos via nicorajohns.com)

Miyoko’s Kitchen Sneak Peek!
Exclusive sneak peek into Miyoko’s Kitchen via VegNews. Ah man, would’ve loved to be on that tour! I am so excited for the opening of Miyoko’s Kitchen. Her artisan vegan cheese recipes are really outstanding, but definitely take some effort. How great to just be able to stroll in & buy a delicious vegan cheese? Woot! 

vegnews:
Ever wonder what goes into building a state-of-the-art vegan cheese company? So have we! Yesterday, we took a private tour of the soon-to-open Miyoko’s Kitchen in Fairfax, CA, where artisan vegan cheese will be made and shipped around the world. Check out the exclusive photo tour here!

Miyoko’s Kitchen Sneak Peek!

Exclusive sneak peek into Miyoko’s Kitchen via VegNews. Ah man, would’ve loved to be on that tour! I am so excited for the opening of Miyoko’s Kitchen. Her artisan vegan cheese recipes are really outstanding, but definitely take some effort. How great to just be able to stroll in & buy a delicious vegan cheese? Woot! 

vegnews:

Ever wonder what goes into building a state-of-the-art vegan cheese company? So have we! Yesterday, we took a private tour of the soon-to-open Miyoko’s Kitchen in Fairfax, CA, where artisan vegan cheese will be made and shipped around the world. Check out the exclusive photo tour here!

(via petitvour)

Vaute Couture’s Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection Pre-order is Live! 

Wow…this is a stunning collection! Coats, hats, dresses & more! Love, love, love!!!

Every year Vaute Couture’s darling founder, Leanne, rewards her longtime loving supporters by offering  50% off for 24 Hours when you order your winter coat while it’s still summer. The brand new vintage inspired hat collection will be offered at $85 a piece for 24 hours as well!  We all know that Vaute is not cheap, but it is absolutely worth every penny if you can afford & even better if we can save a few bucks!

Well, the time is now, so don’t delay! See EVERYTHING HERE: http://vautecouture.com/collections/pre-orders. Best Prices till 6pm EST 8/14

I love coats, hats & fall!!!!