Vegan Princess in an Omni Kingdom

Adventures of a vegan girl living in an omni world.

VVC 2013 Photo Essay September 2, 2013

Hello. Well, it has been a while hasn’t it? Pretty classic move for me, to attend a blogging conference (Vida Vegan Con) in May, come away completely inspired and blown away and “recommitted” to blogging, and then…. not blog until September.

Since many a re-cap has been posted by my fellow attendees at this point, I will just bring you a few photos of my favorite meals, and people that I spent time with at VVC. The memories and the network is still strong (I was just talking to my Mom about possible new cities to visit/consider moving to, and for each one I said “I know someone who lives there!”).

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There was mac and cheese at White Owl Social Club.

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There was photo booth fun.

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There was Portobello. So good. So so good.

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Sweet pea gnocchi. This was incredible. They are known for this dish for a reason. Also, a shout out to Crissie from Run Crissie Run and Megan (@veganwtsn) for sharing this evening with me.

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Raw food platter from Blossoming Lotus.

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Some of the sweet treats from the “Breakfast Showcase/Showdown.”

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“Prom pose” from before the Gala with my roommates for the weekend, (L-R: Helen, Megan, Dawn and myself).

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Isa teaches us vegans how to properly eat cheese.

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Epic swag pile.

So, there you have it. VVC 2013 in a few pictures. It was such a fun time and I look forward to many cons to come.

P.S. September is Vegan MOFO, the month where vegan bloggers all over the globe blog at least 20 times in the month about all things vegan food. I am not participating this year, but if you want to read some of the other blogs that are, hop on over Randomofo. 

 

Dinner at Thrive March 3, 2012

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Last Saturday night I went to Thrive for the first time, with a group of fellow Seattle area vegan bloggers. It was a good night to visit because they weren’t too crowded, and our group of five was able to have our own table for a couple hours without feeling rushed at all. In fact, we ended up staying past the time they closed, with nobody asking us to leave, which I appreciated. Unfortunately they were running low on a lot of items, and most of the menu was unavailable, which just means I will have to go back to try the other items that I didn’t get a chance to try.

I had the “Hungry No More” salad with added nori, and tons of nooch (nutritional yeast). At first it didn’t seem like the kind of salad I would like, since I have never been a huge fan of eating seaweed or large amounts of nooch, but it turned out to be pretty good.

Hungry No More Salad

Hungry No More Salad

I also got a juice, the “Northern Light” which has apple, basil, cilantro, ginger and lime. It was really good, and unlike some other juices containing ginger that I have had, this one didn’t burn my lips with excessive amounts of it, it was the perfect amount of spicy, balanced out with the sweetness of the apple.

Northern Light Juice

Norther Light Juice

Thrive is located at 1026 NE 65th Street in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood, across the street from the Roosevelt Whole Foods (which by the way makes for excellent entertainment for 5 food bloggers on a Saturday night). They are open daily from 11:30am-7:30pm.

 

Seattle Vegan Bloggers Cocktail Party February 18, 2012

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If I learned anything from attending Vida Vegan Con last August it was that Seattle has a lot of vegan bloggers. Last night a bunch of us got together at the home of Anika to have cocktails, a lot of great food and conversation. It is always great to be in a room where I can eat everything on the table, and know that everyone in the room shares my ethics.

The aforementioned great food? We had a ton of it.

The delicious spread.

The delicious spread.

So much so that a few hours later, this is how much we still had left.

The delicious spread with barely a dent in it.

The delicious spread with barely a dent in it.

Anika had a great juicer that was super quiet and easy to use, and allowed us to make fresh juice (to add to champagne, or not). I now have kitchen appliance envy.

Making fresh orange juice with a hint of apple.

Making fresh orange juice with a hint of apple.

I didn’t manage to get any pictures of the people in attendance, but others did, so see Helen’s post on the evening to see the bloggers themselves.

I had a lot of fun and look forward to seeing some of the girls for dinner at Thrive next week, and the rest of the group at future meet ups!