What I’ve Been Up To + Café Gratitude

I Am Present - Cafe Gratitude Kansas City | thevegancrew.com

Hello!  I wanted to pop in to share a little about where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to.  As predicted, this summer has been super busy.  This long leave of absence was unintended. I had plans for this blog, to keep content flowing through the summer.  But then our new house became available… 

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A Week of Vegan Meals | thevegancrew.com

A Week of Vegan Meals

I’ve never been a “What I Ate” blogger, and other than planning a weekly dinner menu, I’ve never been one to track what I eat.  I get the question, “What do you eat?” (and/or blank stares) regularly, however, and it occurred to me last week that it may be helpful to provide examples of some… 

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Berry Basil Popsicles | thevegancrew.com

Berry Basil Popsicles

The summer of 2014 is shaping up to be a very busy one for us because, after more than seven years in our apartment… …we’re buying our first house! Earlier this spring we began looking at houses to get an idea of what was available, and then a house fell into our laps. Seriously. We… 

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CQC: I don't like vegan food.

CQC: I don’t like vegan food…

When I was in high school, my first job was working summers at the same company where my dad worked.  The job itself left a little to be desired, but it gave me the opportunity to ride to and from work each day with my dad and to regularly go out for lunch together —… 

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My Gentle Barn by Ellie Laks

My Gentle Barn by Ellie Laks

When asked about my dream vacation, my answer is always the same:  I want to visit a sanctuary for the animals, a place where those fortunate enough to have been rescued from a life of abuse, neglect and servitude have been granted a reprieve and a chance to heal and live out the rest of… 

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Rosemary Lemon Butter Noodles with Almond Parm | thevegancrew.com

Rosemary Lemon Butter Noodles with Almond Parm

Hello, everyone! I hope you had a great Easter and an all-around great spring weekend! Can I just say how very, very excited I am about spring?  There are the sunny days and evenings, the white blossoms blooming on the trees, tulips and flowers of all colors popping up, birds chirping, bike rides and hikes… 

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Oh She Glows Walnut, Avocado and Pear Salad with Marinated Portobello Caps and Red Onion | thevegancrew.com

The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Review, Recipe & Giveaway

Angela Liddon, the talented force behind Oh She Glows, one of the most popular food blogs out there, recently released her highly-anticipated first cookbook, The Oh She Glows Cookbook:  Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out.  Chances are you may have heard of it — it’s already a hit and has even… 

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Common Questions and Comments - Vegan - What about insects? | thevegancrew.com

CQC: What about insects?

Common question:  What about insects?  There are really two sides to this question. The first:  A spider, for example, is gliding down your door jamb on a thread of silk.  What’s a vegan to do? Many people understand, on some level, why vegans and vegetarians don’t want to eat cows or chickens or pigs; but… 

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TCBY's Silk Vanilla Almond Frozen Yogurt | thevegancrew.com

TCBY’s Silk Vanilla Almond Frozen Yogurt

When I was a kid, hopping into the family car with my parents and making the short drive to the nearest TCBY was one of my favorite treats.  Stark, bright interior, maddeningly sweet smell.  I don’t even remember what I used to order (my money is on something vanilla with lots of sprinkles), but it… 

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