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Hot Hot Heat.

” I ran outta gas! I had a flat tire! I didn’t have enough money for cab fare! My tux didn’t come back from the cleaners! An old friend came in from outta town! Someone stole my car! There was an earthquake! A terrible flood! Locusts!! It wasn’t my fault I swear to God!!!” – Jake

In all reality, my camera is on the fritz…so no pics of all of the crafty business I have been up to of late.  My darling mister has ordered a much needed new battery for the thing.  (Who knew that those lithium batteries could be so dang expensive!)  So, I will have a whole bunch to post once our sweet mail lady brings us that battery.

I have been up to an awful lot this past week or so.  Camping, Roller Derby Boot Camp, knitting, and getting hip to all things tasty and vegan.

I am absolutely in love my new copy of Veganomicon as well as a book recommended to me by a lovely local midwife entitled, The Vegetarian Mothers Cookbook.  Being a breastfeeding new mama I am aware of my different nutritional needs, and being mostly vegan makes meeting those needs a little bit more challenging.  But no more!  Between these two cookbooks, I have found that I am getting all of the nutritional goodies that my baby and I need.  Tasty ones at that!

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Sometimes…I am confronted with the total radness which is Portland, OR. Like this morning for instance, when, on my way to my exit interview for Oregon Tradeswomen, I stopped by Sweetpea Bakery (cruelty-free cupcakes!) and then just a hop-skip-and-a-jump next door into Food Fight! Vegan Grocery. Where I was able to score some uber yummy, extra chocolate-y cookies, my favorite faux jerkey, AND get some advice/news (like how much more yummy vegan stuff there is to eat now vs. just a few years ago! including the yummy peanut butter cup he gifted me) from Chad. I learned that I just missed “Try Vegan Week PDX” (darn!) where there are vegans in town who volunteer to mentor people who are thinking about becoming vegan. HOW COOL IS THAT?!

I’ve also been loving the Yellow Rose Recipes blog by a Rose City local, Joanna Vaught. Her website is awesome, and I can’t wait to get her new book! I think I might have to go pick up a copy asap…at Food Fight! and Sweetpea’s neighbor in the VEGAN MALL (i still like to think of it as a mecca) Herbivore.

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