Tropical Mini Breakfast Muffins + Forager

Tropical Mini Breakfast Muffins + Forager

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As a food blogger, it’s not uncommon for me to be sent promotional food books on the regular. I usually enjoy flipping through their pages, finding inspiration in their recipes, and connecting with the writer in print and online. However, I was blown away and pleasantly surprised when that routine was shaken up with Forager: A Subjective Guide to Miami’s Edible Plants. In Forager, there are no…

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Spiced Apple Biscuit Waffles For Popover + Driftless Issue 2

Spiced Apple Biscuit Waffles For Popover + Driftless Issue 2

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I am interrupting my usual weekend-only posting to stop in and chat really quick about two exciting VV related topics going on outside the blog. The first note is that I did a guest recipe post over on Popover last week. The recipe is for Spiced Apple Biscuit Waffles (sofall) and a little story behind apple picking. For this recipe, imagine spiced apple slices wedged in between…

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Salted Maple Dark Chocolate Raspberry Crumble [Vegan Option] + Raspberry Picking

Salted Maple Dark Chocolate Raspberry Crumble [Vegan Option] + Raspberry Picking

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Caroline and I took a short drive into the country yesterday in search of an apple orchard that would fulfill our fall fever. We knew the moment we were close because the vast open corn fields were upbruptly interrupted with what seemed like skyscraper-high blow up bounce houses and multi-colored tents popping up in the distance. As we approached the entrance, we realized we had no idea what we…

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One Pot Veggie Chili Cornbread Casserole Over the Open Fire

One Pot Veggie Chili Cornbread Casserole Over the Open Fire

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Man, all this talk about getting older, family members passing away, and animal cruelty is exhausting. How about we keep this one light today, cool? Cool because I’m about to overload you with photos!

I’m finally sifting through the photos from our trip last month. One of the best parts of the trip was being able to cook dinner over the fire every night. The extra depth that a smoky fire adds to…

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Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder With Cornbread Croutons + National Chicken Month

Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder With Cornbread Croutons + National Chicken Month

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One of my very close friends recently decided she wanted to stop eating meat so she came to me as for suggestions on where to begin. I was able to send her a long list of blogs, cookbooks, and resources for her new found dietary adventure and was very flattered to help. I try to not be preachy here on VV but my vegetarian beliefs arestrong and I’m so very grateful to be used as a resource for…

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Apricot Barbecue Sauce [Vegan Option]

Apricot Barbecue Sauce [Vegan Option]

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Well, the first week into being 25 has been quite the unfortunate whirlwind; It’s bizarre how this crazy world works. Two Fridays ago, Wyatt and I were enjoying our last day at the cabin with an early morning canoe trip. The air was slightly crisp, the water completely calm, and not a soul was in sight; the whole experience reminded me of a family summer vacation we took when I was 7 up to the…

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On Turning 25 + Vegan Carrot Pistachio Cake

On Turning 25 + Vegan Carrot Pistachio Cake

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[Photo of me on the last day of me being 24 years old - AKA earlier this week]

I’m currently on vacation in the most luxurious cabin on a small lake in Wisconsin. It’s Wyatt’s aunt and uncle’s cabin and can house anywhere between 12-15 people so we are feeling like we’re living in a mansion here by ourselves. It’s been a blast with a mix of hiking in the sunshine and reflecting / reading during…

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Fresh Squeezed Heirloom Harissa Bloody Mary

Fresh Squeezed Heirloom Harissa Bloody Mary

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Hmmm…end of August. I almost went all season without posting a tomato recipe which would basically make me the worst food blogger on the interwebz. Some people look forward to tomato season for the margerita pizzas and others for the buscetta but me? I look forward to tomato season for the fresh squeezed tomato juice and the killer Bloody Mary’s. I’m not much of a hostess (“we have water and…

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Fresh Squeezed Heirloom Harissa Bloody Mary

Fresh Squeezed Heirloom Harissa Bloody Mary

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Hmmm…end of August. I almost went all season without posting a tomato recipe which would basically make me the worst food blogger on the interwebz. Some people look forward to tomato season for the margerita pizzas and others for the buscetta but me? I look forward to tomato season for the fresh squeezed tomato juice and the killer Bloody Mary’s. I’m not much of a hostess (“we have water and…

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Creamy Peanut Butter “Pupsicles”

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As I mentioned via Facebooka few days ago, VV is turning 3 this month (!!) so I’ve celebrated with doing a huge site makeover. It started out as an idea to maybe get a logo designed and ended 2 weeks later with a whole new layout, color scheme, and aesthetic. I’ve been tackling it all myself which means I change my mind about things every 5 minutes so don’t be surprised if you continue to see…

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