Sunday, March 15, 2015

Brief Hiatus

I must apologize for not updating my blog this weekend (and possibly next...) I am in the process of moving and I promise to resume posts to this blog as soon as I am all settled. I also want to apologize because I am also a little behind on all of my veganinbellingham emails, so if you have written to me and I have not yet responded, please know I intend to soon!

I really appreciate your emails more than you can ever know--they are a constant source of inspiration and what motivates me to keep this blog going. So thanks for all of your emails, and for reading this, and for your patience. I will be back again soon, and in the meantime, please don't hesitate to send me ideas for what you would like to see me cover next. It's been awhile since I have written any restaurant reviews and I look forward to writing some in the very near future!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Vegan Products at Target

I generally avoid the mall because it's not really my thing, but recently I learned that Target often carries some of the vegan food products that large vegan-friendly stores (like Whole Foods) carry, so today I decided to check it out. I came across a number of vegan food products and plant-based meat substitutes that I have not seen at any other store in Bellingham, so I picked up a variety of things to try later. Just wanted to share with you the news about the selection at Target, in case you didn't know about it already. More info and product reviews coming soon!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Paper Dreams has vegan accessories!

I stumbled upon a happy discovery last week--Paper Dreams in Fairhaven now carries high-quality vegan wallets, purses, and other accessories. Stop by to check out a great selection of wonderful ESPE purses and wallets, in addition to a number of Lavishy vegan"leather" accessories.

Featured in the photo above is the Lavishy wallet I purchased for myself last week. It is truly the nicest wallet I have ever had. Additionally, the vegan leather materials it is constructed from is both recyclable and biodegradable, which is something I am always on the lookout for when buying vegan products. Thank you Paper Dreams for carrying such great items! Now if only we could get some vegan shoes in Bellingham...  :)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Booda Butter Vegan Lip Balm: Made in Bellingham!

I recently ran out of vegan lip balm and was at the Public Market searching for what to buy when I came across the Booda Butter vegan lip balm, Not only is it made from natural, vegan ingredients, it is also made locally, right here in Bellingham!

I love buying local whenever possible, so I was very pleased to find a locally-made vegan lip balm that works great and makes my lips feel silky-smooth. This makes me want to say thanks to Booda Butter for making these products, and thanks to Terra at the Public Market for carrying them. Are there any other local vegan products you think I should check out? If so, please don't hesitate to let me know!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sunny Days & Sunsets

I have to begin by apologizing for not updating my blog with anything food-related this weekend. As I know I have mentioned in the past, sometimes it is difficult for me to make the time to write when the days are as beautiful as they have been recently.

And I know I am not alone in feeling light-starved this time of year. Which makes it nearly impossible to want to do anything besides revel in the gorgeousness of Bellingham when it's like this. Which is what I have been doing. I think in some ways, having the long string of dark days actually opens us up and helps us appreciate the light and feel the magic of when things begin to shift as we transition from the weeks of darkness to the longer, brighter days.

So for now I am leaving you with a few pictures of tonight's beautiful sunset from my viewpoint this evening, and the wish that you have also had amazing, wonderful, light-filled experiences this past weekend.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Roasted Veggie Wrap: Mediterranean Specialties - 505 32nd Street

Today's blog post is short and sweet--I tend to have less of an inclination for writing when we experience our first sunny day after days and days of darkness and drizzle. And today was a gorgeous day. But I couldn't let the weekend pass without posting something, so I thought I would mention my latest obsession.

 I know I have written briefly about Mediterranean Specialties before, but I wanted to mention it again because it's been a few years and this place is still one of The Best places in Bellingham. Not only is it incredibly vegan-friendly, everything is so well-made, so flavorful, so delicious.

Sometimes I find a meal or a dish at a particular restaurant that I love so much, it even makes its way into my dreams! That may sound strange, but it's true. The roasted veggie wrap at Mediterranean Specialties is just such a dish. My mouth waters just thinking about it. Imagine the most wonderful, flavorful, perfectly-cooked cauliflower and eggplant, combined with fresh pickled veggies, tomatoes, and the best tahini sauce you have ever tasted, and you will start to get some idea of what I am talking about. (And, I can't help but also get some of the cauliflower on the side because it is so incredibly delicious.) Trust me when I say no description of mine can do this food justice--you will simply have to try it for yourself!