A Day At Full Circle Farm Sanctuary, Burnsville, North Carolina, With Daniel!

My lovelies!

I have someone really special I would like to introduce you to this morning! His name is Daniel, an awesome ethical vegan living in Atlanta. I met Daniel at the vegan meet-ups I have been hosting (@plantbasedATL) and I have to say, his personality, joie de vivre and happiness is enough to light up a room! Daniel shared with me that he was going to visit and bring some amazing donations to Full Circle Farm Sanctuary in North Carolina this past weekend. I automatically “awe” with joy and thankfulness for his action. And of course, I had to ask him to share his experience with us! I now can’t wait to visit Full Circle Farm Sanctuary!! Will you join me?

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This past Memorial Day weekend, Penelope Persimmon Pigsworth, made my dream come true.  As a teenager in the 80’s, I read John Robbin’s Diet For A New America, and I have wanted to meet a pig ever since.  At Full Circle Farm Sanctuary, Penny and her faithful companion, Babar, showed me the time of my life.

Full Circle Farm Sanctuary, Burnsville, North Carolina.

Full Circle Farm Sanctuary, Burnsville, North Carolina.

I stumbled across Full Circle Farm Sanctuary’s Facebook page after following one of the residents, Nestor the Lovedorable Blind Goat.  Nestor, who the industry deemed invaluable and was ready to kill, now calls Full Circle Farm Sanctuary his forever home.  Full Circle was founded in 2010 by Kayla Worden.  The sanctuary is located near Burnsville, NC (outside Asheville) and is home to goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, dogs, guinea fowl, cats, and an elegant llama named Nemo. Kayla hosts volunteer work days each month, when volunteers can come help with routine chores, new projects and, of course, get to know the animals.

Nestor The Loveadorable Blind Goat & Kayla. Full Circle Farm Sanctuary, Burnsville, North Carolina.

Nestor The Loveadorable Blind Goat & Kayla Worden, Founder Of Full Circle Farm Sanctuary, Burnsville, North Carolina.

Two goats named Zephyr and Joshua were the first to greet us at the fence as we entered. Joshua was a bit timid at first, but he soon warmed up to us. Zephyr acted as our tour guide all day long.  This assertive and mischievous goat led us around the sanctuary; often sneaking into areas he knew he was not allowed (he loves chicken feed!).

While we helped clean the chicken coops, Kayla answered all of our questions about starting, running, and maintaining the sanctuary. Kayla described the quirky social relationships between and among the different groups of animals, their medical histories, and how they came to the sanctuary. I was particularly impressed with little Sparrow, who has managed to claim an entire coop as her own!  Ophelia the chicken was also adorable in her fashionable hen saver apron which protects hens’ back feathers from overly-amorous roosters. Kayla explained the different types of vocalizations from Noah, a resident rooster.  His “Hello, everybody! I’m HERE!” crow seemed to be the most common.

Nemo, Joseph, And Scout. Full Circle Farm Sanctuaty, Burnsville, North Carolina.

Nemo, Joseph, And Scout. Full Circle Farm Sanctuaty, Burnsville, North Carolina.

Nestor The Loveadorable Blind Goat And Scout. Full Circle Farm Sanctuary, Burnsville, North Carolina.

Nestor The Loveadorable Blind Goat And Scout. Full Circle Farm Sanctuary, Burnsville, North Carolina.

The highlight of the day was feeding everyone the produce we brought. We were able to get down and dirty with Penny and Babar next to their mud bath and throw them tomatoes and watermelon.  Babar definitely defers to Penny‘s dominance when it comes to food, so we distracted Penny with some tomatoes in order to make sure Babar got his fair share. Although they are each approximately 700 and 800 pounds respectively, they took food gently from our hands.  After lunch, I got to give Penny a belly rub, during which she happily grunted and even purred.

Daniel & Penny At Full Circle Farm Sanctuary, Burnsville, North Carolina.

Daniel & Penny At Full Circle Farm Sanctuary, Burnsville, North Carolina.

Before we left, we all sat on the deck and ate a delicious vegan mac ‘n cheese casserole Kayla had made.  As we drove off, I could not stop thinking about all the unique individual personalities we met that day.  I am in awe of Kayla‘s continued dedication to the animals on the sanctuary (and animals everywhere). She reminded me of how one person can make such an impact on the lives of others, human and nonhuman.

I plan to return to Full Circle Farm Sanctuary later this summer. Please “like” the sanctuary on Facebook and help out by donating time or money.

A Memorable Volunteer Day At Full Circle Farm Sanctuary, Burnsville, North Carolina.

A Memorable Volunteer Day At Full Circle Farm Sanctuary, Burnsville, North Carolina.

Also, help spread the word!  ~ Daniel Sweeney

Website: www.farmcirclefarmsanctuary.org

Facebook: Facebook.com/FullCircleFarmSanctuary

Nestor the Loveadorable Blind Goat Facebook Page: Facebook.com/TheLoveadorableGoat

Twitter: @FullCircleSaves

-Veganadian

One On One With Jordan Of The Blonde Vegan!!

Merry Wednesday, all! It’s been a while since I’ve done an interview here on the blog! There are SO many of you guys I want to get to know so, don’t fret, there will be more to come! I’d like to introduce you all to Jordan, blog owner of The Blonde Vegan! Fact: I have been following Jordan on Instagram for quite a while now, and her feed is one of my favourite to follow. She shares tons of recipes, city eats, and tons daily inspirational quotes! It’s a fun one! On top of everything, Jordan recently just released her very own clothing line – TBV Apparel and it is lovely! Of course, she teased us with a few previews on her IG and has now made it a reality! Yay! I hope you all enjoy what she had to say to fellow Veganadian‘s readers + guests!  Let’s hear it, shall we? …

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V: Thank you so much for joining us today, Jordan- happy to have you on Veganadian. First off all, congratulations on your new journey – The Blonde Vegan Apparel! Wow, we love it! What inspired you to create your own line?

The Blonde Vegan Apparel By Jordan, The Blonde Vegan.

The Blonde Vegan Apparel, By Jordan, Of The Blonde Vegan.

TBV:  Hi, Holly! Thank you so much for having me. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your support. I had been thinking about creating my own line for quite some time, but the tipping point was when I had a revelation in a yoga class that the line had to happen, and it had to happen ASAP. Might sound silly, but I walked out of that class and I knew 110% that the line was happening. I wanted to create a clothing line that was both cute and comfortable, the two things I look for when I’m getting dressed. Most importantly I wanted to create a line that promoted health and veganism – getting people excited about the awesome healthy lifestyles out there and showing them that all sorts of vegans exist… even vegan fashionistas! There’s a whole lot of us.

V: I love that you’ve incorporated “hashtag vegan” (because social media) as one of your t-shirt slogan! How has social media impacted your daily life and now blooming success?

#VEGAN

#VEGAN

TBV: Social media has had a huge impact on me and the entire TBV brand. I started The Blonde Vegan on Instagram as an outlet to share my vegan food creations with friends and family without having to bombard them from my personal Instagram account. I started using the hashtags that I saw other vegan bloggers using (my favorites like Oh She Glows, Nom Yourself, Organic and Happy, Meals Full of Color and more!) and quickly realized that there was a huge interest in vegan food photos and health accounts. I gained followers rather quickly, and the exciting response ignited a passion within me to keep on creating, keep on connecting, and eventually build upon the Instagram to create a blog, Facebook, Pinterest, cleanse program, personal challenge program, the t-shirt line and now getting my health coaching certification. I have met amazing people through my Instagram account and blog… including a few of my closest friends in NYC, like Tara from SkinnybyTara and Cassandra from GoSweetandSkinny. The “hashtag” actually has a pretty deep meaning for me – even though it is a more lighthearted t-shirt!

V: How was “The Blonde Vegan” born? I’ve always been intrigued about the story behind your name; care to share with us how it all began?

The Blonde Vegan

The Blonde Vegan

TBV: It’s funny how the name “The Blonde Vegan” was born – I didn’t have to think about it at all. I had always imagined creating a blog called “The Blonde Yogi” because I was (and still am) super into yoga. Once I became vegan, I decided if I ever created a blog or an online presence then that would be my name. There was no second choice – that was it! I am lucky that it wasn’t taken or else I would have been in for a real disappointment. We are in the midst of creating a fashion blog for my mom, and we probably brainstormed 150 names before landing on the perfect one. TBV came so naturally compared to that! And it is very self-explanatory as to what my site is about, which I like.

V: How was your journey to Veganism? Does it define a lot of who you are today?

TBV: My journey to veganism was a long time coming. I went vegetarian when I was about 14 because I didn’t particularly love meat to begin with and I wanted to support the animals. I still ate eggs and dairy, and fluctuated for years between adding fish and chicken in and out of my diet and being fully vegetarian. I suffered from terrible stomach problems my whole life, which I write about extensively on the blog. I’m talking debilitating pains, indigestion, bloating, migraines, and discomfort to the point where I was more comfortable eating nothing than I was eating anything at all – no matter how healthy it was! I dabbled in veganism throughout college but didn’t really know enough about eating a balanced vegan diet in order to make it sustainable. To kick off 2013, I did a 5-day plant-based cleanse with my mom. All we ate for 5 days was fruits, veggies and nuts, and we drank two vegetable juices and one smoothie per day. I. Felt. Amazing. My stomach problems and migraines disappeared. I was full of energy and felt happy, content and confident. By day 3 I knew I was never going back. It has absolutely shaped the person I am today in just about every single way.

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TBV At Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, NY! ** Photo Credit – TBV**

V: What is your must-have pantry staple? And honestly, how many Mason Jars do you own? :)

TBV: Must-have pantry staple: Bananas. I put them in everything. One in my smoothie each morning, one for a snack later on in the day, and I use them in just about all of my dessert creations. Same goes for almond butter. And I couldn’t live without cacao powder. How many mason jars do I own? Let’s just say my tiny NYC apartment kitchen is overflowing with them. ;)

V: What are you most looking forward to this summer, in New York? I absolutely love the city, so many eats! What are some of your favourite places to eat in town?

TBV: I am most looking forward to a trip to the Hamptons that I have planned for Memorial Day weekend! It will be my first time there and I can’t wait. I am actually moving from NYC to LA in July, so I need to soak up everything the NYC summer has to offer between now and then! My favorite restaurant is Candle 79 and my favorite juice bar is Juice Press… so I plan on hitting both of those up as often as possible.

Angel's Nacho From Candle 79. ** Photo Credit to TBV**

Angel’s Nacho From Candle 79. ** Photo Credit TBV**

Peanut Parfait From Candle 79. **Photo Credit TBV**

Peanut Parfait From Candle 79. **Photo Credit TBV**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V: Let’s say I was to randomly fall upon your blog (love it, by the way), what would be the first thing you would want people to know about The Blonde Vegan? Would you say that your blog is a good representation of who you are?

TBV: The first thing I want people to know about The Blonde Vegan is that I am an advocate of eating the way that best works for your body. For me, that it plant-based veganism. For others, that might not work so hot. All you’ve gotta do is start eliminating foods and then re-adding them back into your diet in order to make a change – health is a lifestyle change! Not a diet. If you eat a healthy diet and allow yourself to be consistent with it, you will see changes. And yes, I think my blog is a very accurate representation of who I am. I know bloggers who say “there’s so much more to me than my blog,” etc., which is awesome. I lay everything on the table with my blog. Personal stories, lots of photos, and I write basically the exact way that I talk. Not much left to the imagination there!

V: Quick- walnuts, broccolini, apples, sweet potatoes, shallots, miso paste and phyllo dough- what do you make?

TBV: WOW – what an awesome combo of ingredients. I would ignore the phyllo dough (sorry!) because I am a gluten-free nut, but I would definitely make a stirfry with the rest of it (walnuts included… love me some toasted nuts!) and serve it up on top of some quinoa or brown rice.

V: Jordan, thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions today. I know you’re busy with everything that’s blooming in your life so your time was very much appreciated! Any last words you’d like to share with us? Also, again, congratulations and best of luck with your new journey- The Blonde Vegan Apparel, I can’t wait to flaunt my tee very soon! – V

TBV:  The only last words I have for you all are… check out The Blonde Vegan Apparel! My current love child.  And that I am always here to talk/inspire/motivate. I love connecting with my readers more than anything else. You all rock. Especially you, Holly! TBV over and out. J

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Again, many thanks to Jordan for joining us today!! If you didn’t know, Jordan also offers a 5-Day Cleanse Program!

The Blonde Vegan 5-Day Cleanse Program!

The Blonde Vegan 5-Day Cleanse Program!

What does the cleanse include?

  1. The cleanse includes a total of 25 original recipes: 1 smoothie, 2 juices, 1 salad and 1 soup or roasted veggie meal per day along with food photos, full nutrition information, and mini-blog post style stories to go along with each recipe.
  2. There are introductory pages that tell you what to expect before/during/after the cleanse, how to prepare, a grocery list, the benefits of this type of cleanse program, and of course a personal story about how this cleanse came to be.
  3. You will be added to an email thread with me and a group of others who are doing the cleanse at the same time as you. (This is totally optional, but most people find that it’s very inspirational to have a group to report back to and gain motivation from!) I will be available to answer any and all questions all throughout the cleanse; before, during and after! – The Blonde Vegan 

Website: www.theblondevegan.com

TBV Apparel Store: www.theblondeveganstore.com

Facebook: facebook.com/theblondevegan

Twitter: @TheBlondeVegan

Instagram: @TheBlondeVegan

Pinterest: @TheBlondeVegan

-Veganadian

Let’s All Welcome Vegan Unite!!

Let’s all welcome, Vegan Unite! For those of you not aware, Vegan Unite is a new all-vegan marketplace!

Vegan Unite - An All Vegan Marketplace, Cruelty-Free And Always Vegan!

Vegan Unite – An All Vegan Marketplace, Cruelty-Free And Always Vegan!

One of the cool things about Vegan Unite, is that it offers all types of goods; from home, candles, baby items, food items, clothing and even alcohol (beer me, please)! Vegan Unite welcomes all vendors and homemade goods – sort of like Etsy, but for Vegans! Yay!

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Vegan Unite – All Vegan Marketplace For Cruelty-Free and Vegan Products!

I love that Vegan Unite is about bringing artsy, craft making, compassionate alike minded folks! Vegan Unite was created by Cosondra Sjostrom, all around vegan awesome gal, currently living in Los Angeles working as a creative, actor, writer, and running this amazing site which has become her passion.

Vegan Unite is a marketplace for cruelty-free and vegan products. It’s a place where you can shop from people that are like-minded and purchase with a clear conscience. I encourage everyone to bookmark us and check back as new products and shops are being added daily. – Cosondra Sjostrom, Founder & Creator of  Vegan Unite.

Of course, being the compulsive buyer that I am, I already managed to get my mind on a few things! I mean just wait to see how rad these products are!

Vegan 269 Never Forget Mug From Marko - Available on Vegan Unite.

Vegan 269 Never Forget Mug From Marko – Available At Vegan Unite. ** Up to 50% of Sales Are Donated To Animal Charities**

Vegan Copper Elephant Necklace from Tjadornments. ** 10% of Sales Are Donated To An Animal Charity**

Vegan Copper Elephant Necklace from Tjadornments. Available At Vegan Unite ** 10% of Sales Are Donated To An Animal Charity**

Who are ideal shop owners?
People that live the cruelty-free lifestyle and create products that are also cruelty-free. The products on our site range from food, clothes, pet food, cleaning supplies, cookbooks, jewelry, plants, furniture, craft supplies, DIY baskets, and even a Yard Sale section. The Yard Sale section is a place where people can resell new and used cruelty-free vegan items. – Cosondra Sjostrom- Founder and Creator of Vegan Unite

Now, I have yet activated my green thumb but I couldn’t help but to lust over those garden plant makers from Barbarah Roberts, how adorable are they!?

Plant Pickers From Barbarah Roberts. Available On Vegan Unite.

Plant Pickers From Barbarah Roberts. Available At Vegan Unite.

Please bookmark us! I encourage anyone that lives the cruelty-free lifestyle and makes products to join our site as a merchant. Buy a Gift Certificate for yourself or a friend and shop all products on the site. Donate to us as we can always use the funds for site development and building a strong community. Most of all I’d like to thank everyone for their support. – Vegan Unite

Now, bookmark this page and get some shopping done! Are you a vendor? Easy, Vegan Unite has an easy tutorial available for you on how to set up your shop, join the awesome team and compassionate market!

Vegan Unite - An All Vegan Marketplace, Cruelty-Free And Always Vegan!

Vegan Unite – An All Vegan Marketplace, Cruelty-Free And Always Vegan!

Website: www.veganunite.com

Twitter: @VeganUnite

Facebook: facebook.com/veganunite

Pinterest: @VeganUnite

-Veganadian

Phoney Baloney’s Welcomes 4 New Flavours… With Our Help!!

Phoney Baloney's Coconut Bacon!

Phoney Baloney’s Coconut Bacon!

Phoney Baloney’s is the name! No stranger to you, eh? That’s right; Phoney Baloney’s is the spotlight of Coconut Bacon! The day first day I tried their amazing coconut bacon, my life remained not the same! I’ve whipped up some nice recipes with their coconut and even more eaten it right out of the bag, because it’s THAT great!

Kale And Bacon Sliders with Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts and Moar Coconut Bacon!

Kale And Bacon Sliders with Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts and Moar Coconut Bacon!

Pizza A La Coconut Bacon!

Pizza A La Coconut Bacon!

Baked Mac' n Cheese Topped With Coconut Bacon!

Baked Mac’ n Cheese Topped With Coconut Bacon!

Alright, are you drooling yet? Because I am, immensely! So, what is this about our help? Well, a few months ago, Phoney Baloney’s made a major announcement about some new coconut bacon flavours to hit the market! They recently had a winning showcase at this year’s Expo West. Now, the lovely people behind Phoney Baloney’s Kyle and Andrea, whom I can sincerely call my friends, I love them, really, are now asking US, former coconut bacon lover to help kick it to the next nooch!

Phoney Baloney's 4 New Coconut Bacon Flavours!

Phoney Baloney’s 4 New Coconut Bacon Flavours! – Soy Free- Low Sodium // Chipotle BBQ // Apple Fennel // Candied !!

The amount we are raising will cover the exact amount needed for ‘plates’ to print our bags. All initial orders of a bag design require a one time plate fee, and we’re going to need 23 plates to be made for these bags.  Once the bags are printed, we’ll be able to go into full production and launch these new flavors! – Phoney Baloney’s

Help Phoney Baloney's Raise Their Goal!! MOAR Coconut Bacon!!

Help Phoney Baloney’s Raise Their Goal!! MOAR Coconut Bacon!!

Phoney Baloney’s are also offering some awesome perks for every donation.  If you donate $25 this will get you ALL 4 flavours before they hit the store! And Get this, a 200$ donation will get you a YEAR’S SUPPLY (4 pack a month- your choice of flavour) for one full year! Now, if that’s not heaven’s sent, I don’t know what else it is! ^.^

So, readers and guests, let’s give Phoney Baloney’s a helping hand and help them raise their goal!  Simply click on the link below and donate! Spread the good word and let’s support one of our favourite vegan company, and one and only authentic coconut bacon!!

Campain Link - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/phoney-baloney-s-coconut-bacon-new-flavors-pre-order

Websitewww.phoneybaloneys.com

Twitter:  @PhoneyBaloneys

Instagram: @Phoney_Baloneys

Facebookfacebook.com/Phoney-Baloneys

-Veganadian

Yay! It’s Giveaway Time! Schmidt’s Deodorant Giveaway!

Yes, you’ve heard right, it’s giveaway time !! Because I love you all, and a strong advocate of Schmidt’s Deodorant, Schmidt’s and I have partnered up to give the chance to one lucky reader to try Schmidt’s Deodorant for their own! :)

Schmidt's Deodorant- All Natural, Cruelty- Free, Vegan Company Based in Portland, Oregon!

Schmidt’s Deodorant- All Natural, Cruelty- Free, Vegan Company Based in Portland, Oregon!

Rules are simple, open to all! Also, if you haven’t yet, check out my review here!

May the best win! 

Ylang- Ylang Calendula, Bergamot + Lime, Cedarwood + Juniper, Fragrance-Free and Lavender + Sage.

Ylang- Ylang Calendula, Bergamot + Lime, Cedarwood + Juniper, Fragrance-Free and Lavender + Sage.

Ylang- Ylang Calendula, Bergamot + Lime, Cedarwood + Juniper, Fragrance-Free and Lavender + Sage.

Ylang- Ylang Calendula, Bergamot + Lime, Cedarwood + Juniper, Fragrance-Free and Lavender + Sage.

Rules:

1. Tell us which scent you would like to try in the comments below!

2. Tweet about the giveaway @Veganadian about it including @Schmidtsdeo 

3. Like Schmidt’s Deodorant on Facebook – facebook.com/SchmidtsDeodorant

4. Tell a friend, tell a friend!

THIS GIVEAWAY WILL END MAY 8TH, 2014, AND THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCE MAY 9TH, 2014, VIA EMAIL. PLEASE, LEAVE A VALID EMAIL FOR ME TO CONTACT YOU IN.

-Veganadian

Once You Go Schmidt’s, There’s No Turning Back! Schmidt’s Deodorant Review!

Let’s face it; we all thrive to smell good. To smell good is to feel good! For me, that’s the key. If I smell good and my hair looks good, I am having a fantastic day! Now, let’s recap to the smelling good part, shall we? My quest to finding THE perfect deodorant began a few years ago…

For starter, I begin with Toms of Maine Deodorant (fyi- Tom’s is currently owned by Colgate, meany business who tests on animals), then, Jason’s Purifying Tea Tree Deodorant Stick, then, Crystal Essence Roll-On Lavender and White Tea, and Unscented. None of them gave me the results I needed, and because I am an active, and outdoorsy person, finding the perfect deodorant became crucial. You don’t want to be the one walking around all stinky, and the worst part knows that it is you because your products aren’t holding! Well, fret no more, because I found the perfect deodorant that suits me! 

Schmidt's Deodorant- All Natural, Cruelty- Free, Vegan Company Based in Portland, Oregon!

Schmidt’s Deodorant- All Natural, Cruelty- Free, and Vegan.

Schmidt’s Deodorant is the name, my dear readers. I first came across Schmidt’s Deodorant via an offer on OpenSky, and decided I’d give it a try, without any knowledge of it. Now, the reason why it took me so long to cave into Schmidt’s Deodorant was because of the application.. I was intimidated by it, yes. My brain was used to the typical roll-on and stick type deodorant and not the solid type. Well, that changed, I ordered the Lavender + Sage as my first pick… LOVELY! I can’t live without it, really! 

The application process took a little bit of time to adjust but I love it. All you need is a pea-size amount that you scoop out with the spatula, and happily rub the pea-size amount in the palm of your hand and apply to each underarm. I usually rub the excess oils from the deodorant on my arms or chest (I’ve been doing it for almost a year now, and I have not grown any chest hair). Now, all of me smell like Lavender + Sage

Current Schmidt's Deodorant Line.

Current Schmidt’s Deodorant Line.

Schmidt's Deodorant, Lavender + Sage Deodorant.

Schmidt’s Deodorant, Lavender + Sage Deodorant.

Ylang- Ylang Calendula, Bergamot + Lime, Cedarwood + Juniper, Fragrance-Free and Lavender + Sage.

Ylang- Ylang Calendula, Bergamot + Lime, Cedarwood + Juniper, Fragrance-Free and Lavender + Sage.

Ylang- Ylang Calendula, Bergamot + Lime, Cedarwood + Juniper, Fragrance-Free and Lavender + Sage.

Ylang- Ylang Calendula, Bergamot + Lime, Cedarwood + Juniper, Fragrance-Free and Lavender + Sage.

Schmidt’s Deodorant is 100% Vegan, Natural, Cruelty-Free and Free of aluminum, Propylene glycol, Parabens & Phthalates.

Schmidt’s Deodorant is currently based in Portland, Oregon. They also currently offer 5 scents (Bergamot+Lime, Cedarwood + Juniper, Ylang-Ylang + Candula, Lavender +Sage and Frangrace-Free) for you to choose from. I love the versatility and scents of all. They each have their own personal individuality and inviting smells, and I enjoy flaunting them! From summer’s scent (Bergamot +Lime), woody and subtle outdoors (Cedarwood +Juniper), to floral and flirty (Ylang-Ylang Calendula), pure and clean (Lavender + Sage) and neutral (Fragrance-Free), Schmidt’s Deodorant has something for everyone and I invite you to try them!

Schmidt's Deodorant- All Natural, Cruelty-Free, and Vegan.

Schmidt’s Deodorant- All Natural, Cruelty-Free, and Vegan.

You can purchase find Schmidt’s Deodorant online here and a few retailers

Ps. Jaime, owner of Schmidt’s Deodorant, is the sweetest woman ever! She is very passionate at what she does and offers, and will answer any questions you have and for this, I will continue to support her! And also because I am obsessed with her amazing products!

Website: http://www.schmidtsdeodorant.com

Twitter: @SchmidtsDeo

Facebook: facebook.com/SchmidtsDeodorant

Pinterest: pinterest.com/schmidtsdeo/

Instagram: @schmidtsdeo

-Veganadian

 

 

Join Us At Takorea For A Vegan TAKO-CLEANSE Meet-up, May 19th, 2014

Join us May 19th, 2014 at TaKorea for May’s Vegan Meet-Up Edition- Vegan Tako Cleanse

This event will begin at 6:00PM until 10:00PM 

Held at : Takorea (Midtown)818 Juniper St, Atlanta Georgia, 30308

This event  is to purposely bring Atlanta Vegans together! Simple! Food, drinks, and mingle!

A Limited amount of “Swag Bags” will be provided this month- featuring a few favourite cruelty-free products and eats!

For RSVP, email plantbasedshawty@gmail.com with the number of guest you will bring!

See you there!!!

Vegan Tako Cleanse At Takorea, May 19th, 2014 @ 6:00PM!

Vegan Tako Cleanse At Takorea, May 19th, 2014 @ 6:00PM!

Website: www.mytakorea.com

Facebook : facebook.com/Takorea.atl

IG: @MidtownTakorea

IG- @PlantBasedATL

**Flyer design made by the lovely Loren Lyles**

-Veganadian

A Solid Korean Mexican Fusion In The Heart Of Midtown!

Takorea is the name, Sesame Fries is the gold! Yes, you’ve read right, Sesame Fries, my readers. I don’t know how they do it, but I do know they are anything I have ever had, delicious, the perfect balance between sweet & tangy and 100% vegan-friendly! Need I say more?

Sesame Fries At Takorea!

Sesame Fries At Takorea!

I mean, just look at them, so inviting and foreign. I don’t know what my life was before them! Speaking from a traveling foodie, these fries are worth any trip! Takorea proudly offers a Vegetarian/Vegan friendly menu for us to indulge in every day. From Takos to Fries, to Burritos and Bimim, this Mexican-Korean fusion is one we can’t miss because they don’t mess around! If you’re into spicy food, this place is for you! The Korean red sauce is absolutely amazing. But, you may need a few glasses of water to cool down! That’s the whole point, right? Although I can’t entirely remember the name, I can confirm that it is 100% Vegan and contains no traces of fish sauce (I read the ingredient list).

Tofu and Portabella Mushroom Takos!- Takorea

Tofu and Portabella Mushroom Takos!- Takorea

Red Sauce Appearance!- Takorea

Red Sauce Appearance Inside Tofu Takos!- Takorea

The Takos were simple, and I am one for simplicity. I don’t like a lot in my tacos and truth be told, they didn’t need anything else- Lettuce, Cabbage, Onions, and Cilantro tossed in a Soy Sesame Vinaigrette; I’ve enjoyed them both! Up next, the Sesame Fries, oh wait, we’ve already talked about them! Well, here’s another picture for you to drool in, thank me later!

Want Some Fries With That?- Takorea

Want Some Fries With That?- Takorea

Now for another jewel- the Tofu Burrito, again, the same filling as the takos but this time wrapped in a flour tortilla! I personally loved this tofu burrito. If I may be bold, I like it better than your average chain hype- Chipotle (#sorrynotsorry)! It must be the Korean red sauce! :)

Tofu Burrito- Takorea

Tofu Burrito- Takorea

Simple, Simple and Simple!- Takorea

Simple, Simple and Simple!- Takorea

First off, it was very caliente! I enjoyed the Korean-Mexican taste it offered. The rice was cooked to perfection. Almost like how the sushi rice feels and taste like. The tofu was well cooked, and had a bit of a crunch. Everything complimented this burrito. Of course I had to drink of a few glasses of water to turn down the heat (4) but it was well worth it. After all, I couldn’t expect any less from a Korean-Mexican fusion!

The Most Crucial Last Bite I've Ever Tasted!- Takorea

The Most Crucial Last Bite I’ve Ever Had!- Takorea

Takorea offers weekly specials with a great atmosphere, come have a bite of those fries while you decompress your day away!

TaKorea

818 Juniper Street

Atlanta, Georgia, 30308

-Veganadian

 

 

Finding Gyro At Wrecking Bar Brewpub!

Alright, I may have been a tad bit late on my visit to Wrecking Bar Brewpub, I’ll agree! A few of my friends have mentioned this place to me before, but I guess timing had something to do with it, eh? I’ll say I am glad I had the chance to go and grub! Okay, their fries… best! That’s all! I am very picky when it comes to fries, some may call me a “French Fries Connoisseur“. I live up to my name! I don’t mess around! The one thing I was told to try right away was the Seitan Veggie Gyro which ladies and gents, contains 34g of protein! Who said vegans can’t get enough protein again? Um, I guess you’ve never had a Seitan Veggie Gyro from Wrecking Bar before!

Seitan Veggie Gyro- Wrecking Bar Brewpub

Seitan Veggie Gyro- Wrecking Bar Brewpub

With Vegan Tzaki Sauce- Wrecking Bar

With Housemade Vegan Tzatziki Sauce- Wrecking Bar

Now, when I first heard of a gyro, my first impression was going to be messy, dripping and bring on the napkins! I mean, that’s how I’ve had them back in Montreal! I can’t lie, this gyro intimidated me! Why? Because, it was so well presented and not the messy bunch I was expecting! Nevertheless, it was good! The Seitan is house-made and so is the Tzatziki sauce. The Veggie Seitan Gyro was served on House Pita, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, and Tzatziki Sauce. The perfect combination! With just enough salted pepper! I would love to eat the Seitan as a burger option. I wonder if that could possibly be a thing. 

Oh My Fries!!!!- Wrecking Bar

Oh My Fries!!!!- Wrecking Bar

Now, those fries, right? Well, I can’t explain it. They aren’t your typical frozen fries. They are hearty, full, and tastes like a winning fries! It’s hard to explain, it is one of those things you just have to go experience yourself! You’ll never look at steak fries the same, guaranteed! 

Word is Wrecking Bar offers Vegetarian menu on Tuesday! I will make sure to return and report to you all! Anything to get a taste at those fries again! 

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

292 Moreland Ave NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30307

-Veganadian

A Kicking Taste In Vegan Wingz At The Barrelhouse!

From Nachos to hot  Ramblin’ Wrap, or even just a finger lickin’ basket of Vegan Wingz, The Barrelhouse is the place to go! The Barrelhouse, located in Midtown in Atlanta offers different vegan-friendly options for us to indulge in! There are many different items on the menu that you can substitute the vegan wingz in! How tasty, eh? I have to say, I am in love with their Sweet Thai Chili sauce- finger lickin’ good! 

Sweet Thai Chili Vegan Wingz Served With Steak Fries And Vegan Ranch!

Sweet Thai Chili Vegan Wingz Served With Steak Fries And Vegan Ranch!

Now, when I said you could substitute a few things, I didn’t only mean sandwiches- nachos included! Please, skip the cheeze, no need for it! The nachos consisted of Pico De Gallo, Fresh Jalapeno, and topped with Avocado. Spicy, of course I expected no less! The added avocado helped the burn! I really enjoyed these nachos! I am not one for vegan cheese too much so this was perfect! Trust me when I say you won’t need it! 

Vegan Buffalo Wingz Topped With Avocado! - Barrelhouse

Vegan Buffalo Wingz Topped With Avocado! – The Barrelhouse

Nachos For Days!- The Barrelhouse.

Nachos For Days!- The Barrelhouse.

VEGAN BUFFALO NACHOS AND VEGAN SWEET THAI CHILI WINGZ!- THE BARRELHOUSE

And, finally the Vegan Ramblin’ Wrap which was made of Vegan Ranch Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, on a Flour Tortilla! One word, AMAZING! 

Vegan Ramblin' Wrap- Sub for Vegan Wingz and Sweet Potato Fries- The Barrelhouse

Vegan Ramblin’ Wrap- Sub for Vegan Wingz and Sweet Potato Fries- The Barrelhouse

Look At This Masterpiece!- The Barrelhouse!

Look At This Beauty! The Perfect Vegan Ranch and Vegan Wingz Ratio!- The Barrelhouse!

This wrap was great for one than more reason. First off, they make their own Vegan Ranch, kudos! Second of all, it is absolutely creamy! Third of all, mix it all up with Buffalo Vegan Wingz and you’ve got a masterpiece! This Ramblin’ Wrap got me ramblin’ alright!

So, the point here, if you are in the mood for some vegan wingz, The Barrelhouse is the place to go! Not only are they the only restaurant in Atlanta (Aside sister, Graveyard) with vegan wingz but they are also one of the best I’ve had! I am very thankful of The Barrelhouse offering these options daily! Stop by and have a taste for yourself, I promise you’ll thank me later!

** I am happy to report that I had the chance to host a “Vegan Wingz Meet-Up” here at The Barrelhouse this month! It was an amazing turn out and the review will be live tomorrow, stay tuned! ** 

The Barrelhouse

22 5th Street NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30308

-Veganadian