MoFo Day 15: Flax Attack

I spent much of the day trying to decide how to use of some of my flax. The timing wasn’t right for waffles or pancakes, and reading all the pumpkin recipes popping up made me think about a quick bread or muffins. I found a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Bread over at Fat Free Vegan and decided to modify it. I was a little worried that I’d end up with bricks when I subbed flax and oat bran for so much of the flour, changed the sweeteners and used whole wheat pastry flour,... Read More

Vida Vegan Con Recap Part II

Ok, back to the much delayed vacation recap. It’s hard to concisely wrap up Vida Vegan Con because so much greatness happened that  weekend. Saturday, I got up early for breakfast. There was a huge spread including food options for those who were raw, gluten free, nut free, and soy free. I picked fruit, chia pudding, a fluffy gluten free pancake, and plenty of coffee and juice. The coffee was from Stumptown roasters—I wish I’d bought some when I was in town! There... Read More

Vida Vegan Con – Conference Recap, Part I

I got into PDX late Thursday night, so I missed some of the early activities. Friday morning, after getting very detailed and enthusiastic MAX instructions from the person at the hotel’s front desk, I decided to walk to Flavourspot. My stomach was still on east coast time, so I didn’t realize it had formed a waffle sandwich shaped hole. The waffle was perfectly cooked – crispy outside, soft inside. The flavorful and savory sausage was a nice compliment to the... Read More