Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Brava Bee!

I finally had a chance to watch this video today featuring my lovely friend Bianca and her studio. All I can say this chickie is and always has been awesome, so I'll let her speak for herself in the video!

(reblogged from emmadine,  original post)


Digging through some old photos on photobucket! Oh boy, let's just start with these from Bianca's studio back in the day at Cal Arts! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

cleanse

Saturday was the Sagra del Seitan (seitan festival) which I have not missed for the past few years. Ania and I were mislead by the kitchen hours and had to wait a few hours for a long overdue lunch which actually just turned into dinner. To fill the time, we amused ourselves with beer, seitan arrosticini, beer, free samples (vegan ravioli, cheese, hot dogs), beer, vegan bombolone (doughnut), beer, and puppies! When it came time to eat our meal, we just about devoured every morsel even after munching the whole afternoon. This (I hope) will be the last big indulgence for a while.
Even though I have been vegan for a little over 7 years, I still like to pay attention to how much processed food I am eating (store bought tofu, canned beans, soy/rice milk with added sugars). I am still pretty good about these things, but my intake of iced soy latte and fette biscottate (little toast) with peanut butter and blueberry jelly has hit record levels. I have started a little two day (maybe more?) detox cleanse. No sugar, no caffeine, no wheat. At the 24 hour mark, I am dying for my latte right about now, so I am reaching for iced green tea instead to calm the urge. Usually when I have gone this long without coffee, I would start to have a headache, but the green tea has warded it off pretty well at this point. Let's see how far I can take this! 
On the menu so far, adapted from GOOP: Iced green tea, pea & basil soup, salad with beet, fennel, walnuts, and carrot ginger dressing, fruit & nut smoothies.





arrosticini sword fight



waiting for the detox to finish to open these!


more arrosticini



puppies!





cleanse time!

























Friday, May 17, 2013

shout out!

Proud of this guy,
with these guys for doing a great tour in the UK right now. First stop was in Liverpool at The Cavern, where The Beatles played, and continuing on tonight in Manchester at Factory 251. Carry on boys! 
Support!




Thursday, May 9, 2013

pasquetta

Let's rewind a bit! One of the best things about Italy are the random holidays, like Pasquetta which is simply the day after Easter! We celebrate with beer! This year the location was close to last years, but this was at a hunter's house! Perfect for a vegan right? You don't even want to see the photo's and mounted "decorations" inside! However, our lovely friends grill the veggies first, before the meat, and made the most scrumptious pappa al pomodoro and ribollita. We got a little rained out in the late afternoon, but a great start to spring, one of the first days without our winter coats! 




The then, mamma to be, who is now a mamma! Hi Viola in there!










Not too shabby a location, huh?






Beer and rain equals random low quality photo time!





Tuesday, March 19, 2013

five

Happy Anniversary, amore!



Five for us, and thirty for my parents!