Philly Day 2&3

Day 2 was our fun day. We started off on a Duck Tour of Philly:     Then we went to Dave and Busters for lunch. We got game gards, and look – I hit the jackpot! That afternoon we spent some time on South Street. While there, I visited Sweet Freedom Bakery. It is a gluten-free, vegan, refined-sugar free, etc bakery. Doesn’t sound like it would be very good, but it was DELICIOUS! I went a little crazy. Some of the items I tried were:…

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School trip to Philadelphia, day 1

Last weekend I took 38 students to Philadelphia for to perform in a competition. On the way up we stopped at the rest area. I was amazed at the amount of gluten-free/vegan snacks that they had. There were two other sides to this display. When we got to Philly, we went to Hard Rock for lunch. Here are my wonderful chaperones: and one table of kids: After we went to the Abramson Center (Jewish Home) and gave a short concert: Later that evening we had…

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Super Pet Expo

In April we went to the yearly Super Pet Expo at the convention center. It was fun to go this time because I had Maestro to come along. One of the booths was hosting a contest where you take a picture of your animal and post it on facebook to try to win a year’s worth of free food. Here is Bella and Maestro posing: (yes, Bella is wearing sun glasses…) Well, a month later, here is Maestro’s first free bag of food: Yes! He…

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Easter Dinner Recipes

Nathan and I decided to go the non-traditional route for Easter dinner and focus on whole-plant based foods (aka vegan). Here is what I came up with. We were actually very pleased with how everything turned out. Here is the world’s largest asparagus that I got at the farmers market this week: Easter Menu: Ginger Carrot Soup Sweet Potato Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing Cauliflower with Nut Topping Citrus Asparagus Salad Vegetable Stuffing Wild Rice Raw Fruit Pie Ginger Carrot Soup (not pictured) Ingredients: 1…

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Maestro’s 1st Birthday

My puppy is 1!!!! It seems like just yesterday that we brought him home. We love him so much and can’t imagine life without him! He is fun and snugly and is always happy to see us.     Of course we had a lot of celebrations for Maestro! Bella and her humans came over for a pizza party! This was the doggie’s pizza: Sweet potato sauce, chicken, cheese, and pineapple. It was eaten very quickly. I think he liked it. Opening presents… And for dessert:  carrot pupcakes…

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