Fusion Jackfruit Bao Bites

Hi lovelies! It’s been way too long–I literally haven’t blogged since last year! I owe you a lot of recipes. But I will make it up to you guys, starting¬†with these adorable little bao bites…yes, I knooow, they look incredible and more importantly, they taste just as delicious as they look–you’re welcome. ūüėČ

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V Eats Modern Vegan at Trinity Groves | Preview Dinner Thoughts

Last weekend, I had the chance to attend a wonderful menu preview dinner at V Eats Modern Vegan–Troy Gardner’s¬†new vegan restaurant at Trinity Groves in Dallas. The event was hosted by none other than my friends The Harvest Hands. Thank you, Courtney and Zak, for inviting me to this stellar menu tasting!

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Vegan Valentine’s Dinner Pop Up

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Going out and doing things on the weekend is a rare occurrence for me, now that I’m consumed with¬†grad school life. However, last weekend, I made¬†sure to make time¬†to attend another¬†event hosted by my dear friends,¬†The Harvest Hands, in collaboration with Living Life Fresh and Compassionate Collective Co. It was such a delight to spend the evening with some of my favorite people, and I met some new people too, including Madeline Alcott (Petit Vour)!

My friend Veronica Rouly (Cherries Roses Chains) and I went together as galentines! Veronica is a passionate YouTuber and fellow vegan foodie. So as you can imagine,  we had a great time obsessing over all the food and discussing future plans for online content collaboration! Continue reading

2015 Best Nine on Instagram | Behind My Best Nine

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I almost didn’t finish writing¬†this post because I found myself critiquing every flaw in my 2015 best nine photos on Instagram–it was starting to read¬†like a list of my 2015 worst nine. Eek!¬†However, one of my personal resolutions is to accept¬†my¬†mistakes and go forward from the experiences, instead of obsessing, and to focus on the positive!

My 2015 best nine was all photos of food, which came as no surprise to me. Since I get asked about my photo process pretty often, I decided to share some notes about my photo set ups and styling¬†for each of my top nine photos. I don’t claim to be an expert and there’s always room for improvement, but hopefully these notes will be useful to somebody out there! ūüôā¬† Continue reading

Winter Drinks For Definition Fitness Magazine | Outtakes

The holidays aren’t complete without sibling disagreements¬†about silly things, like what kind of Christmas music to listen to…

Anna: What is this? Is this even a Christmas song??
Me: Well, most of the songs on this playlist aren’t classic Christmas songs, but I really like them because they capture the essence of Christmas for me…
Anna: Ann, I want ACTUAL Christmas songs, not this indie nonsense!
Me: But these are so dreamy…! Ok, fine.
Anna: Ooh, Silent Night, something I recognize!
Me: Oh yes! But it’s in German…
Anna *shaking her head*: Ann, PLEASE!

This exchange with my sister made us both laugh and resulted in a playlist with songs we both like…I hope you enjoy it.

For me, Christmas season is a time to cherish¬†with loved ones,¬†and a time for personal spiritual reflection. Whatever you celebrate, I hope you’re making the best of the holidays!

Since it’s Christmas Eve, I figure today is a good day to share¬†my favorite outtakes from a dreamy recipe shoot I did for Definition Fitness Magazine’s winter issue. For the issue, I developed some unique winter drink recipes (not your¬†average¬†hot chocolate). Check them out below–I had a blast styling and shooting these! I’ve been wanting to share them with you for a while.

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940’s Vegan Pop-Up Dinner

Last weekend, after working many days and nights to finish¬†my final studio project for the fall semester (resulting in well-deserved success, I might add), I treated myself to a vegan gourmet pop up dinner at a new restaurant in Denton,¬†940’s Kitchen and Cocktails.¬†I came to the event with my sister and her boyfriend, and we ran into a few friends, including some fellow bloggers, Christina from Kind Gourmet and Molly from Fashion Veggie!

This pop up was hosted by¬†The Harvest Hands–an exciting new venture by my lovely friends, Courtney Garza and Zak Shelton. Their goal is to create¬†delightful experiences for the community, while raising awareness of a compassionate, vegan lifestyle.

The Harvest Hands has many more events on the way, so I recommend liking their Facebook¬†so you don’t miss any updates!

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Vegan Pop Up Dallas No. 1 | Dinner + Floral Workshop

Finally, I’m sharing the highlights from this Dallas vegan pop up event that I went to back in November! My apologies for posting this so late–grad school has been my only priority these past few months. My finals ended last week and I still don’t feel caught up on rest yet. But enough about my life as a design student–let’s talk about this amazing event!

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all the delicious food
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sweet, inspiring people
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cozy, lovely atmosphere at Common Desk

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