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a feast in the forest

November 12, 2014

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this past weekend we hosted a friendsgiving at our home called the feast in the forest (did you know we lived in the forest?). i’ve been dreaming of this very gathering for several years, but never quite had the right spot to do it. this year, we finally had the right place. we used a piece of land right across from our home where our neighbors chop and store their wood. it was even complete with ‘stump chairs’ and fuel for the bonfire!

24 of us gathered together to give thanks and reminisce. even the farmers who grew most of the food for our dinner came. it was so special! we drank hot apple cider, broke bread and painted wooden coasters. i’ll plan to share the menu with you tomorrow!

all of these lovely photos were taken by my dear (and talented!) friend, callie lynch (she’s available if you ever need a photographer in western north carolina!).

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resources & more info:

invitations: designed by me and cut using the cameo silhouette
plates and silverware: by leafware
napkins: purchased here and hand dip dyed
paper tablecloth: purchased here and splattered with white and gold metallic paint
moss accents: by supermoss
paper straws: by sweet lulu

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plant based dinner ideas

hello, friday! it’s been a while since our last dinner ideas post, so i’m excited to share with you what’s been on our plates lately. this week, we picked up our last csa box for the year (sad!), but it was filled with fall goodness: butternut squash, kale, eggplant, potatoes, lettuce and onions!

monday: roasted pumpkin millet herb patties (sub a flax egg to make vegan)
tuesday: 10 spice vegetable soup
wednesday: guacamole toast with left over vegetable soup
thursday: eggplant and tomato curry with buttered millet
friday: spicy chickpea and bulgar soup

what was on your plate this week? any favorite recipes you’d like to share?

we follow a whole foods, plant based diet. the dinner ideas posts are a way for me to log our dinners, how we make eating this way easy, and hopefully inspire you to try some new things as well. they are always meat free, dairy free and often gluten free. you can follow the posts here, and i encourage you to share your favorite recipes with us as well!

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plant based dinner ideas

hello, friday! this week has been one of the busiest weeks i’ve had in a long time. instead of letting the need to prepare dinner stress me out, i chose to indulge in the necessary break away from work! eating well and feeling energized is a necessity for maximum creativity. :) and i think these meals definitely did their job this week!

monday: pomegranate kale salad
tuesday: jumbo stuffed shells
wednesday: chana masala
thursday: grilled beet burgers
friday: tofu stuffed avocados

what was on your plate this week? any favorite recipes you’d like to share?

we follow a whole foods, plant based diet. the dinner ideas posts are a way for me to log our dinners, how we make eating this way easy, and hopefully inspire you to try some new things as well. they are always meat free, dairy free and often gluten free. you can follow the posts here, and i encourage you to share your favorite recipes with us as well!

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hello, friday! summer veggies are in full swing and we couldn’t be enjoying them more. we’ve been eating most of our meals outside and it feels so good to take in the fresh and sights over a good meal. our favorite meal this week would probably have to be the vegan risotto. it was creamy and delicious!

monday: healthy hashbrown casserole
tuesday: triple stacked quesadillas
wednesday: fresh grilled veggie tacos
thursday: borlotti bean mole (we used sweet potatoes)
friday: vegan asparagus risotto

what was on your plate this week? any favorite recipes you’d like to share?

we follow a whole foods, plant based diet. the dinner ideas posts are a way for me to log our dinners, how we make eating this way easy, and hopefully inspire you to try some new things as well. they are always meat free, dairy free and often gluten free. you can follow the posts here, and i encourage you to share your favorite recipes with us as well!

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plant based dinner ideas hello, friday! have i ever told you how happy i am to share with you the meals we eat each week? the most common question we get asked is, ‘so, what do you eat’?. that very question inspired this series over two years ago! i hope seeing a glimpse into our weekly meals will inspire you in your own kitchen and help your meal ideas abound with plant based recipes. here’s what we ate this week!

monday: triple stacked quesadillas
tuesday: “ricotta” stuffed cabbage
wednesday: roasted beet burgers
thursday: garlic scape pesto over pasta and veggies
friday: cucumber and avocado soup served with homemade bread

what was on your plate this week? any favorite recipes you’d like to share?

we follow a whole foods, plant based diet. the dinner ideas posts are a way for me to log our dinners, how we make eating this way easy, and hopefully inspire you to try some new things as well. they are always meat free, dairy free and often gluten free. you can follow the posts here, and i encourage you to share your favorite recipes with us as well!

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plant based dinner ideas

oh, friday friday. what a busy week! mixed in to hectic week of work, secret projects (!!), a wedding shower, a bike race and lots of baby snuggles were these delicious meals. this week’s csa box brought us cauliflower, squash, lettuce, kale, rainbow chard, onions and broccoli. yum yum!

monday: vegetarian barbecue ‘pulled pork‘ served with potato salad and watermelon.
tuesday: mexican quinoa tacos
wednesday: baked sweet tater tots with veggie burgers and squash
thursday: simple grilled vegetables
friday: cauliflower mac and cheese (followed the vegan option). yum!

what was on your plate this week? any favorite recipes you’d like to share?

we follow a whole foods, plant based diet. the dinner ideas posts are a way for me to log our dinners, how we make eating this way easy, and hopefully inspire you to try some new things as well. they are always meat free, dairy free and often gluten free. you can follow the posts here, and i encourage you to share your favorite recipes with us as well!

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plant based dinner ideas

can you believe it’s friday already? this week has flown by, but we’ve enjoyed some really yummy meals along the way. bright spring veggies like kale, summer squash, cauliflower and asparagus brought them all to life!

monday: black-eyed pea and kale stew
tuesday: grilled potato and arugula salad
wednesday: crispy peanut tofu and cauliflower rice
thursday: tofu omelets with scape pesto
friday: caramelized onion mac n cheese

what was on your plate this week? any favorite recipes you’d like to share?

we follow a whole foods, plant based diet. the dinner ideas posts are a way for me to log our dinners, how we make eating this way easy, and hopefully inspire you to try some new things as well. they are always meat free, dairy free and often gluten free. you can follow the posts here, and i encourage you to share your favorite recipes with us as well!

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plant based dinner ideas

happy friday, friends! nourishing us this week were lots of greens: lettuce, spinach, spring onions, zucchini, avocado, peppers and parsley. yum! our favorite meal this week was probably the powerhouse pesto plate. it’s so light and refreshing (yet filling)!

monday: simple tomato soup served with a local greens salad
tuesday: southwestern tofu scramble with roasted potatoes
wednesday: wild rice salad (yum!)
thursday: powerhouse pesto plate
friday: white beans and grits paired with this tofu

what was on your plate this week? any favorite recipes you’d like to share?

we follow a whole foods, plant based diet. the dinner ideas posts are a way for me to log our dinners, how we make eating this way easy, and hopefully inspire you to try some new things as well. they are always meat free, dairy free and often gluten free. you can follow the posts here, and i encourage you to share your favorite recipes with us as well!

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