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Sacramento Vegan
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery

I met a friend for lunch today at Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery, which is participating in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge this year for the first time. They are expecting to offer different vegan items throughout the month, but at the moment, ...

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Girls on the Grid
Event Preview: Sacramento Specialty Coffee Week

Oct 8, 2014
Event Preview: Sacramento Specialty Coffee Week

By Maria Hill As a city, Sacramento loves a good food celebration. From the recent Farm to Fork week to... read more

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Sacramento Vegan
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Evan’s Kitchen

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Evan’s Kitchen

I had a lovely lunch at Evan's Kitchen Tuesday afternoon. I know I'll go back there at least another time or two before the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge is over, especially since their breakfast is always so good. But rather than writing a big lon...

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Girls on the Grid
My Top 10 List for Expecting Moms

Oct 7, 2014

By Amelia McLear I’m in my final month of pregnancy, ( finally because I feel like I’ve been pregnant FOREVER),... read more

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52 Kitchen Adventures
Mocha Cupcakes

Mocha Cupcakes

Helloooo blog friends! You might have noticed that it’s been kind of quiet around here the last few months. Blogging became a bit of a slog for me (catchy phrase stolen from the New York Times ) and I’ve been having a hard time getting myself to sit down and write blog posts. It’s...

Sacramento Vegan
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Fahrenheit 250 BBQ

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Fahrenheit 250 BBQ

My husband Phil and I had dinner Saturday night at the already vegan-friendly Fahrenheit 250 BBQ. Since this restaurant just opened several months ago, this is its first time participating in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge.I told the server I wan...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Nature Fest Photo Gallery

Nature Fest Photo Gallery

My family and I attended Nature Fest 2013 at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center and had a great time! This Sunday is Nature Fest 2014, so I thought I’d share these photos with you to give you and idea of what it’s like. Wild Things had so many neat wild animals to show us...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: October 4th – 5th

Weekend Top 10: October 4th – 5th

See the most gigantic pumpkins, watch the pumpkin regatta and play in the kids zone at the Elk Grove GIANT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. Saturday – Sunday Journey back to an era before the railroad and automobile with a local author as she talks about her new book, THE STAGECOACH IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: Rough Rides, Gold Camps...

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Guava Rose
Buffalo Cauliflower Pancakes

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Oct 3, 2014
Buffalo Cauliflower Pancakes

Buffalo Cauliflower Pancakes with roasted vegetables, close upRoasted Vegetables seem to make vegetables so tasty and easy to eat. I played around and made these yummy buffalo pancakes using ground roasted cauliflower seasoned with a some buffalo wing sauce and a bit of miso. An egg and a few tablespoons...

Janna Marlies Maron
Storytelling & Patronage: On the 3-year Anniversary of Under the Gum Tree

Oct 3, 2014
Storytelling & Patronage: On the 3-year Anniversary of Under the Gum Tree

This issue marks the start of our fourth year of publication. Last year, in honor of our anniversary milestone, we introduced open (no fee) submissions during the month of October. We got a flood of submissions that month—it was such a flood, in fact, that it has taken us nearly a year to publish...

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