Lifestyle Picks

Editorial picks featuring lifestyle posts–food, travel, pets, bicycling, film, etc.

Girls on the Grid
Top 3 Sacramento Halloween Parties 2014

Oct 28, 2014

By Laura Braden Halloween is on a FRIDAY this year, meaning if you haven’t confirmed your plans yet, you need... read more

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Sacramento Vegan
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

Oct 27, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant



I had dinner at Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant tonight, a restaurant I'd never visited before. One of my favorite things about the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge is that it provides me with the opportunity and the encouragement to try new restaurants.


The Challenge menu at Abyssinia lists several vegan options. I...

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Sacramento Vegan
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

Oct 27, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant



I had dinner at Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant tonight, a restaurant I'd never visited before. One of my favorite things about the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge is that it provides me with the opportunity and the encouragement to try new restaurants.


The Challenge menu at Abyssinia lists several vegan options. I...

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Baked Bree
Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Butter

Oct 27, 2014
Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Butter

I know that it might not always appear that we are healthy eaters at my house (cough, cough, cupcakes. Cookies. French fries.)...

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Guava Rose
Bat Musubi

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Oct 27, 2014
Bat Musubi

Open winged musubi batIt’s that spooky time of year again. A bat theme seems appropriate, since Laurel proclaimed she is dressing up as a bat! Search for bat templates online. I found mine here and printed out the large bat. Look for wings that aren’t too long and skinny–those are harder to...

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Sacramento Vegan
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — 58 Degrees & Holding Co.

Oct 26, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — 58 Degrees & Holding Co.

I had a great time Friday night with my friends Bonnie and Cathie at 58 Degrees & Holding Co. This restaurant participates in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge every year, and I was eager to see what Chef F.J. had created for this year's Challenge.


My first course was this tasty Warm Fennel and...

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Sacramento Vegan
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — 58 Degrees & Holding Co.

Oct 26, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — 58 Degrees & Holding Co.

I had a great time Friday night with my friends Bonnie and Cathie at 58 Degrees & Holding Co. This restaurant participates in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge every year, and I was eager to see what Chef F.J. had created for this year's Challenge.


My first course was this tasty Warm Fennel and...

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A Girl And Her Fork
Sunday Funday Baked Hummus Dip

Oct 26, 2014
Sunday Funday Baked Hummus Dip



Can you believe October is already almost over? It's been a busy, busy month here at the casa. For one thing, I turned 40! Yep, the big 4-0. Gah!  To celebrate Mr. S. whisked me off for a fun, romantic getaway in SF the weekend before. We had a terrific...

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Bake It With Booze
Drunken Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Drunken Pumpkin Snickerdoodles



These are not your grandma's snickerdoodles!  Our cocktail twist on an old fashioned favorite: Drunken Pumpkin Snickerdoodles.  You've seen my "Old Fashioned" Snickerdoodles from a few years ago.  This time around, I used the same vintage cocktail flavors and brought them more modern and swingin' with the...

Sacramento Vegan
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Pizza Rock

Oct 26, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Pizza Rock

My son Zack took me to Pizza Rock for lunch on Thursday so I could check out their Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge menu, which includes several lunch, dinner, and brunch items. I know when a person goes to a pizza parlor, it's expected that they'll or...

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