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Vegan Beauty & Wellness: Look Good, Feel Good, Party Hard

No, my account has not been hacked. I am actually posting about beauty & wellness on Bake and Destroy, and it’s probably not the last time. If you noticed a decline in cupcake recipes in 2014 it wasn’t because I lost my love for sweets and treats. But...

The Jaffa Chocolate-Covered Orange Smoothie Recipe

There are two great things about living in Albany Park, Chicago: 1) You are never more than three steps from really good falafel. 2) Right next to the falafel places there is probably an awesome European market at which you can buy Jaffa Cakes. Never had a Jaffa Cake?...

Sweet Sunshine: A Gingery Juice Recipe + Giveaway

I love juices and smoothies. They’re my preferred way of getting nutritious things into my body when I am too lazy to cook or chew food – which is pretty often. I’ve been posting my favorite creations on Instagram lately with names such as...

Chicago Vegan Vortex: Holiday Market & Cookbook Raffle

If god came down on Christmas Day I know exactly what he’d say. He’d say, “Oi to the punks and Oi to the skins, but Oi to the world and everybody wins!” Just here for the raffle? Cool! You can buy tickets online for $1.50 or at the event for...

Deck the Halls or Die Trying: A Guide to the Holidays

Oh hello! Did you know that I totally hate Christmas? Oh man, I really do! Most of the time when I say this to people they stare at me like I have just landed in their cornfield and am asking them for directions to the nearest anal probing station. But I am not from...

My 5th Annual Birthday Fundraiser for Grind for Life

It’s hard to believe an entire year has passed already, and even harder to believe I’m turning 35. It seems like only yesterday I was a spry, young 30 year old kicking off her very first birthday fundraiser and yet, here I am, kicking off my 5th! Each year...

Vegan Green Bean Casserole Pizza Recipe

This recipe has been very polarizing to my Instagram followers, and I get it – you either love or hate green bean casserole. Clearly I love it enough to have turned it into a pizza, but I do urge those of you who think you hate it to give it a shot in this...

Chicago Vegan Vortex: Halloween Market & Cookbook Raffle

Bonfires burning bright, vegan faces in the night, I remember Halloween! The sixth Vegan Vortex is upon us – and just in time for arguably the greatest holiday on the calendar – Halloween! This time around we have over 20 Chicago-based vendors selling 100%...