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Lunchbox Monday: The Tropical Box

Warning: this lunchbox is dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, vegetarian and hold-the-phone delicious! Consumers of this lunchbox might be so excited to eat it that they just can’t stop singing. Viewer discretion is advised. 

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Happy September! Whoa that went fast.

I hope you enjoyed last week’s first lunchbox post, I sure enjoyed eating it. As the summer is winding down I thought a tropical box would be the perfect way to end it, with the beach, and the sun, and the sand. Are we really sure we’re ready for winter yet, summer? Maybe just stick around a little bit longer.

Please?

This box is filled with gluten-free fish sunflower butter and jelly sandwiches complete with eyes and a smile, fruity tangy pineapple, relaxed sand dollars, homemade seaweed dip, and a Jello and gluten-free graham cracker beach scene with a Fruit Rollup lounge chair and Swedish fish. Can you say best-lunch-box-ever-because-I-sure-can! Read more

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Shaws Booksellers Pub & Eating House: London, England

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The Europe adventure continues! Although I've been home for a few weeks now from the big trip to Europe, I still have a few more awesome restaurants/places I went to share with you! While we were in London, the group was hangry for lunch and couldn't find a place that would allow under 21 year olds to eat in (it was clearly late afternoon … Read more

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White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These cookies are my happy place right now. I've spent the last week baking batches after batches after batches (9 to be exact) of gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free funfetti cookies and cream donuts. Sounds amazing, right? I am not a gluten-free baker. To be specific, I am not really a baker at all. That's why it's so surprisingly awesome that … Read more

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Lunchbox Monday: The Breakfast Box

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Warning: this lunchbox is dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and can't-keep-your-pants-on-so-let's-party flavorful! Consumers of this lunchbox might be so excited to eat it that they just can't stop dancing. Viewer discretion is advised.  Happy Monday! We are starting off fresh here on Vivian & Me with a new post series called Lunchbox … Read more

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Beef & Polenta Cannelloni + The Pyrenees Mountains

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Polenta? In canneloni? You say whaaat? Ignore those internal forces of yours questioning what on earth you're doing and just do it (swoosh). Put the polenta in the meat. While I was traveling this summer with my family and Vivian's family, we were super lucky to be able to stay in some beautiful homes, which is a change for us. But, … Read more

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The Laduree Restaurant: Paris, France

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A young lady's dream: think pastels, fancy china, and macarons all while sitting along the Champs-Élysées surrounded by chic Parisians on their way to work or afternoon tea. How more perfect can it get? Ladurée is a must stop shop when you're in Paris. Home to the best macarons (in my opinion), it was always on my bucket list the last few … Read more

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Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

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Hello chicken ench. How gorgeous do you look today? I kind of go through phases with food. For weeks on end I'll crave only chicken tortilla soup and enchiladas, then I'll switch to tagliatelle with tomato sauce and chicken fingers (random, I know) and finally I'll settle on french fries and vegan banana pancakes, my usual go-to … Read more

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Breakfast Pops

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I'm not a breakfast eater, but I'd eat one of these for breakfast every morning in a heartbeat. Creamy dairy-free yogurt, colorful fruit loops, and juicy fresh fruit makes for a wholesome, grab-and-go, perfect breakfast to ring in the new school year. Hop on that bus your first day of school with a breakfast pop in hand and someone will come up … Read more

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Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel: London, England

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The Vivian/Hunter family clan is off to Europe! In these next few travel posts I'll be writing all about our wonderful three week European Adventure! In any traveling entity, there’s always a planner. In my own traveling entity comprised of my family and Vivian’s family, the planner would be my father. He loves it. He's got us planned … Read more

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The Best Lemon Supreme Cake

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Look, I'm not going to throw out "best" on here very often, so when I say it I mean it. This is yet another amazing-delicious-stuff-your-face recipe provided by Mrs. Mara, Vivian's momma. It's not even the lemons that really make this cake, it's the moistness level. Is that a word? Moistness? This cake is melt-in-your-mouth moist. Like butta. If … Read more