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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 these cookies have turned out ahhmazing.

Needless to say, there has now been a total meltdown that I happened to be a part of, and it did not end well. So these cookies are officially my life raft of happiness.

I found vegan white chocolate chips from King David on Amazon and when you order them they come with three bags filled with delicious, melty, crave-worthy white chocolate chips. The heavens are smiling on these little guys right now. I thought about making the white chocolate myself but then said, “eh, better not.” and ordered these little delights. They do not disappoint. 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

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Superfood Kale Salad

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I am going to let you in on a little secret. The key to the kale's success inside a salad. This is a secret tale as old as time (like what I did there?). The secret to the kale is this. Kale needs to be massaged. I'm not talking like a quick two finger rub down. I'm talking about a full-blown, hands only, deep tissue massage. And that, my … Read more

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The Wild Cow: Nashville, Tennessee

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I could probably eat every meal of my life in this restaurant. The Wild Cow is located in East Nashville and offers fresh, awesomely delicious vegan fare. As the last stop on the McKenzie/Hunter road trip, we definitely went out with a bang. A yummy, over-the-top, local produce, VEGAN, food fantasy dream of a restaurant. I'm sure like most of … Read more