Monday, February 28, 2011

This is absolutely hilarious, and so true, too!

One More Day to Enter the Giveaway!!!

There's only one day left to enter my Arbonne Giveaway! Winners for both products will be chosen by first thing Wednesday morning, with the cutoff time being midnight. So head on over, and get yourself looking fresh and glam vegan-style with these amazing products!!


If you have logged a comment as "anonymous" user, you are not entered in the contest! You have to connect through or Google connect so that there is an actual name attached to the entry!

5-in-1 Massage Oil for getting all the kinks worked out!

FC5 Hydrating Eye Cream - AMAZING stuff!!!

Vegan Breakfast - Biscuits and "Sausage" Gravy!

Friday, February 25, 2011

I took a recipe for biscuits and gravy from one of my favorite blogs to read, Vegan Pandamonium and had to try it, because this was seriously my favorite food - period - before going vegan and I've been trying and failing when it comes to making a good substitution. I didn't follow the recipe exact, as I used things I had around the kitchen. I used Pillsbury rolls (vegan!) instead of the Publix ones she used (is that a store???) I used Rice Milk instead of soy, and I used Lightlife Smart Grounds instead of the sausage substitute she used.

I think the photo speaks for itself. Seriously delicious. You MUST try these!

Recipe Here!

Godfather-Approved Easy, Cheesy Broccoli Alfredo

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I'm pretty sure that the creamy alfredo sauce I concocted last night in my kitchen laboratory was so good even the Godfather himself would approve! And seriously folks, this is easier than mixing together that chalky mac n cheese powder with cold butter that we all grew up learning to love. Yes, it really is that simple!

Godfather-Approved Easy, Cheesy Broccoli Alfredo

1/4 c. Earth Balance or your favorite vegan butter
1/2 c. Tofutti Vegan Chive Cream Cheese
1-1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
2/3 c. vegan milk (I use Rice)
1/2 c. Nutritional Yeast

While the noodles of your choice are cooking, melt the butter in a small saucepan on low heat. Once melted, whisk in the cream cheese until it is melted as well. Whisk in the garlic powder and milk and when everything is nicely combined, whisk in the nutritional yeast, whisking until it's combined well and thickening up a bit.

Steam up some of your favorite veggies (I used broccoli), drain your pasta (I use rice fettuccini) and toss it all together for a meal you'll want to write your Italian Grandmother about...even if, like don't even have an Italian grandmother! Simple, delicious, and I promise, this will become a comfort food staple!

While you're here, be sure to stop by my giveaway! There's still time to enter!!!!

Too Cute to Not Share

Monday, February 21, 2011

Had to share my baby dragon's new buddy...who would have thought that these two creatures could get along?!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Alright folks...I've noticed my subscriber numbers growing, and I've been posting less and less, and for that, I apologize. BUT...I want to make it up to you all by having...


I've seen a lot of people on many different vegan and vegetarian forums who look for beauty products but struggle in finding ones that are not only cruelty-free, but that actually work. There are two brands and two brands only that I use, because not only are they cruelty-free, but they are absolutely amazing! The products I use are Lush Products (their solid shampoo bars are the best thing ever) and Arbonne. Arbonne was introduced to me by my mother, and I use their facial cleansing system, body oil on my rough, patchy skin when have my Hypothyroid or Lupus flareups, and I also take their vegan Omega-3 supplement. I have two amazing products that I want to give away, so here we go!

Giveaway #1:

Arbonne FC5 Hydrating Eye Creme - $30 for 0.5 fl. oz.

The FC5 product line from Arbonne is my favorite. It is all natural, vegan, and is NEVER tested on animals! It's for all skin types, and it helps minimize the appearance of dark circles and fine lines to help revitalize skin, promoting a more youthful look. (and really, who doesn't want a more youthful look?!)

Giveaway #2:
Arbonne Seasource 5 in 1 Massage Oil - $45 for 6 fl. oz.

From the Arbonne website: This essential oil blend contains stimulating, marine-derived ingredients to help remove toxins and deliver nourishing minerals. Deep skin conditioning is provided by linoleic acid. Bisabolol provides calming and anti-irritating effects. Its 5-in-1 formula preps skin for further detox treatments and can be used for body and facial massage, as a bath additive, as a purifying facial steam and for relaxing aroma­therapy.

So there you have it! Now, how do you enter? A few ways:
1. "follow" my blog!
2. comment on this post and tell me what you'd like to win!
3. "like" the VeganRockerGirl Facebook Page and leave a comment there
4. Link back to this giveaway on your blog, and let me know in a comment
5. Be located in the USA...sorry international folks...maybe next time <3

It's that simple!! The giveaway winners will be drawn through and will be announced on Tuesday, March 1st. Good luck to you all!!!

And remember, for every ad you click on this page, 100% of the money generated from it goes to a local animal rights organization in Wisconsin, so click away!

Salty Snacks and an Airport Stay...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What a weekend it has been! Between quick flights, doing the world-famous Chicago O'hare "Airport Dash", blizzards and was definitely a whirlwind! BUT, I have a great new stop I want to tell you all about if you're ever stuck and hungry at the Chicago O'Hare Airport.

My first stop at the airport this weekend, I had a few hours to kill between flights (NOT the same for my return-flight!) and as I was strolling from the F to the B Terminal, I happened along a little shop where my eyes *immediately* darted to the "Vegan" wording on their sign. Of course, being someone who never gives up an opportunity to check out a shop that caters to my lifestyle, I skipped right in! It was like a little slice of Heaven in such a hectic airport! Baskets of fresh organic fruits, fresh juices, raw nuts, and pre-made meals to write home about!

The market was called Cibo Express, and I picked up a massive meal of Buffalo Tofu Strips with vegan ranch dressing and a beautiful purple pear. My total with tax was under $8 for a HUGE airport prices, that's cheaper than a meal at McDonalds!! Healthy, filling, and cheap are all good things to me! They had so many things to choose from and now I know that if I ever have some time to kill at O'Hare (which, inevitably, I will!) I will definitely know where I'll be getting my grub on!

Since snacking is something that I tend to do more of when I'm traveling (does anyone else do this, or is it just me?!), having your own emergency snacks is always a great thing when you're in an airport that might not be as vegan-friendly as Chicago.

I recently got a package from a company based in the Northeast called Fastachi, and they sent me several of their insanely delicious nut mixes, all sold in re-sealable packaging, which is perfect for travel!

Nuts are great because they are an excellent source of so many important vitamins, nutrients, and healthy fats, and will definitely help fill you up when you have the urge to snack. The undisputed favorite flavor package that we were given to try in our house was the Wasabi Nut mix, followed closely by the Cranberry Nut mix. At a price that can't be beat for fresh and delicious nuts, I highly suggest heading over to the Fastachi website and checking out all the delicious goodies they have.

So....does anyone out there have any vegan-friendly airport favorites or snacks?!

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