Bidding Farewell To My 27th Year

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Last night’s Birthday bash was a good time! I was a bit slow moving when I got up this morning, but it was nothing a little juice, water, hot yoga, and Union Square Café Bar Nuts couldn’t fix…

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Eric asked me to make the famous Union Square Café Bar Nuts -a double batch! Everyone always raves about them and they make the house smell intoxicating…a great appetizer. I followed the recipe to a tee, except substituting the butter for Earth Balance.

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Karly, Dan, Jesse, Zac, Jaime, Henrick, Steve, Ange, Nienke, Preena, Morgan, Sarah, Adam, Lisa, Nicole, Blake, Stephanie, Ricki, Cameron, Nancy, Jen, Eric and I made up the group. It was a full house!

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We had a few organic red and white wines, Corona, Organic Mill Street, Sangria, and some hard liquors for the alcoholic bevs.

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And some Kombucha, pop, and juice for those not drinking.

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The potluck was a success…so much good food! Lots of vegan and gluten-free options as well.

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On the menu:

  • Mediterranean Salad
  • Kale salad
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Chickpea sunflower burgers
  • Edamame Caviar
  • Lentil Stew
  • Fresh-inspired layered spinach salad
  • Red hot chips & salsa
  • Homemade Edamame hummus and veggies (I used my fav hummus recipe and added 1 cup cooked edamame)
  • Samosas

 

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Ange’s Whole Foods Re-Creation, Edamame Caviar:

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Check out the sweets! Everything was vegan and a lot of it was also gluten-free.

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The desserts:

  • vegan chocolate cake
  • raw cookies
  • Raw crepes with berries & cream
  • Happy Hemp Two-Bite Brownies
  • Lemon poppy seed Bundt cake
  • Raw triple berry fruit crisp

 

Also, check out the vegan chocolate cake from Whole Foods that Karly brought. It was absolutely delicious. Moist and super chocolaty. :) I had no idea that Whole Foods made vegan cakes!

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I was birthday song serenaded. :)

Raw crepes from Lisa:

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I will be hounding her for the recipes and making these crepes stat!

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I also got spoiled with thoughtful cards and gifts. :)

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After beer, wine, and Sangria last night, I was not feeling so hot when I woke up this morning!

I made myself a big juice to start the day off right…

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About half hour later my headache was gone. It’s a miracle. Then I had a breakfast of leftover raw crepes with fruit crisp, water, and finally, hot yoga late morning. I almost bailed on yoga, but I was glad I went because I felt human afterwards.

Today, was more prep & cleaning and then potluck #2 with family. We were celebrating Mother’s Day, my FIL’s birthday, and my birthday. May is a busy month!

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We kept it simple with salads, a BBQ, and a few leftovers from last night.

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Shout out to my BIL, Dave! (He reads my blog every day) :)

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I had 3 more glasses of wine tonight…hopefully I won’t regret this tomorrow. ;)

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I had a veggie burger, Ezekiel bun, ketchup, BBQ sauce, and a few salads all mixed together.

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[Do you notice that these photos are a bit fuzzy? I wasn’t using my tripod…it makes a big difference.]

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I had some leftover vegan chocolate cake & a brownie bite for dessert. :) There is one slice left and I’m hoping Eric doesn’t bring it to work tomorrow…

Well, after a fun weekend, I need to rest up for my Birthday tomorrow.

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Hmm, it looks like someone has already beat me to it…

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] May 15, 2011

Happy Birthday, Angela! Here’s to a healthy, happy, fulfilling 28th year =]

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The Healthy Hipster May 15, 2011

You know you’re at a blogger bday party when there’s wine AND kombucha on the table. ;)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011

haha yes!

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Elle (wecabegintofeed.blogspot.com) May 15, 2011

Happy Birthday. Looks like lots of fun.

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Ricki May 15, 2011

It was a great party–so glad to have been there! And if you get that crepe recipe, you have to promise to share ;) Sounds like the celebration is going to just keep on going. . . my kinda birthday! Happy, Happy birthday to you! :D

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Alayna @ Thyme Bombe May 15, 2011

Happy birthday! That vegan chocolate cake looks so good!

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Sarah May 15, 2011

Happy birthday! It looks like you celebrated the best way possible: with friends, awesome food, laughs and your glow!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 15, 2011

I’m glad you had a great (early) birthday Ange!! I think 3 birthday celebrations is the way to go. It sounds like potluck round 2 was just as delicious as the first. Have a fab dinner with Eric tomorrow night! :)

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GlowingBIL May 15, 2011

Yes I do (well almost every day)

Happy Birthday Ang!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011

hehe…there is always room for improvement I guess! ;)

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Kamaile May 15, 2011

I love that vegan chocolate cake from whole foods! SO much good food in this post! Happy Birthday!!

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Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 15, 2011

HAPPY BDAY!!!!!

My 10 year wedding anniversary was May 14. I posted all about it. How cool that your bday is either the 14th or very close to the 14th.

And wow, the food. Oh yes! The edamame caviar salad, the last pic with all those condiments on one bun (love!) and all the desserts…from brownies to raw crepes. Holy awesomeness!

And the bar nuts. Ok must make those too!

What a lovely awesome bday celebration! And you don’t look a day over 21. Are you sure no one carded you with the sangria, wine, and beer?
:)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011

Happy Anniversary Averie!

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Ashley May 15, 2011

Haha, so funny about not using the tripod. Sometimes I do that if I’m in a hurry and end up getting frustrated. :) It looks like both parties were a huge success. I’m so excited that you got some chill time with friends + family. I so wish I could have been there to help celebrate!! The food + desserts looked outstanding. I wouldn’t have known where to start! You look beautiful, per usual. Love the shots of you + Eric. Tell him I said hello!! Miss you!! xo

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katie May 15, 2011

wow what a crew, that looks like it was a lot of fun! thats not a typical spread at a birthday party haha, it all looks so delicious especially those raw crepes wow! happy birthday!!!

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Alice May 15, 2011

Happy birthday!!
We have the same birthday btw :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011

Happy birthday!

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Kate May 15, 2011

happy birthday the food looks amazing as does your party im jealous of the desserts too… hope your 28th year is the best yet!

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Jennifer May 15, 2011

It looks like you had a fabulous birthday weekend! Happy early birthday and hope it’s an amazing one tomorrow! =)

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Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 15, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Your birthday menu sounds so exotic and unique! Chickpea burgers and raw crepes sound amazing :)

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Annette (Withasideofbrownies) May 15, 2011

Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a great time, and the food looks awesome.

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Kari @ bite-sized thoughts May 15, 2011

Happy birthday Ange :) It looks like a fantastic weekend and I hope your Monday is just as good. Have a great day xx

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Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty May 15, 2011

Looks like it was all a blast!!

Hope you wake up feeling fab tomorrow!

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Lesley Lifting Life May 15, 2011

Looks like so much fun!!

Happy Birthday!!! :D

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Holly @ The Runny Egg May 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Angela! What a fun party — all of that food looks delicious and everyone looks like they had a great time!

You are glowing in all of the pictures! :)

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Jaclyn T May 15, 2011

Happy Day!

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Khaira May 15, 2011

May 16 is my birthday too! Love the food from your blog, and your writing :) also where did you get the cute top you were wearing at the party with your friends?

Have a great day!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011

Happy Birthday!
Thanks, the top is from Jean Machine.

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Vivianne May 15, 2011

happy birthday! looks like a LOT of delicious eats! (: I love all your photos.. they make me want to get a good camera RIGHT NOW!

your kitty is so so cute <3 I love her coat, so pretty! My cat is always so skittish but I love when she cuddles with me (:

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megan @ the oatmeal diaries May 15, 2011

This all looks so wonderful! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Also, I’ve been perusing your site for days on end because when I return home from study abroad in a month I want to make a huge vegan feast for my family and boyfriend to show them it isn’t all “weird food” and that it is actually delicious! :)

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Shanna, like Banana May 15, 2011

Happiest Birthday to you lovely lady! May this next year be your best yet =)

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Jenny$1983 May 15, 2011

Everything looks wonderful, including you! I’m de-lurking to wish you a Happy Birthday, and I also want to thank you for your excellent blog: I’ve been addicted to VOO for about two months now (although I’m trying to make a change with the Power House Glonola I made last week but at breakfast-time it seems I’m more of a VOO monsta than a granola monsta :D), and I’ve made so many of your cakes and desserts which my friends and family and I love – ideally I want to become vegan after being vegetarian for about ten years, so I’m trying to have more vegan meals in a day until I barely notice I’ve even done it!

You’re truly inspirational and you’re helping me to change my life for the better, so I thought your birthday would be a good time to comment and say thank you and congratulations :)

PS Thanks to Eric and Sketchie too, for being awesome!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011

Thanks so much Jenny! :)

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RunEatRepeat May 15, 2011

Happy Birthday!!! Wishing you the best year :)

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Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily May 15, 2011

Busy weekend but at least it was a “good” busy.

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Alaina May 15, 2011

Awww…Sketchie is so cute :-)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGELA!!!

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Jess *Forever Addicting* May 15, 2011

Great party photos! Everything looks soo tasty, especially the desserts (obviously). I’m so glad to hear your potluck was a big success! That’s a relief your juice cured your wino-head pains (I hate that!). Wish I could have been there! Sending my love all the way from Melbourne!

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Jaime May 15, 2011

Love the shirt you’re wearing during your B-day celebration! Where is it from?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011

tks! its from jean machine

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my little celebration May 15, 2011

Happy (late) Birthday! I’ll be 25 this year so I’m not far behind you!

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Lisa (bakebikeblog) May 15, 2011

what a wonderful time!!! Happy Birthday for tomorrow!

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Suzanne Williams May 15, 2011

Looks like a great time and amazing food. Glad you sent the year out right and ready to welcome a new one.
Suzanne

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Nicole @ Yuppie Yogini May 15, 2011

What a fun weekend—great way to celebrate your bday! Sketchie is so precious in those pics. I thought he was more standoffish–I’m surprised to see him all cuddled up with Eric.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011

he is a real cuddler at night time!!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 15, 2011

Happy 28th to you! I’ll be doing the same in July. So weird to think I’m nearly 30… half the time I think I’m barely 21! LOL!

Those chocolate crepes look fantastic. If there’s a time of over-indulgance, your birthday weekend is it! :)

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Julie (A Case of the Runs) May 15, 2011

Happy birthday!!! Looks like an awesome potluck! I would also like to see the raw crepe recipe!

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smitten kitten May 15, 2011

Happy birthday, looks like a fun evening!

That super juice looks amazing…what did you put in it?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2011

It was 1 beet, 3 carrots, 1 lime, small 1 inch piece ginger, and half a grapefruit I think!

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Hannah May 15, 2011

What an amazing, amazing night!! How wonderful to have such loving, and food-loving, friends and family at your beck and call :D

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