Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

mothers day gifts
Magical, Heart-felt, mostly-handmade gifts from my children

I had a wonderful Mother's Day, hope you did as well.  My family members traveled various distances to meet at the Ormond Beach house to celebrate, can't remember the last time all of us were under one roof! Even Dad managed to break away from his job and join us. For the first time ever, I requested a 100% vegan menu. Though my family is in various stages of veganism, I am rather lenient about other people bringing their own meat dishes, but the more I embrace my own compassionate lifestyle, the less comfortable I am with animal products being in my home. I figured Mother's Day was the perfect day to take a (gentle) stand.

We began the day with a trip to the flea market farmer's market, grabbed a whole bunch of veggies for next to nothing (love the $1 bags of "slightly bruised" goodies!).


mothers day


Brynna
Beautiful Daughter

Kristyn & Lucy
Another Beautiful Daughter & Grand-dog

Lindsey 2
Yet Another Beautiful Daughter!

Our meal consisted of various veggie burgers & sausages, tossed salad, bean salad, corn, vegetable skewers, baked potatoes, corn on the cob and grilled pineapple.

Veggie Skewers
Veggie Skewers

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Burger Fixin's
Triple Bean & Artichoke Salad
Triple Bean & Artichoke Salad
Grilled Pineapple
Grilled Pineapple
Mother's Day Feast
The whole she-bang
Jesus & Jon
the menfolk surveying the spread
Jon & Dad
I got my intense love of veggies from my Dad
A good time was had by all, and not a single omnivore complained about the lack of meat on the table. I am so pleased, think this might be the beginning of many more veg-only family celebrations! 





6 comments:

  1. Oh my, those skewers look amazing!! Glad you had a good day, and your daughters are beautiful :)

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    1. Laura, sometimes the simplest things are the most delicious, aren't they? Thank you, I might be biased but I think they're gorgeous. :)

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  2. this all looks delicious!

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  3. What a photogenic family! You know that whole 'you are what you eat thing'? No wonder they're going to turn out so gorgeous if you feed them all that good stuff!

    Good call on the avocado for the burgers too!

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    1. Thank you, Joey, I happen to agree; they're a gorgeous bunch! ;) I was always one of "those" moms who pushed fruits & veggies, minimized sugar and junk food, and the proof is in the proverbial (vegan) pudding!

      Avocado is such a tasty addition to burgers!

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