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Vegan Lemon Ice Cream Recipe & Happy Thanksliving!
November 17, 2011, 9:44 am
Filed under: book reviews, food, Happy Thanksliving! coloring zine, interview, recipes

Hello all!

A few bits of Thanksliving lovin’ before we get to the way-too-delicious lemon ice cream recipe.

-Thanks to Marsha at the Institute for Humane Education for her super-supportive review. IHE has also compiled a list of 9 turkey-friendly children’s stories for Thanksgiving. Sweet! (This one also looks promising). I recommend browsing this wonderful site to learn more about IHE’s compassionate work.

-Want your copy of Happy Thanksliving! to arrive before Thanksgiving? Place your order by tomorrow!

-Here’s a fun, new interview!

-Adam Gnade of Microcosm Publishing has put together a vegan recipe zine, entitled Let Gluten-Freedom Ring!  This collaborative cookzine is only $4 at Microcosm and includes my recipe for raw cheesecake balls. Not exactly Thanksgiving-themed, but fun news nonetheless!

-On a glutenous Thanksgiving note, this looks incredible.

On to the rich, creamy, tart, sweetness! Yesterday we celebrated a family member’s birthday and his request was lemon ice cream. I stuck with my tried and true cream base– coconut milk and raw cashews– and the rest was so simple and terribly delicious.


A juicy lemon was perfect for this moody November day.

Vegan Lemon Ice Cream

INGREDIENTS
-1 can coconut milk*
-1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked for at least an hour
-1/2 cup liquid sweetener of your choice
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-1/4 cup + 2 tbs. lemon juice
-1 tbs. lemon zest + more for garnish

*I recommend Native Forrest brand organic coconut milk, because the can is BPA free.

Combine all ingredients in high speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions. Garnish with additional lemon zest. I recommend serving this ice cream with the blackstrap gingersnaps from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. (Or something similarly warm and gingery).

So wonderful! More ice cream here, here and here.



Turkey Friend Coloring Sheet & More!
November 15, 2011, 12:39 pm
Filed under: book reviews, coloring pages, Happy Thanksliving! coloring zine, TurkeyLove

Hey friends!

I’ll start by saying THANK YOU to all who have shown their support for Happy Thanksliving!. It feels wonderful sending copies all over the country, imagining lots of vibrant, compassionate kiddos reading and coloring. Working on this project has surely ignited my excitement about the holiday, and I hope that Happy Thanksliving!  brightens your celebration as well.


image borrowed from Bonzai Aphrodite

*If you want your copies of Happy Thanksliving! delivered before Thanksgiving, place your order by THIS FRIDAY!*  (If your order also includes a hardcover book or dolls, your shipment will take longer to deliver.

Want to read what other people are saying about the Happy Thanksliving! coloring zine? Check out these sweet reviews by:

-Your Vegan Mom
-Bonzai Aphrodite
-Little House of Veggies
-The Vegan Mom
-Vegan Crunk
-Our Hen House
-Vegbooks

Now let us color!
What would you like to say to a turkey friend?

PRINT COLORING SHEET

Love,
Nathalie VB



Thanksliving Lovin’
November 7, 2011, 12:02 pm
Filed under: book reviews, coloring pages, Happy Thanksliving! coloring zine

Hello all!
I’m sewing up fresh copies of my new coloring zine, Happy Thanksliving! and wanted to give a warm, fuzzy shout-out to all who have voiced their support for this project.

Thanks to Mariann Sullivan & Jasmin Singer at Our Hen House for their sweet, shimmering review
…and
their podcast love!

Thanks to Jessica Almy at Vegbooks for her super-supportive review.

Thanks to Microcosm Publishing for naming Happy Thanksliving! as their Featured Awesome Product of the Week.

AND thanks to all who have purchased a copy for a friend, family member, or for themselves. (If you think you’re too old to color, you’re wrong). I’m so thrilled to hear that everyone is enjoying the zine! Wahoo!!!

While we’re on the topic of Thanksgiving, I’d love to re-introduce you to these turkey-honoring coloring sheets from last year. They’re pretty fun!



Feeling the turkey love? Head on over to Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project and donate $30 to help some feathered friends.

More reviews, turkey-love, and recipes coming soon!




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