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  1. Noelle (@singerinkitchen)

    Wow, what a beautiful post! I bet Matt was elated! What a grand encouragement. BEautiful pictures. Sometimes pictures are all your words can say. I always am suprised by places. Even this morning my husband pointed out a place that had vegan options but failed to offer non-dairy milk. Very contradictory. 🙁

  2. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    How exciting for Matt’s mom! So glad to hear she’s doing better on a vegan diet. Can’t wait to hear about those strawberry blondies.

  3. Nicole

    Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse = AWESOME

  4. bitt

    how amazing about Matt’s mom! way to spread the love!

  5. cookingupafamily

    Oh yum all of this looks good and that is a really cute healthy food store. love that! while we are not vegan, we do eat several meals that are vegetarian or vegan and I love new recipes to try, so glad to come to your adorable blog!!

  6. Aparna

    Aww those photos are great (love the thin asparagus, baby potatoes, strawberry blondie, and mini cupcakes!)–my condolences to you, Matt, and his loved ones for the loss and my blessings to his mom ♥ It’s great to find veg foods in surprising places–warms my heart!

  7. hihorosie

    Wonderful news about Matt’s mom! So so great! Hope she’s able to continue on her new journey, enjoying it and getting healthy. WTG!

  8. rachel

    ‘modest’ in size? haha being from aus, and the country – that’s huge lol…actually it’s huge even for some of the ‘big’ ones i go to in melbourne! sorry to hear about matt’s grandfather, and glad to hear of the great news about his mum. look forward to more words when you’re less busy but glad that everything is going so well 😀

  9. Hannah

    I’m so sorry to hear about Matt’s grandpa, but overjoyed that you and he have been such a positive influence on his mum’s life. All the many, many people in this world you’ve helped, Amber… it’s wonderful.

  10. Kris

    YAY to Matt’s mommy!!!!

    You’re food looks divine girl!!!! You had me at the blondies….do tell us more very, very soon!!!


  11. vegan aphrodite

    Wow, Im so proud of Matts mom! That is so amazing! Im secretly in love witd Dr Neal Barnard, and I love how he changes peoples lives!
    You get to eat so many yummy things! Love those thin asparagus!
    Have a wonderful weekend :**

  12. Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon

    As always, your eats look incredible! I’ll be looking forward to seeing that Strawberry Blondie recipe in the future 🙂 And it’s never occurred to me to try honeydew juice–I love the fruit though, so I may have to give this one a try!

  13. soul searching vegan

    Isn’t it great to see a family member mack a change for the better. My mom went vegan for roughly 6 months in hopes to lose weight for my wedding and she lost 35lbs! She’s now a vegetarian/vegan 98% of the time which I applaud.

    I love Dr. Barnard too! His documentary was kicked me from vegetarian to vegan.

    Mud Pie is just down the street from me… I’m constantly in dangerous territory. I can’t say no to a soy chia and chocolate chip cookie from there. 🙂

  14. frugalfeeding

    Some of that food just looks amazing. In fact, it all does! Yum!

  15. foodfeud

    That’s great about Matt’s mother, and for the town of Kansas…Health food stores are an easier way for people to take good eating habits into their own hands. It’s great to be able to eat vegan when yr eating out but there are so many other tempting options that some people might renege on being vegan.
    The blueberry smoothie and honeydew/lime juice both look and sound amazing!

  16. Jen@foodfamilyfitness

    Congrats to matt’s mom!!! my mom has started on a high vegg, low meat diet and has lost 21 lbs so far…she’s my inspiration!

  17. Lisa @ Healthful Sense

    I totally know what you mean about feeling hurried!! My posts have dwindled down to mostly pictures too but I agree with you that sometimes pictures are better than words!!
    I want that green juice now… never thought of throwing honeydew in 🙂

  18. christine

    Oh my goodness – you think that’s just a modest sized health food store???????? Try visiting England – even in a city you’d be hard pressed to equal it, let alone exceed it!
    I’m really pleased and proud of Matt’s mom, what a fantastic result for her – and it must be such a weight off your minds, too.
    There are some great photos there, mouthwatering, in fact – I now want chocolate cake:)

  19. allieksmith

    Yum GREAT eats!

  20. Mom

    As much as Dad loves asparagus and potatoes, that thin asparagus & roasted potatoes would thrill him! Sorry to hear about Matt’s Grandpa…but glad to hear about his Mom’s improved health and her excitement about it. Everything in your post really looks yummy, and so colorful. Keep up the great work, Amber.

  21. Jes

    How cool is that?? I live in Wichita, and it’s about 25 minutes to Newton for me, and I never knew about those two places. I’ll have to check them out 😀