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  1. bitt

    I always wished one of those layover deals would work for me. My luck has been just the opposite lately, can I borrow some of yours?

    I had a hard time with the vegans at the Seattle meetup being a little cold to me. Luckily the ones at the raw meetup weren’t. Also I gave them another chance, sometimes you don’t click the first time. Maybe hosting it yourself will help set up a more inclusive atmosphere. I have found a lot of vegans like an opportunity to get together at holidays and times when they especially feel left out or not fitting in. Good luck! Wish I could stop by.

  2. The Purple Carrot

    I’m there! And so is my husband if our male counterparts are included in this hanging out fun.

    I understand what you mean about the vegan meet-up too. We’ve gone twice now and if you don’t really sit at the right spot, it can be a little awkward. I do feel like we’re starting to get to know a few people though.

    Either way, that sounds like a lot of fun! My vote is Mudpie, especially since the weather has been cooler and hot beverages are becoming more and more appealing πŸ˜‰

  3. Sarah Lee

    I would love too! You are way ahead of me girlfriend as far as using your vegan talents is concerned! I live in Gardner, but am in KC all the time since nothing in Southern Johnson County (and I mean nothing) caters towards vegans or health conscious people at all. I became vegan over a year ago but lacked the confidence in myself to utilize it as a career. You were actually my very first vegan page on Facebook I liked and blog I followed. Oh and I LOVE MUDPIE Vegan Bakery! That would be my pick! πŸ™‚

  4. Kristina @ spabettie

    congrats on the win – that dessert basket looked AWESOOOOME…

    and YES I plan on being at the next one – I had SO much fun! it was awesome meeting you guys too!

  5. GirlonRaw

    I feel like moving to Kansas City just so I can come and join you for a chill out.

    Glad you had such a blasty at VVC and also that you had some awesome luck with the travel vouchers and time with your man.

  6. Noelle (@singerinkitchen)

    I know your exact feelings! Did you know that we hardly get invited to places for dinner now that I have a blog? I have been told that my cooking intimidates them! Arghhh so now I have to find new friends that just enjoy eating and have the same things in common. I think it is nonsense but I you gotta do what you gotta do. I hope you are able to get a get-together! I would be there!

    Yummy recap and you sure were blessed with all your vouchers and winnings. My husband tries to delay our flight so we cn get vouchers. Does not happen all the time but when it does it is pretty cool!

  7. Hillary

    Well, I always offer to hang out when you’re in town….it’s a little insulting to get no response and then read this.

  8. veganhomemade

    Frito pie and donuts are hardly raw or healthy (hah), but damn do they look delicious! I’m already planning to grab a VVC 2013 ticket early regardless of where it is, and hopefully by then I’ll be more along my way toward my own culinary career.

  9. Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty

    first off – those go max candy bars are my very favorite!! SO GOOD!!

    I would love to come to one of these veg fests – I look at your food and thing it would be so awesome to go somewhere and be able to eat everything!! πŸ™‚

  10. Ela

    My read on you is that you tend to be pretty lucky, as well as working hella hard and making yourself some too. So happy for you.

    I’m glad you’re thinking about reaching out and finding some friends who care about your passions. I still feel like a total alien foodwise, living where I am compared to where I used to, but now that I have a couple writers groups, particularly a poetry writing/reading group, I feel so grateful to be here!

  11. marycrouch

    Umm…hi. We’re around and we’re vegan-friendly. And you know…we like you two.

  12. Caitlin

    that’s so awesome that you won the dessert basket- i never win anything! you certainly do have good luck.

    i watched your interviews. you have the cutest shy voice like a baby mouse- i love it πŸ˜‰

    i unfortunately live in philly, but if you’re ever passing through, i’d love to get together. for real, not just saying πŸ˜‰

  13. foodfeud

    It’s great when coincidences really work out nicely like that. Good for you to trying to get a group together. I’m pretty reclusive myself but it is important to have friends with similar interests.

  14. Kim Gordon @ Conveniently Natural

    WOW – I want to jump in that spaghetti bowl – crusty bread and all! Would LOVE to join you and other almost veg friends. There was a great organic bar/lounge in Arkansas (of all places) where we moved from – anything like that around here? Two kids and a new business…we DEFINITELY need to plan our nights out – too easily sucked into home/bed/Disney movies. Of course, I wouldn’t miss a Mud Pies visit either – love their gluten-free selection! Thanks for your initiative, Amber.

  15. Shanna

    I live in Kansas City, and would love to make a new cool friend. I have one vegan friend now, and some others that are “open” to vegetarianism. We have regular ladies dinner nights where we go to Eden Alley, FUD, BlueBird, etc. I also love Mud Pie and both Coffee Girls and One More Cup have good stuff too. My email is ssandmoen(AT)yahoo(DOT)com. Would love to connect! Plus, you love e e cummings; I can’t believe our two fave poems are the same (posting “somewhere…”) this week. Love your blog, love that you travel so much, and love the pics!

  16. Shanna

    P.S. Are you going to the Green Fest at the Uptown on Sunday? That might be a good place to meet up, casual, get some good vegan food, cool vendors, etc. Just a thought πŸ™‚

  17. Hannah

    Can’t wait to see what dessert you come up with using the Parma-exclamation mark πŸ˜‰

    And now I’ll go pout about not being a Kansas girl

  18. A Tablespoon of Liz

    I’ve loved your posts on Vida Vegan Con, it sounds like you had such a blast! All the food looks so amazing, and you’re so lucky to have won that prize! I love dandies marshmallows!

  19. Megan @ The Detoxinista

    I’d love to come to a meet-up when I’m in town! I’ll be in KC next week for work and a wedding weekend, so let me know if you’re free for some coffee or dinner. πŸ™‚

    I think it would be so fun to go to Vida Vegan Con 2013!!

  20. Monica Soto

    I read/love your blog, woman! But then again we only see each other once every 2 years-ish. We should change that, send me your number on Facebook and I’ll text you mine, I just changed it and got a new phone yesterday.

    I may not be Vegan but I’m definitely vegan-friendly!

  21. Bobbie {the vegan crew}

    Ohhh, great idea on the KC get-together thing! I’m a little bit like you, and I think it would be a great opportunity to get to know some new people. I’m up for drinks, Mud Pie or whatever πŸ™‚

  22. Kristen @ swanky dietitian

    Wow, soo much good food on this post!
    That doughnut looks heavenly!!!

  23. Jess from Midwest Vegan

    You know I’m around!

    I’ll be in OP the 15th of October, so maybe we can try again. πŸ™‚

    As such, I graduate in December, so that will free up amazing amounts of time in the kinda-near future, then I’m moving to Lawrence, so it’s all good. Lol.

  24. KTBuns of Vegan Noms

    Wonderful post! And you are so lucky with all of your winnings…! πŸ™‚

    My step-father has family in KC – the next time I’m in town we should meet up!

    Keep rockin’.