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  1. Trish @ MyBigFatBundt

    Amber, does that cheese taste overly ‘cheese-y’? I DETEST dairy cheese, vegan cheese kind of scares me, but I’ve always wondered about raw nut cheese. I do enjoy pizza, and I like the occasional boat of nachos and cheese at a ballgame, but that’s it for me. Keep it FAR AWAY from my sandwiches, hahaha. And forget wine and cheese tastings for me. In Paris last year, I just drank the wine and let everyone else have the stinky cheese and sausages. So I just wondered if the nut cheese actually TASTES like cheese, or if its akin to raw cheesecakes. I also DETEST cheesecake in their original, dairy form, but after I started making raw cheesecakes at the old job, I fell in love with them. They didn’t taste like cream cheese but had all the wonderful creamy texture that cream cheese provides in a cheesecake or any other dessert.

  2. Aimee Douglass

    Oh wow, what fun. That cheese looks delicious – I’m going to have to track some down. Congratulations on finding a caterer – the food pictured looked amazing. Happy Birthday!

  3. Cindy Little Nunez

    Happy Birthday, Amber!!!

  4. Devona

    Happy Birthday! Love your blog!

  5. Joe

    Happy birthday and thank you for your amazing blog!

  6. suzi

    Looks like alot of delicious celebrating to me!! Keep it up and thanks for sharing. And of course have a super HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMBER!! i really want to call you Abner, but i won’t : P

  7. supportiveyoga

    Happy Birthday – long time reader, first time poster. Love the blog!

  8. Jenn's Adventures

    Wow what a stress reliever finding out how diverse the food options were–so awesome!! And that cheeeeeeese!!! I need to get my hands on some:)


  9. Tara

    Happy Birthday, Amber! Hope it was great : ) That cheese looks amazing! Cheese was the hardest part of going vegan for me. (I feel so much better without it, though!)

  10. Jess from Midwest Vegan

    Looks like you had fun! Happy Birthday!

  11. Jake Johnston

    That’s pretty cool that the con offers some vegan options. I am a nerd of the non-gaming variety, so I hold out for the New York Comic Con and it’s much more mainstream. I have to pack a lunch or hit up a nearby Subway. Boooo! Vegan nerds unite, Matt!! He’s lucky that A) you’re willing to go with him, and B) you supplement his gaming stamina with your awesome vegan/raw chef-ness.
    Yes, I just made up a new word. Chef-ness.

  12. ellen

    Happy Birthday Amber! Hope you are feeling well. Looks like you guys had fun at the conference! Thanks for sharing your experience! Oh and P.S. I just ordered some bottle from Shatto Milk (they are so nice). Can’t wait to put my homemade ‘Yummy’ almond milk in them!! : )

  13. glutenfreehappytummy

    aw happy birthday! sounds like an amazing conference! with great eats too!! and that taco salad — holy cow! yummo!!

  14. Kellylly

    Happy birthday, Amber!

    The conference looks *awesome*! I can’t believe they have so many vegan options.

  15. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I grew up in Mpls and went to college there! Sounds like a great time and trip and if there’s ever a good time of year to be in MN, right now is it!

  16. Megan @ The Detoxinista

    Happy Birthday!!! That taco salad and coconut shake look insanely delicious!

  17. judi

    So great to eat so healthy! But, how about the earth? SO much plastic!! Not healthy for you and definitely not for the earth. Remember recycled plastic still at one time came from petroleum products and the process uses so much water!

    Thanks for your wonderful blog!

  18. Bianca- Vegan Crunk

    OMG, there was a Peanut Butter & Jelly Room!! Holy shit. And I would tear that punk rawk cheese up. I’ll have to check out how to order some…..I’m a huge vegan cheese whore.

  19. Kadee

    Happy Birthday! Hope you are feeling better!

  20. Sonja Myers

    Happy Birthday Amber. You looked GREAT on your photos and the pictures of food you’ve enjoyed made me instantly hungry. Glad to hear you and Matt enjoyed yourselves.

  21. sherriet

    Happy birthday! That con sounds awesome!

  22. Lisa @ The Raw Serenity

    Happy birthday!
    Looks like you had an awesome time!
    love the eats πŸ™‚

  23. foodfeud

    Happy Birthday! The convention sounds like a blast. I can’t believe they had an entire room dedicated to PB & J… ha

  24. Carol

    Happy Birthday, Amber! Glad that you enjoyed yourself at the geekfest! Your meals look delicious. What fun!! πŸ™‚

  25. beadsnwire

    Happy Birthday, Amber! Glad you had a great time on your geekfest adventure πŸ™‚

    1. beadsnwire

      Oops…. double post! Sorry!! I’m Carol. I didn’t think the first post worked. I haven’t used WordPress in forever, so I had to reset my password… and voila… double post! Sorry, again!

  26. Hillary

    I cannot WAIT to taste everything at your wedding! So happy you found someone to cater–that photo made my mouth water! And your gifted cheese greatly intrigues me….

    Also, bon anniversaire!

  27. alissa

    cool to finally meet you. thanks for the props! i love your book!! i’m turning on some minneapolitans to it. gotta try the vanilla kale chips! πŸ™‚

  28. Angie @ The Fitness Apple

    Happy birthday it’s my bf’s today to! The space lounge looks like fun! Glad u had fun!

  29. Emily @ www.main-eats.com

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope it was a great one! I DEFINITELY miss living in Minneapolis-glad you enjoyed it!

  30. Hannah

    Oh dear holy monkey, I get to eat that catering. ME I DO ME. Over here, me.

    Also, I can’t even cope with the food at this extravaganza! Never have I been to a conference (okay, generally only work or PhD conferences) where there are even vegan options, except a token salad. I can’t even cope.

    Also, if the food was available 24 hours, does that mean the CONvergence itself went 24 hours a day?

  31. Chinta

    It is mouth watering treat for sure, i ma vegetarian myself but would try Vegan food one day without doubt……

  32. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    Looks like a fun time. Love that pic of you and Alissa together. Happy belated b-day!

  33. Jenny

    OH, I missed your birthday. Happy belated! I think I would eat that cheese in one sitting. Looks so good. And I must get one of those blenders. Do you think it would be something my kids could use on their own? You know, now that I’m thinking…I don’t know why I never let the kids make their own smoothies. Would it be easier for them to use this or my Blend-tec?