This weekend marked the 14th annual Boston Vegetarian Festival and we had a blast! It was wonderful to meet some of our fans and make new friends! We also enjoyed sampling the many vegan goodies from around the country. With tasty bites from Teese Cheese, Crazy Camel Dessert Hummus, and many local eateries, the festival was a bountiful display of veganism. We definitely enjoyed every second of the goodies, however we must say the highlight of our time there was meeting and tasting the desserts of Vegan Treats Bakery from Bethlehem, PA. This amazing bakery is every vegan’s dream offering the old staples of doughnuts and pies to more involved items such as French pastries and whoopie pies!
Death By Chocolate
Although we have yet to visit their storefront, we tried several different treats from their very full display of mini cakes! The first day we had the honor of diving into a delicious Carrot Cake and a Death By Chocolate. We tried the Carrot Cake first and it was flavorful and very moist! However, we couldn’t wait to sink our teeth into the Death By Chocolate. It was chocolate cake with a hardened chocolate shell, sprinkled with crispy balls, sprayed with gold dust, and a pretty chocolate star to top it off! One bite and we instantly went into a choco-gasm. This mini cake was packed full of chocolaty flavor and the crisps were just a perfect touch. It was extremely hard to believe these were vegan!
Peanut Butter Cheesecake
The second day we knew we had to try as many mini cakes as possible, since we don’t know the next time we will be in Bethlehem. For Sunday we thought we would try the Peanut Butter Cheesecake and Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake. Both were so creamy and there was no way you could tell either of these desserts were “lacking” any ingredients. Although we enjoyed both cheesecakes to their core, the Peanut Butter Cheesecake floored us! There are almost no words to describe the fudgy chocolate and gooey peanut butter mixed with the creaminess of cheesecake that touched our tongues! This was is by far the best cheesecake, vegan or not, we have EVER come across!!
We can hardly wait to feast upon those delicious little cakes once again and have been brainstorming on how we can travel down to Bethlehem for AP. That way we have an excuse to overeat and spend our money on these incredible vegan goods! If you are ever passing through the area, this Vegan Treats Bakery is worth visiting. We unfortunately didn’t have a chance to try all their items, but one look at their menu will make one want to make a special trip to the town!
We want to thank our new friends at Vegan Treats and look forward to indulging in many more of their desserts. In fact, until we taste another Vegan Treats cake, we’re not sure anything else is comparable.
Technology has brought many notable changes to the way we live modern life. The personal computer, cell phones, surgeries performed by robots….all of these pale in comparison of the evolution of the abbreviation “app”. Once upon a time an app’ was a fun way to describe a pre-meal whistle wetter, often times used in the sentence with the name your favorite chain restaurant and the words “fresh margs”, example; “Let’s go down to the local T.G.I AppleBottoms and order some delicious apps and fresh margs, I hear their flowering onion is to die for!”
Fast forward to the future, aka right now, with the advent of iPhones, the abbreviation app has become ubiquitous with the word application. As in “there’s an app for that”, as in, really, do you have an app featuring chronological photographic history of the great thespian Corey
Feldman? (Hint, hint…magical makers of iPhone apps, give the public what it wants!)
These iPhone apps may not be battered and deep fried, but they are just as desirable. While the CoreyNow app is just in the dream stages, countless other applications are available for iPhones. They rank anywhere from useful to pointless fun. On the more useful end of things, numerous Green Apps currently exist and seem to be multiplying with every passing month. Below are just a few examples of iPhone’s socially conscious side, the tip of the electronic iceberg, if you will. But there are many more out there!
Go Green: This free application gives users a helpful tip for living green each time it is opened. Each tip accumulates into a handy, running tip list, making it a great tool for both newly minted environmentalists and green living devotees, alike.
FindGreen: Helping you locate thousands of green and sustainable businesses throughout the United States and Canada, FindGreen is an outstanding iPhone application. Locating where you are through the magic of computer technology – some type of ritual in the woods, involving sacrifices and fire, I’d imagine- FindGreen gives you step by step directions to nearby green businesses that are approved through a thorough evaluation process at GenGreenLife.com. When you are done paying patronage to these lovely businesses, feel free to get your Roger Ebert on and submit your own business review to FindGreen. Two thumbs way up for this free application!
Irecycle: This application does exactly what its name would lead you to believe it does; it finds nearby recycling locations for its users. With access and directions to over 110,000 recycling locations, this completely free application will make the excuse of not knowing where to recycle something of the past. Thank you magical internet devices, you are so mighty and wise, please accept my sacrifice of a gaggle of empty, recyclable cans.
GreenCard: No, this free application does not bestow upon its users residency in the good ‘ol U.S of A, but what it does do is change the way its users exchanges business cards. Allowing you to create and exchange business cards digitally, this application eliminates the need for paper waste, it also notifies your contacts to any modifications to your personal card immediately. I am sure both trees and your wallet alike will thank you for sparing them the suffering of producing/ holding archaic printed business cards.
VeganSteven: For all you tech-loving vegans, this app, complete with its own adorable carrot mascot, gives you environmentally friendly walking and biking directions to all your local vegan eateries. The GPS in your phone will locate the closest vegan or vegan friendly restaurants no matter where you are traveling to or in your hometown! Vegan Steven may not be Corey Feldman, but he does have a certain charm to him, plus he has a job, so plus one for the carrot. (Burn on Feldman, sorry buddy!)
While calorie rich-apps are quickly becoming a thing of the past, I take comfort in knowing that this abbreviation lives on for a much more noble cause; advancing our lives through the almighty magic of technology.
Remember to live green and to keep your iPhones happy through frequent human sacrifices…hmmm, I mean, frequent charges of their batteries.