Saturday, February 13, 2010

California pasta

I had been looking at this recipe for quite some time but always thought it sounded strange.. pasta and avocado?  I wasn't quite sure, but it tasted really yummy!

We threw on some grilled tempeh on it for some extra protein.

Bread making adventures

My neighbour is really into making homemade breads and she gave me a lesson because I am totally clueless when it comes to making bread.  It's a really long process, but it's totally worth it.

We made some whole wheat bread with oatmeal and oat brand flour, as well as foccacia bread and we put some pizza toppings on top, it was delicious.

The special touch was the infused olive oil with fresh rosemary and garlic.

Caesar salad

Before I went vegan one of my favourite salads was caesar salad.

I kind of forgot all about it until I saw a recipe and decided to try it out.  The dressing is made with silken tofu and it tastes just like the real thing! I was in heaven :)

I even threw on some fake bacon bits

Things are moving quickly!

I have been planning a fundraising event for the last couple of months, and last night was finally the big night!  Things went really well, there was lots of food and booze and everyone was having a great time.

I've been incredibly busy with that, working on my website, and trying to get my company Karine Brighten Events off the ground and have been neglecting my food blog.

I've met a few people over the last month who have told me that they are interested in going veg, and wanted to see my food blog.  So I have decided to start blogging again and posting yummy food pics to encourage people to make the life changing decision :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Nature's Expres Grand Opening - January 16th!

I am pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the very first Nature's Express in the Bay Area!

Please join us for the celebration!

When: Saturday January 16th, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Nature's Express Berkeley, 1823 Solano Avenue, Berkeley,
What: Free samples, coupons, and giveaways! Our special
guest will be the wonderful Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

Nature's Express is 100% plant based, and 100% delicious!

Please visit our website for more info:

Event brought to you by:
Karine Brighten Events

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Vegan Valentine's Day Dance

Start Time:
Friday, February 12, 2010 at 7:30pm
End Time:
Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 12:00am
Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA


This is singles-friendly event!

Get ready for an evening of Valentine's Day Dancing and Drinks, Fun and Food!

Your $50 ticket Includes the following:

-délectable vegan hors d'oeuvres
-an open wine/beer bar
-a raffle ticket
-decadent desserts provided by Sugar Beat Sweets and Fat Bottom Bakery
-gift bag full of surprises from our sponsors.

Event sponsored by:

Fat Bottom Bakery
Frey Vineyard
Red Truck Wines
Sugar Beat Sweets

Special thanks to our wonderful contributors:

Angel Foods
Cow Jones Industrials
Eat in the Raw
Edwards and Sons
Field Roast
Go Max Go
Karine Brighten Events
Lazy Dog Designs
Nature's Express
Nu Tru
Sjaak's Organic Chocolates
The Sensual Vegan
Vegan Essentials
Vegan Soap Kitchen

For more info please visit:

Thursday, December 17, 2009


We are almost a week away from Christmas, but yet it feels like summer for us :)

I haven't been posting very much because I have been extremely busy with school! But now that I'm all done I will start posting more.

I've been making some delicious dinners this last week.  Veggy pot pie, homemade pizza, chili and cornbread! I bought myself a food processor with some christmas money I got from my dad, it's pretty exciting news!! I've been without a food processor since July because our broke when we shipped it here from Canada.

I am sooooooo excited to make myself some cashew-ricotta, spinach, mushroom lasagna!! mmmmmmmmmm.

As some of you may know, I have recently launched an event planning company! I specialize in green events of all types (weddings, non-profit events, corporate events), and most importantly I have decided to only do vegan events!

Check out my website for more info: