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May 2017

Vegan Tomato Soup - Just like mom made!
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Vegan Tomato Soup – Just like mom made!

Tomato soup WITHOUT milk or a milk alternative?  YES!

When IVegan Tomato Soup - Just like mom made! decided to start eating a vegan diet one thing I most missed was creamy tomato soup.  Nothing says love like tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.  Just ask my kids, they would agree!

I played around with several recipes, but hated using Almond or Soy Milk.  It just never looked right or tasted creamy.

Then one day I read an article about Cauliflower and how it’s used so many different ways, AND could be used for a “creamy” like texture.

Hello?!? Was cauliflower the answer to my dreams?!?

Vegan Tomato Soup – Just like mom made was born!

I can seriously could live off of tomato soup and grilled cheese and now -> I CAN!

Red White and Barre
Barre Blog

Red White & Barre – A Sure Holiday Favorite at Barre!

Red White and Barre

Red White and Barre

Be Barre Ready this Summer

Memorial weekend is almost here and there is nothing better than family barbecue and hanging out by the pool.  Well, looking great at barre is also good, right?!

NOW available at kate & kale Etsy -> Red White & Barre – Alternative Eco-Jersey™ Racer Tank

This tank top from Alternative is super soft and perfect for barre, home or out shopping at your favorite farmers market.

Vegan Rhubarb Strawberry Pie
Vegan Desserts

Vegan Rhubarb Strawberry Pie – A Memorial Day Win!

i heart Rhubarb

I told you I love when Rhubarb is in season when I posted my Vegan Rhubarb Strawberry Oat Bars recipe – and to prove it ANOTHER rhubarb recipe today!

Hot out of the oven, this Vegan Rhubarb Strawberry pie will melt in your mouth! Top with dairy free ice cream for the perfect Spring treat! With Memorial Day right around the corner, this would be a hit at any family get together or picnic.

What I love about this recipe for Vegan Rhubarb Strawberry Pie is that it  has three basic steps:

  1. Premade crust (sorry but I hate making pie crust and find it much easier to just buy)
  2. Rhubarb Strawberry filling
  3. Topping

That’s it!

Vegan Spring Time Pasta Salad
vegan Vegan Salad Recipes

Vegan Spring Time Pasta Salad

Spring time calls for pasta salad!

My husband celebrated his birthday last weekend, the big 48!!  In honor of his birthday we enjoyed a backyard barbecue will a few of his favorites!

On the menu, our favorite vegan burgers (seriously, these are the BEST for grilling!!) on the grill along with some grilled veggies and of course – his favorite Vegan Spring Time Pasta Salad!

Ancient Harvest Quinoa Super-grain Elbow Pasta

Number one thing I love best about this pasta salad – it’s super easy to make! I do like to make it up the day before, I think letting it sit for a day makes it only BETTER.

Quick and Easy Vegan French Toast
vegan Vegan Breakfast

Quick and Easy Vegan French Toast – Let’s Eat Breakfast!

If you know me by know you know that I love weekend breakfast.  I adore weekend breakfast.  I pre plan weekend breakfast.  I dream about weekend breakfast lol!

Oh, the smell of heaven!

Weekends are not complete without the smell of breakfast cooking early in the morning floating through out the house.

I do have to admit that one challenge I have had since I began eating a vegan diet was finding a good French Toast recipe.  Most all of the recipes that I had tried just made a super soggy mess and just ended up down the drain. Not a good way to start your morning for sure!

After trial and error I found there are a couple of key elements when it comes to make Vegan French Toast.

  1. The batter needs to be on the thick side
  2. Let the batter set for a full 15 minutes
  3. Older bread works better than fresh soft bread
  4. Cook slowly
This weekend FREE Shipping on orders over $50!!
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FREE Shipping this Mother’s Day Weekend!

Free Shipping for Mother's Day Weekend!

Free Shipping for Mother’s Day Weekend!

FREE Shipping on orders over $50

I am so excited to share our first special on kate & kale Etsy this Mother’s Day weekend!! New designs and items being added all week.

Sale starts Saturday and ends Sunday at midnight (pacific time).

Use Promo Code: MOMDAY17

Great time to stock up on your favorite designs and get ready for summer! Why wear boring?

XO Kate

Beets the kale out of me!
Blog Vegan Apparel

Beets the kale out of me! – Tee & Tank Top Now Available

Beets the kale out of me!

Beets the kale out of me!

Kale humor at it’s best!

So excited to introduce this fun new design on both a great tee shirt and ultra soft tank top.  Life is to short to wear boring clothes!  Am I right??

I love wearing this fun tee, and it’s now available at kate & kale Etsy in two great colors!

This fun tee looks great with jeans, shorts even a fun skirt for those morning strolling the farmers market.

I get the best comments wearing this shirt, but more than that – it’s just my favorite tee style to wear to work or home.

You can shop at kate & kale Etsy’s store by clicking -> HERE

Ladies Beets the kale out of me! - Vintage Tank Top

Ladies Beets the kale out of me! – Vintage Tank Top

Looking for a tank top style?

YES, we have that too! Available in four colors – Vintage Iris, Vintage Coal, Black and Red.  I’ll be wearing this one to barre for sure!

Now available – Ladies Beets the kale out of me! Vintage Tank Top from kate & kale!!

Vegan Rhubarb Strawberry Oat Bar
Blog Vegan Desserts

Rhubarb Season Calls for – Vegan Rhubarb Strawberry Oat Bars

Rhubarb is in season!!

Seriously, I lose my shit when walking down the produce isle at my grocery store and see Rhubarb for sale!  LOL!  When growing my my mom made the most AMAZING Rhubarb bread EVER!  It had this buttery sugar topping that was to die for!  I might have to see if I can dig that old recipe out and making it vegan.

Today however, we are talking Vegan Rhubarb Strawberry Oat Bars – and they are amazing!

Not too many people even know what Rhubarb is, which blows my mind!  Even the cashier ringing me up had NO idea what it was lol!

So, what exactly is Rhubarb and why is it good for you?