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Busy Vegetarian Mom (403 Posts)

Just one Busy Vegetarian Mom working on transitioning to a Vegetarian lifestyle for myself and my family. I am recording what I learn here along the way. You can also find me writing at Daily Dish Magazine and Inner Child Food.


A Wineducation : Introduction to the World of Wines via Taste Washington

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Entertainment, Featured, General Reviews, On the Road, Reviews, Travel, Travel Reviews, with Friends | 0 comments

A Wineducation : Introduction to the World of Wines via Taste Washington

I recently had the pleasure of attending, “Introduction to the World of Wines” at Taste Washington 2013.  This class, moderated by: Sean Sullivan of Washington Wine Report, and paneled by: Dr. Keving Pogue of Whitman College, Thomas Price of The Metropolitan Grill, Linda Murphy author of “American Wine” and Thomas Henick-Kling of Washington State University, focused on what makes this region a prime location for growing grapes and making wine, as well as understanding the difference in varieties with blind...

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I’m Going to Taste Washington!

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Entertainment, Featured, food review, General Reviews, Misc, On the Road, restaurant review, Reviews, Travel | 0 comments

I’m Going to Taste Washington!

I’m so excited that I have been invited to attend the Taste Washington Food & Wine event in Seattle this weekend.  Taste Washington is the largest single region food and wine show featuring over 225 wineries, 60 local restaurants and 13 award-winning chefs.  It all is happening at Century Link Center, Downtown Seattle.  I simply can not wait to see all the wonderful food and demonstrations – (I’m hoping to bring back some great Vegetarian ideas) and taste Washington wines!!     What will the show...

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A Monster High Half Birthday Hotel Party

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Entertainment, General Reviews, Travel, Travel Reviews, With Kids | 0 comments

My kids both have summer birthdays and I find it extremely difficult to arrange not one, but two parties over the summer where we will be in town AND all their friends will be in town.  So this year, after both attended friends party and started dreaming of their next party which in reality probably wouldn’t happen, I decided to throw them a “half-birthday” party. My youngest daughter was turning 7 1/2 in just a few weeks AND it was on a weekend. Perfect!  They were so excited to start the planning. Luckily, my kids like...

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Coffee Date Collection

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Entertainment, Featured, Misc, with Friends | 1 comment

Coffee Date Collection

I have got summer on my mind… ahhh… hopefully it will be here soon!  Until then, how about dreaming of what you will be wearing when the sunshine and warm weather appear.  This is my Coffee Date Collection.  Casual. Cute. Yet Sophisticated and Fun. Where would YOU wear this? Teal and White by busyvegetarianmom featuring a pocket wallet Mint dress modcloth.com JustFabulous wooden shoes heels.com Rebecca Minkoff pocket wallet nordstrom.com Pieces bangle bracelet $13 - pieces.com Ippolita mint green...

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Seattle Seahawks – Are YOU ready for some FOOTBALL?

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Entertainment, Featured, General Reviews, Misc | 3 comments

Seattle Seahawks – Are YOU ready for some FOOTBALL?

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?  Well, just in case you didn’t know – the Seattle Seahawks are the favorite team of this house so I found a few things to add to the wish list before the next playoff game.  Better get all my gear together before Superbowl… you know we are gonna be there!   Who are YOU rooting for???   Seattle Seahawks by busyvegetarianmom featuring striped knee high socks Nike nflshop.com Abercrombie & Fitch vintage jeans abercrombie.com Striped knee high socks nflshop.com Jessica...

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Medieval Times Dinner Review – Vegetarian Option

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Entertainment, Featured, food review, General Reviews, Misc, On the Road, restaurant review, Reviews, Travel, Travel Reviews, With Kids | 2 comments

Medieval Times Dinner Review – Vegetarian Option

How many of you have heard of Medieval Times?  Chances are you have as it is one of the most popular dinner shows in the US!  I went years ago to this Medieval Gaming Tournament when I was 14 years old and have wanted to go back ever since.  As a “Vegetarian” mom however, the Medieval pile of meat that is so popular for dinner did not appeal to me.  You can imagine my excitement when I found out that they have a Vegetarian option!   I got in touch with a representative to schedule my visit right away and was invited to come...

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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum Review

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Entertainment, Featured, food review, General Reviews, Misc, On the Road, Reviews, Travel, Travel Reviews, With Kids | 0 comments

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum Review

One of the first things we did on our recent family vacation is visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.  It came highly recommended to me from someone I know and I can honestly say, the thought had never crossed my mind before that. I am very glad I took the time to explore the option as it was a wonderful experience.  Situated in Simi Valley, CA high upon a beautiful hilltop just about 1 hour outside of Los Angeles, the museum has so much to offer.  Plan on taking up the better part of your day as it took us about 4 hours...

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Ridemakerz and Build a Bear at Downtown Disney – Fun for All

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Appliance Review, Crafts with Kids, Entertainment, Featured, General Reviews, Holidays, Misc, On the Road, Reviews, Travel, Travel Reviews, With Kids | 3 comments

Ridemakerz and Build a Bear at Downtown Disney – Fun for All

Ridemakerz and Build a Bear at Downtown Disney Downtown Disney is a shopping area located right outside the Disney Parks.  You can visit without paying any admission to the parks, yet you feel like you are right in the midst of Disney.  There are tons of great shops, food and a movie theater.  There is definitely something for everyone. We actually visited 3 times on our last trip to Southern California and we didn’t even go to Disneyland! Our primary reason for visiting was not just the fun shopping from clothing, legos, candy, and...

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2013 Kia Sportage XS Review – A Perfect Family Car

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Entertainment, Featured, General Reviews, Holidays, Misc, On the Road, Reviews, Travel, Travel Reviews, with Friends, With Kids | 16 comments

2013 Kia Sportage XS Review – A Perfect Family Car

As you know, I am back from a nice long vacation in sunny California! While we were visiting we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to drive a 2013 Kia Sportage XS. 2013 Kia Sportage XS Review Let me tell you, we should have been filming a commercial.  We took that thing for a real test drive!  We covered everything from day to day running around, LA traffic, freeway driving, all the up to winding up hairpin turns and avoiding rocks in the road while trekking up to Mt. Baldy to see some snow! Short and sweet:  I LOVE the Sportage!...

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Things to Do in Los Angeles for Families – Our “Griswald” Christmas

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in Entertainment, Featured, General Reviews, Holidays, On the Road, restaurant review, Reviews, Travel, Travel Reviews, With Kids | 1 comment

Things to Do in Los Angeles for Families – Our “Griswald” Christmas

Over the next several days I will be bringing you some details of all our adventures over our Christmas Holiday in the LA area.  We had such a great time so I just wanted to give you a little bit of an overview of what we did this year.  Before we go anywhere, I always start with a google search like,  ” Things to do in Los Angeles for Families ” and see what fun I can find.  TripAdvisor is another great resource for hotels and activities. This was the first year we decided to do something different at Christmas.  First- we...

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