Monday, April 27, 2009

Vegan Wedding Cake, Cupcakes and Dip



Dear Bloggers - readers & writers,

Kevin and I have just returned from our most wonderful wedding and fantastic Canada-travels. I am an honest woman now (hah) and loved the intimate and quiet nature of our ceremony. Despite (or maybe because of) being gigantically pregnant, I had a great time with Kevin, celebrating with our family and close friends.


Sadly, we missed having Kevin's parents, our bestest bud Kim and other work mates around us while we celebrated, but those who were present filled us the spaces of our celebration with great laughs, awesome memories and total kindness.

Food, food, on to food. We went to a Mediterranean restaurant after the ceremony - La Luna in Hamilton of course. The food was great. But nothing bet the decadent vegan chocolate cakes that we had to top off the night. I love/hate Whole Foods so much sometimes. They did manage to pull through for me on this one, but I still have niggly feelings about their practices. (Damn seduction by chocolate).


My sister made the BEST vegan cupcakes I have ever had! She has been experimenting with baking in ways that are better explained as explorations of studio-quality food. Vegan cupcakes did not deter her during my trip home and she made both the chocolate and vanilla cupcakes from VCTOTW (which we bought her during the trip).

They were fantastic! Emily is a star!


My mom also made some kickin' dips - a cilantro infused guacamole and a dynamite tomato dip. The day after the wedding I spent lunch time with my face in the pita and dip.

The last foodie bit to share is from our trip to Montreal. We spent two nights in this great city. Both for honeymooning and also for the intention of seeking out options for our next move. Loved every minute, but our travels around The Plateau was dreamy and we found the best veg thai restaurant! Totally impressive food at ChuChai on St. Denis street. Check them out!


I can't wait to catch up on everyone's blogs! Missed you guys.
Have a great week!

Lots of love,
Ms. VeganCowGirl

28 comments:

Michelle said...

ChuChai is definitely a classic!

Katy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

The food looks totally yum too!

jumbleberryjam said...

Congratulations! You're a lovely bride and April's a great time for wedding :-)

Mihl said...

Congratulations! And yes, your sister is a real cupcake talent!

Macie said...

Congratulations! Looks like a wonderful celebrations with delicious food :)

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

congratulations! Your dress is a gorgeous color.

Lauren said...

Congratulations!!! Great eats!! Those cupcakes sound amaaaaazing!

Pearl said...

congratulations! i am so glad that your wedding turned out beautifully, as did the vegan food!
hmm, may i ask why you don't like whole foods very much?

jessy said...

congrats, congrats, CONGRATS! i'm so happy your wedding was most glorious! you guys look amazing, the food looks heavenly, and i'm just so superexcitedfaced for you both! wahoooooooooooooooo!

Johanna said...

congratulations - love those rubber duckies on your cakes and so glad you were treated to good cakes for the wedding

aTxVegn said...

How lovely - congratulations!

Theresa said...

Congratulations! I love your blue dress, and you both look so happy together!!

Sal said...

congratulations!!

those cupcakes are adorable and the chocolate cakes look great as well.

Bex said...

Congratulations!
You guys look really happy (and you look lovely!)
And the cakes . . .my tummy is growling for the cakes.

tofuparty said...

Wow, congratulations!!! Thank you for sharing some pictures.
And your wedding cakes are so cute with the little ducks.
Does it mean you're going to have 6children?
It looks like you're all very talented with food.

Chelsea said...

Congratulations! Your belly is so big - time just flies! (well, maybe not for you with the growing belly...) :P

Liz² said...

it all sounds so wonderful and celebratory! the cuppers are so sweet, too!

Tofu Hunter said...

You're lovely! It's so interesting from an anonymous internet standpoint to see the person behind the blog, and you look like such a radiant gal with an exciting and promising future ahead. Congrats to you and your man, and thanks for the great blog!

the little vegans little sister said...

So am I worthy of a guest spot?!

lol I love VCTOTW SO much.

so does Andrew come to think of it!

Muah love you!

shellyfish said...

F√ČLICITATIONS!!! I so excited for you both, and you look stunning! How wonderful to have such a sweet sister, too!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Congratulations! Those are some cute cakes!

Vegetation said...

Congratulations!! And fantastic food! Yum!

julie said...

Congrats!! You look beautiful. Best of luck!

J said...

congratulations!!! How exciting. The food all sounds delicious!

dreaminitvegan said...

Adorable cakes! Congratulations!
I just stumbled upon your blog.

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vincent said...

Hello,


We bumped into your blog and we really liked it - great recipes YUM YUM.
We would like to add it to the Petitchef.com.

We would be delighted if you could add your blog to Petitchef so that our users can, as us,
enjoy your recipes.

Petitchef is a french based Cooking recipes Portal. Several hundred Blogs are already members
and benefit from their exposure on Petitchef.com.

To add your site to the Petitchef family you can use http://en.petitchef.com/?obj=front&action=site_ajout_form or just go to Petitchef.com and click on "Add your site"

Best regards,

Vincent
petitchef.com

Veganosaurus said...

haha those Vegan chocolate cake duckies are adorable! :)

Wish you a wonderful married life.