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Animal Acres' Compassionate Cuisine Event

Morgan, from Little House of Veggies, and I went to Animal Acres' Compassionate Cuisine event last Friday.  We left Dr. J and Mr. D with the rest of our kidlets and just took our babies.  As you can see, they thoroughly enjoyed it.  Too bad my little sous chef is on a mother's milk only diet.  Anyway, Morgan and I definitely enjoyed it!  It was a Vegan Smorgasbord!  There were Vegan restaurants and products galore to sample and enjoy.  I thought I would share with you my top 3 tastes of the evening...

A Vegan food truck!  I wish they were in my city.... but I still might drive out to the O.C. to hunt them down.  They sampled a beer battered avocado taco.  It was divine!

If you didn't know already... this is my favorite restaurant.  Tanya, the chef, sampled one of her new menu items, the Chimichurri Fajita Platter.  It was the best thing I ate all night!

Dr. J and I don't drink alcohol... we DO however, drink Root Beer!  Dr. J considers himself a gourmet soda connoisseur of sorts and he gave this root beer two thumbs up!  Not only is the taste amazing, but the company has a pretty amazing story... donating 100% of profits to animal shelters!


Beer battered avocado taco? I'm too jealous. I'll try to focus on the good deeds that Margo's Bark is doing and not on my burning desire for fried avocado.
i was so fun!!! I didnt even take one picture though...except for the sleeping babies! Ok, I agree with you on the top three! And my Margos bark is already gone!!! Still craving the fried avocado, and of course Tanya held it down at the Native Foods booth with AMAZING food as always! I had the best girls night out!!!
I am so jealous!! Maybe I can tag along next time~PLEASE.....
The little guys are so cute and lucky to have such beautiful Mom's.

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