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pretty in pink vegan

Sunday, April 13, 2014

And Then You Turn 11

I know I said that I would announce the winner to the cookbook give away on Friday but I was worn out by three 11 year old boys. Why you ask because this is my baby's birthday weekend and I decided to be a Power Ranger and take the boys to Sky Zone, I also let him have his first sleepover. For those that don't know what Sky Zone is it is a indoor trampoline park. Being the big kid that I am I joined in on the fun. I only lasted 30 minutes but I burned almost 500 calories. That place is the best workout ever. Sadly in my old age it took me 2 days to recover. Keeping up with 3 preteen boys will wear you out.

Today is Keithon's actual birthday so we had a mommy and me day. First stop was breakfast. Keithon is the breakfast person in the house so since it is his birthday what Keithon wants Keithon gets. Sadly finding a vegan breakfast in Memphis is a bit hard but after a Internet search I found out that Three Angels Diner had a nice vegan spread that I was sure would make Keithon happy. We ordered almost every vegan option on the brunch menu. We had the tofu scramble, biscuits and gravy and vegan sausages. The tofu scramble was loaded with tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and smoked paprika. ( I added a bit of hot sauce because I like mine spicy) 

Since breakfast was out of the way I surprised Keithon with a trip to Sweet Noshings to let him be will a kid in a candy store. Sadly he did not get as excited I thought he would. He took his time looking at every case. He was trying to figure out which candies were vegan and which were not. For an 11 year old he did pretty well and since it was his birthday I allowed him to get WHATEVER  he wanted. ( what made his candy non vegan was the beeswax that Jelly Belly uses to make the jelly beans shinny and the glaze on the candy corn)  He also found a soda that is suppose to taste like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. 

Just like his mama Keithon likes to drop hints of what he likes to do and last week he dropped the hint about Rio 2 coming out. So unknowing to him after the candy store we were headed to see Rio 2.  We saw the 1st one so the 2nd one was pretty easy to follow but heaven help my non movie loving soul it was the longest movie in the world.  Long or not it was a good movie and I always love the hidden messages in Dreamworks movies. I won't spoil it for those that haven't seen it yet. As you can tell by this picture Keithon was over the whole mommy taking his picture thing. 

All in all my one and only had an awesome birthday. His friends now think his house is pretty cool because he has a pinball machine in the living room and inflatable furniture. The boys even enjoyed the vegan pizza and cheese dip I made them. Now on to the winner for Fillet of Soul Afro Vegan.... the winner is Sarah Kate. Sarah I will email you to get your address to ship your book!! 


  1. Wow, I never win anything! Can't wait to get cookin', thanks Cassi! (And I'm glad your son had such an awesome birthday!)

    1. Please send me you mailing address to

    2. I have not forgotten about you. I PROMISE to mail your prize out Saturday. I m still in the process of unpacking.

  2. Yay! Happy birthday, Keithon! I bought that PB&J soda too about two months ago, and it's still in my fridge. I need to drink it.


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