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Here is what happened on Saturday…

Such a creative post title.


blissful bites

The most exciting part of Saturday’s vegan bake sale wasn’t the food.

It was getting to finally meet my friend, Christy, in person. (She’s the author of the fabulous vegan cookbook, Blissful Bites, and 23 of her recipes are also in the new Skinny B*tch cookbook… so basically, I felt like I met a celebrity :).) I was also lucky enough to meet Jade, the incredible girl who organized the entire bake sale!

Christy and I talked for so long that I almost forgot to scope out the vegan baked goods.

Almost, but not quite.

dallas vegan

See my huge smile?

Since it was a good cause, and since I’m lousy at making decisions, I went crazy and bought lots of baked goods. Let’s see if I can remember them all… Rocky road cake ball, sweet potato empanada, mini doughnut, cinnamon-sugar doughnut, blueberry muffin, lemon coffeecake muffin, chocolate-pb cookie, banana bread, cinnamon roll, and ginger-spice cookie:

vegan desserts

My friend Amy invited a few girls over after work, so I brought the box along and we had fun tasting everything. Some of the treats were delicious; others were just ok. The ginger-spice cookie was absolutely awesome… and I don’t normally even like spice cookies!

I do have a recipe for Raw Gingerbread Men.

But I want to try making soft cookies like the one above (it’s hiding under the muffin and the empanada). If the baker of that cookie happens to be reading this post, please accept my thanks for money well spent.

vegan bake sale

Above, gorgeous cakes from Spiral Diner, and a cute little shopper!

Question of the Day:

Have you met any of your online friends in person?

If you want to laugh, be sure to check out this very old post.

It’s a post of my first-ever blogger meetup! 🙂

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Published on May 1, 2012

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  1. Amy says

    That looks sooo good! I wish I could have made it 🙁 but school is currently trying extremely hard to kill me lol! I will have to come to the next one!

    Glad you had such a good time. I have to agree with Lisa though, I would have expected much more chocolate in that box of yours! 😛

  2. michelle says

    Katie those look great. I met and still friends that I met online when we were all pregnant 15 years ago..and all our babies were due in june….. im in California and if I go to NY there’s a mom there I can hang out with. Same with Texas…. I love it…..

    Hmm also I met my husband online 11 years ago…does that count?

  3. Jules says

    Hi Katie! I have an idea for something that could be totally awesome and connect you with all your fans! You could have your own YouTube channel and post videos of you making your INCREDIBLE AND DELICIOUS CREATIONS! People could watch you vegan bake/create while seeing your awesome personality in real life instead of only being able to read it!

  4. Melissa (Better Fit) says

    Looks like it was a really fun event!

    I love the photo with the little girl at the table with all the delectable treats! So cute.

  5. Miss b says

    How cool.
    I am going to do a vegan bake sale this weekend.
    So I came to find some gréât recipes I know I Will.
    Any suggestions or ideas???

  6. Katherine says

    Oh my! That bake sale looks absolutely scrumptious! I am so jealous of the vegan cakes that rose! I cannot figure out how to make mine do the same. Trying to have a vegan bake sale soon!

  7. Sarah says

    I’m so jealous, why am I stuck here on the other side of the world? It looks so yummy and fun!
    I have a question though, do you have any tips for runners starting out? I’m getting a bit more serious about it, but I’m still feeling pretty noobish.

  8. Albizia says

    Oh, the baked goods! They look scrumptious! And for the good cause I would gladly stuff myself with them 🙂

    People we meet online can turn into friends forever. Most of my closest friends were at one point just some sort of pen friends.

  9. Liz says

    Are you going to post any of the recipes from the bake sale? (or email them to me 🙂 ) Those cakes, for example don’t look healthy, but they look amazing! We did a successful bake sale here in Sarasota, FL, but i would love to see more of what you all did. Pricing, recipes, location, education/outreach, etc. Yay for National Vegan Bake sale week!

  10. The Better Baker says

    Great post! Many delicious looking items for sale there! I have met a local blogger – our paths crossed after we were already blogging – and I just bought a ticket to fly to the Midwest this summer to spend a few days with another blogger. My blogging friends are much like family – I think we really do get to know each other via the internet, and it’s awesome! when you get to meet someone special face to face. Thanks for sharing this post and all the awesome dishes you make.

  11. Justine Duppong @ Life With Cheeseburgers says

    I’ve connected with over 100 people in recovery from eating disorders in the process of writing my book. I’m hoping to meet several of them once it’s finally published (soon)!

  12. Mallory says

    That bake sale makes me really happy… especially the sign that says “Dallas Vegan” especially because I am moving to Dallas in a month!!! 🙂

  13. Natasha says

    I have met SEVERAL online friends, actually. 3 of them I’ve known for over 10 years…and 1 of those I will more than likely be moving in w/ in a few months. I run a general discussion forum and I’ve met, hmmm, at least 5 of our members in person (and, again, I roomed w/ 1 of those members for a while).

  14. Erin says

    I’ve never made friends online that I met in person, but I did get to meet some bloggers/bands I like that I found out about online! Have you ever heard of wizard rock? It’s basically indie music written about Harry Potter. It sounds silly, but a lot of the stuff is actually really good 🙂 I haven’t listened to it in quite awhile though. My first wizard rock concert was back in middle school, and I’m graduating from high school next month!

    And these vegan treats look AMAZING. I wish we had a meet-up like this in my area!

  15. Megan @ Megan's Munchies says

    I have met a few at Blog events and they are always as amazing as I imagined them to be! I still want to do a blogger meet up here in Dallas to meet all our local blogging friends!

  16. Josh SM says

    Two of my favorite food bloggers in the same photo!

    Christy’s Raw Chocolate Mousse recipe changed my life and got me passionate about making raw desserts… I made a delicious Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake w/ Cacao Fudge Frosting the other night… rambling, rambling…

    You’re amazing, btw. I LOVE your blog.

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