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by Meghann on October 24, 2009

My fun in the sun continued today at the Central Florida VegFest!


The Central Florida VegFest was a celebration of all things Vegan, Organic, and Animal Friendly.


There were dozens of booths offering vegan food, free samples, and information on local causes in the Orlando area.


I was craving a vegan cookie or brownie, but this booth caught my attention.


Especially when I discovered they had a Pumpkin Spice flavor.


The vegan nitrogen ice cream was interesting and reminded me more of creamy italian ice than ice cream. I are about half before I tossed the bowl. It wasn’t as rich and flavorful as I was hoping.


I also had a couple bites of a Strawberry Brownie that somehow missed the camera.


Maddie and I explored for a good hour, before heading home and chilling out in front of the tv for a couple of hours.

For dinner I got a little creative.


Originally, I had planned on having a baked sweet potato topped with chickpeas & marinara sauce, but went with a twist on a twice baked potato instead.


I baked a sweet potato in the over at 375 for 45 minutes, then scooped the insides out once it cooled.


The insides were mushed in a bowl with marinara sauce and chickpeas.


And finally topped with cheese and baked for another 10 minutes in the oven.


The results were amazing!


This meal just gave me a whole slew of ideas on different combinations I can creat with the twice baked potato concept. πŸ˜‰

On the side I had some frozen brussel sprouts that were heated up in the microwave.


A little chocolate cured my after dinner sweet tooth.


Tomorrow morning I had a 15 miler planned with my sister. I love how my miles are slowly creeping, the 15 miles are going to rock! πŸ˜‰

In the mean time please remember to VOTE to help me stay in the Top 20

And VOTE for these lovely ladies to help bring them to the Top 20. πŸ˜‰

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1 Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life October 24, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Sounds like a fun day! I am sure Maddie loved the festival Good luck on your 15 miles tomorrow!

2 angieinatlanta October 24, 2009 at 10:19 pm

What a cool festival! I love anything that brings health-conscious people together and celebrates healthful lifestyles!

Your dinner is a great idea; I adore twice-baked potatoes!

Good luck on your run tomorrow morning!!

3 Jessica October 24, 2009 at 10:33 pm

A strawberry brownie?!? I would have loved to see that pic!

4 jennylikestorun October 24, 2009 at 10:40 pm

I voted for you again! πŸ™‚ Sounds like you’ve had a really full and fun day! Strawberry brownie sounds yum and I love your dinner idea!
I think I’ll try that sometime soon.
Have a great run tomorrow, I look forward to reading all about it πŸ™‚

5 Tay October 24, 2009 at 11:20 pm

That twice baked sweet potato reminds me of the twice baked pizza potato I made once! Sooo good πŸ™‚ Good luck on your run tomorrow!!

6 Kristen October 24, 2009 at 11:29 pm

So jealous you got to go to VegFest! Sounds so fun. I need to investigate to see if there’s a similar festival near me.

Love that twice baked potato! YUM. πŸ™‚

7 Erin @ Living and Loving In L.A. October 24, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Pumpkin Spice ice cream? That must have been AH-MAZING! I’m super-duper jealous!!!

8 meyergirl October 25, 2009 at 12:14 am

Looks like a fun day!

9 Mama Pea October 25, 2009 at 12:28 am

I’m proud of you for checking out the Veg Fest even if you aren’t a veg! And your twice baked sweet potatoes look awesome. Good luck on that LONG run!

10 Emily Eats October 25, 2009 at 2:59 am

Yum! Am liking the look and idea of your dinner very much… Especially since we have sweet potatoes in our cupboard right now!
I hope your 15 miler goes well πŸ™‚ I dream of the day I will be able to run that far.

11 Diana October 25, 2009 at 5:09 am

That vegfest looks awesome. Also, I’m now craving sweet potato thanks to you πŸ˜›

12 Marina October 25, 2009 at 6:08 am

Sweet potato looks yummy! Have fun on the run!

13 Susan October 25, 2009 at 7:27 am

Okay, so I’m going to be a very bad foodie here and admit that I never knew that was what a twice baked potato was! I thought it was more along the lines of the biscotti concept πŸ˜› Now you have me super excited about it – so many possibilities for filling!

14 lessonstolearn October 25, 2009 at 7:54 am

I will be trying that sweet potato idea. Good thinking!

15 Emily October 25, 2009 at 8:09 am

Dinner looks good – I look forward to seeing what other filling ideas you come up with.
Looks like you’ve gotten a lot of votes!

16 April October 25, 2009 at 9:15 am

That potato sounds awesome! Thanks for the dinner inspiration for tonight!

17 inmytummy October 25, 2009 at 9:28 am

Such a creative dinner!

18 Jenna October 25, 2009 at 9:29 am

sounds like a fun day, seems wicked cool πŸ™‚
great dinner idea! good luck on your run tomorrow!!

19 Evan Thomas October 25, 2009 at 10:14 am

That ie cream sounds so interesting. I’m fascinated by all the crazy new technology they’re using in cooking

20 Trish (girlatgym) October 25, 2009 at 10:19 am

I am loving the potato idea – I have to try that! πŸ™‚

21 Erica October 25, 2009 at 10:36 am

Going to vote now! Thank you for the reminder. The vegfest looks awesome! I want to go to one. Great idea with the sweet potato too. I may try that later this week

22 skinnyrunner October 25, 2009 at 1:14 pm

i dont know if you have yogurtland in florida, but they just came out with pumpkin pie froyo. non fat and so good! just went yesterday and had some. yum

23 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) October 25, 2009 at 1:36 pm

good luck with the 15 miles!

I would have never thought of making twice baked potatoes with sweet potatoes but that looks pretty damn awesome!

24 Christy October 25, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Oh my gosh! I had no idea that there was a VegFest in Orlando!!! How fun, I so would of come home this weekend if I had known :-\

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