A Gift Idea for the Vegetable Enthusiasts in Your Life

2018 Vegetable Calendar

One of my favorite things in the new year is starting a brand new calendar. I can’t wait to start 2018 off fresh with this gorgeous, 2018 vegetable calendar by my lovely, talented neighbor, Juli. She took an idea I had and turned it into a real thing. How cool is that?! It’s so beautiful that I just had to share it, in case you have a vegetable-, farmers’ market-, or gardening-enthusiast in your life that you’d like to buy it for this holiday season. It’s full of vibrant veggies like bell peppers, tomatoes, leeks and green beans, all which were hand-painted by Juli.

This calendar is only $20 and it’s in Juli’s Etsy shop!

Getting hungry? Check out some of my tasty vegetable recipes.

So You Married A Vegan

You may think I married a vegan. I didn’t. When Stephani and I met, she reluctantly ate meat. She still beheld the power of cheese. And I’m not sure she knew what gluten was yet ( I certainly didn’t). So when I say I married a vegan, I really mean I married a lady who became a vegan.

Stephani Bloomquist and Eric Johnson Wedding

Narrowing down the diet Stephani eats today has been an evolution that has given me a firsthand look at the phases of vegan life.

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Picnic Breakfast at Sunrise

Sunrise Picnic Breakfast at Lake Nokomis

Picnics are my favorite. Sunrises are also at the top of my list of things that are rad. Eric and I try to do a special picnic at least a few times each summer (in fact he proposed to me after one of our picnics!), and we realized that in our nearly 8 years of being together, we had never seen a sunrise together. So we made it a sunrise picnic breakfast!

I’ve watched many a sunrise with my best friend, who happened to live just one neighborhood away from mine while we were growing up. We’d plan to get up early, bring coffee (it was mostly creamer, actually) and spend the first waking hours of the day together watching the sunrise and talking about life. For that reason, sunrises are extra special to me.

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