Web Feast Friday: Rawmageddon Begins

Friday the First can mean only one thing:  RAWMAGEDDON has begun!  Our first 30 Day Challenge went surprising well as we managed to post almost every day during January.  We missed a couple of days, but definitely feel pretty confident that we can continue our streak.  Now that February has begun, 30 Day Challenge #2 has begun in which we eat raw every meal, every day.  Day 1 is in the books with juices, smoothies, nuts, and salads dominating the menu.  We have some interesting recipes queued up for a few occasions and look forward to sharing some of these with our faithful readers.  In the meantime, we leave you with some great ideas for your Super Bowl Sunday festivities!

Anything that’s vegan AND fully loaded has to be good.  Right?

Sunday brunch idea to get primed for the big game!


For those of you taking on Rawmageddon with us, add this to your Big Game must-cook list.

I’ve ask myself this question so many times.  Now I have an answer.

If you haven’t liked any ideas thus far, here’s a whole list of ideas to help you write your Super Bowl menu.

Here’s the “big game” I’m really looking forward to this weekend.  J-Pow!!

I couldn’t help myself.  I had to end things with some more BTnH.


Web Feast Friday: Sunday Edition

As you may or may not have noticed, our streak of blogging came to an end on Friday, January 25.  I am actually impressed that we made it that long considering the whirlwind of adventures and funtivities we have been engaging in over the last couple of weeks. We spent this past weekend relaxing, skiing, cooking, and imbibing with our dear friends in Sunriver, Oregon.  I’m blaming our streak coming to an end on a fun-friend-filled weekend.  Best.Excuse.Ever.


Mountains, outdoor activities, and wildlife. Sounds like a damn good time to me!


We forgot our camera back at the cabin, so this isn’t actually depicting our day. Add in icy snow and 25 mph winds, and you get the idea.

We had actually been saving up lots of great links to share on Friday, so we figured why not get “caught up” with our blog posts by cranking out some bonus posts on Sunday.  This Webfeast is dedicated to our weekend in Sunriver and will definitely get us back on track and prep us for our next 30 Day Challenge which is our Raw February!

After this past weekend, a detox is definitely in order!

Feeling a little acidic?  We definitely are.

We’re in the process of writing our Super Bowl party menu.  These might make the cut.

A new obsession.

We’re in the market.  Anyone have any recommendations or reviews to share?

This came in handy after a long day on the hill.  Vegan and GF!!

Web Feast Friday

It finally feels like winter here in the Pacific NW, and we have a brand new dusting of snow on  the hills throughout the valley.  We’re eleven days into the year, and still holding strong to our commitment/resolution of blogging every day!  We have lots of great ideas for posts, and lots of great recipes and stories to share.  We also have some exciting adventures on the horizon that are sure to create even more blog fodder. Snowshoeing is on the agenda this weekend, along with a little wine tour.  In the meantime, sit back and relax the second installment of Web Feast Friday for 2013!

Simple.  Easy.  Indian flavors.  Love it!

For those of you who want to go raw with us next month, here’s a recipe to bookmark.

The EPL household is a big fan of savory waffles.  These just made the cut for Sunday brunch.

Health vegan Twix bars?

We’re everywhere!!!!

We’re hosting a vegan Super Bowl party this year, and you KNOW this will be served!

Lot’s of recipes this week means lots of cooking and baking is taking place.  One such cooking escapade involves a shopping trip to the Asian market, no real plan, and $100 in groceries.  Stay tuned for that story!

We leave you with some winter running inspiration and motivation.  Play outside this weekend and cook some good food.

Web Feast Friday


Welcome to the final Web Feast Friday of Vegan Mofo!  Getting involved with Vegan Mofo, and participating along side some of our vegan blogger role models/celebrities has been a tremendous honor and inspirational experience.  Instead of posting random bits from around the internets, I thought I would post some recent highlights from some of our most favorite vegan bloggers.  The following peeps provide us with many recipes, much inspiration, and a network of passionate and enthusiastic advocates for all things vegan.  If you don’t have these folks bookmarked or queued up on your RSS feed, start clickin’!!!!!

–  Post Punk Kitchen was one of the first vegan blogs we started following.  Their forum alone is a great resource for recipes and menu ideas.

–  Vegansaurus single handedly planned the eating/dining schedule for our recent San Fran vaca.  This is a great blog for news, reviews, and the occasional profanity-laced post.  A true inspiration!

–  Will Travel for Vegan Food started out as a Kickstarter campaign, and is now a favorite read of EPL.  Who wouldn’t want to just travel around the U.S., eat vegan food in new and interesting places, and write about it.  That what dreams are made of folks.

–  Hipsterfood combines vegan food with artsy pics and Wes Anderson-ish fonts to create one of our favorite food photography sites.  They also publish Chickpea Vegan Quarterly which is our favorite quarterly vegan publication.

–  Nobody does vegan dessert quite like Chocolate Covered Katie!

–  For those of you who dabble in the raw vegan lifestyle, I give you Choosing Raw.  Plenty of great salad, juice, and smoothie recipes to help you get your raw on!

–  Last but certainly not least, Happy Herbivore.  Lindsay and Happy Herbivore are an institution when it comes to cooking, eating, and living a vegan lifestyle.  Her blog, along with the HH cookbooks, will continue to be an inspirational guide for our Sunday brunches, holiday dinners, and blogging exploits.

In true Web Feast fashion, we leave you with this Black Lips/Rza from Wu Tang Clan gem:

Web Feast: R-rated and Vegan Mofo Approved!

I’ve been wasting loads of time this week – which means good news for Web Feast and bad news for….who am I kidding, I have no kids or any real responsibilities that can’t be put off until after I’m done procrastinating on my core responsibilities like making money, using the bathroom, and posting this blog.

Evan usually does the Friday posts, but has too much homework tonight so you get me again (he is all done this weekend…WOOHOO!) So because I both love him AND am slightly bitter that I don’t get this one day off of posting, I am dedicating this crazy R-rated but hilarious video that would usually get turned down to him. P.S. not work/home/child/my mom appropriate (seriously mom, don’t watch this – you will be offended by the number of swear words.) P.S.S. As my gift to Evan when he graduates tomorrow, we will playing this same little make-up game. Congrats babe – and you’re welcome.

I must not be an Ultra Runner because I don’t know what half of these mean – test your own Ultra Running knowledge

Not sure what to read after finishing Twilight, Hunger Games, and 50 Shades? Use this sweet site to decide what book you should read next.

I love when I can say that I drank a power smoothie for breakfast, but I secretly know I ate pure sugar and pumpkin. Screw it – it’s October.

Eating veggies doesn’t have to be expensive. Eat cheap my friends.

TOTALLY found my new obsession – a trendy BnB search site. Did you know you can rent out supped up airstreams for the same price as the Marriott? Yes please. (Thanks Brad for the tip!)

I have been listening to this album non-stop. Not only is the band amazing, but anytime I get the chance to act out my secret fantasy of being a sassy black singer, I take it! I am totally jealous of all the people who pull up next to me whilst in a fit of Tina Turner gyration.

Web Feast Friday

One of the 2012 goals for Team EPL was to compete in some kind of race every month this year.  So far, we only really missed one race in June, but made up for it three-fold in July.  Currently both members of Team EPL are training for September events, and laying down some base work for what it sure to be a HUGE 2013.  Next on the list, a half marathon trail race followed by a 5k trail race.  This weeks Web Feast features great links that provide us with the knowledge, motivation, and carbs that fuel those grueling brick workouts and long runs.  Get out and move this weekend and cook some tasty vegan food!

This is the greatest workout song ever.  Ever.

Sunday is brunch day at the EPL house.  What a perfect way to ease into that 40 mile bike ride!

Chia seeds are a staple in the kitchen.  We love our chia pudding!

No Meat Athlete has created total training plans for plant-based athletes.  On sale for a few more days!


Cookie dough hummus.  Trust me.  Eat it.  You’re welcome.

We love bahn mi.  We love salads.  Win win!!!!

Plant protein.  It ain’t hard to find.

Introducing: Web Feast Friday

The idea for Eat.Out.Loud. was inspired by many hours of internet “research” reading blogs, studying recipes, and researching new and interesting ways a plant-based life can benefit your life.  This research continues to yield fascinating, inspiring, and informative subject matter that just screams to be shared.  Web Feast Fridays will be a collective of anything and everything we have come across over the past week or month.    We hope you enjoy stumbling upon these links as much as we have!

I love breakfast, and I love sandwiches!

America is great!

Easter desert, vegan style!

I never thought I would say this, but come on U.S., follow Poland’s lead!

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