Congratulations Adrianna!

Congratulations to Adrianna & all the graduates of 2010!

Vegan Cheesecake

One of the favorite desserts here in the Rios household is vegan cheesecake. Yesterday was one of those days where I just had to have some. To top it, we had yummy berries we had just gotten at our local farmer's market. It was so delicious, I thought, surely, it doesn't get any better than this...

and then I remembered that I made some chocolate syrup a few days ago. Now, this isn't just any chocolate syrup. If you check the labels of your average commercial syrup, you will find a glucose or corn syrup base and, typically xanthan gum as an emulsifier. Most have dairy in there as well (so NOT vegan). This Chocolate syrup has a base of agave syrup mixed with a quality cocoa. It is dark, rich, and thick. My mouth waters just thinking of it... Well, needless to say, the vegan cheesecake did indeed get better, oh soooooo much better.

So, two pieces of divine cheesecake later, spending the evening with my loving family... Life is Good :)

Worldfest 2010 Family Companions

On Sunday, May 16, 2010, Michelle, our kiddos, and I set up camp, A.K.A. an exhibitor booth at the 9th annual Worldfest.  We saw lots of old friends and made many new ones.  It was so much fun and such a great environment to spend the day.  Here are a few of the pictures I took of some of the spunky family companions (sometimes referred to as "pets").

Greeting Card debut at WorldFest!

Only three days 'til Worldfest, and we are soooooo excited.  We will have our first booth at Worldfest and just can't wait to be a part of all the earth friendly Vegan energy.  This is an all vegan, family and pet friendly event. 

We can't wait to see old and new friends this Sunday!  As if this wasn't enough, we are debuting our first line of greeting cards featuring images by Manuel A Rios (of course) printed on recycled stock with soy inks!  Without question, they are accompanied with a 100% recycled envelope. 

We will be offering special introductory pricing and a limited number of portrait sessions with your local vegan and green photographer, Manuel A Rios, at an unheard of price!

We invite you to stop by for all the festivities.  Don't forget to say hi  :)

WorldFest 2010!

WorldFest 2010 is here!  We will have a booth.  Friends, come say hi.