Easter!


Easter has come and gone, but I haven’t had a chance to share our fun yet. We celebrated on the Monday after Easter, so I was already one day late to begin with. My sister Nadia hosted at her awesome newly renovated home. Here is our vegan friendly Easter lunch buffet.

Vegan Easter Buffet
Vegan Easter Buffet

My whole family has a common interest in delicious vegan food, which has really brought us all together. Sharing a meal around the holidays no longer has the stress it used to. This kind of support couldn’t be more appreciated. Nadia kept the meal simple: Fresh fruit, veggies and chips with hummus dip, mock chicken salad with grapes and whole wheat bread for making sandwiches. Sarah made brown spanish rice and beans.

Easter Plate
Boy do I love a good sandwich

After our meal the boys went outside to fill up water balloons. It’s been a Guerra Family tradition to hold an Egg Toss every Easter. We have photos of my Mom decked out in white polyester bell bottoms, hands held out awaiting a fresh egg. Breaking raw eggs on each other didn’t sound as fun as it used to, so I suggested a water balloon toss instead. I’m a genius, I know. The water balloon toss lasted about two rounds before we all went to town with the remaining balloons. A full-out water balloon fight may become a new Easter tradition. Sarah had water in her ear for days, but it was worth at.

We also had a plastic Easter Egg hunt for the kiddos and a Piñata full of candy. I compiled a list of vegan friendly candy before going to the store, sourced mainly from here. We made sure to double-check the ingredients lists before purchasing. Our Piñata was filled with Sweet Tarts, Laffy Taffy, Sour Patch Kids, Jolly Ranchers, Swedish Fish and Yummy Earth Lollipops.

Dylan goes to town on an Easter Egg
Dylan goes to town on a giant Easter Egg

Vegan Lollipop
Lil Dylan enjoys a Yummy Earth Organic Lollipop

The hubby shot some footage and I found this still where Dylan seems to be analyzing the ingredients in his Chocolate bar. No Milk? Check. No Animal Testing? Check. Can you believe that any candy company would test on animals? I’ve boycotted Mars, yuck.

Vegan Chocolate
Dylan wants to be sure no animals were harmed for his chocolate fix

Great Easter or the Greatest Easter? I can’t decide. Ben or “Ben Ben” as we lovingly call him had a good time too. Being a one-eyed dog isn’t always easy, but he doesn’t seem to mind at all. He just loves any attention he can get.

Ben, the one eyed dog
Ben, the one-eyed dog!

xo angie

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