Year: 2012

Fall vegan chili dinner meal

chili dinner vegan

— Here’s another delicious Fall meal from our very own Lindsey of Cafe Johnsonia.  Today she’s got a Fall vegan chili dinner meal for you to make on a blustery Fall evening, with a side of GF cornbread.  I don’t think dinner gets better than that!  Unless you want to make the last dinner Lindsey posted, a tasty Fall dinner sausage and peppers with polenta. — Let me guess…you’re in the mood for something warm and comforting to get you…
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DIY candle cozy recycle craft

DIY recycle candle cozy craft

—This is the 2nd post from my phenomenal new editor Steph.  Last week Steph instructed us on how to make a ridiculous cute DIY painted pumpkin craft, and I can’t wait to paint my own.   Today she’s going to teach us how to do a cool craft using a couple of things you can recycle into a cozy craft.  So adorable.  Thanks Steph!– A few months ago I was on a real pb+j kick, and when I finished the…
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Winner! Pick Your Plum Giveaway

***UPDATE: Our winner is #27 Steph! Send us an email ASAP so your prize can get sent off to you!  Thanks everyone who entered!   Mmmm. It’s nice and crisp outside, a teensy bit of chill to the air, coziness now mandatory. And with all that coziness I’m rather jonesing for some craftiness. I’d love a suprpise bundle of inspiration from Pick Your Plum to get me started. A mystery package of supplies and doo-dads for some swanky projects sent right to…
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Fashion trends that need to die

Today on Babycenter I’m sharing some fashion trends that need to die, at least according to my picky stylist self.  I’ve tried to keep myself in check, holding on to my opinions because what people wear is none of my nevermind, but there are just some things I needed to get off my chest.

DIY painted pumpkin craft

painted pumpkin craft

(Allison’s note:  hey friends!  There are some exciting changes happening behind the scenes at Petit Elefant right now.  A few new amazing editors are joining Petit Elefant.  Let’s join in welcoming Steph to this community!  Today she’s sharing a DIY painted pumpkin craft you’re going to love.) Hello Petit Elefant readers! I’m Steph from Stuff Steph Does and I’m so pumped to be contributing DIY projects for you on Allison’s blog! DIY painted pumpkin craft   I love October. I…
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Halloween Treats, Gluten-Free Edition

Oh, there are so many completely awesome halloween goodies to be making right now.  I’m pretty jazzed about the super cool gluten-free options out there, perfect for making things festive and yummy for my kiddos this month. This is one of my favorites. Practically idiot proof. Adorable. Wouldn’t your munchkins be thrilled to find one of these in their lunchbox? So tell me, what are your favorite gluten-free Halloween goodies? I’m a leader in the Udi’s Gluten Free community and I’d love to know!…
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Tasty fall dinner sausage and peppers with polenta

sausage + polenta

Let’s talk comfort food for a second.  Are you the chicken soup type?  Me?  I want sausage and polenta over almost anything else.  It’s warm, soft and versatile.  (Like a cardigan.)  We eat it with stew and chili, or with marinara sauce.  Sometimes we sprinkle it with a mountain of cheese and bake until gooey.  Then there’s probably our favorite way–topped with sausage and peppers.  I’ve given it a little makeover here by adding some zucchini to the sausage and…
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Fall style blazer + cropped jeans

It’s Fall out, even though some parts of the country haven’t gotten the memo yet.  It’s crisp and cool in the morning and at night, (the times when I’m in bed, natch) so I haven’t had a chance to whip this style out yet.  Rachel Bilson loves this getup so much she wears a variation of it on a regular basis, and girlfriend’s got style.  If you’re looking for some hot style go raid your closet for a Fall style…
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Autumn Time Comfort Foods

It’s all official and everything. Autumn has arrived. The air has a definite chill which tells me it’s time to change up our menu a bit. I admit I was once a little worried that a gluten-free lifestyle meant abandoning our favorite cold weather comfort foods. Wrong! Haven’t missed out on anything, and I don’t even have to think too hard to come up with winning menu plans. The last stragglers of summer’s vegetables in my garden, and the new crops…
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