The Friendly Fig

Little Snaps of Magic

Happy happy friday, friends! I’m busy with last minute packing and prep for our honeymoon, so here’s an easy last post before we take off for a week – all the cool things I’ve snapped. Hmmm as for updates… Life is so good. Disney is waiting for me. Married life is all that it is cracked up to be. Aaaaand I scheduled out two posts for next week (both of which I had in my drafts forever and debated posting). Hey, might as well see the light of day while I’m away! I hope you enjoy. Have a gorgeous weekend, and the best week! I’ll be back in a weeeeeek with plenty of updates and photos. xx b
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Disney World Honeymoon

Disney Honeymoon Plans + Tips

HI! This post is probably going to be long and consist of tons of yelling and excessive [!!!] because it’s all about our dreamy honeymoon in DISNEY! Disney, yes. I think I’ve said it before on here… but yes we are going to Disney because we are literally 2 big kids. It doesn’t matter if we go every year… there is just no place we’d rather be or celebrate the start of our marriage than the most magical place on Earth. Rollercoasters, delicious vegan food, fireworks, shows, shopping, pool, ahhhh. It’s everything. We’re also doing Universal for 2 days, AKA THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER! Eeeeeee! I haven’t been to Universal in at least a decade, so you can imagine my excitement.

I thought it would be fun to share some of our plans (I am quite a planner – down to pool time) and some of what I’m packing. Just a little peak into my travel bag and life ;)

Warning: really long post ahead.
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Get to Know the Friendly Fig

25 Get To Know Each Other Questions!

Hi friends! I thought this would be a different and fun post. I feel like I know so many of you just through social media and commenting… but I’d love to get to know you all a bit better – while sharing some things about myself, too. I came up with 25 questions to answer honestly, and I am sharing them here.

Please, if you have the time, share some or all of the answers in the comments below. I would love to get to know all of you better! It would honestly make my day.

See questions after the break. Happy reading and answering! :)

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Meal Prep Bulk Cooking Tips in My Plant-Based Kitchen

Sunday Bulk Cooking Tips in My Plant-Based Kitchen

Hiii guys :)

I’m really excited to be writing this post today, but it is a question that I get A LOT… like all the time. Bulk cooking and prep for the week. It’s one of my favorite routines (just ask Joe!) During the summer (especially the scorching summer we had earlier this year), I rarely cook. It’s all about salads and grilling. But now that the weather is cool, I get to start my Sunday prep routine back up – weeeee!

The thing about bulk cooking – it initially seems like a pain in the ass, right? Cooking everything at once and portioning things out and cutting things up, rah rah rah. Sure, it sounds daunting, but if you do it right… it can quickly become one of your favorite things, too. I promise. SO. I wanted to share my Sunday bulk cooking tips here, because I am asked all the time how I manage to do it… plus, I want to make it a little less daunting.
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Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

Plant-Based Life: What I’ve Been Eating Lately

Life has been a whirrrrlllllwind over here. I haven’t had much time for structure. I feel like this is the first October that will be a blur for me. It feels like something is going on every week… and really, that is how it is! One week into married life, and I feel like we still have so much to do… well… me. Between name changing and then getting ready for our honeymoon, it’s definitely been hectic over here!!

Instead of a diary of my day, I have just been taking photos of my food and would like to compile it all here. This is basically what I have been eating for the past few weeks. Lots of different meals, foods… you know. Variety is key to not getting bored, amiright? ;)

THERE IS A TON AFTER THE BREAK – just a warning. I love taking pictures of my food, so… you know. I think I may like this way of doing things better, too. I may just do a once a month compilation of everything I’ve eaten. I hope it gives you some insight into my eating habits, as well as ideas for your own diet!

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10 Vegan-Friendly Quick Stop Restaurants Disney World

10 Favorite Vegan-Friendly Quick Stop Restaurants in Disney

Here I come with another vegan Disney post, because I am soooo excited to just GET THERE at the end of the month for our honeymoon!

Most of the time when we tell someone we are going to Disney for our honeymoon, we get the typical, “really, why?” I mean, sure… we go every year and I have been going for my whole life but honestly… I just can’t help myself. Disney World is my favorite place in the whole world. It’s pure magic. It takes me out of everyday life and plops me right into a dream. It’s a special place for both of us (and we have no shame in that!) Also… we are not those people who can just lay on a beach for a week. We need to be constantly moving, and we need rollercoasters. Basically, we are two large children who love nothing more than a Mickey pretzel, some fireworks, and a side of adrenaline. AND I WOULDN’T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY! This is why I am marrying Joe, after all. He gets me ;)

So when people say, “really why?” I mean… WHY NOT!! There’s so much to do, and there is a reason why it is the #1 honeymoon destination, yeah? YEAH. TAKE ME TO THE CASTLE, NOW.

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Homemade Vegan Cashew Cheese Ravioli

Homemade Cashew Cheese Ravioli

oh hi!

I have sat on this recipe for long enough. I was trying to think what I could post while I am on my wedding high. I came across the above pic while browsing my old photos and thought, yeah this would totally be cool to share!

Full disclosure, the dough recipe is not mine, so I am including a link to what I used below. But the filling and the process is my interpretation, so I hope that it inspires you and possibly makes you a bit less intimidated to make your own ravioli. While time-consuming, it is very easy.
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Vegan Style: Fall Bag

Vegan Style: Fall Bag

Hi friends! I’m excited to share another vegan find with you all – I grabbed it about a month ago, but have finally got around to writing this. Well, to be honest… I am writing this a week in advance to make sure I am covered before the big wedding weekend (by now, I’ll be married… EEK!)

I love this bag sooo much, and it is the same brand as the summer bag I posted about a couple months back. Safe to say, I love the brand EMPERIA. It’s durable, soft, and this color in particular really stole my heart the minute I saw it. I think they call it “camel?” I like to call it caramel – this caramel color is my all-time favorite. It’s warm for autumn, and it goes well with everything. Guess how much it costs?

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The Friendly Fig Wedding - Roger Williams Botanical Gardens

The One Where Bianca and Joe Get Married

I couldn’t resist with the blog post title – I even kept making jokes that Joe was going to say “I Joe, take thee Rachel” when reciting our vows. I’ve been watching too much Friends lately!

Hi! As promised, I want to share just a little visual taste of our big day. I’d like to keep a lot of the photos to myself, as I prefer it a private occasion… but some of the details of our rehearsal dinner and day are just too beautiful to not share. I can sit here for days and gush over how magical, wondrous, and utterly beautiful and perfect our wedding day was. Instead, I’ll just say it was – as expected – the very best day of my life. I still cannot believe the love that filled the air in that botanical garden on October 7th. Our family and friends are everything – we cannot thank everyone enough for celebrating with us (there AND via Facebook and IG!)

Details and photos after the cut :)
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Cozy Autumn Indie Playlist

Hi friends!

I am a little wired right now – I cannot believe our wedding is in 2 days. Ah! I just can’t believe it came this fast – the last year of being engaged flew by, so I can only imagine how fast the actual day will go. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have the pre-wedding jitters… doesn’t everyone? I just want everything to come together!!

This will be my last post this week – need to focus all my attention on everything else – from nail appointments with my ladies to rehearsal and dinner. Eeeeee!! This is actually happening. Breathe.

So anyways, I have a pretty light post for today. What’s better than a cozy autumn playlist to calm my nerves? I have been loving this playlist lately and wanted to share with you guys. It really does calm me down!! Also, I just love autumn so much – hence why we’re getting married now ;) You guys know this by now, I’m sure. But here it is… the soundtrack to crisp and colorful fall days.
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