3.9.12

Pie and Goodbye


Well this is it. I leave on Wednesday to embark on my daunting European journey. Every time I think about it I have an "Oh my god this is really happening" moment and then I have to calm myself down so I don't hyperventilate from excitement and terror.

I have been thinking a lot about if and how I want to blog while I travel and I have come to a conclusion- I'm starting a new site from scratch, devoted completely to travel stories and photos. 


As much as I love food, this trip is about so much more than just eating and finding vegan-friendly places around Europe. Once I return, I look forward to getting back to sharing cakes and cookies with you all, but for now That's So Vegan will lay low for 8 months. 


If you happen to like me for more than just mouth-watering food porn, please follow my travel blog, Wanderment. Click on the photo below to check it out. I would love all of your insights, comments and advice on the crazy adventures I will be having :)



For now, I will say goodbye with pie.




Blueberry Maple Pie


1 pre-made pie crust (I used this recipe)

3 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp maple extract (optional)

1. Preheat your oven to 400ยบ and lightly grease a 9" round pie pan. Roll out half of your pie crust into a large circle and press into the prepared pan, folding over the edges.

2. In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, syrup, lemon juice, cornstarch, cinnamon and extract. Stir to combine and let sit for about 10 minutes to let the flavors blend. 
3. Pour the filling into the crust and top with either strips of dough for a lattice effect or a whole round piece of dough with slits cut into the middle. Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with vegan vanilla ice cream and say a bittersweet goodbye to summer!



22 comments:

  1. That pie looks great!
    I hope you have an amazing and wonderful trip! I saw it's not according to your plan, but if you happen to be in Belgium, send me an e-mail, maybe we can meet :) (not to freak you out, I just love to meet fellow -international- vegans)

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    1. That sounds great- I love meeting fellow international vegans as well! I will definitely let you know if I make it over there :)

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  2. I wish you all the best on your amazing journey! Peace, blessings, safety, and joy to you. I hope you learn and experience more than you can imagine, that you come back changed for the better, and that you are invigorated to take on life. This is an incredible opportunity for you and I am so glad you are making your dream come true!

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet words!

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  3. This looks like the most delicious pie-- a delicious good-bye! I am going to miss your delicious recipes, but I am very, very excited for you and your adventures ahead. I am so glad I can read about them along the way!

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  4. wow 8 months! good luck and have a great time!

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  5. agh, that pie is a very handsome looking pie! have just the most fun traveling! i bet. it will be. fantastic.

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    1. Thank you, Danie! I sure hope it is!

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  6. Have so much fun! Food tourism is the best!

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    1. Thanks, Shannon! It is- although sometimes challenging on a budget, haha.

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  7. Good-pie for now! Have a wonderful adventure! Thanks for leaving us with such a pretty post.

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  8. beautiful pie! just the thing to console me as i head back to work today. have an amazing time travelling!!

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  9. Travel safe! Can't wait to follow your adventures on the new blog!

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  10. Gorgeous pie! Have a great time, Ruby! Can't wait to follow your travels on your other blog!

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  11. Beautiful and delicious pie----I got to eat some of it!!! And as always, gorgeous photos, including the two for your travel blog header. More please!!!

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  12. So sad to see you go, but excited for you as well! Have fun!

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  13. Have a safe and wonderful trip!

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  14. Hi,
    Will you please post a link to your Blog at The Veganism Community? Our members will appreciate it.
    Members include: Vegans, Veganism Experts, Vegan Lifestyle Advocates, Vegan Cooking, etc.
    It's easy to do, just cut and paste the link and it automatically links back to your website. You can also add Articles, News, Photos and Videos if you like.
    Email me if you need any help or would like me to do it for you.
    Please feel free to share as often as you like.
    The Veganism Community: http://www.vorts.com/veganism/
    I hope you consider sharing with us.
    Thank you,
    James Kaufman, Editor

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  15. I know you're not using this site anymore, but I love this blog so much, I've nominated you for the Sunshine Award! :-)
    http://livliveslife.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/sunshine-award/

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    1. Thank you, Liv! Much appreciated :)

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