Appetizers, Recipes

Oil Free White Bean Hummus

Hummus is currently one of my favorite snacks. I didn't become a lover of hummus until I was in college. I waitressed at this great Greek restaurant and they made the best hummus. I've purchased many pre-made hummus brands from the store, but it always contains so much oil and I've really been trying to… Continue reading Oil Free White Bean Hummus

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Lifestyle Tips, Recipes

Vegan Protein Breakfast Smoothie

Since being on summer vacation, I've been reveling in my slow, lazy mornings. During this past school year, I was getting up at 4 am to get to the gym by 5. The gym I was training at is 30 minutes away and I needed all the time I could get to wake up fully… Continue reading Vegan Protein Breakfast Smoothie

Recipes

Homemade Pasta Sauce

If you know anything about my family, then you know that on Sunday, we eat pasta. Growing up, I thought everybody ate pasta on Sundays. Apparently, they don't. But now you can enjoy pasta Sunday with a traditional sauce. When I started writing this recipe, I did so thinking of my sweet mother in law.… Continue reading Homemade Pasta Sauce

Lifestyle Tips, Transitions

Plant Based Staples to Keep in Your Kitchen

I absolutely love to cook. Considering the direction this blog has been going, I think that's pretty obvious!  If I can find a recipe to make something homemade instead of buying store-bought, I will absolutely try the homemade version. My husband likes to tease me about this, saying I have to do everything the hard… Continue reading Plant Based Staples to Keep in Your Kitchen

Lifestyle Tips

I Just Don’t Think I Could Ever Go Vegan

"I just don't think I could ever go vegan." I honestly can't count the number of times I've heard this statement since going vegan. Just mention the fact that you choose to eat this way, or that there's no butter or eggs in the cookies you brought to the BBQ, and it's guaranteed that at… Continue reading I Just Don’t Think I Could Ever Go Vegan

Recipes, Reviews

12 Vegan BBQ Favorites

So, it's almost 4th of July and if you are vegan, you can feel the anxiety building around what the hell you are going to eat at that BBQ you were invited too. Or maybe you aren't quite vegan yet, but you still want to bring something tasty and healthy to that BBQ so you… Continue reading 12 Vegan BBQ Favorites

Lifestyle Tips, Veganism

How to Vacation with Non-Vegans

It's summer time and the livin's easy... How many of you sang that as you read it??? If you know that song, you just earned some serious cool points. Anyway! It is summer time and as a teacher, I am just LOVING my time away from my classroom. Don't get me wrong, I love my… Continue reading How to Vacation with Non-Vegans

Recipes

Vegan Quesadillas

So as you may remember, I recently perfected a Plant Based Cheese Sauce. It's freakin' delicious and if you haven't tried it yet, I HIGHLY recommend it. Since I created that cheese sauce, I've been playing around with how it can be used in various recipes (see my Vegan Broccoli and Cheese Casserole recipe). I've tried… Continue reading Vegan Quesadillas

Dessert, Recipes

Vegan Nice Cream

I wasn't really a big fan of sweets until my competitions last year. The cravings for sweets were REAL. No joke, I bought 4 different pints of the Non-Dairy Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream for after the shows. Ever since then, I've still had a bit of a sweet tooth. Every now and then, I… Continue reading Vegan Nice Cream