health

Why “No Oil”?

Earlier this month I posted my Oil Free White Bean Hummus recipe and I've had a few people ask about my choice to limit my oil consumption. You might have even heard of people who eat "Whole Food Plant Based No Oil" (WFPBNO) and are curious about that choice. So I've decided to explain the reason why… Continue reading Why “No Oil”?

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Recipes

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Hey friends! After a little back to school hiatus, I've returned to the blogging world. I've been really focused on my new school and my new job, which I just love. I have been working on some recipes and I'm glad to be ready to share this one. Hopefully it will be a recipe you can… Continue reading Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

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