• 5 Ways to Stay Focused When Working From Home

    September 9, 2020 by

    Life has been a little crazy lately. Well, maybe it’s not lately, to be honest it’s starting to feel like it’s been this way forever. Currently, we’re on our sixth month of COVID fun-times, and it doesn’t look like things are going back to normal anytime soon (efffffff). But things aren’t all bad, at least… Read more

  • DIY Dried Herbs

    August 7, 2020 by

    Having a garden can be so fulfilling. From picking to preserving the process can be as long or as short as you want it to be and you can reap the benefits of your hard work for longer than your gardening season if you plan it. When I first started gardening, I started out small… Read more

  • 5 Tips for Camping with Dogs

    July 8, 2020 by

    Camping is the perfect dog-friendly vacation. Most times that my husband and I camp we bring our three dogs with us – two weiner dog mixes and a German Shepherd – and each time we feel like we figure out something new that makes us and them more comfortable. It’s nice to be able to… Read more

  • Weekend Camping Menu For Two

    July 2, 2020 by

    This weekend was absolutely perfect! The hubby and I packed up our three dogs and our pop-up camper and headed out of town for a quick Friday night through Sunday afternoon trip. We went to one of our favorite places, called Collins Lake. It’s one of our favorites for a few reasons – one, it’s… Read more

  • Vegan Sautéed Veggies

    June 12, 2020 by

    I was perusing Instagram the other day when I ran across a post of a fellow gardener pulling baby carrots from one of their garden beds. And I don’t mean baby carrots like the ones you buy in the store that look like toe-nubs (sorry, but they do). The carrots they pulled out of the… Read more

  • Vegan Potato Salad

    June 8, 2020 by

    Spring transitioning into summer months is probably my favorite time of the year. The days aren’t too hot yet and the evenings still cool down enough to wear a sweatshirt. It’s the perfect weather for barbecuing. Cooking and eating outside is a warm weather activity that I wait for all year, and luckily, living in… Read more

  • Vegan Zucchini Fritters

    June 3, 2020 by

    Summer is just about here and at my house that means it’s time for all things zucchini! My garden has only two zucchini plants this year, but already I’ve harvested two and have 3 more growing. Because of this influx of all green goodness, I’m looking into new and delicious ways to prepare this versatile… Read more

  • I Stand With You

    June 3, 2020 by

    The world has been crazy lately. This craziness has manifested itself in many different ways it seems, whether it be the pandemic, the stay-at-home orders, the George Floyd movement happening across the country, or just daily life in general. It’s been difficult to want to come on here and write about anything with so much… Read more

  • Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Sage Croutons

    March 20, 2020 by

    During times like these, it’s comforting to have food that has a long shelf life. Butternut squash, along with most other winter squashes, will last 1-2 months if stored in a cool, dark place like a pantry. This makes it a great pantry stocking option that is nutritious as well as tasty. Another great reason… Read more

  • Vegan Buffalo Sweet Potatoes

    March 18, 2020 by

    Things are getting crazy here in California amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. I won’t get too much into it in this post (might do another one later), but what I will say is there are some silver linings mixed in with the chaos. One of those silver linings is having the time at home to prepare… Read more

  • Vegan Teriyaki Tofu Bowls

    March 8, 2020 by

    Tofu is not something we eat very often in our house, but when I do make it, I want it to be as flavorful and least tofu-like as possible. This teriyaki bowl recipe is a great vegan substitute for a typical chicken teriyaki bowl with vegetables and rice. If you prefer to not include tofu,… Read more

  • Quick & Easy Vegan Enchiladas

    February 24, 2020 by

    I could probably eat Mexican-style food every day for a year and not grow tired of it. Even eating as a vegan without real cheese, Mexican food is hands down some of the tastiest and satisfying type of food out there. I love this recipe in particular because it’s packed with veggies, it’s quick and… Read more

  • Easy Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo

    February 18, 2020 by

    I love pasta! Who doesn’t, right? Red sauce is fairly easy to replicate as a vegan dish. It’s easy because it’s made of mostly vegetables. Simply omit the meat in meat sauce and you have a vegan red sauce (at least, usually). Alfredo can be a bit more tricky. It’s creamy and thick and has… Read more

  • Vegan Penne Primavera

    February 11, 2020 by

    I’ve almost reached 2 whole months of eating vegan, and I gotta say, I like how it’s going. The food is delicious, made of fresh ingredients, and I don’t feel like crap after eating it. This particular recipe is going to be a new favorite in my house because I always seem to have random… Read more

  • Post Dry January Check In

    February 10, 2020 by

    Hey guys, sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted. I suppose I feel like I’ve been in a bit of a creative slump lately. But I do want to check in really quick to do a sort of “post” check-in after my Dry January experience. I’ve had a couple nights of drinking (literally, two… Read more

  • Dry January Final Check-In

    February 1, 2020 by

    The final day of January is here. Technically, it’s the first day of February, but I digress. I should say, the final day of Dry January is here and I’m happy to report that I made it. I started this trip on January 5th and tomorrow I will have my first drink since the 4th.… Read more

  • Vegan Applesauce Ginger Oatmeal

    February 1, 2020 by

    Oatmeal is an easy and filling breakfast staple. Mix it with fruit and you’ve got yourself something really tasty. This particular version uses my Easy Sugar-Free Applesauce recipe, or you can use your favorite applesauce instead. I do add sugar as well but if you prefer to leave that out feel free to do so.… Read more

  • Vegan Oil-Free Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    January 27, 2020 by

    Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite ingredients. They are versatile, easy to cook and inexpensive, making them a great option for any meal. This particular meal is great because you can eat it any time of day depending on what ingredients you use. I used this recipe for lunch for the last couple of… Read more

  • Day 17: Dry January

    January 21, 2020 by

    Wow, my last Dry January check-in was utterly and terribly depressing. I really was feeling like crap though, so I guess it was my real feelings coming through (ha, sorry). Fortunately, I’m feeling MUCH, MUCH better this week. I still have a little bit of a cough, but I think I’m mostly mended. I think… Read more

  • You Don’t Have To Be a Vegan

    January 16, 2020 by

    This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while, but I guess haven’t had the time or focus to word vomit my thoughts onto the internet. It’s a topic that is close to my heart and has grown increasingly more important to me over the last year or so. I believe that… Read more

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