My Vegan Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Experience

Pregnancy comes with SO MUCH advice, especially for a first time mom. Most advice is well meaning, but the sheer volume of advice itself can be overwhelming. It’s such a time of introspection, and intuitiveness expands as well. That aspect of the growing skill of listening to my body was a great guide for my…

Should You Become Vegan to Lose Weight?

It seems like the weight just won’t come off. You’ve read multiple success stories of people losing weight after going vegan. You’re ready to buckle down and adopt this new diet!— or are you? If you’re thinking of going vegan for weight loss, you should definitely check off some other boxes first. Have you evaluated…

Asian Style Green Beans

All of my memories of green beans growing up are mostly of canned green beans, sometimes with some potatoes or ham bits mixed in. I’ve never been of fan of green bean casserole, so I’ve never had that. I say all of that to say, my experiences with fresh green beans have been limited. That…

“Crab”Cakes & Grits

Here’s a nice weekend brunch recipe for you! Out of all the meat substitutes on the market these days (a few of which I truly like), I really appreciate a recipe that mimics the dishes I used to enjoy but with a vegetable that I can use as the substitute. It always ends up cheaper…

Steps To Achieving Veggieness

Right now, being vegan is trendy. So many people are becoming aware of the falsities in the information that we have always believed regarding food, and people are starting to feel that being vegan would be very beneficial for them, and it would! However, becoming vegan is not for the faint of heart. I did not…

Why “Diets” Aren’t So Lovely…

What do you think of when you hear the word “diet”? Do you think of a weight loss plan? A short term eating pattern? Depriving yourself of foods that you love? There are a couple of definitions for the word “diet”. According to Webster, a diet is: food and drink regularly provided or consumed (a diet of…

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

So this isn’t technically a quesadilla since no queso is present; however, it resembles a quesadilla and it’s DELICIOUS! It’s also easy and can be customized (read why that’s important here ). Here’s the recipe, enjoy! 1 package of flour tortillas (I use Trader Joe’s flour tortillas) 1 can of black beans (I prefer cans with…

The Loveliest Fruit Salad

Ok, this is the recipe for The LOVELIEST Fruit Salad! I have mixed and matched it quite a bit (and will include my variations in this post), but I always get a happy crowd when I prepare this. It’s actually all about the dressing so I’ll explain the fruit part and then provide the recipe…

My Journey to Veggieness

Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped turned up side down so I’d like to take a minute just sit right there— (I couldn’t resist, sorry lol), this is the story of how I became vegan though: I’m from Alabama. Excuse my grammar but ain’t nothing vegan about Alabama or…

What Do Vegans Eat?

What Do Vegans Eat? Here’s how the conversation usually comes up… **Some sort of social setting** Family/Friend/Stranger: “Do you want some of this *insert non vegan dish*?” Me: “No, thank you so much though.” Family/Friend/Stranger: “Are you sure? We also have some *insert another non vegan dish*” Me: “No, thank you, I’m actually vegan!” Family/Friend/Stranger:…