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…

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…

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:…

Is Faux Meat for Me?

Whether you’re considering the transition to a plant based diet, new to being vegan, or been vegan for a while, chances are you’ve seen or heard of faux (pronounced: foh) meat, or meat replacements. There are tons of them! From very common veggie burgers to “beefy crumbles”, “hot dogs”, and even imitation fish, there are…

The Veggieness Meal Model

Unfortunately, my meals aren’t always super creative. Kinda disappointing, right? Sorry. It’s just that I work during the day, and sometimes I want to come home, and make something super quick but still very filling and tasty. Fortunately, I have a meal model for these times. This fail safe model has plenty of variety and…

Rethinking Recipes

On the quest to become vegan, many people turn to recipes to help figure out how it’s done. What to eat, how to prepare foods, new food options, and more can be gathered from recipes. Personally, I love trying out new things in the kitchen and making fun and yummy dishes. However, when I was…

For the Newbie Vegan!

So ya wanna go vegan… you’ve watched all the documentaries. You’re ready to give up animals. You’ve seen the cool recipes. You’ve been vegetarian for awhile or experimented with meatless meals. You’re ready to do the real thing. Congrats! You can do it. It’s a cool life, I promise. But becoming vegan is one thing,…