Although most people have been great to us about our veganism and understand that we, as a family, are only doing what we feel is best, not everyone has. If someone has something negative to say, it doesn’t usually bother me in the least. I find it a perfect time to help educate others and be an advocate for what I feel like has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made; for myself and my family. I tell people all the time that it truly makes me feel wonderful to spread the message when and however I can. It’s the sole reason I started this blog. … More Healthy Vegan Babies?
I remember coming up with this recipe on a day that I just didn’t plan anything and used whatever I could find around the house and it was a hit! (I know it’s hard to believe, but that doesn’t always happen.) I love when food just comes together so easily! I just adore pasta of all sorts, so we often have some on hand, and I had leftover cherry tomato and broccoli from earlier on in the week that I needed to use up. Everything else in this recipe are things I always keep stocked in the house. … More Vegan Cheesy Italian Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Broccoli
This recipe started off by Will requesting a vegan version of an Arby’s French Dip and Swiss; one of his favorite fast food meals from our pre-vegan days, but I’m not sure it qualifies as a copy-cat recipe because I used mozzarella and a onion bun, but it is surely inspired by it and is even more delicious! … More Savory Vegan Mushroom Melt
I know, anoooother sweets recipe? C’mon Amanda. Aren’t we trying to be more healthy?
Well, you’ll be totally over it when you try these vegan versions of the candy Almond Joy! You can thank me later. 🙂 One of my favorite candy bars from before becoming vegan was an Almond Joy, for sure, and I just loooove coconut.
This recipe is actually a staple at my family events because I always bring it. It’s so easy to make, includes ingredients that I usually have, and is just so delicious! Everyone always raves about them, so I know you’ll love them too! … More Vegan Almond Joys
Of course, I knew I needed a burger recipe on this blog and what better way to start off than sharing my famous black bean burger recipe. Well, it’s famous to my family, and hopefully now to yours too! I use black beans, beef-less ground, and mushrooms to really pull that “burger” texture off. I … More Bangin’ Black Bean Burgers
The beginning of September will mark ONE YEAR for our family as vegans. It seems like it has been so much longer. It’s been fun and the best decision I’ve made, seriously. I feel as great as I can imagine I could at 25 weeks pregnant and I have a happy, healthy, and compassionate family. It felt like a good time to get a little into OUR story. … More Becoming Vegan
You didn’t think I’d start off with a big, healthy salad or something, did you? I hope not, because it’s brownies ALL THE WAY! Being pregnant has had my sweet tooth in overdrive. I won’t lie to you, I was just buying the Duncan Hines box of brownies and substituting the eggs with a flax egg and calling it a day. While they are delicious, there is nothing like homemade brownies and so I decided I needed my own recipe. … More Perfect Vegan Brownies in Only 30 Minutes!
When my daughter turned 1, the big topic of conversation became about milk. If we were vegan, she could never thrive without whole cow’s milk. I mean, where on this big green earth could she get her calcium, proteins, vitamin D, and fats from? She needed these things to survive and grow healthy and strong. Well, my friends, I am here to tell you a secret… not only do toddlers NOT NEED cow’s milks to grow into healthy children and adults, they don’t NEED ANY milk! … More Why WE Don’t Drink Other Animal’s Milk
You can have all of your favorite meals while still being a vegan, seriously. Our family rarely eat salads… and we love salads! While some of the substitutes are still not necessarily healthy, they are still better than the alternative of animal flesh or by products, health and ethics wise. This is a breakdown of some vegan alternatives to some of your favorites! … More Substituting with VEGAN Food Alternatives