Tag Archives: veganism

Lentil Shepherds Pie

Lentils were something I had not even heard of (along with the term “legume”) years ago, but now they are a staple is our pantry because, not only are they a nutritious super food, cheap and delicious, they are so easy to cook and don’t require the preparation and soaking like beans. Lentils are high in fiber, protein, and iron and are great for battling some of America’s biggest health epidemics, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, IBS, and even fatigue.

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Avocado Pesto Pasta – Zucchini noodles

About a week ago I posted a picture of some food I put together that actually came out to be a delicious and rather healthy meal that I just HAD to share! I am the queen at vegan-izing meals, especially the greasy, fattening foods I loved growing up! But with the summer creeping up on me, I thought I should also focus a little more on my health and a little less on making vegan fried chicken, you feel me? Continue reading

Fried Oyster Mushrooms

This is one of our new favorites, for sure! We had it twice just last week! I have no doubt in my mind that it’ll blow you away too! I used oyster mushrooms because they are the perfect shape and texture for a “fried chicken” copycat. They are big and hearty, but thin enough that they aren’t “mushroom-y”, if that makes sense. The breading is delicious and crunchy and just to die for!

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Dairy-Free Whipped Cream

This is probably the easiest recipe to date. Just 3 ingredients and about 5 minutes and you have yourself some homemade, delicious, dairy-free whipped cream! This stuff is SO GOOD and easy that I made enough for all the desserts (15 cans of coconut milk worth!) last Thanksgiving and I had to make more for leftovers!

Yes, you can buy coconut whipped cream from the store, but you’re going to pay for it and truthfully… you won’t be saving much time either because this is SO EASY! Continue reading

Why WE Don’t Drink Other Animal’s Milk

I am not a doctor nor do I have a degree in nutrition. I am just a mommy who is passionate about animals and living a healthy lifestyle.


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! Continue reading

Substituting with VEGAN Food Alternatives

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! Continue reading

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