Category Archives: New to Veganism

Choosing Raw: The Cookbook (& Recipe for Blueberry Ginger Ice Cream)

At last, the brilliant and creative soul behind the Choosing Raw blog has published her first cookbook. Many of us have been a fan of Gena Hamshaw‘s work for years. It’s hard not to be. Gena delivers posts that educate and inspire us, not with recipes alone, but also with her life observations and food knowledge…. Continue Reading

Protein-Rich Foods Kids Will Love: Today’s Parent

As parents raising children on a plant-based diet, the question of protein is always present. At first we question ourselves. After researching we come to understand how a whole-foods vegan diet provides ample protein, and are (usually!) at ease with the issue. Yet, the question remains, as we are often asked about protein by friends,… Continue Reading

Momo Granola Bars: Matt Frazier’s No Meat Athlete

In the last few years, there has been quite a spotlight on plant-based fitness. When I first became vegan, there was little talk of vegan athletes. Now, it’s very different. A plant-based diet is finally getting the recognition it deserves in the arena of fitness and athletic pursuits – as being the optimal diet to… Continue Reading

Top 10 Recipes for Back-To-School and Tips for Packing School Lunches

We are full swing with back-to-school now, and many of us moms and dads are scrambling to get organized with activities, schedules, and – lunches. DUN-DUN-DUUN! Does the thought of packing lunches again make you cringe? It can be frustrating to plan and pack school lunches, and that can feel even more overwhelming when eating… Continue Reading

Fresh Herbs 101: How to Shop, Prepare, and Cook (+ my VegNews nomination!)

Do you love fresh herbs? Do you use them often, or are you a little unsure how to cook with them? Do you think of them as leafy greens? (I sure do!) If you’ve been following some of my facebook posts and tweets, you’ll know that I’ve partnered with Vegan Mainstream for their August cookbook… Continue Reading

Vegan Travel Tips, My Trip To Newfoundland, and Hummus Recipes!

If I’ve seemed a little distant the past few weeks, it’s because I was – literally. We took a family trip back to Newfoundland to visit family with our girls. The last time we visited was 6 years ago, before our youngest was born. It’s a day-long trip with a 4 1/2 hour time difference. Some… Continue Reading

am I vegan enough? am I eating healthy enough?

Are you vegan – enough? Are you eating healthy – enough? This topic has been brewing in my heart and mind for a while. After returning from Vida Vegan Con, I thought it was a good time to open up this discussion. You see, before leaving for VVC, I had some trepidation. I’ve been vegan almost… Continue Reading

Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: Whole-Grain Vegan Breads To Love!

The past few weeks on my facebook page I’ve been posting some of the lunches I pack for the girls at school. After posting a sandwich that I made for hubby, I was asked: “Did you make the bread?” “Any suggestions for good vegan commercially made bread besides Ezekiel?” A1: No. (breathe a sigh of relief,… Continue Reading

Vida Vegan Con 2013: The Food, The People, The Fun!

Sitting at my computer for the first time since last Thursday. What a whirlwind trip off to Portland, Oregon for the Vida Vegan blogging conference. This is only the second event in its history, and yet it is a wonderland of vegan personalities and of course, vegan food! I arrived Thursday afternoon, and that night… Continue Reading

Tahini 101: Taste Test, Brand Comparison, Cooking Tips, and Tahini Recipes (vegan and gluten-free)

I talked about tahini on my old blog many years ago, and think it’s about time we revisit it.  I frequently get questions about tahini – mostly about which brand I use.  Today’s post will give you some info about tahini, some brand comparisons, and a slew of delicious tahini recipes! Tahini, unlike other seed… Continue Reading

Wildside Jar for green smoothies, thick and nut-based sauces and dessert purees. I use mine 1-2x/day.

Twister Jar is the BEST for healthy, homemade salad dressings and sauces





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