As Real As This Blog Gets…

“That moment when you are stunned by the monster and you have to hit the buttons to set you free..”. (How fitting!)

There are a lot of things we have all been told that you shouldn’t do when you are upset…blogging may be one of them and today I am here to break that rule.  Those who have followed my blog know I am not one to call people out, nor am I one who is quick to reply to the ever so common “I’m not vegan anymore” posts.  Lucky for you, this isn’t a reply to a former vegan.  This is a response to a couple of guys who I once admired greatly, who once prided themselves on spreading the vegan message in “Smalltown, USA” and who at one point actively avoided living in major cities to write a book that was going to reach the masses and prepare all of us for “Vegan World Domination”.   Continue reading

New Recipe…Citrusy Pepper Chili From Bold Flavored Vegan Cooking by Celine Steen

The title says it all but yet there is sooo much more in these pages!

When I was asked to review this cookbook, I had no idea who Celine Steen was so naturally I was pretty curious about her and checked out her blog, cutely named Have Cake Will Travel.  All I gotta say is WOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!  Seriously…if you want to see vegan food-porn, go to that page!  Don’t worry, I won’t be offended whatsoever if you stop right here to check it out 😉  And when you look at her intro page, she has been in the vegan cookbook scene for a while but this is her first solo cookbook and let me tell ya, I am beyond excited to share the recipe I am about to share with all of you!!!   Continue reading

A Taste of NYC Vegan (…and of course a giveaway!)

So much food porn on this cover…I do not know where to start!!!

Where do I start???  I first wanted to open up this post by talking in great detail about how last year my dear friend Zoe and I left for an extended weekend to New York City and despite all the vegan eating that took place, we met soooooo many amazing people in the NYC vegan community, including Michael Suchman who is one half of the power couple that is Vegan Mos (Sadly, Ethan Ciment was out of town…).  However, talking about that trip would take eternity and you would get bored before you ever got to the recipe and the giveaway…hahaha!

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Shortcut Short Stack Red Velvet Pancakes…

Breakfast is served!

Breakfast is served!

This breakfast is not going to help you lose weight…I am not even going to claim that it is remotely healthy.  But I can assure you that this is totally vegan and you are gonna win over everyone and anyone when you serve them this red beauty on a plate.  This recipe uses a few convenience ingredients for the sake of ease and for those moments where you simply cannot fuss with a bunch of steps and grabbing a bunch of ingredients that you may or may not have.  During the weekends in my household we make a nice breakfast that goes beyond the typical weekday fare but we are juggling 3 kids who wake up at the buttcrack of dawn and will steal a random loaf of bread and destroy it if we don’t give them food right away.  So needless to say, this breakfast checks all the boxes for us.

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Recipe Post: Pumpkin Pie Balls…AKA Your New Addiction!!!

Eat a whole batch….I won’t judge!!!

Let me get something off my chest.  I’ve been told that I am an awesome cook, but the deliciousness I create is often at the help of some amazing vegan chefs who create cookbooks that need to be in every kitchen.  When I started this blog a few years ago, I struggled with this blog not becoming “another one of those vegan food blogs” and my goal from the start has been to normalize veganism- not by diet but also by lifestyle too.  Staying on this path is hard because vegan food is incredible and whenever I create some kitchen magic worthy of sharing, I want to share it! I hope you like this recipe enough to share with others.

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