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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The Easy Vegan Cookbook Review And Giveaway (plus a bonus recipe!)

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A little teaser to start this post…

I decided to start this post with an amazing photo and also a memory to go along with it…All because it would be a crime if I didn’t tell you why I decided to post this recipe for The Easy Vegan Blog Tour! Continue reading

Vegan Casseroles…The Yummiest Review of My Life and a GIVEAWAY!!!

The name alone should sound like a miracle!

The name alone should sound like a miracle!

 

I am still struggling to find a better word than “WOW!” to describe this book…This book wasn’t just created for vegan families but this was created for those who like to entertain or go to their local vegan potlucks and they want to provide a meal that is not only fuss free but also delicious.  I’ll admit, casseroles have gotten a bad name over the years…Mine was an incident when I was seven or eight years old and my mother found a recipe for something called “Busy Day Casserole” and the meal was so nasty that I prayed the next time my mom decided to have a “busy day” she would just get take out instead!  Well this book breaks the stereotype and now even in the vegan community, we have the best casseroles in town all thanks to the genius that is Julie Hasson! Continue reading

It’s been too long…

Blogging feels like an old shoe but when you actually get to your computer, it kinda feels like this...

Blogging feels like an old shoe but when you actually get to your computer, it kinda feels like this…

No one will ever tell you that blogging is easy…Blogging with kids running around the house and destroying things makes things even more complicated.  Life gets distracting in my world and as a result, this blog has suffered.  It shocks me that the last time I posted was when I was going to Veganmania in Chicago as a guest speaker on vegan parenting.  While I had a lot of fun in Chicago and I would love to come back soon and hopefully do another Veganmania.  Maybe next time I can bring my whole family.  Speaking of whole family…Let me bring you up to speed on my life:

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One more post before I go…

header-speakersThe day is coming fast….Chicago Veganmania!!!  This will actually be my first trip away from my husband and kids….The last time I recall being away from my husband overnight or more was when I was pregnant with our first child and his work had him flying everywhere right before I gave birth (luckily, he was home when I went into labor!).  But a lot has changed since then.  I went on to create this blog and I was crazy enough to have another kid since then…hahaha!  Don’t get me wrong, I love Camille and every morning I wake up knowing that I have this HUGE gummy smile waiting for me the moment I open the door to the nursery.  I just haven’t slept uninterrupted for what seems like forever and I have a feeling that as much as I look forward to sleeping without anyone waking me up, I am going to miss the sound of my kids’ voices.  Continue reading

V is for Vegan: A Review from a Real Vegan Mom Raising Two Vegan Girls….

VIV_cover_popupI’ve got a (yet another) confession to make…When I found out I was pregnant with Raegan, I was excited to share with her all the books that made me smile as a kid.  And back when I was a future vegan in the making, I was quite the bookworm and I definitely give my love of reading and my thirst of knowledge to leading me to vegetarianism when I was 13 and eventually veganism 5 years ago.  Speaking of which, one of these days, I need to share with you guys my story as to how me and my husband became vegan…It was from a pretty unlikely place and the people we talk to love hearing about it! Continue reading