Classic Cranberry Sauce

‘Tis the season for some traditional treats. Cranberries are one of those things that really set the holiday season in motion for me as soon as I can find them in the grocery store. The clerk cashing me out usually isn’t too impressed with my excitement, and it’s only in recent years I came to…

Lemon Pepper Pasta & Sprouts

Some of my absolute favorite recipes come from the need for creativity. I always joke about how empty our refrigerator and pantry get at the end of the month but it isn’t usually as bad as it sounds, just a lot of odd, seemingly incohesive ingredients. It really leaves me relying on my ability to…

Simple Vegan Hot Chocolate

With flurries heading our direction already, it’s time for hot chocolate. What took me ages to find online took my husband a whole google search to dig up, but while I wait for some vegan hot chocolate packets to come in the mail I made this quick fix. It’s creamy, very chocolatey, and absolutely satisfied…

Better Butternut Squash Soup

Okay, listen. It’s nothing against people who want just a big bowl of creamy soup, but that’s just not a soup to me (unless we’re talking tomato). For me, soup has to have pieces of something in it like potatoes, onions, corn, celery, the works. That’s why butternut squash soup recipes that I’ve read in…

Vegan Chip Dip

This recipe isn’t totally healthy but it certainly has a leg up on the competition. When discussing my weight loss journey and the way that veganism played into that I get a lot of questions about whether or not I “miss” things, and also assumptions that vegans must never eat junk food. To that, I…

DIY Oat Milk

Remember that little joke I cracked about not milking the almonds? Well, I may have milked the oats instead. The other day I was scrolling through a Facebook group when I came across a video from A Virtual Vegan on how to make your own oat milk. Now, I’ve always found making your own milk to be…

Vegan Favorites

Veganism is not what it’s cracked up to be (in the best way). When people find out that I am a vegan they start asking about what I eat, if I get enough protein and if I miss cheese. The truth is I have never felt better and my food choices are certainly not suffering…

Everything Is Purple Soup

As soon as the weather changes, leaves start falling and temperatures drop  I find myself craving a warm, fuzzy blanket, a glowing fireplace and a big bowl of soup and last night I decided that I deserved exactly that. Plus, this time of year it’s always best to fill up on vitamins and try to…

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Nothing beats a homemade cookie, unless that’s a homemade cookie with minimal effort. This is the recipe for what I tossed together last night and believe me it’s worth the half an hour of your time it will take to complete. This recipe yields roughly thirty cookies (I would have a more appropriate count if…

Cookie Monster

Baking has been my number one hobby lately, partly because making my own is easier than searching for vegan store bought and partly because my kids won't stop asking for cookies. My sweet middle little, Baby J, just came up to me about an hour ago asking for a "giant cookie." I told him that…