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…

Bread Maker

“Put me in a bread maker with you, we’ll rise together.”  (Poem by Mark Heathcote) If there is one thing that I am setting my sights on right now it’s become a skillful bread maker. I can make cookies of any kind without a recipe and recite the necessary ingredients and ratios on command for a number…

Vegan Rocky Road Cookies

Chocolate. Marshmallows. Peanuts. Mini-chocolate chips. It really doesn’t get any better than this. Over the weekend our family really got into the spirit of fall. We made time to visit a local sanctuary where we had the opportunity to hang out with some absolutely beautiful animals. The boys filled their lungs with fresh, crisp air…

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…

Vegan Banana Bread

Banana bread, at home dude? Hell yeah. Shoutout to my hubby for consistently referencing this ridiculous video for the last month, thanks to him saying banana bread fourteen times a day it has been on my mind nonstop. If you don’t get the reference and you’d like a little laugh you should look it up,…

The No Cholesterol Choice That Can Help Save You and the Environment

Welcome to this weeks eco-friendly Friday! I hope everyone has had a wonderful work week and is ready to kick off the weekend with some potential new life choices. Don’t worry, I’m not about to tell you to put on some slippers and cancel all of your plans, although I can recommend some stellar Netflix…

Why My Kids Aren’t Vegans

This has been a question that I’ve had to answer quite a few times since I went vegan. Are your kids vegan now? And the short answer is no, they’re not. But if I think that veganism is a better diet, better for the economy and the environment then why on Earth would I be…

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 Hot Cocoa Cookies

Sweet, delicious, chocolate indulgence. Who said vegans can’t have cookies? Baking has always been a fun experiment for me. I love to try substituting all kinds of ingredients, playing with different combinations of mix-ins, and obviously recreating old favorites into vegan-friendly deliciousness. Ingredients: 1 cup vegan butter (Earth Balance Organic). 1 cup brown sugar. 1/2…

Vegan Cherry-Peach Cobbler

We’re a little bit hooked on cobbler right now. The boys think they’re just eating cake, I get to introduce them to new fruits, and we all get dessert. Everybody wins. A lot of this recipe is similar to the Vegan Blueberry Cobbler recipe, but I did a little more than just swapping out fruit. First of…