Holiday Vegan Meal Plan!

Happy Holidays! I would like to share this delicious vegan holiday meal plan that my husband Wade and I made for Thanksgiving.  We will be repeating it again for future holidays. It was a big hit with my step-kids and mother-in-law, so it’s good for all ages! It helps to prepare the lentil loaf the   Read More »

Vegan Purses, Boots and Slippers- Cruelty-Free!

I’m in LOVE with these vegan purses by Buddha Bags!  They sell them on Amazon, Dillards and Nordstroms. I’m on my second purse and am getting lots of compliments on it.   It’s the middle bag listed below, but in bone (cream color). I love their wallets as well. Click here for a large selection   Read More »

Sassy Squash Recipes

I hope you’re enjoying the change of seasons! My husband brought home several butternut squash he grew from from his community garden. He set them on the counter thinking I would know exactly what to do with them all! After some research and experimenting, I have three delicious recipes I would like to share with   Read More »

Soul Hunger

Your soul is talking to you every moment. Are you listening to it or burying it with busyness, food, alcohol or non-stop social activity? Mindfulness practices like yoga, meditation, prayer, journaling and spending time alone in nature are effective ways to help you listen to the still small voice within. Are you happy where you   Read More »

Peach Crisp

Summer is a great time to eat an array of fresh fruits, like peaches, which are high in Vitamins A, C, potassium and fiber.  My husband, Wade, brought home this box of peaches from Costco and I immediately started brainstorming on how to use them up.  My 15 year old cat, Julian, was also excited   Read More »

Potato Salad with Avocado & Dill

As the 4th of July approaches, I wanted to offer up some vegan ideas to help you have delicious and compassionate picnics.  Potato Salad with Avocado & Dill – Forks Over Knives : This yummy dish also uses dijon mustard, maple syrup and paprika to give it a special flavor: click here for recipe. I like   Read More »

Snickerdoodles for the Soul

Cookies have always been my “treat” of choice, with Snickerdoodles at the top of my list. I baked them as a kid and loved rolling them in the cinnamon sugar combo, YUM! Thanks to Angela Liddon author of Oh She Glows, I can still have them in a vegan and gluten-free version that are perfection in   Read More »

Sweet Potato Mango Bowl

This week I’m featuring Rip’s Sweet Potato Bowl from The Engine 2 Diet, which is easy and fast. Click here for recipe Bake your sweet potatoes beforehand in foil on 350 for 60 minutes. You can bake them on a Sunday and put them in your fridge and have them ready to go for your week.  Warm   Read More »

Mac & No Cheese Please

Taking time to cook for yourself is a wonderful act of self-care and saves money. I know it takes energy and planning, but you are worth it! Cooking on the weekends and freezing soups and casserole dishes makes it easier to bring your lunch to work or when you get home after a busy day.   Read More »

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

It’s healthy treat time! These yummy Banana Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies are from The Engine 2 Diet web site, by Rip Esselstyn: click here for recipe. Rip is the fire fighter and Iron Man Triathlete in Forks Over Knives. His Netflix Documentary, Engine 2 Rescue Kitchen, gives great tips on how to make your kitchen vegan friendly. Ingredients:   Read More »