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Controversial Vegan Opinions and a Product Review (Fit Joy Pretzels)

Controversial Vegan Opinions and a Product Review (Fit Joy Pretzels)

I’ve run into some wild assumptions about vegans from vegans on twitter lately, and I’d like to get into those more. The gatekeeping by the vegan police is a lot like that game “king of the mountain” where only one person gets to be the 

Cookbook Review: The Homemade Vegan Pantry

Cookbook Review: The Homemade Vegan Pantry

Back before I had food allergies and before I went vegan, way back during the Great Recession when I had a baby and a toddler in diapers, I tried making all kinds of pantry staples on my own. I was trying to save money, but 

Cookbook Review: The First Mess

Cookbook Review: The First Mess

I ordered this cookbook, along with two others last week. I made myself wait until yesterday to look at them, so I could take my time and enjoy reading each recipe. I am starting with The First Mess and the first thing I noticed was 

Meal Planning and Gardening Update

Meal Planning and Gardening Update

In my last post I wrote about my Fall garden plans. I got seeds started and some little sprouts already! I planted the seeds in salad containers on Tuesday and by Friday I had little sprouts. I’ve been leaving the lids on but once the 

Summer and Fall Food Gardening

Summer and Fall Food Gardening

Summer Gardening Learning Experience Summer gardening is wrapping up and I’m starting to look forward to fall planting! I learned quite a bit about what grows in our yard and what challenges I’m up against when trying to grow food. I started some food planting 

Cookbook Review: The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook by Nisha Vora

Cookbook Review: The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook by Nisha Vora

I got this cookbook back in June of 2019 and one of the first recipes I tried was the Chickpea Vegetable Biryani. The combination of spices mixed with the sweetness of raisins, along with the crunch of cashews is perfection! I never have made the 

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Baked Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Baked Oatmeal

I feel a bit like I was cheating on my normal breakfast of Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal, but we had this giant jar of applesauce that needed to be eaten, so I came up with this. It’s also very fall-inspired flavor with apple, cinnamon, and raisins. 

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal (revisited!)

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal (revisited!)

Since we started quarantine back in early March, and probably even before, I’ve been eating this pumpkin baked oatmeal every morning. No lie, literally every morning! It’s easy to make, uses pantry ingredients that I can order from Thrive Market, and it’s just one less 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

When the weather gets warm, okay sweltering, all I want are cold foods. I don’t want to bake or turn on the oven. You know what I mean? For the past few summers I have been hooked on fruit smoothies. I still love them but 

Oatmeal Raisin Protein Bites

Oatmeal Raisin Protein Bites

I had some vanilla protein powder that I was looking for a way to use because it had been sitting neglected on the shelf for a while. So, of course I went to Pinterest and started looking for protein powder recipes. It’s hot as Hades