4 Easy Vegan Soup Recipes You Should Add to Your Cookbook

I have been swamped for the past few days and, honestly, I'm barely moving.  So, today, I'm sharing easy to make delicious vegan soup recipes, especially for people with little time (I'm guessing that you are one of them). House buying is quite an involved and emotionally charged experience.  After a year of looking for a home, we found one that we liked and put an offer … [Read more...]

Easy Dill Pickle Recipe–No Sugar and Ready in only a few Hours

I am not much for pickling or preserving too many things.  I prefer my produce as fresh as possible. That's the reason I choose to freeze a lot of it, when preserving for winter. However, there are a few things that have a special place in my heart, and that are dear to my taste buds, that I simply love pickled.  Cucumbers are one of them.  Not only are they perfect in … [Read more...]

Do You Want to Get Rid of Nasty BO? Try This Deodorant!

Everyone sweats! You sweat, I sweat, your momma sweats, and even your little ol' sweet granny sweats.  In spite of the great American dream of designing sweatless armpits, sweating is human. Sweating is normal. But bad BO is not! I am a trainer by trade, so, sweating is a part of my job description. It's actually a badge of honor in my industry. However, I would sweat … [Read more...]

Tabbouleh Salad Recipe With A Twist

Family. What are the top three memories that come to mind when you hear this word? I bet that at least one of them – if not all – includes food in some way. Right? It’s incredible how much we as humans are wired for community and close relationships. Yet sadly, good quality family time is becoming more and more a thing of the past in our busy Western society. … [Read more...]

7 Fourth of July Vegan Recipes

Happy 4th of July! This year, besides celebrating the country I get the honor to live in, I will be celebrating my personal Independence Day--independence from being sick. I am a happy and blessed woman. While the 4th of July is a special day, with all enticing treats available to celebrate it, remember that every bite you take either makes or breaks your health, so--eat … [Read more...]

Quinoa “Fried Rice” with Satay Kebabs Recipe

Beep, beep, beep. The fridge door beep makes me snap back into reality and I realize I’m doing it again! It’s nearly time for the main meal for the day, and I’m still staring into the abyss that is my fridge – waiting and hoping for some inspiration. “Oh well, I’ll just make “X” again!’”(insert your dish that you keep making more frequently than you’d like to admit...) … [Read more...]

Should Christians be Vegan?

When I started my vegan journey to improve my failing health, veganism was not yet popular. Celebrities were not wearing it proudly, doctors were not recommending it, and only occasional bloggers were talking about the health/food connection. There were books written on the topic, but back then they were not well publicized. Vegan was not yet hip. When it came to faith … [Read more...]

Weekend Recipe Roundup | Vegan Recipes

Sprout has been teething (pushing out her last baby molar) for the last three days and we all are worn out. We have been stuck in the house, primarily on the couch, since it became her chosen place to get through this.  While we normally spend our entire days together as it is, the last three days we have been inseparable. I held her, I worked while I held her, we read … [Read more...]

The Perfect Health and Weight Loss Diet

Anyone who's ever carried a few extra pounds wants a quick solution to the their problem.  I know I did when I carried not a few, but nearly 50 extra pounds on my small frame. While there are hundreds of fad diets on the market, promising a quick fix to our weight loss problems, most fail to deliver. According to HRF (Health Research Funding): In 2010, 54% of … [Read more...]

8 Course Plant Based Menu That Will Have You Lick Your Plates

I love to eat. I love to eat good food. I love to eat healthy food.  I also love cooking for others.  A lethal combo, in my opinion, because oftentimes it leads me to over-planning what should be simple meas and over-committing with my time.  It never fails! Last weekend I invited my brother and his family for dinner. They are not vegan, so the food had to be extra good … [Read more...]