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Nov 22 2015

Raw Pumpkin Pie


                            This recipe is a mish-mash of a few different raw pie recipes. I’ve been using Xylitol lately, but for those of you who aren’t into it, you can replace it with honey or maple syrup. Here’s… Read More

Aug 4 2015

Chocolate Fudge Sauce


This truly tastes like rich, dairy chocolate sauce. It’s low-glycemic so it’s a perfect substitute for other sauces. It’s easy to make and it goes well with ice cream, waffles, pancakes, pie, cake etc. It tastes totally different warm, so warm it up before serving. Ingredients: 1 Cup Warmed Coconut… Read More

Jul 16 2015

Grain & Oat Free Granola

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I make this granola once a week and use it as a snack, and also as a topping for my chia pudding. I should actually call the pudding cereal because my new thing is adding tons of almond milk and eating it like a cereal instead of pudding. The chia… Read More

Jul 2 2015

Fluffy Grain-Free Waffles


Sticking with the low glycemic, grain free theme that has saved me through my pregnancy, are these unbeatable waffles. I’ve tried many, many, many recipes, but this is the one! It’s from Danielle Walker’s Against the Grain. They’re easy to make, and of course healthy. Although these are technically Paleo,… Read More

Jun 25 2015

Best Kale Chips Ever!


If you’ve ever had store bought kale chips then you probably think kale chips are disgusting. I’ve never tried one from a store that I’ve liked, and I’m pretty sure I’ve tried them all. They’re not cheap either so it’s an incredibly irritating process to buy them, only to realize… Read More

Jun 18 2015

Chocolate Ice Cream


Another amazing dessert that is dairy free, and low glycemic. It’s vegan as well as Paleo. I’ve found that there’s surprisingly a lot of crossover between these two lifestyles, especially as it pertains to desserts. This is one that you’ll be happy to give the kids, or yourself, seconds and… Read More

Sep 20 2012

Recommended Reading – Vegan Recipes & Info.


A friend of mine recently asked what books I recommend for vegan recipes. She said she got Ellen Degeneres’ Chef’s book, Vegan Cooking for Carnivores, but was disappointed because of all the faux meats. I agree. Going vegan, or vegetarian, should be about eating a whole food based diet, not… Read More

Jun 1 2012

More Celebrities Embracing a Plant Based Diet


While getting ready to fit in a cat suit for all the world to see in The Avengers, Scarlett Johansson opted for a raw vegan diet. According to Scar Jo, she’s trying to “fix” her previous Paleo diet. That’s one diet I’ve never understood, and I’m not sure who got… Read More

May 21 2012

How Much Protein Do Kids Need?


Probably less than you think. Healthy 1-to-3-year-old children need 0.55 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day, which means the average 29-pound toddler needs 16 grams of protein each day. The RDAs for older children are 0.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight for 4-to-6-year-olds;… Read More

Feb 8 2012

Where Do You Get Your Protein?


We share somewhere between 95% and 98% of our DNA with gorillas. They are pound for pound the strongest mammals on the planet. So where do they get their protein? Plants! About 67% of their diet is fruit, 17% is leaves, seeds and stems and 3% is termites and caterpillars.… Read More

Oct 31 2011

Vegan Halloween Party


This is a post I did last year on Halloween. We once again had a Halloween party and it was pretty much the same this year except the kids are Transformers this year and I added a great hummus recipe to the mix. I’ll re-post it this year in case… Read More

Sep 7 2011

Seafood News – A Must See


I have been eating a plant based diet for quite a while now, although I still on occasion ate seafood (maybe once a month). I tried giving the kids salmon about 6 months ago but they refused to eat it because “it’s an animal” – good for them! They used… Read More

May 16 2011

Disney World is Vegan?


Well, not entirely, but there are a ton of great vegan options! A few years ago Disney gave McDonald’s the boot – hooray! As of this past December, Disney has gone a step further by opening up an exclusively vegan bakery, Babycakes. Babycakes is one of my favorite places to… Read More

May 11 2011

Mother’s Day


A few days before Mother’s Day we decided to have everyone over to our house – yikes! First of all it wasn’t much notice, secondly, I’ve never cooked a holiday dinner by myself before, let alone a vegan one. But I offered, and I was actually a little excited to… Read More

Mar 30 2011

21-Day Vegan Kickstart!


Join PCRM’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart to begin recieving tips and recipes in April. The program is great for those of you who have considered becoming vegan but are overwhelmed and/or unsure how to go about it. Starting April 4th, those of you who register, will recieve emails, webcasts, celebrity tips,… Read More

Mar 4 2011

Top Ten Meat and Dairy Replacements


Many people think that being vegan means eating a lot of bad faux meat, and I am often asked what the best meat and cheese replacements are. When I first starting “flirting” with being vegan, I tried it all and was horrified. I  thought there was no way I could… Read More

Feb 1 2011

Oprah’s Vegan Challenge


To say I’m happy that Oprah did a show about being vegan is an understatement. As everyone knows, this is Oprah’s last year doing the Oprah Show and she’s being very selective about the topics she’s covering. How amazing that one of the topics she deems worthy of additional coverage… Read More

Jan 30 2011

Vegan Baking Tips


Being vegan does not mean you and your family will no longer be enjoying baked foods. In fact quite the opposite is true. Vegan cupcakes, pies and cookies are even better than their dairy counter parts. Here are some quick tips to help you in your vegan baking endeavors……. Ban… Read More

Oct 3 2010

Thanksgiving Options


The kids are back in school, Halloween costumes are being contemplated and Thanksgiving stress is starting to kick in. I know I won’t be partaking in the ‘coveted by carnivores’ bird, but I really don’t even want to be around it. I haven’t come up with a solution yet. Options… Read More

Sep 23 2010

Vegan Hugh Jackman


Well, not 100% Vegan, but according to a recent article in VegNews, Jackman is seriously considering it. According to vegan professional Ironman triathlete and author of Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life, Brendan Brazier, Jackman has been considering going vegan. Jackman wrote the foreword… Read More

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