Omelet lovers – this is your gateway to the plant-based side of eggs. I may have mentioned before that I don’t like to eat a ton of tofu (my stomach doesn’t always agree with it), but it is a treat every once in a while. But… one of my all-time favorite ways to enjoy it is for breakfast. Scrambled tofu has a very similar texture to eggs, and when prepared right, honestly is the best replacement that I have had. It even looks like eggs, right?
I did try the VeganEgg by Follow Your Heart and it kind of grossed me out… because it actually smelled like eggs and I think I was just not used to that? I kept thinking it was a real egg (which hey, mission accomplished on their part!) and it was not sitting right with me. I much prefer tofu scrambles. But if you are transitioning and having a hard time with eggs, you can try the VeganEgg or this.
I say… try this. It has cashew cheese in it, soooo…
This is a post that I’ve been working on for a few weeks now. I really wanted to give it a lot of careful thought and pull together moments that resonate with me, but hopefully also with you. I may or may not have mentioned on here before that I suffer from bouts of anxiety. I have been working on overcoming it each day (and I hope to write a post about that soon, too) and have been making minor changes in my life to help manage it.
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Let’s take it back to basics this week. Sometimes I forget that a lot of my viewers are vegan beginners, and I want to make sure I cater to everyone on the spectrum. I can just hear it now – what the hell is cashew cheese? I put it in a lot of my recipes, so maybe I should back up and actually explain. Cashew cheese – it’s a simple recipe, and there are thousands of the same recipe out there – I am well aware. However, you are here, and I think I should have it easily accessible for you! I know that a lot of you that read this are friends and family, and I know that plenty have asked me for this recipe in the past. The cool thing is, you can basically make cashew cheese however you want – and add whatever you want. I’ll share some variations with you, and all of my favorite recipes to use it (read: all the pizza). It’s just too simple and too much of a staple to not have it on here. You feel me? ;)
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I’m writing this post with a smile plastered on my face because this topic came about in the best way. A few of you have mentioned how much you love the style and decor of my home. So yes, I am smiling! It took us a while to get where we are (almost 3 years now) and we are completely in love with the way it turned out. I am constantly adding new statement pieces and items that go with our care-free, bohemian chic vibe, and so far we’ve been pretty successful in doing so.
I thought I’d share a few ideas on here to give you guys some inspiration. If you are as in love with the idea of a boho-chic home as I am, take note. These are some of the major pieces that I believe add to the overall mood and ambiance at our place.
If you’ve been following along for some time, you know that I am in a relationship with Trader Joe’s. I think I say this every time I write a post about them… it’s fine.
There has been so many great vegan products exploding out of TJ’s lately that I had to round-up all of my favorite vegan items. And no, these are not all of them. The best thing about Trader Joe’s is that they continue to revamp and add new items to their stores each month. There is really never a shortage in cool new products, and the best part – like 80% of them are vegetarian or vegan. This store is literally a dream.
Another beautiful few weeks gone by, with some more magical moments. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately. xx
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Let’s talk coffee. I never wanted anything to do with coffee until sophomore year of college. Surprisingly, it wasn’t because I was too tired or pulling all-nighters… it was because sipping coffee in a lecture hall somehow made the class go by faster. Maybe it’s because I had something else to do aside from listen? I have no idea, but… it helped. I would grab my iced blueberry at Bagelz on campus and be good to go.
Since then, I’ve become a coffee feen. My favorite thing to do on a Saturday morning is grab coffee with Joe at our favorite shop and walk around town. It’s perfect. I mean… look…
good morning from my deck on a quiet and warm sunday morning :)
We have one of the best farm stands around – Schartner Farms. If you’re local and haven’t been here (I doubt it though!) then you’ll definitely love it. Aside from being a produce and fruit stand, they also have an amazing green house, offer strawberry and blueberry picking, and of course… an amazing pumpkin patch come fall. June is my favorite time for Schartner Farms, though. Because STRAWBERRY PICKING SEASON!
This was actually my first ever job as a teen. I worked at both the strawberry and blueberry picking stands. Talk about a dream job… I wish I could have appreciated it more back then. Hanging out in a strawberry patch? Yes please.
I love a full coffee table – from himalayan salt candles to crystals to books. I always think it’s interesting to see what someone puts on their coffee table. It can say a lot about that person! On mine, you’ll find a couple of my favorite books. I put them there so that when people come over, they can experience (hopefully) the same excitement and interest as I did when I found these books. All unique, and beautiful in their own right. I find inspiration in their pages, and I think you will, too.
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I can’t even express how happy I am with blogging lately. I’ve been in such a groove, and have been more excited than ever to share what’s been going on. I hope you’ve been liking the content, and enjoying the variety. Let me know how you’ve been liking it, and tell me if there is anything you’d love to see on here. The feedback would be awesome ;)
So. Comfort food. We all need it. While mashed potatoes is my usual go-to, I’ve found that basically mashing anything with flavor will do it for me. Like this recipe.
Now, before you pass this off as a pile of mush, give it a chance. It’s one of the most flavorful bean recipes that I have ever made. I cannot get enough of it. I eat it plain, with a wrap, in a taco, in a quesadilla, mixed with rice… basically any which way. I like to make a large batch (the recipe below definitely makes at least 5-6 servings) and have it all week. Leftovers are versatile, you just have to get creative!