The Friendly Fig Vegan Food Diary

My Plant-Based Food Diary: What I Ate

Hi friends! Another plant-based day entry. Lots of vegetables for this lady, as you’ll see. With summer closing out, my fruit choices will shift – more apples, pears, pomegranates, and grapes for me. Occasionally, I will try to grab mangoes if they look good because I neeeeeed them, but mostly I just get disappointed. Fall, I love love love you above all the rest, but your choice in fruit lacks compared to summer. It’s fine, though. Autumn everything else makes up for it.

Anyways, here’s what I’m noshing on lately.
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Vegan Spicy Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Sweet Potato + Kale Hash

The bright orange sweet potatoes against the blue bowl in the above pic is making my life. I love blue and orange together <3 Haha – hi!

How are you guys? I’ve been good – still feeling the stress/anxiety from the wedding in… like… a week. How the hell did that happen so fast?! We were just engaged a year ago… it’s insane how fast that flew. I know I am overthinking everything. I have to keep reminding myself that whatever happens, whatever! As long as Joe is up there at the alter, then I am happy ;)

So here’s a quick and easy breakfast idea. The story behind this recipe is the usual – I chopped up a bunch of leftover items in the fridge and dumped them in a pan with some olive oil. The magic of it, is that this always works for me and ends up becoming a household staple. Sweet potato and kale is a killer combo health-wise. Both are loaded with nutrients and give you a great start to the day. Plus, it’s filling.

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My Cruelty-Free Make-Up Routine

My Kind + Cruelty-Free Make-Up Routine

Hi, kind friends :)

Over the last few years, I have replaced my entire beauty drawer with cruelty-free products. It’s a much kinder way to shop. We’ve explained what cruelty-free means in the past, but just to refresh: cruelty-free means that the product has not been tested on animals. Animal-testing is an eye-opening industry, and I encourage you to take a second and educate yourself on these inhumane practices. You won’t like what you find, but that is why you need to look.

So, without getting too into the ethics of it, I wanted to share my morning beauty routine with you guys. A lot of you wonder if it is expensive to shop cruelty-free, and that answer is absolutely not. I buy most of these products at Target, to be honest. Even the more expensive products are of great quality and last almost up to a year. I promise, it is very affordable.

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Sweet Carrots and Peas Recipe

Sweet Carrots + Peas

Hi guys :)

I know, this is basically the easiest recipe in the box, and it’s not even a recipe, right? I mean… no not really. But this is what I enjoy making, and I know that it will serve as some inspiration to someone out there, right? It’s just too easy and too good to not share some of these classics!

To be honest, I was super inspired because of a youtube video. Have you ever had LightLife Smart Patties? Joe and I are obsessed with the Original flavor. Holy crap – if you are trying to eat plant-based and are missing burgers, these are your guys. This is the closest that I’ve ever gotten to having something taste like a meaty burger. Top it off with some vegan cheese (GoVeggie! is the bessssst!) and you wouldn’t even know it was made with quinoa. Sorry – I had to rant and rave about them for a second because I am loving them right now. But anyways, we were watching reviews on youtube for these burgers and one guy was not only reviewing it, but also making a side of peas and carrots. We literally both looked at each other and said, “Mmm peas and carrots! Haven’t had that in a while – let’s make!!”

Now we’ve been on a kick, and sorry that was a long and weird story but… here I am about to share my quick and easy recipe. I call them sweet carrots and peas, because I like to use coconut oil and it adds a little extra ;)

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Things I'm Loving

Things I’m Loving 2

Hi friends! It’s been a little while since I’ve shared some of the things that I am loving lately, so here’s a light post for today. As you can imagine, life is crazy busy at the moment and we’re honing in on our wedding day. I’m over-the-moon excited and a big ball of nerves – Joe, too. Normal, right? Eeeee!

Wedding plans aside. Food, books, things… here’s what’s making me smile these days.
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Vegan at Marshalls

Vegan Food at Marshalls


This is a pretty random/short/sweet post, but I wanted to just say how happy I am with the vegan/non-gmo snacks at Marshalls these days! Whenever I go in, I usually am looking for clothes/shoes, but make it a point to fnd the snack aisle and see what they are carrying. To be honest, I feel like they carry the brands that you would typically find in a VeganCuts subscription box – cool, right?

This is also dangerous for me, because then I am stocking up on snacks… oops.
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Vegan Black Bean Cashew Cheese Quesadilla

Black Bean + Cashew Cheese Quesadilla

If there were an award for eating the most Mexican food, I think Joe and I would win. 75% of our dinners each week are burritos, tacos, or quesadillas. While Joe is a fish taco kind of guy, I am a lover of puréed beans – I can (and do) eat them straight with a spoon… cold… out of the pyrex.

When I first started eating vegan, I was a bit bummed about not having quesadillas until I realized that vegan cheese is just as delicious (even soy cheese). But more so than soy cheese (like Daiya), I love cashew cheese on my quesadilla. It’s rich, creamy, and cooks so well.

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Dead Sexy Vegan Celebrities

18 Dead Sexy Vegans

Happy Monday, loves :)

We had a super busy weekend (I am EXHAUSTED), but a great one at that. Trying to get back into the swing of things today… and 18 days until the wedding. So… there’s that!

Life aside, I felt like doing some digging into which celebrities are still vegan. I’ve wrote post in the past, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE about my favorite vegan and vegetarian celebrities, but these lists are dated. Like a normal human being, these people’s lives can change from one day to the next, so they may not always be sticking to a plant-based diet. I mean, a couple years ago I was excited to hear a rumor about Johnny Depp being a vegan, but have since then realized that it may have been pretty short-lived.

Hey, I have respect for anyone who gives it a go! Anyways, you may or may not know that the following celebrities are *supposedly* (still) vegan. I always think it’s interesting to hear who is, and these are some of the sexiest ones around.

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The Friendly Fig Vegan Food Diary

My Plant-Based Food Diary: What I Ate

Hi friends! I feel like I haven’t wrote one of these posts in a little bit, so here’s a quick update on what I’ve been munching on lately. I really hope these posts serve as inspiration for anyone who is looking to eat more plant-based meals (or making the transition entirely). Definitely let me know if you’re still digging it. I don’t want to bore anyone to death ;)

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