These little guys are so cute, right?! And perfect for those afternoon cravings when you just desperately need something salty or you might murder someone. Bonus: they’re one of the easiest things you’ll ever make. Continue reading
I made these tacos YEARS ago. Not really years. I made them back in May for Cinco de Mayo and never posted the recipe! But I promise you, they are worth the wait. The Brussels sprouts add a great twist on a traditional taco and the chipotle cashew cream is basically heaven. Make a ton of it and keep it in your fridge to add to everything (it’s a great sandwich spread). You will not be disappointed! Continue reading
Salads, guys. I don’t love ’em. Sure, I’ll have one as a side with a meal (just spring mix and balsamic… John tells me, “That’s not a salad. That’s lettuce.”), but as a main course? Please.
But every so often, I crave a big huge salad piled high with beans and veggies and some sort of protein and nuts and seeds and all the good stuff. And it has to have a creamy dressing. Hey, we all have our weird little requirements. But a vegan creamy dressing that isn’t packed full of preservatives and is actually good is hard to find. I’ve tried them all! So I decided to make my own and it’s so so easy! Goodbye, store-bought. Continue reading
This is such a quick and easy dinner that seems like it would be harder than it actually is: breaded and fried tofu with veggies in a tangy sauce. It’s not beautiful, but man, it’s good. A few ingredients and a few minutes and you’ll be good to go! Continue reading
Confession: This veganism thing is new to me. And hard for me. For a long time I did “Vegan Before 6,” where the majority of what I ate was vegan. Then I decided to make the full switch. And I still slip up sometimes. I’m working on it, but I’m not making myself feel bad about it. I am a work in progress! As Bianca likes to say, “Do the least harm, and the most good.” I love her for that.
I know the torture animals go through for us to have meat, dairy, eggs. I’ve seen the documentaries. I’ve read the articles and looked at the pictures. I’ve texted back and forth with Bianca (And anyone else who will listen. Just ask my saint of a boyfriend and my patient mother.) about the horrors of the dairy industry (I can’t get over mama cows mourning their babies. I can’t.) and the animal testing industry. But sometimes, there’s nothing like a well-designed quote graphic to motivate you, right? Just ask my Pinterest board.
This is the easiest breakfast ever. Okay, not as easy as a bowl of cereal or frozen waffles, but so much better for you. So it all evens out in the end! This also reheats incredibly well, so make a big batch on Sunday morning and eat it all week! Continue reading
I’ve done pretty well with kind-ing up my makeup bag and medicine cabinet. I’ve got my favorite Everyday Coconut shampoo, Alba conditioner, and dozens of Burt’s Bees lip balms floating around. But when it came to what was under my kitchen sink, I had a harder time. But I’ve been slowly replacing my harsh, animal-tested cleaning products (I mean I love Windex as much as the next but no animals need to suffer for my windows to be streak-free) with much kinder alternatives. Here are a few of my favorites! Continue reading
Hi. I’m back to list all of my ridiculous obsessions for you. If these types of posts have taught me anything, it’s this: I’m so basic. Whatevs. Continue reading
I love barbecue sauce. Seriously. I could eat anything that’s slathered in barbecue sauce every day for the rest of my life. I have at least 5 bottles in my fridge right now, though I usually prefer to make my own. I had an extra block of tempeh in my fridge and had no idea what to do with it. Finally threw this easy-peasy-weeknight-meal together! Continue reading
Summertime = Grillingtime. They’re one and the same, right? Unfortunately I don’t have a grill, or even any outdoor space. That’s the price I pay for living in an apartment. But a few weeks ago, John and I were pet-sitting and got to say in a house with a beautiful backyard, an amazing view of the Pittsburgh skyline, a pup and two kitties, and most importantly: A GRILL. Literally every meal we had was made on the grill because that’s just how I live my life. Continue reading