Well I hope you all are enjoying family, friends, and/or good food! One of my goals is to post and read more blogs in the coming year! I received the Oh She Glows cookbook, so I’ll definitely be posting some pics of recipes that I’ve tried. The pic here is my puppy sleeping in the book about 3 minutes after I got it. I had to wait until after her nap to read it.
Happy Holidays to you and your families!
Of course, I’m on the eat-drink-live everything pumpkin flavored bandwagon, because gosh damn it’s delicious!!!
The So Delicious Pumpkin Spice Coconut milk had me saying “Is this real life?!” It’s better than pumpkin pie… It’s better than any pumpkin flavored anything I’ve ever tried. I drink it on its own, in coffee, and in tea. I plan on making over night oats or baked oatmeal with it soon.
Don’t miss this one my friends!
I had to forcefully keep my hands in my pocket while at the store, because there is also a Mint Chocolate variety. If I bought that, my life would be over as I know it. I’d do nothing but down cartons of it at a time.
Who am I kidding… I’m getting it next time and I’ll let you know.
Do you have any great pumpkin finds?
I’d like my puppy to be 100% vegan like I am. She likes fruits and vegetables. I have not come across vegan puppy food options at any retail stores. Do you have any vegan recipes that would provide all of the nutrition that growing puppies need?
In a world where my salads were a little boring, my chikn fingers were a little bland, and my sandwiches weren’t that exciting…. I found Follow Your Heart High Omega Vegan Bleu Cheese Salad Dressing, and my life is forever changed!
Creamy and tangy like the real thing, this is a new staple in my fridge. It is a little less intense in flavor than traditional Bleu cheese, but I have no complaints here! I like to put it in Gardein Chikn strips with some hot sauce or on an avocado sandwich. I’d pretty much put it on anything! Let me know if you’ve tried it!
I cannot say enough good things about Gardein’s Crispy Chik’n Sliders! I’ve bought these multiple times and I just can’t get enough. The Chik’n bakes up to be moist and crispy, and the bun is soft and delicious. I love putting avocado and BBQ sauce on these bad boys. They come in a 4 pack for about $5. Well worth it, I say!
Have any of you tried these? How do you like to prepare them?
Products like these make sticking to a plant-based diet so much easier for me! Obviously, I don’t recommend eating vegan junk food all the time, but when you have a craving, these can’t be beat!
Amy’s Vegan Margarita Pizza with avocado slices is uh-may-zing! I mean, how could it not be? I definitely recommend this combo… I added some sea salt which was the perfect finishing touch.
Well, the impossible has happened. Hell has frozen over, pigs have flown, it’s a miracle! My meat and cheese loving boyfriend has agreed to go vegan for 6 months! Ok, “agreed” is stretching the truth. He lost a bet, but nonetheless, we are now in a 100% vegan household! He has made it through 2 weeks and is going strong. And, it’s so nice to not come home to the smell of him cooking burgers or chicken. This is truly a miracle!
I attended the Baltimore Vegfest yesterday, and I was not disappointed! Many food vendors, animal rights groups, and nature preservation organizations were there, along with vegan beauty products and jewelry companies. There were speakers sharing their experiences and knowledge about veganism, and the event was pet friendly, so plenty of dogs were seen having a great time in the sun. One tent even brought dog treat samples!
The event was on a college campus, so it was pretty crowded! I had the most delicious samosas (pictured above), and two, yes two, black bean and beet burgers.
Getting to the event was about an hour and a half drive for me, but I enjoyed to overall tone and vibe of Vegfest and would attend again. It’s great to see people come together over such great causes and support each other. Go to one in your area if you can! ✌️
Before committing to a vegan lifestyle, and way before becoming vegetarian, I went out to dinner and had (what I thought to be at the time) the most delicious sandwich I had ever eaten. The sandwich featured fried chicken, melted cheddar cheese, honey mustard dressing, and white bread toasted with loads of butter (so healthy, right?)
For some reason, I was reminded of that sandwich, and wanted to veganize it. It turned out wonderfully! I used wheat bread, Gardein Chick’n strips, Daiya Cheddar style shreds, and a spicy BBQ sauce.
What is your favorite vegan (re)creation?
I’m doing it! Although my diet is pretty clean, I still want to drop some weight and make sure I’m getting in enough cardio in addition to the strength training that I do.
I found an app called C25K Free that keeps track of the jogging and walking intervals, which is awesome!
I’m no stranger to the elliptical or
treadmill, but for some reason I have been really intimidated to run in public. I’m really looking forward to being able to run 3.1 miles nonstop!
Are there any runners out there with advice?