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  • Sweets,  Veganism

    Sweet Treats for Vegans

    Following a vegan lifestyle shouldn’t feel limiting! You don’t need to say goodbye to your favorite treats when you adopt a plant-based diet. Only a few easy substitutions are needed! I have three sweet treats that I want to share. They are fully vegan and beginner friendly. Pin This ⇓♥ 1. Lemon Blueberry Bread I cheated on this one because it’s barely homemade. This is more of a food hack. Most baking mixes are accidentally vegan. Instead of using eggs use a flax egg (1 tbsp of flax seeds with 2-3 tbsps of water = 1 egg) or 1/2 of a mashed banana. If the box calls for milk, just use…

  • Main Dishes,  Veganism

    Quick Vegan Meals | Summer Edition

    Summer can be a very busy time. Most of us can’t be bothered to cook elaborate meals, especially when we would rather be outside or hanging out with friends. These meals are super simple and also fresh and light (inspired by summer). I hope you enjoy these healthy vegan meals. Pin This ♥⇓ 1. Greek Orzo Salad This is something I ate a lot prior to being vegan. My family used to make this with chicken and feta cheese, but now I just omit those ingredients. This is a good dish to meal prep because it serves about 2-4 and it stays well in the refrigerator. Ingredients… 1/2 Package of orzo…

  • Photography,  Veganism

    This Month in Food Photography: July

    It’s that time again! Time for me to share my food photos, because I’m that person. I used to eat food, but now I just take pictures of it. Just joking, I still eat my food (30 minutes later). People seem to enjoy these posts, so I am continuing this series! Since I’ve settled into my new place I have kept a fairly consistent layout/background, in the past I was all over the place. It’s definitely not perfect, but I am liking how my photos turn out most of the time.   Here are all my food photos from July! I typically do a darker background and minimal props. I…

  • Sweets,  Veganism

    Sweet Breakfast Crepes // Vegan

    Let me tell you about this recipe…it’s amazing! Sorry about tooting my own horn, but you need these crepes in your life. This is the first time I have made the vegan version and I can’t tell a difference! Pin This ↓♥ The recipe is essentially a combination of multiple vegan crepe recipes. So here are the details. Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: A few minutes on each side | Total: 15 minutes. Serves: 1-2 people (makes 6 small crepes) INGREDIENTS… 1/2 cup water. 1/4 cup olive oil, coconut oil, or vegan butter. 1 tablespoon coconut sugar. 2 tablespoons agave nectar or maple syrup. 1 cup oat flour…

  • Main Dishes,  Veganism

    Pasta 3 Ways // Vegan

    I have said it before and I will say it again, “I LOVE CARBS”. The two best things about being vegan are 1) I don’t cause harm to animals and 2) I eat as much pasta as I care for. Pasta can be a versatile and simple dinner. I wanted to share my three favorite ways to have pasta. These will be great for you if you are short on time or just wanting comfort food. Pin This ↓♥ The first is Hummus Pasta. This might sound weird, but I promise it is so creamy and delicious. Basically, you cook your preferred pasta according to the package instructions. I typically use…

  • Photography,  Veganism

    This Month in Food Photography: June (V)

    Who doesn’t love food porn? Part of my blog (most of my blog) is about sharing the vegan lifestyle. A lot of this includes food, but I realized I haven’t shared my recent food photos. I moved to a new place, so I am still figuring out the lighting situation. Also, I have been figuring out backgrounds that I like. These are not perfect, but I am pleased with them and hopefully you are too. Pin This ⇓♥ If you want the recipes, you can check out my instagram or you can comment or email. As you can probably tell, I prefer breakfast photos. This is because there are typically more…

  • Main Dishes,  Veganism

    Thai Peanut Noodles // Vegan

    This is something that sounds complicated, but really this recipe is incredibly easy. I make peanut noodles whenever I need a quick meal that is very filling and nutritious. This recipe is plant-based of course, but carnivores will also like this. I used a meat substitute, but that is not even necessary. Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15-20 minutes Printer Friendly Version HERE INGREDIENTS… 1/2 package of rice noodles or preferred noodle. 1/2 yellow onion. 1 cup of spinach. 1/2 bag of frozen stir fry vegetables or… 1 cup of broccoli. 1 carrot. A handful of mushrooms. 1 cup of sugar snap peas. 1 teaspoon of minced…

  • Main Dishes,  Veganism

    Vegan “Tuna” Salad

    This summer has made me so nostalgic. I have especially been thinking about foods I used to eat in the summertime. For me, summer reminds me of family barbecues. At these barbecues, people bring all sorts of dishes covered in mayonnaise. This could be tuna salad, potato salad, chicken salad, crab salad, etc. The way I describe it sounds so gross, but since being vegan I have missed some of these dishes. I have learned that garbanzo beans or chickpeas can often serve as a mock meat. That’s why it works so great for recipes like these. Printer Friendly Version HERE INGREDIENTS… 1 can of garbanzo beans drained. 1-3 tablespoons…

  • Veganism

    Fluffy Pancakes // Vegan

    Welcome back! I know I haven’t posted in a while and I am sorry for that. I had finals and I had to move, so I have been very preoccupied. In my absence, I have been working on new recipes. I normally wouldn’t be comfortable making something like vegan pancakes, but I stepped outside of my comfort zone. Here is my recipe, please enjoy. Printer Friendly Version Here INGREDIENTS… 1 Cup of rolled oats. ½ Non-dairy milk. 1 Teaspoon of cinnamon. 1 Tablespoon of coconut sugar or any sweetener. 1 mashed banana. 1 Teaspoon of vanilla. 2 Tablespoons of vegetable or coconut oil (optional) 2 Tablespoons of baking powder. 1…

  • Veganism

    A Vegan in Kansas

    I basically live in the middle of nowhere. I am not exaggerating. I could drive 10 minutes and end up in a field. I don’t consider veganism “hard” or “unrealistic”. However, it can be a challenge sometimes when you live in Kansas (or any Midwestern state). I see a lot of “eat beef” license plates and finding options at restaurants can be difficult. This post is based on my experiences and I hope it gives you some useful tips, especially if you live in a not so vegan friendly area. Basic diary free oatmeal with fruit on top Asking for substitutions is super important. Just set aside your anxiety and…