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  • 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…

  • 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

    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

    Typical Grocery List // Vegan

    One of my readers suggested I share a typical grocery list. I thought it was such a great idea because I often get asked about the foods I buy. When I first started eating plant-based, making trips to the grocery store was so stressful. I was kind of all over the place and would just buy random items. It’s taken some time, but I now have a pretty basic grocery list I follow. If you don’t know what to buy, it helps to separate your list into sections. For example, I sometimes separate my list into: protein, grains, fruits, vegetables, and miscellaneous. Also, it helps to research recipes or nutrition…

  • 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…

  • Lifestyle,  Veganism

    Colorful Winter Chili (Vegan)

    In the warmer months, my diet is made up of tons of fruit. However, now that it is absolutely freezing; I crave warm foods like pasta, chili, and baked potatoes. I have posted a vegan chili recipe before, but this one is a little different. As the title suggests, it is colorful. It also has spices that are better in the colder months. This recipe is packed with protein and with spices that promote immune functioning. Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes (at the least) | Servings: 4-6 INGREDIENTS… 1 cup of black beans. 1 cup of garbanzo beans. 1/2 cup of corn. 1 cup of lima…

  • Beauty,  Veganism

    Vegan Advice: Supplements + iHerb

    Should you take vitamins and supplements as a vegan? Some people say that you should only get your vitamins through your diet and food. I used to be like this as well. It is very possible to get all of the necessary nutrients through food, even on a plant-based diet. However, incorporating vitamins into your routine can improve your health even more. I avoided vitamins for around 6 months (as a vegan). My blood work was great and I didn’t have any deficiencies (even b12). But I had moved into my dorm and I noticed, I was more prone to sicknesses and I would get tired more easily. Even after…

  • Lifestyle,  Veganism

    Running Your Best

    To some, running is hell. It is the workout that everyone dreads. I felt that way several years ago. But now running has become a regular part of my routine. My running journey has taught me several things. One thing I have learned is that it’s hard to run your best each time. Some days it’s hard to pick up your legs and other days running a half marathon seems like a piece of cake. I want to share advice that helps you run great each time (I’ve also included a helpful graphic). One of the most important things is fueling your body. For me, following a vegan lifestyle has been…

  • Lifestyle

    Vegan Advice: Dorm Rooms

    Many people think “going vegan” is hard and I have noticed that a common reason/excuse is college. As a vegan and a college student, I feel I can offer some advice for other vegans in college or people in college wanting to eat more plant-based. I also made a youtube video of some advice and a grocery haul so please check that out also⇒https://youtu.be/hCk-GMHoy8k. Buy a crate for packaged and dry goods Most dorms don’t have a full kitchen or if they do, you are not allowed to keep your food in the cabinets for long periods of time. I suggest getting a crate or box to put food that…

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