The Power of Food

Our food choices are certainly a big part of how we identify as humans. Food can reflect our culture, our religion, and even our political leanings. Food can prove elusive when it’s not affordable or accessible. Food, or lack thereof, can cause disease. In extreme cases of food allergies, food can cause death. Beliefs aboutContinue reading “The Power of Food”

Kitchen Tools I Love!

I consider myself an amateur foodie. I have always enjoyed cooking, and think of making good food as one of my “love languages.” Transitioning to cooking as a vegan wasn’t that difficult, but it’s helpful to have the right tools. Limiting my diet to only plant based foods, sometimes cooking with from scratch can beContinue reading “Kitchen Tools I Love!”

Easy Whole Grains: Village Harvest

A few weeks ago, I answered a random survey from Village Harvest to possibly engage in a consumer panel. I was excited to learn that I was selected, and I received some of their products last week! We all know how healthy whole grains are. It’s a staple of a healthy vegan diet! Farro, brownContinue reading “Easy Whole Grains: Village Harvest”

Grocery Store Tour for Vegans: New Grand Mart

There’s a vegan I follow on Twitter who recently recommended to explore your local international market. I remembered that there is one not too far from us in the West End of Richmond that took over an abandoned Food Lion store. My daughter and I were up for an adventure the other day, so weContinue reading “Grocery Store Tour for Vegans: New Grand Mart”

Easy Guacamole

The old vegan party dip debate is… hummus vs. guacamole. Which one do you bring? Because, honestly, you are bringing this snack to guarantee that you’ll have something to eat! Alas, party days may be few due to the pandemic, but at my house, at least, guacamole is also an essential addition to our MexicanContinue reading “Easy Guacamole”

Vegan Goodness: Gravy Edition

Besides cheese and my mom’s potato soup, what is one thing I have mourned the loss of since eating vegan? I missed gravy. I am the gravy maker for our big Thanksgiving meals. I am adept at creating this magical potion to add deliciousness to the most ordinary foods. It’s more of an art thanContinue reading “Vegan Goodness: Gravy Edition”