Why I Won’t Try the New Beyond Nuggets at KFC

I had an interesting conversation with a fellow Vegan about these. She was upset about a few things, as am I. But I have other vegan and vegetarian friends who have happily embraced the new plant based fast food item on the block. Shades of gray. Everyone’s entitled to their interpretation.  Don’t get me wrong.Continue reading “Why I Won’t Try the New Beyond Nuggets at KFC”

Happy Veganuary!

I actually have a few friends participating this year. What’s Veganuary, you ask? It’s a movement to get people to try eating vegan for the month of January. It’s a great way to ease into this lifestyle. Brian May, guitarist for Queen, did this last year, and he loved it so much, he never stopped.Continue reading “Happy Veganuary!”

Grocery Store Tour Series for Vegans: Target

Yes. That Target. The same one with the fancy designer clothes and home goods and the super fun dollar section. And although not every Target has the real grocery department, granting it the title of PFresh Target, we do have two close to me that have that distinction.  Of course, one can’t possibly do theirContinue reading “Grocery Store Tour Series for Vegans: Target”

Vegan Tuna Salad

With the prevalence of vegan meat substitutes emerging on the market right now, it’s easy to shift a plant-based diet to these convenient, highly processed protein sources. But more and more frequently, I find myself wanting to cut back on these, and go back to consuming more recognizable ingredients. Sure, I won’t completely give upContinue reading “Vegan Tuna Salad”

Vegan Pantry Staples

Take a peek into my pantry! If you’re newly vegan, it’s helpful to know what shelf stable items to keep in stock. My family is not vegan, so it’s often something I throw together from the pantry that becomes my dinner in a pinch. So what do I keep there? Grains. Oats (quick cooking, usually)Continue reading “Vegan Pantry Staples”

Grocery Store Tour for Vegans: Costco

The mecca of suburban consumerism lies within the walls of Costco. But who minds, really? They treat their employees well, the stores are clean, and in non-pandemic times, you can score free food. During these strange times, they were also one of the first stores to require face coverings to protect the health of bothContinue reading “Grocery Store Tour for Vegans: Costco”

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”

Need to find motivation?

On fitness motivation… We are officially done with January 2020. Our New Year’s Resolutions are surely being tested at this point. Did you make any? Chances are you made a resolution to take better care of your body, whether that was to lose weight, exercise more, or just to eat healthier. How are things going?Continue reading “Need to find motivation?”

Farro. What’s that?

Farro Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette Farro has quickly become one of my favorite whole grains. It has a chewy texture and nutty flavor that lends itself well to all kinds of dishes, but I especially love it as a base for salads, making an excellent backdrop for all kinds of veggies. The variety most oftenContinue reading “Farro. What’s that?”

Want to go vegan this year?

Are you thinking about changing your diet to plant based for the new year? Although I call myself vegan, I really prefer “plant based” as a title. I think there are a lot of negative feelings that come with that “vegan” title. Yet every time I go out to eat, I tell our server thatContinue reading “Want to go vegan this year?”