It’s my 5 Year Vegan Anniversary!

This month marks 5 years as a vegan for me. In some ways, it seems like forever. In others, I can’t believe it’s been that long. I didn’t get here overnight, though. The evolution has been slow, from transitioning to pescatarian as a new college student, to vegetarian later in adulthood, then finally to fullContinue reading “It’s my 5 Year Vegan Anniversary!”

Pho 95 Hai Ky Mi Gia: Vegan Restaurant Review

My daughter needed new shoes. Like, seriously. Her feet were on fire from standing up all day at a robotics competition the day before, where she was co-lead for building and driving the bot. (They won, by the way, for the first time in her school’s history!) But her poor feet just needed something withContinue reading “Pho 95 Hai Ky Mi Gia: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Minglewood Bake Shop: Vegan Restaurant Review

There’s nothing quite like the joy a vegan experiences when they visit an all vegan space! Remember my reference to the new vegan bakery in Carytown from my recent post about the rungries? This is the bakery I was talking about! Minglewood Bake Shop is in the heart of Carytown in Richmond, VA. Carytown isContinue reading “Minglewood Bake Shop: Vegan Restaurant Review”

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”

Vegan Cream of Mushroom and Rice Soup

Vegan Cream of Mushroom and Rice Soup You know, sometimes you’re just a girl, standing in front of the fridge, asking it to inspire you to make something amazing for dinner out of nothing. That was me the other night. And my fridge delivered! I spotted a forgotten container of baby bellas when I realizedContinue reading “Vegan Cream of Mushroom and Rice Soup”

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!”

Vegan Vegetable Soup with Farro

It’s finally fall! Like really fall! Which means it’s soup season. I have revamped my usual vegetable soup recipe, and I’m ready to share! Even my teenagers love this, and they have requested it repeatedly. Because let’s face it: there’s nothing that says comfort like homemade vegetable soup! I think the key to making aContinue reading “Vegan Vegetable Soup with Farro”

Grocery Tour Update: Trader Joe’s

If you are a fan of Trader Joe’s, you may already know that they develop new products throughout the year. Some of these stay, some of these go. I’m still mourning the loss of my favorite coffee: Coffee and Cocoa. It was the BEST! I took you on a tour of Trader Joe’s at theContinue reading “Grocery Tour Update: Trader Joe’s”

Vegan Greek Style Green Beans

One of the things I’ve missed this year in Richmond, the city of summer festivals, is the Greek Festival. Obviously, it was canceled due to Covid. And although there are fewer things to enjoy there now that I’m vegan, I still love the green beans!  Since I love to try to recreate dishes I loveContinue reading “Vegan Greek Style Green Beans”

Easy BBQ Jackfruit

Do you love BBQ? It’s a favorite for my family. But since I’m the lone vegan, I make my own. I even make my own coleslaw, and then we have shared sides. Jackfruit itself is an intimidating item, but buying it canned really simplifies this dish. It took me a couple of tries to getContinue reading “Easy BBQ Jackfruit”