Thai Top Ten: Vegan Restaurant Review

Thai Top Ten is one of my family’s favorite restaurants in our area. Located in The Creeks shopping center in an unassuming strip mall across the street from Virginia Center Commons in north Henrico, they serve omni friendly fare, but they do have vegan options as well. The key here is to let your serverContinue reading “Thai Top Ten: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Vegan Egg Rolls: Air Fried!

A few months ago, my daughter expressed some curiosity about making fried spring rolls at home. Knowing that you can buy pre-made vegan egg roll wraps in the store, we decided to try our hand at making them.The twist? We used the air fryer!  Soon after our first successful attempt, our air fryer broke. AfterContinue reading “Vegan Egg Rolls: Air Fried!”

Vegan One Dish Chorizo Rice with Peppers and Onions

During my last trip to Kroger, I was lucky enough to find a huge bargain. They marked down their Simple Truth vegan chorizo sausage links to 45 cents. That is not a typo! Of course, I bought some. These pack a whopping 27g of plant-based protein per sausage. I’ve never tried this seitan chorizo before,Continue reading “Vegan One Dish Chorizo Rice with Peppers and Onions”

Pho Que Huong: Vegan Restaurant Review

Pho Que Huong is a Vietnamese restaurant in the Virginia Center Commons area of north Henrico County outside of Richmond. They took over the old Famous Dave’s location, and have slowly been adding decor to make it look less like a BBQ joint! But much of the old seating, etc. remains. It’s what one wouldContinue reading “Pho Que Huong: Vegan Restaurant Review”

The Silver Diner: Vegan Restaurant Review

One of my vegan friends clued me into the fact that the Silver Diner has recently upped its vegan game. Since the Innsbrook location is not too far from home, my husband and I ventured there for dinner for the first time in a couple of years.  Known regionally for seeking locally sourced items forContinue reading “The Silver Diner: Vegan Restaurant Review”

The Hop Craft Pizza and Beer: Vegan Restaurant Review

When I went vegan in 2017, one of the things I missed most was pizza. I simply couldn’t find a vegan one that really stacked up to their non-vegan counterparts. It was easier just to not eat pizza. (I know. Sad, right?) That is, until I discovered Hop Craft RVA, which has quickly become aContinue reading “The Hop Craft Pizza and Beer: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

This has quickly become a staple recovery smoothie for me, combining the sweetness of chocolate and banana, the protein of a vegan protein powder and plant based milk, and the goodness that is peanut butter. I simply don’t tire of the combination. Here’s my recipe: Ingredients: 1 cup Silk 10g protein milk (plain, vanilla, orContinue reading “Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie”

WPA Bakery Review!

My husband and I took a trip to Richmond for pizza, and then he had a craving for something sweet. Looking up places that were vegan friendly for dessert, WPA bakery popped up! Pretty famous on the local Vegan scene as a great place for vegan wedding cakes, I was certain they would have somethingContinue reading “WPA Bakery Review!”

Quantum Energy Squares Review!

After publishing my recent blog post about vegan protein bars, Quantum Energy Squares reached out to me about their products, asking if I wanted to try them! I’m so grateful that they sent me a sample pack! Here’s the rundown on the nutrition of these bars: 10g plant based protein from peas and pumpkin seedsContinue reading “Quantum Energy Squares Review!”

Vegan Protein Bars: Are they a necessary evil? I review a few for you.

I recently met with a dietitian to determine if there was some other cause to my pandemic weight gain rather than pure forced laziness on my part. Well, it turns out that I’m mildly insulin resistant thanks to my body shifting toward menopause. Yay.  I was sufficiently underwhelmed by her advice, however, as it wasContinue reading “Vegan Protein Bars: Are they a necessary evil? I review a few for you.”