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.”

Vegan Restaurant Review: 821 Cafe

Near the bustling campus of VCU on Cary Street in downtown Richmond is 821 Cafe. It’s a small restaurant with an eclectic feel. In other words, just the kind of funky place you’d hope to find near an artsy school like VCU!  I’ve eaten there a few times now, and I’ve always received great serviceContinue reading “Vegan Restaurant Review: 821 Cafe”

My Evolution to Vegan

I’ve picked up quite a few followers since I began this blog journey, and I realized that not all of you know the story of why I decided to adopt a vegan lifestyle. It was initially just my diet, but now includes what I wear, what I use for grooming products, and sometimes even theContinue reading “My Evolution to Vegan”

Vegan Dilly Potato Salad

With spring beginning to come into full swing and vaccinations increasing,  I’m dreaming of the possibility of outdoor gatherings again. Whenever I think about potluck meals, I think of potato salad.  If you are a fan of German potato salad, you will love this vinegar dressing based version.  I’ve never met a potato I didn’tContinue reading “Vegan Dilly Potato Salad”

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”

Will Eating Tofu Make Men Grow Boobs? And Other Mysteries of Soy

Tofu isn’t sexy, manly, or exciting, apparently. My husband avoids soy products like the plague, fearing the effects of the estrogens in tofu and soymilk. It doesn’t matter how much evidence I provide to the contrary. The old myths stick, even though soy products are actually in many of the processed foods we eat. However,Continue reading “Will Eating Tofu Make Men Grow Boobs? And Other Mysteries of Soy”