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?”

On Spirituality…

On Spirituality… When I wrote my first blog post, I quoted the definition of wellness from Miriam-Webster:  the quality or state of being in good health, especially as an actively sought goal. I also discussed the various facets of wellness. It’s not just about your physical well-being, but also social, spiritual, emotional, and environmental factors.Continue reading “On Spirituality…”

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup I’m continuing the series of soup recipes for you, sharing my basic vegetable soup with you today. This one is simple, using mostly canned or frozen items, and is perfect for the chilly days ahead! This soup is chock full of veggies, and the tomatoes give it a rich base. This is myContinue reading “Vegetable Soup”

Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Bisque

It’s officially soup season! They are predicting winter weather early next week for Virginia! Can you believe it? So it’s time to dust off those favorite soup recipes! As I continue my vegan journey, I’m searching for ways to “veganize” my favorite dishes. I tried this on a whim. The secret ingredient that makes thisContinue reading “Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Bisque”

Vegan Chili

As summer comes to an end, despite the multiple resurgences here in Virginia, we are finally beginning to feel the temperatures drop! It’s perfect chili weather. This is a recipe I have perfected over the years, and one I was using long before I became vegan. I’ve brought it to many a pot luck, andContinue reading “Vegan Chili”