Richmond VegFest 2022

I had planned to attend this year’s VegFest in Richmond. What I didn’t plan for was to be asked to speak at the event! But speak, I did. I was really honored when the event organizers reached out to me!  This happened sometime in June. They actually contacted me through Sports Backers, which is theContinue reading “Richmond VegFest 2022”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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 Chickpea “Chicken” Salad

Oh, behold the versatility of the chickpea! Where would vegans be without them? Of course they turn into delicious hummus, but you can also mash them to become a nice substitute for chicken. Much like the recipes I’ve shared for Vegan Tuna Salad and my Buffalo Chickpea Salad, this one is the same method, justContinue reading “Vegan Chickpea “Chicken” Salad”

Vegan Spanish Rice

The other day I had a craving for this most delicious side dish at Mexican restaurants. Unfortunately, most restaurants make this with chicken broth, and I really wanted to create a vegan version. I also wanted to add some substance to this dish, so adding more texture with diced onions and tomatoes was purposeful. TheContinue reading “Vegan Spanish Rice”

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 Freezer Staples

A couple of weeks ago, I shared about my favorite vegan pantry staples. These are the items that are shelf stable and readily available to serve as vital components for a quick vegan meal. The other place in the kitchen capable of storing food for longer periods of time is, of course, the freezer! AsContinue reading “Vegan Freezer Staples”