Going Green

Vegan Lasagna (with Tofu)

Happy Meatless Monday! Happy Vegan MoFo 2013! Just happy HAPPY! Today I want to share the vegan lasagna recipe (well, kinda a recipe) that I made last weekend. When I say “kinda” a recipe it’s because most of the time I start with a recipe, but almost always I end up improvising due to a […] Read more…

Vegan Snack ATTACK

Yep, vegans love to snack too!! One of my FAVORITE nut snacks is Mrs. May’s Almond Crunch!! So stinkin’ tasty!!! I love having a couple pieces – especially while sitting at my desk in the afternoons. They’re so satisfying and yummy! Mrs. May’s makes a ton of other tasty, vegan snacks too – check out […] Read more…

Work Day Lunch Share 1

In following with my Vegan MoFo 2013 vegan shares…here’s my first office lunch this month. All the standards here – variants are usually what I add to the dish. Today though, I kept it super simple. Some salad and some cubed tofu a light dressing and….   a little watermelon – YUM! Sometimes I top […] Read more…

Garden Fresh – A Vegan Restaurant

This past weekend (after another fun bike ride), Pops and I tried a “new” (to us) vegan restaurant in Mountain View, CA called Garden Fresh. What a delicious find….a wonderful vegan Chinese cuisine delight!! First, we began our meal with the Basil Moo Shu Rolls. These were served cold and were a perfect treat after […] Read more…

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day everyone! Aaahh how nice to have an extra “weekend” day. Today we’re having the kids over later for dinner and I’m making a vegan lasagna (which I will share photos and details of later). I used to make lasagna a lot, but haven’t in a while and this time instead of hunting […] Read more…

Breakfast – Earnest Eats

Okay, so I just happened to get lucky here…day 1 of The August Break just happens to be “BREAKFAST” AND I just happen to have a review ready for my new absolutely favorite of all times Hot & Fit breakfast cereals EARNEST EATS! First of all, when I was asked if I wanted to try this […] Read more…

Wheat Germ

Wheat Germ….we’ve all heard of it, right? We kinda know it’s something that’s good for us – well, at least I kinda did. Then, I was sent a coupon for a container of Kretschmer Wheat Germ and found out that wheat germ is awesome and like the Original SUPERFOOD. Technically speaking, wheat germ is the […] Read more…

Vegan Vegetable Enchiladas

On an absolute whim, I decided I would make some Vegan Vegetable Enchiladas. I had tortillas, lots of vegetables and time – so what did I have to lose…well, except that I’d never made them before and an enchilada sauce seemed intimidating to me! The sauce was truly the part of the dish that has […] Read more…

Vegan Love for Vegan Cuts

Have you heard of the Vegan Cuts site yet? If not, you have no idea what you’re missing!!! Vegan Cuts is super fun vegan shopping site featuring vegan food items, vegan body care and even vegan fashion! Just a couple of weeks ago, they sent me a Vegan Snack Box from their monthly box subscription service […] Read more…

Nasoya & Veggie Dip

I’m pretty confident that if you’ve been living a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle, you’ve seen Nasoya products where you buy groceries – and you’ve probably eaten their tofu, too. To help me celebrate an “Eggless Easter” this year, the lovely people at Nasoya sent me sample bottles of their vegan Nayonaise spreads. I received both the regular, egg […] Read more…

Veggie Grill

Today, I’d like to share one of our current, and luckily local, favorite vegan restaurants the VeggieGrill! As of right now, they have locations in Southern and Northern California, Oregon and Washington – so basically a West Coast sort of place. We simply LOVE this place! All menu items are vegan – 100% plant-based. AND […] Read more…

Martha Stewart Meatless Monday #3

Happy Meatless Monday!! Today I’m sharing a 3rd recipe from Martha Stewart’s new cookbook Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes This week’s recipe is: Lentil and Sweet-Potato Stew Lentils are a good choice for making vegetarian stews, since they don’t require presoaking and take much less time to cook than other legumes. […] Read more…

Martha Stewart Meatless Monday #2

Happy Meatless Monday!! Today, I’d like to share another recipe from Martha Stewart’s new cookbook Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes Vegetable-Barley Potpies Filled with a hearty mix of mushrooms, barley, and white beans, these potpies are just as satisfying as more traditional chicken versions. Phyllo dough offers a quicker— and […] Read more…

Have a Martha Stewart Meatless Monday

Happy Meatless Monday!! So, did you hear Martha Stewart has a new cookbook out?! It’s called Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes Wouldn’t you know, being as amazing as she is, she would put together a book of meatless recipes to encouraging people to try a healthier lifestyle. YAHOO MARTHA!! For […] Read more…

Emerald Eco Friendly Products

So, you know my eco-goals each year include lessening waste – including the waste of paper products. We’ve done away with paper napkins at our house and also use paper towels minimally – we have quite a stash of good rags ready at all times to help with clean-ups, spills, etc. We haven’t gotten away […] Read more…

Happy, Healthy Skin

Did the title of this post get your attention, or did the beautiful Nia Peeples get your attention? No matter, whichever way you get to hear about this new DNA Skincare line brings you closer to having your best, healthiest skin! Of course, as a woman, I’ve spent lots and lots of time thinking about, […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Eggplant Casserole

A few weeks ago, my wonderful friend (and second mom) Nancy sent me this DELISH recipe!! I just had to share it..you may even have most of the ingredients in your kitchen now – and it’s super easy to add or modify with what you do have! I’m calling it “Eggplant Casserole”, but it could […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – DeodoMom

I’ll admit, I’m totally one of those people that can sweat…A LOT! Is it a gene thing?? or body type thing? I’m not complaining – I’m way beyond that and have far moved into acceptance. The lovely people at 30SomeWeeks.com offered to send me some of their toxin-free and hypoallergenic DeodoMom deodorant to try. This deodorant has […] Read more…

FALL is here!

And just like that it’s FALL! The weather has changed so fast! I’m not complaining mind you as I just love Fall! We’ve already had our first rains – yahoo no more watering the garden for a few months! It’s getting darker earlier and there’s a definite chill in the air. It’s time to pull […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Fall means BAKING

It’s FALL!! Which for me, means it’s time for BAKING!! I’m not sure why, but the cooler weather just makes me feel like baking!! So, to begin this fall baking festival, I decided to bake some simple vegan chocolate chip cookies – with inspiration from “1,000 Vegan Recipes” by Robin Robertson (one of my all-time favorite […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

  So, I’ve never tried a raw recipe before. Well, a recipe that is specifically raw that is. I saw this one posted by the Spontaneuous Hausfrau on the Tasty Kitchen site and it just stuck with me. Literally stuck. It just kept popping into my head and I knew I needed to try it. […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Attacking Fleas with Salt

Not that my cute little orca pony, Bubba, could ever have fleas…oh my, heck no. But should he? I know exactly what natural method I would try to get them out of our house. We have carpet pretty much everywhere except the bathrooms in our house. Not exactly my choice, but that’s another story for […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Vinegar Uses when Nature Attacks

The wonders of vinegar. This magic elixir comes in so many forms and can be used for everything from cleaning your house, preserving foods and soothing all your aches and pains. There are so many uses for vinegar. Since it’s just a magnificent time of year to be outdoors, I’d like to focus on how […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Pesto

Vegan Pesto – one word YUM! So very easy to make and so incredibly delicious. Ingredients: 2-3 cups fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup walnuts 3 Tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Pinch of pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon lemon juice vegan parmesan (optional) 1. Toss all ingredients into your food processor… blend […] Read more…

Tomatoes Straight out of the Garden

As I was picking these luscious tomatoes from my garden this morning, I pondered all the different things I could do with them. I thought I’d share my ideas: Eat  ‘Em Straight Up – pretty much describes itself – this happens to at least a few of these cuties each time I go out to […] Read more…

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