May 2017

The Dog Who can Connect the Dots

Our dog, Norman, gave us quite a scare last night! We sensed something was up with him when he broke from his typical nightly routine and wouldn’t lay down with us on our bed to go to sleep. When we finally coaxed him into a prone position, he whimpered in pain and immediately sat back up on his hind […]

Powered-by-Plants Sport Bars

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Super-frustrating was finding out that my family’s favorite protein sport bars are made with palm oil. Unacceptable! So, after trying a bunch of other brands – and liking a few, but not being wowed, I decided I should just figure out how to make my own here at home. At first I went extremely simple and […]

Learning Vegan 101 - Part Seven: Why Honey isn't Vegan (no matter how badly you want it to be)

Being vegan means you choose not to eat, drink, wear, or otherwise use any animal-derived food or product. As a vegan, the goal always is to avoid – as far as is possible and practicable – harming or exploiting animals in any way, shape or form. So what about bees? What’s all the buzz about […]

(Maybe not the Best, but Quite Possibly the Best) Vegan Lentil Burgers

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I can’t tell you how many veggie burgers and veggie burger recipes I come across as a vegan blogger. Ingredient combinations are practically endless, so there are a lot of choices out there, and, of course, everyone likes to claim theirs is “The Best.” For fear of making the other burgers in my life feel bad […]

We’re Silly for Shirataki. Where Do You Stand?

Over here at our vegan house, my teenage son, Owen, is encouraged to eat (essentially) whatever the heck he wants. Stacks of syrup-soaked waffles?… yes; peanut butter and banana sandwiches, one in each hand?… definitely; chips loaded with guacamole?… for sure, loads; massive quantities of macaroni?… absolutely, the more the better. As a young athlete, Owen can stand – […]

Perfect Vegan Muffins

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Let’s be honest with ourselves, muffins are really just breakfast cake. And, if you’re gonna eat cake for breakfast, then it/they better be good and worth the calories, right? I think you’ll find these are! Fluffy, moist, sweet-but-not-too-sweet, and as irresistibly delicious as any un-vegan muffin I’ve ever had (back in my un-vegan days), these […]

This is Only Gross and Weird if You Make It Be

Pooping is part of nature, right? Everyone does it. Just some more than others. While some people are as regular as regular can be, others can go days being all bound up. I know what the regulars are thinking right now… days???… there are people who don’t go for days????  Yes! Daaaaays! And believe me, there’s a fair amount of […]