• Lunch,  Vegan,  Vegan Recipes

    5 Easy Vegan Lunch Ideas

    Just the thought of switching to a vegan lifestyle can be overwhelming. When my husband and I first made the switch, I wasn’t worried about dinners. I could plan those. My breakfast? It was already vegan friendly. I was worried about lunch. What could you possibly replace a ham and cheese sandwich with?! Was my first thought. It took some time before I felt comfortable straying away from a smoothie and a snack for lunch every day. And let me tell…

  • Travel

    6 Reasons to Visit Portugal

    Oh Portugal….With borders closed, the days of international travel seem to be too far for comfort.  I had pictured maternity leave a whole lot different than how it’s been going – but hey, such is life.  It seems fitting that on day 3590 of quarantine, I choose to escape to Portugal for a bit.  Portugal was our last stop on our honeymoon. After a 7-night Mediterranean cruise to and from Barcelona we hopped on a plane and landed in Lisbon.…

  • Vegan Recipes

    Peanut Butter Banana Brownies

    Biting into a thick, dense, moist brownie is mouth watering…and these Peanut Butter Banana Brownies are no different. I had never been a big chocolate person. I was always into candy and non-chocolatey baked goods. But something about brownies… I get cravings that I just can’t ignore.   If you’ve been able to get through the covid quarantine without all the sugary cravings then I applaud you. But that surely has not been the case for me 😂 Naturally I…

  • Vegan Recipes

    Healthy Banana Bread Pancakes (& vegan friendly!)

    There is nothing like pancakes on Saturday morning. If you asked me, I’d eat breakfast for every single meal of the day! Everything from waffles, to pancakes, French toast, tofu scramble, breakfast sandwiches and more. Thats why these Banana Bread Pancakes have become a family favourite fast! I’ve always been one to respect breakfast. You’ll never catch me dashing out of the house with an empty stomach. I love to wake up slowly. Enjoy a latte, eat my breakfast at a…

  • Vegan Recipes

    Creamy Vegan Alfredo

    This creamy vegan Alfredo is a great ‘replacement’ to the real thing. I hadn’t had Alfredo in about 8 months — it was one of my favourite dishes! Often when people speak of wanting to switch to a vegan or plant based diet they bring up the foods they would miss. I try to not see it as a loss but rather as a gain. I’m actively saving animals lives, saving the planet and feeding my body the most nutrient…

  • Journal

    2020 the year I’m asking: Are we willingly being guided off the cliff?

    An ex always used to make this comment about how he felt people acted like sheep and just followed the herd, so to speak. We all do the same things, talk about the same things, take the same paths in life etc. I heard what he said but could never understand fully what he meant and therefore always disagreed. On the surface, materialisticly we looked so different. Over the course of the past year I have learned a lot. One…

  • Vegan Recipes

    Vegan Chilli Teriyaki Sauce

    This spicy, vegan friendly teriyaki sauce is just what you’ve been looking for! It’s great to marinate your tofu in, flavour your cauliflower wings (you can get the recipe here!) with or use it for a vegan teriyaki bowl. Your options are endless with this recipe. Not to mention it takes no time at all to whip up. As I said, it’s super easy to make. All you have to do is mince your fresh garlic and ginger. I do…

  • Vegan Recipes

    Crispy BBQ Cauliflower Wings

      It all started with Super Bowl…but don’t all good food stories start that way? February 2nd 2020 was when the San Fransisco 49’ers went to the Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs and I made crispy bbq cauliflower wings. Unfortunately for my husband and the rest of San Fran, they were defeated in the last quarter by the chiefs. But, fortunately for myself, my crispy BBQ Cauliflower Wings were a giant win! The build up to the Super…

  • C-Sections,  Womanhood

    C-Sections – What to expect, advice & tips (PT 3/3)

    The blog post every pregnant women needs to read (PT 3) You’ve made it to part 3, so you obviously know how bada** c-sections and the women behind them truly are. Post 1 {click to read} I talked about what to expect before and during surgery and questions you might want to ask beforehand. Post 2 {click to read} I talk about the short-term (first 3 days) recovery. Now it’s time to cover long-term recovery. There’s a lot to think…

  • Journal

    Disaster Preparation

    Let’s talk food! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It’s been such an interesting time, to say the least. Grocery shopping is an entirely new experience now. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Since going vegan I have been diligently meal planning and creating shopping lists for each week. It’s been months since I’ve questioned what’s for dinner only hours before dinner time. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Planning my week out in advanced has helped me tremendously with switching to a vegan diet as well as ensured that we have…