Friday, August 10, 2018

30 Vegan School Lunches


Gardein nuggets, glow chocolate, cantaloupe, raspberries, cucumbers, peanut butter filled pretels and cashews.

My son is vegan and he is a picky eater who is going into second grade this year! I thought it would be difficult to make healthy plant based lunches that he would like for his first year of full day Kindergarten but it was actually a lot of fun packing his Planetbox every day. Before school we actually looked around at videos and posts of people's lunches so he could tell me what he wanted his lunch to be like and he was happy with almost everything!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Crispy Pan Fried Breakfast Tofu


We've done a lot of breakfast posts on the blog but I finally had a chance to shoot some video of one of my kids' favorite breakfast foods to show you all a really simple way to cook tofu. It is cooked low and slow and crisps up in the frying pan and then toss with some tasty spices including nutrient rich nutritional yeast. It takes a little while to make but it makes a tasty protein rich little finger food and a great filler for an egg-like sandwich.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Vegan Food in Kyoto



Last year, we had the pleasure of living as a family just a one hour train ride away from beautiful Kyoto, Japan and we enjoyed quite a few sightseeing adventures and some of the best vegan meals during all our Japan travels. People always ask me about vegan food in Japan and the answer is VERY simple; be sure to visit Kyoto.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Three New Vegan Food Tours in Foodie Destinations Overseas


If you love to travel and prefer plant based food, you may want to check out Intrepid Travel's new vegan food tours in three places known for their culinary scenes: India, Italy and Thailand.

Friday, May 25, 2018

How to use Tailwind to Grow Your Pinterest Account and Fuel E-Commerce

*This post was sponsored by Tailwind and I may receive a commission if you sign up for Tailwind using my link. I'm happy to share the tips and tricks which are my own as a registered user.




This year my focus has been growing my Pinterest account because it consistently brings in the most traffic to my site but is lagging behind my other social media accounts. We tried a few different methods over the years, but we are currently using Tailwind to gain Pinterest followers every day who are clicking on our pins and visiting our site. We are now on track for our goal of breaking 10k followers this year and we now have 1.2 million monthly views! In a few simple steps I'll explain the tricks we use on Tailwind and how Etsy sellers, e-commerce sites, bloggers, or businesses can use it to increase their following and gain traffic coming directly from Pinterest like we did.

6 Beaches to Camp with Kids in Southern California

* This post was sponsored by Gymboree. If you make a purchase after clicking links in the post I may receive a commission. All thoughts and opinions are our own.


Camping on the beach is the stuff dreams are made of. There is no better place to live in the moment than on the shore, where the sun, sand, and water meet. For Gymboree Local Legends campaign, I wrote this post to tell people a little bit about all the great beaches where you can set up camp around our home in Oceanside, CA from a local perspective. We'll be spending a ton of time at the beaches here in Southern California with a few RV trips we have lined up. In fact we don't plan on ever going further than 45 minutes from home!

Monday, May 14, 2018

The Wicked Healthy Cookbook - Review


This week I delved into a more shocking looking cookbook than I usually have laying around. The Wicked Healthy Cookbook by chefs and brothers Chad and Derek Sarno and author and collaborator David Joachim is Free. From. Animals. but that didn't keep these edgy chefs from splattering "beet blood" on the cover with a meat cleaver. Their approach to food could also be considered shocking because these chefs created robust, seared, smoky, savory, saucy and delicious looking recipes with the simplest most basic foods.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Vegan Baked Cheesy Crackers


I was getting tired of packaged crackers and snacks. Plus, finding a good cheesy vegan chip or cracker is damn near impossible. We started testing out some recipes to make our own crackers and snacks starting with these baked vegan cheese-it type crackers and they are goooood!

Monday, April 30, 2018

37 Vegan Family Dinners - Easy Kid-Friendly Recipes


Newly vegan and looking for dinner ideas? Maybe you've been plant based for a while and need some inspirations. I put a call out to the vegan blogging community for everyone's favorite Vegan Family Dinners and these ladies came up with so many I had to split the post up into two! For the first post it is a fun and flavorful assortment of 37 easy kid-friendly vegan meals. Let us know what you think or if you try any of them. They all look delicious.
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