Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Vegan Portobello Holiday "Pot Roast" and Cherry Almond Quinoa Recipes

This post is sponsored by McCormick® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Normally, as a vegan family, for a holiday meal we have some type of pre-made vegan roast or a complicated recipe to make our own entree. This year I wanted to try something different with a simpler, whole foods plant based approach using portobello mushrooms for the main course and a savory quinoa dish as a side with the help of McCormick® Herbs and Spices, and inspired by recipes from the McCormick® Recipe page.

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Short Guide to Small Space Living

Small space living requires extra thinking and effort to serve desirable and practical purposes. After all, tiny rooms can feel like shoeboxes if you aren’t careful. However, you can make your small space into something spectacular as long as you know a few tricks to make it feel open without remodeling.
Here are a few ways to make the most out of your small space.

Monday, August 19, 2019

How to Eat Healthier With Certified Vegan Food Choices

As a mother, you know that nothing is more important than the health of your family. That's why vegan diets are becoming increasingly popular as moms look for ways to keep their families both healthy and happy. The great news about vegan diets' rising popularity is that increased demand has led to increased supply as well. Nowadays there is no shortage of options waiting for you when you start your vegan diet. If you're looking to get started living a vegan lifestyle but don't know where to start, don't worry. We've got everything you need to begin your journey into the tasty world of vegan cuisine.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Vegan in Kindergarten - What Vegan Kids Need to Know for School

My son was a vegetarian since birth and right before Kindergarten I finally got him to go completely vegan. When my husband finally went plant based at home it made the switch much easier for the kids who were basically only eating animal products when their dad bought them  and gave the foods to them or let them buy or order food without asking. I was glad the kids and Hubs went vegan when they did because being vegan in Kindergarten was a challenge. It was much more than vegan kids lunches, but we have many of those too!

To make it easier for anyone who has a vegan child who is starting school or would like to start school or go back to school as a vegan, here's everything we learned about being vegan in school.

Monday, July 22, 2019

3 Tips to Ease the Transition to Being a Stay at Home Mom

Whether you have always dreamt about being a stay at home mom or you are making the transition unexpectedly, one thing is certain this is one of the toughest, most fulfilling (and most underpaid) jobs out there. There are no sick days or personal days, and the hours are insane. And yet, you have the opportunity to spend uninterrupted quality time with your kids, teaching them and shaping them, watching them learn new things and conquer milestones.

Friday, July 12, 2019

5 Accounts that Will Help Your Children Succeed

In our digital age, kids can't be kept back from the internet. Instead, parents are responsible for keeping their kids safe online and for instilling good practices they can take with them into adulthood. Technology and tools available today are enabling parents to instill moral values and financial values into their children early on, striking a balance between children's freedom and parental supervision. Here are five accounts you should set up to help your kids succeed:

Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Vegan Cheese Shoppe Macadamia Nut "Brie" and Vegan Grazing Board

This week we got to try the decadent and delicious Macadamia Nut "Brie" from The Vegan Cheese Shoppe, a beautiful 6 ingredient cheese made from fresh macadamia nuts in Hawaii. The founder, Erin Olivari, who like myself, as a pre-vegan, was a big fan of a fancy cheese. She set out to create a worthy vegan version. Her handcrafted plant based cheese can now be shipped directly to your door! We decided to make a big, fun, yummy, vegan cheese and grazing board with this amazing cheese.

Vegan Soy Wrapped Sushi with Kimchi

I've always been a fan of vegan sushi but my husband and one of my kids do not like seaweed or nori or anything "fishy" at all. I've been wanting to try soy wraps for sushi for some time and this week seemed like a good time to test them out with a sampling of the new Kimchi from Nasoya we received.  The sushi came out really delicious with these fun little colorful wraps we found, some fresh avocado, some roasted garden fresh zucchini and farm fresh carrots. We put the four different varieties of Nasoya Kimchi on the side for a spicy touch of flavor alongside our wraps.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

5 Tips for Traveling With Family

Traveling with family can be incredibly fun, particularly if you’ve amassed your extended family to come and join you. However, bringing the little ones along with you can also be stressful as well as enjoyable, as you’ll need to ensure they have all the right documentation and a suitcase that covers a full day out and about. If you’re looking to plan a holiday with your family, but are worried about where to begin, here are a few tips.

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