Homemade Popcorn

Popcorn is super easy to make from home. You should try it! You may be asking yourself, why would anyone bother making popcorn themselves when buying microwavable popcorn bags is so easy? Well, there are several answers. Popping your own kernels is: Cheaper Healthier More delicious Fun and oddly satisfying Is it really that much…

Messy Rooms and Play Time

Early this week, my 4 year old dumped out every single toy bin in his room, making a total mess. Instead of getting angry, I smiled, an idea forming in my mind. We’ve already gone down a similar road before in the living room. I let the kids play to their hearts’ content. Later in…

Vegan Grilled Cheese

Here is a simple how-to for a not so healthy sandwich. Using Daiya is healthier than using actual cheese, but when it comes to overall nutrition, there isn’t a lot going for it. If you like the taste of Daiya cheeses, this sandwich is an amazingly delicious treat! It took a while for the taste of…

Lazy Homemade Marinara

Why buy a jar of marina when you can make your own fresh, delicious, organic (if you want), and personalized-to-your-own-palate marinara sauce for much cheaper? Alright, so this recipe isn’t exactly fresh when it comes to the tomatoes, that’s why I’m calling it “Lazy” Homemade Marinara. You can use fresh tomatoes. I normally do. But this…

Homemade Chocolate Milk

I’m basing this recipe on one invented by Heather Elliott and posted on her blog. I’ve been buying Silk Chocolate Almond Milk lately. I was out today, and the idea of chocolate milk was all too appetizing for me to pass up. So I decided to make a vegan version of Heather’s and share it…

Being Pregnant is Awesome

I love being pregnant. Here’s a list of what’s awesome about it: You get to have a baby to cuddle with and love at the end! Feeling kicks, jabs, and somersaults Giving your belly high-fives Seeing someone else freak out about feeling or seeing baby move Going grocery shopping alone while you’re moderately hungry and…

Kicks and Punches

Last Friday, just over a week ago, I felt baby Lantern move for the first time! Over the next few days I felt a LOT of movement and realized I had been feeling it for a while, I just hadn’t recognized it for what it was. A few nights ago I SAW the movement. Being…

Baby’s Gender

We had an ultrasound this week. Got to see baby Lantern (fetus name) for the first time! Everything looked good. Before I talk about Lantern’s gender let me give you some back story. My husband and I didn’t want to know the gender of our first child before delivery. I wanted to be surprised. We…

Not Complaining about being Pregnant

I thought having this blog would be easy because I seemed to have endless things to say about Morning Sickness. Now that my morning sickness is gone however, I haven’t been so sure about what to say here. Today, I realized why: I don’t like to complain about being pregnant. In general, I don’t feel like complaining…

Lemon Pepper Tofu & Roasted Cauliflower

Tonight I am sharing TWO recipes. First up is Baked Lemon Pepper Tofu, an incredibly easy dish that is our go-to when combining random veggies and sides to create a meal. Second, is Roasted Cauliflower with Nutritional Yeast. Lemon Pepper Tofu Preheat oven to 400 degrees Drain and lightly press a block of extra firm tofu: Cut the…

A Labor and Delivery Story (#2)

My second child was born two weeks and two days late. Since my first was 2 1/2 weeks late, I wasn’t worried when we got to two weeks after my due date. I was positive baby two would be born earlier than baby one, and she was. Labor, delivery, and post L&D was a completely different experience…

Wanting ALL the Food

You know you are getting over the “morning sickness” phase of your pregnancy when you spend all day thinking about food and being vaguely hungry. Thanks to this blog, I’ve started finding other vegan bloggers. One that I now follow mentioned being on www.findingvegan.com which I of course had to check out. Oh man! the pictures…