Key Lime Cheezecake

So I can never just so into Sprouts and stick to my list. Per routine, I ventured off my shopping list purchasing a Daiya Key Lime Cheezecake.  I was so excited to try it that I also splurged and picked up some TruWhip vegan whipped topping.  Thrilled with my new vegan find I couldn’t wait…

Reduce Reuse Recycle

I frequently shop the bulk foods section of my local grocer. This is a great way Reduce Reuse Recycle!  ♻️I REDUCE my cost because buying by the pound is more affordable than buying prepackaged and I reduce waste by buying only what I know I will eat.  ♻️To store these items I REUSE old glass…

Vegan AKA

The summer of 2016 I had the great pleasure of attending my very first Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Boule. If you don’t know, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is the first sorority created for college educated women of color. Attending the conference was absolutely amazing. To share space with 20,000 women of all ages, walks of…

Vegan at Olive Garden

“Let’s go out to eat.” Who doesn’t like to hear that? As a busy wife and working mom, that means NO cooking, NO dishes, and NO effort. Great right? Well if you’re vegan, there will be follow up questions. Where are we going? Will they have anything I can eat besides salad? So tonight is…

Fresh & Clean

Don’t you wish your store bought grapes came ready to eat? Sadly they don’t. Instead they arrive covered with a film that likely includes dirt and pesticides. Here’s a tip for thoroughly cleaning your grapes.   Place your grapes into a collander. Sprinkle your grapes with baking soda. The baking soda is your cleanser.  Sparingly…

Warm Pie Crust Cobbler

Hello Fall! The coming cooler temperatures call for warm baked goods and in honor of the first day of fall, I’m sharing my favorite cobbler recipe made from pie crust. Pie Crust Cobbler Ingredients: • 2 Store Bought Ⓥ Frozen Pie Crust (I use Marie Callender’s) • Your choice of fruit (I used a large can…

Taco Tuesday Fiesta

Dairy Free Taco Tuesday? HOW? A few short years ago I had a love affair with cheese. I loved cheese but it didn’t love me back. When you’re a cheese lover going vegan, one of the things you ask is “what about that cheesy goodness”.  Are visions of nachos, pizza, homemade macaroni and cheese, and…

Vegan Cornbread

Growing up if my mom wanted to make cornbread quickly we reached for Jiffy Cornbread Mix. As an adult, I did the same. When I went vegan things got interesting and since cornbread is a Sunday dinner staple, naturally one of the first labels I checked was the Jiffy. The ingredient list included chicken fat. …

Creamy Dreamy Tomato Soup

When I went vegan I had the benefit of consulting with a team of registered dietitians that also happen to be my coworkers. They have been amazing supporters and a wealth of knowledge. In addition to helping me develop a meal plan, they often share great recipes. Here’s an especially delicious one! Creamy Dreamy Tomato…

Simple Salad

Dinner tonight was a simple salad accompanied by the new Daiya Creamy Caesar Dressing, sautéed Gardein chick’n strips, freshly cut corn, cucumber, and spinach.  It sounds like I’m trying to be really healthy by eating spinach salad for dinner. The reality is this light dinner left me with enough MyFitnessPal calories to have a vegan…