• FOOD,  MISCELLANEOUS,  VEGAN,  VEGETARIAN

    Use Those Herbs: Basil Lemonade

    Basil lemonade, lavender and rosemary ice cream, and rose lassi are all herb-infused treats that are way at the top of my list of favorite things. Maybe it’s because they are sweet and refreshing. More likely it’s because they all taste like what I wish soap tasted like. Either way, I love sweets with an herbaceous twist. If you come here from seeing any of my Herb Garden 2019 content, that’s great! I hope you will plant your own herb garden, big or small, so that you can make this recipe, and others, with your very own supply. To kick of my “Use Those Herbs” series of recipes I’ll start…

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    3 Steps to Begin Cutting Out Animal Products

    Cutting out animal products has been a lengthy and slow journey that I am still on! I’ve never been a cold turkey person, I see success with sustainable baby steps. The following are three steps I have taken (and continue to take) to help me on my way. 1. Stop Buying Meat at the Grocery Store Don’t throw out the meat you have in the freezer or whatever – that’s wasteful – but just stop buying it and see what happens when you run out. Forcing yourself to think outside the chicken breast will be hard at first, but I promise you can figure it out. If this seems too…

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    Mom’s Homemade Breadsticks

    I love bread. I eat bread. Sometimes I dream about diving into a pool like Scrooge McDuck, but instead of gold coins, the pool is full of baguettes. So, for all of you out there who laugh in the face of carbs like me, I’ve got something great for you: my mom’s homemade breadsticks! The recipe yields amazing breadsticks that are soft, delicious, simple and easy to make vegan.

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    My Top 5 Vegetarian/Vegan Staples

    I haven’t bought meat at the grocery store for over a year. And for that time, if there were good vegetarian or vegan options at restaurants I always opted for those. For 2019 I have decided to cut out meat altogether except for the very occasional sushi roll or sandwich (by occasional I mean once a month or less). Baby steps my friends. Whether you are hoping to slowly phase out animal products like me, or you are just aiming to have a more balanced diet – here are 5 foods that have really helped me stick with it. Prairie Bread. All varieties free of eggs and dairy, one variety…