• FOOD,  MAIN DISH,  VEGAN,  VEGETARIAN

    Sweet Potato Taco Filling

    There’s nothing quite like Taco Tuesday that tempts me to eat meat. Why? Because most restaurants’ vegetarian option is for tacos is bland ol’ rice and beans that is an option by default of availability. Because plant-based diets are becoming more common, I’m slowly seeing more options like jackfruit, tofu, and tempeh around town. Sadly, when cooking for yourself, tofu and tempeh run the risk of turning out just as bland as rice and beans. And jackfruit? Delicious, but harder to come buy and a real workout to prepare if you don’t buy it already shredded. This is where the sweet potatoes come in. They’re easy to find, easy to…

  • PLANT CARE,  PLANTS

    How To Repot A Cactus

    Aren’t cacti just the cutest? That is until you try to repot one and remember that those cute little spines aren’t messing around as you get jabbed for the 50th time. Luckily, there are ways to keep a healthy distance between your fingers and those spines. Watch my video below to see the whole process.

  • FOOD,  MAIN DISH,  VEGAN,  VEGETARIAN

    Vegan Tofu Veggie Masala

    My dreams are made of Indian takeout, for real. For instance, veggie masala with garlic naan and a rose lassi is a meal I could eat every weekend. As far as restaurants go, my favorite places are… Bombay House in Salt Lake City, UT Tandoori Oven in Logan, UT And, to get international on y’all… Sherpa Restaurant in Amsterdam But for days when you can’t go out – or across the world – this recipe should do.

  • FOOD,  MAIN DISH,  VEGAN

    Vegan Tortilla Soup

    On my quest to find plant-based meals for regular Joe’s, this is one of my absolute favorite finds. It hits all of my requirements for something I’ll make over and over again… The ingredients are cheap, easy to find, and ones that I usually have on hand It makes great leftovers and travels well It’s fast! A warm, delicious, filling meal is only 30 minutes away Even though there’s not too much to this simple recipe, I will say my chopper is a lifesaver for any recipe with diced red onion. Mine is the one found here on the Pampered Chef website. There’s also a Cuisinart Model that looks pretty…

  • PLANT CARE,  PLANT SPOTLIGHT,  PLANTS

    Plant Trend Prediction: The Mistletoe Cactus

    Maybe it’s because the macram√© hanging planters just keep coming. Or maybe it’s because this little beauty is so easy to take care of. But I really think we’re going to be seeing a lot of the Mistletoe Cactus this year. It’s a succulent that’s perfect for hanging baskets but isn’t as solar needy as the succulents you’re probably used to. They prefer bright, indirect light, which is great news for your windowsill real estate, and as for watering, just steer clear of extremes and you should be ok. What I mean by that is don’t let any standing water accumulate in the pot or in a drainage saucer, but…

  • FOOD,  LISTS,  MISCELLANEOUS,  VEGAN,  VEGETARIAN

    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…

  • PLANT CARE,  PLANT SPOTLIGHT,  PLANTS

    The one. The only. The fiddle-leaf fig.

    You know it, you love it, it’s the fiddle-leaf fig. Even if you didn’t know it was called a fiddle-leaf fig, I’m sure you’ve seen it on magazine covers, on social media, and in every Fixer Upper reveal. It took me some time to jump in with the trend and buy one, but it quickly became one of my favorite plants for a few reasons… The fiddle-leaf fig isn’t as demanding with light as other popular houseplants like succulents and cacti. While it does want to be in a bright room, it doesn’t like direct sunbeams on its leaves which means it won’t be crowding up your windowsill. It tells…

  • PLANT CARE,  PLANTS

    Drench & Dry Watering

    Drench and dry watering is just what it sounds like; watering plants heavily and waiting until they are very dry to water again. This method trains plants into growing big and strong root systems and makes maintenance for yourself easier. Plants that I water this way include… Aglaonema – Silver Chinese Evergreen Aloe vera – Aloe Beaucarnea recurvata – Ponytail Palm Dracaena marginata – Dragon Tree Dracaena fragrans – Corn Draceana Ficus elastica – Rubber Tree Ficus lyrata – Fiddle-Leaf Fig Kalanchoe beharensis – Felt Bush Monstera deliciosa – Monstera Peperomia – Variegated Peperomia Philodendron – Heartleaf Philodendron Pilea – Chinese Money Plant Sansiveria – Snake Plant Strelitzia – Bird…

  • PLANT CARE,  PLANTS

    Welcoming a New Plant Into Your Home

    I take bringing a new plant into my house pretty seriously. I once brought a mimosa home and was so excited that I even found one in the first place that I immediately set it on the shelf next to the rest of my plants. Fast forward to about a month later and I had lost the mimosa and a huge chunk of my collection to spider mites. Ever since, I made this whole routine that I go through with any new addition and it has served me super well. Below is a video of that routine. It shows what I do every time I bring home a new plant…