Sunday, November 29, 2015

A Vegan Thanksgiving

Hey all! I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving spent with family and friends!
My day was calm and wonderful, spend at home with my parents and little furry creatures. Sadly, we didn't get any snow...but we're supposed t be getting some soon!

Thanksgiving seemed to pop up out of no where this year. All of a sudden it was a week away and I had no idea what the heck I was going to make. I settled on a Green Bean Casserole because it was the easiest and I had most of the ingredients at home already.

My first ever, all my own, contribution to Thanksgiving dinner. And it was a hit. I was so proud, haha! Hop over to my Pinterest board of Vegan Eats-Dinner for the recipe! Super simple and quick!

So some of you may be asking, what the heck do vegans eat on Thanksgiving? Well, everything but the turkey really. Yummy sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, a vegan stuffing and there are even vegan roasts out there that I really want to try!

This was my first holiday as a vegan, and I'm not going to lie- I did have a little piece of turkey. But after that little bit, I was fine. I didn't want it any more. I was fine gorging myself on everything else, rather than eating a dead turkey.

For Christmas, I want to make a Sheppard's pie, and maybe even get my hands on a vegan roast. My mom really wants a ham for Christmas, since until now we've never done it because I've never liked ham. We'll see what the decide to do, but I'd be fine with it. No temptation, ha.

What is your favorite dish around the holiday season?
I really want to participate in Blogmas this year, but we'll see how good I actually do, ha!

See you all in December!
Lots of Love xx

Sunday, November 22, 2015

MVJ- Week 2

I can't believe last week is already over and a new week has already begun. It went by so quickly! But then again, that's what happens when you're finally working a fair amount again.
We finally got a little snow on Thursday! And by little I mean not even an inch. But beggars can't be chooser, right?
I also finally finished watching the first season of Daredevil. Man was it ever good. Next up is The Flash I think. I'm on a superhero roll these days.

But anyway! Enough random rambles. My second week of being vegan kind of went by in a blink. I honestly can't exactly remember what I even ate. But I did post photos a few days ago of some of the things I've been eating, so go check that out!

I found some super yummy vegan cheese earlier in the week. I about died of happiness because I didn't think any of the grocers around me had any but one of them sells Follow Your Heart, which is supposed to be one of the best vegan cheese brands. First taste test? I would agree. I can't wait to get some more, especially shredded.

I also found a few things that are accidentally vegan- Fudge Poptarts (not sure if any of the others are too) as well as Pillsburry frosting for cupcakes and such! No dairy products to be seen, The frosting does however contain palm oil, which I know a lot of vegans don't eat.

After doing a little more research, I've found that I'm not eating enough fruit. I should really get 3 or more servings of fruit a day. On the days that I work I've been taking a green smoothie with me, which usually includes at least an apple if not a banana as well. So that would be 2 servings, but I should be trying to eat more fruit on a daily basis.
My protein intake has been good though, so there's a win!

And I also discovered something else. I LOVE tofu. I'm having so much fun with it and it's so easy to make into whatever you want it to be, really. Spicing is everything.

One of my best friends is having a birthday tomorrow, I'm bringing some yummy cupcakes and we'll probably be making some yummy vegan pizzas! Or I'll be making a vegan pizza anyway ;)

I hope you all have a fantastic Monday!
Lots of Love xx

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Yummy Eats

Hey all! I thought I would post some of the goodies I've been eating lately! Having some fun trying new vegan recipes! 

~ Tofu with beans and peas with some fried kale and mushrooms on the side.

~ Macaroni and "Cheese" rolls with buffalo style cauliflower and asparagus. The Mac & Cheese recipe needs some work.

~Jamaican Jerk spices veggies with a sweet potato on the side.

~Quinoa, beans and spicy tofu wrapped in lettuce. Best. Thing. Ever. Thanks to my bestie Heather for making it!

~And the freaking best find ever. So. Freaking. Good. 


I've been having so much fun looking at new recipes and trying new things! I'd love to hear what some of your favorite recipes are so I can veganize them ;)

Lots of Love xx