Vegan Mexican Potato Salad

Sometimes I get tired of the same rotation of side dishes when grilling…corn on the cob, baked beans, fruit.  Don’t get me wrong, they are all delicious, but occasionally you just need to shake it up a bit.  This potato salad is super easy, taking about 15 minutes to make, and can be served warm…

Sugar and Cinnamon Spiced Vegan Butter Spread

I’m not sure there is a better combination than sugar and cinnamon. It is so easy to class up any get-together or dinner party by preparing a specialty butter. Your guests are impressed and you barely had to lift a finger.

Vegan Jalapeño Dip Two Ways

A chilled jalapeño dip and a creamy baked jalapeño dip, this is what happens when I can’t make up my mind.  Not only are both of these so very delicious, but they are super easy, essentially throwing everything into a food processor. The chilled dip has a cool, fresh, mellow flavor with some heat rising on…

Pacifica Hair Care

  Pacifica Beauty is a 100% vegan and cruelty-free company that has a full range of cosmetics, perfumes, and skin care.  It can sometimes be hard to find vegan and cruelty-free products in main stream stores, but aside from being able to order online, you can find a variety of Pacifica products in many stores near…

Wilted Kale and Beans

This is just about one of the easiest recipes to make, using only six ingredients.  Do you see a theme coming from me lately…easy and simple…  Eventually, I’ll master being a  supermom, you know, making crafts that would put Pinterest to shame, preparing four course meals every day, sewing all of our clothes, and growing…

Grilled Asian Bella Skewers

So after about a two month hiatus, I am finally back at it.  My family moved into a new house and between the move, unpacking, decorating, and all the craziness that comes with having two babies, I’m lucky to have my sanity.  Fortunately, I have a great husband and plenty of red wine that pulled…

Bare Bones Body: Cross Bone Special

I stumbled across Bare Bones Body Care on Instagram and immediately felt the brand calling my name.  The company was started by owner, Monica, after years of allergic reactions to mainstream body care products.  She was tired of all the chemicals and decided to make her own products.  Most of the products have less than 8 ingredients and…

Garlic Brussels Sprouts and Roasted Tomatoes with Crispy Leeks

Brussels sprouts tend to be a pretty divisive vegetable, people either love them or hate them.  I fall in the ‘love’ camp.  I truly believe people that dislike them may have just not had them cooked properly or seasoned correctly…either that or they really do just hate them, but that is just such a sad notion…

Sage Scented Gnocchi and Sautéed Mushrooms with Creamy Garlic Sauce

This recipe combines so many of my favorite things; potatoes, sage, mushrooms, garlic.  The gnocchi are pillowy and soft with a hint of sage.  The mushrooms are woodsy and pretty much fabulous.  The sauce is garlicy, smooth, creamy, and salty…I would drink it, but that’s just gross. If you don’t want to make enough for six…