Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Since we turned vegan, Greg and I have fallen in love with smoothies! Ours are a bit different, however. They're protein smoothies!!

We use chocolate almond milk and Nutiva hemp powder for our smoothies. I've actually been known to make a hemp milkshake with the chocolate almond milk. It's makes an excellent snack, and since it's protein, it keeps hunger at bay for a couple of hours.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Vitamin C: What Your Doctor Won't Tell You

I recently had a conversation on Twitter with a blogger friend who happened to have a cold. Like most people, this person thought that taking too much vitamin C could be harmful rather than beneficial.

I thought the same thing until recently.

A few months ago, I read the book "Vitamin C: The Real Story" by Steve Hickey, PhD. and Andrew Saul, PhD. This book taught me so much about this miracle vitamin.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Life as a Vegan Mom

I haven't really done all that much with this blog, which is really a shame because I've come up with some great vegan recipes over the past year.

But I didn't have any direction, and I had no idea what I was doing. 

I was new to blogging, and being a WAHM in general. I quickly became overwhelmed with the typical duties of a mom such as cleaning, and taking care of our daughter. Like most people in the current economy we also had (and still have) our fair share of financial issues, which only added to the stress.

Our financial problems just seemed to spiral out of control after Greg (my husband) was injured at work. He was denied workman's compensation and the ensuing legal battle moved my freelance writing/blogging career to the back burner, and then off the stove entirely.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Watching My Garden Grow!

I'm happy to report my garden is growing like a bunch of weeds. Well, not everything, but the pepper plants, arugula, and basil look AMAZING!!! I'm so excited about how well everything is growing! Apparently, the compost we made is quite fertile!!

The Arugula, which needs to be transplanted.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Make Your Own Pizza Night!

My husband had a great idea for dinner the other night. He was going to make pizza, but decided we should all make our own. So, he cut all the toppings, and made three different pizza crusts. It was a brilliant idea, and we all enjoyed arranging our toppings together. It was a great family activity! Mondays have now become “Make your own pizza” nights!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Time For Replanting!

Arugula Spinach Mix... Yum!
Our seedlings have finally gotten to the point when it’s time to replant them in new homes. We decided to do mostly container gardening since this hurricane season is threatening to be active. It’s easier to bring containers inside than it would be to uproot plants and put them in containers.

My hubby also thought of an ingenious way to recycle a container that we get almost weekly at the store! We go through a ton of salad greens, obviously. One of the greens we splurge on is a container of pre-cleaned spinach and arugula (although I’m really not fond of arugula). The container the mix comes in is fantastic for replanting seedlings!

Our pepper plants took forever to germinate, but it was well worth the wait. They are the best looking seedlings we have! I’m not sure our lettuce is going to make it. I may have to plant new seeds. We’ve had quite a bit of rain lately, and the sun hasn’t been seen in three days. The little seedlings have obvious signs of not getting enough sunlight.


Today (6/8/12), I planted a little herb garden in one of these awesome spinach/arugula containers. I planted dill, parsley, and basil. We have one container in the fridge that is almost empty, and once it is, I’ll plant a ton of oregano in it.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Planting Our Garden

So, we planted a bit late this year. Things have been rough lately. But, I finally got everything seeded!! We started a compost pile in February and it looks amazing!

We picked up one of those Jiffy greenhouse starter kits which has 72 spots for seeds. I planted about 2 rows of each:

·Red Bell Peppers
·Redina Lettuce
·Nevada Lettuce
·Cherry Tomatoes     
·Yellow Squash
·Dark Green Lettuce