In January of this year I decided to go vegetarian for a month. I simply wanted to try it out and see how I felt afterwards. I figured if I liked it I would keep going and if I didn't I would stop. These events were sparked by a documentary I saw about the health … Continue reading Health Benefits (Part 3 of Why I Went Vegan)
How many people can say that they loved spinach as a child? Anyone? Anyone? That's what I figured, but you know who did? My sister and I and we have our grandma to thank for that. She lived with us when we were growing up and she would do a lot of the cooking, which … Continue reading Easy Spinach and Kale Soup
I imagine when most people hear the term minimalism their mind first goes to one of those paintings hanging in a museum with nothing but a blue dot in the middle. Now, this isn't the type of art I gravitate towards, but to each their own. However, I do resent it for giving minimalism a … Continue reading A Move Towards Minimalism
I had a different subject in mind for the next part of my 'Why I Went Vegan' series, but since it's Earth Day it only seems appropriate to broach the subject of how veganism benefits the environment. This is largely a matter not of what vegans do, but what they don't do. They don't contribute … Continue reading Environmental Reasons to go Vegan (Part 2 of Why I Went Vegan)
Many years ago my mother was given a recipe from a merchant at our local Farmer's Market. It was for strawberry rhubarb granola bars. Initially I just wanted to veganize that recipe, but I ended up taking it in a bit of a different direction all together. Regardless, it remains the initial inspiration to what … Continue reading Blackberry Peach Crumble Recipe
If you're not familiar with the world of homesteading you may be picturing a 'Little House on the Prairie' scenario. Let me clarify what I'm talking about. Homesteading is a lifestyle focused on self-sufficiency. For some people, that means having a few backyard chickens, a vegetable garden, and making homemade bread twice a week. Other … Continue reading Homesteading: A Call to a Simpler Life
If you're already vegan this may be seen as preaching to the choir, but may help motivate or solidify your current beliefs. If you're not vegan, I would strongly encourage you to read further. This isn't an effort to convert you or shame you, but promote understanding. If you can't imagine why anyone would ever … Continue reading Why I Became Vegan: Part 1/?