Health Benefits (Part 3 of Why I Went Vegan)

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)

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Easy Spinach and Kale Soup

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

Environmental Reasons to go Vegan (Part 2 of Why I Went Vegan)

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)

Homesteading: A Call to a Simpler Life

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