How to Go Vegan in 9 Easy Steps

SURPRISE! The blue-haired hippie is a vegan! Who'd have guessed it, right? There are a number of reasons why people go vegan, which is a post for another day, but in this one I'm going to assume you already have your reasons and are ready to take the plunge. Making a change like this can be really intimidating, especially when you realize that vegan is a lifestyle and not just a diet. But you're not alone! I'm here to walk you through all the basic steps. ...more
Getting healthier all the time. Been vegetarian for a couple of years now, but Vegan has always ...more

Chocolate Mousse

I am going to be upfront and honest with you about this recipe. I wasn't sure this mousse would work out, let alone taste so sinful. In all honesty, it seemed incredibly weird to blend together firm tofu and chocolate. But, this Chocolate Mousse has quickly become one of my favorite desserts. It's simple, chocolatey, decadent, rich, and of course healthy for you! ...more

Can eggplant ward off cognitive decline? 10 Things your probably didn't know about the purple perennial

One of the most beautifully colored foods in all of nature is the purple eggplant, a species of nightshade. You probably know it best from eggplant parmesan, ratatouille or moussake. But here are 10 things you probably don't know about it:1. The flowers and leaves can be poisonous if eaten in large quantities.2. There are white eggplants!3. Wait at least four years after successfive crops before planting in the same spot due to pets and diseases that "stick around."4. About 20 pounds of eggplant has the same amount of nicotine as a cigarette....more

Vegan spelt chocolate chip pumpkin muffins! A tasty breakfast! :)

Vegan spelt pumpkin chocolate chip muffins!This afternoon, I made these delicious easy to make vegan whole grain spelt pumpkin chocolate chips muffins !!! Yeah! That is right! That is a mouthful, hey? I made them not so sweet so you can eat them as a lovely portable breakfast, a healthy snack or a nice dessert! Check them out! ;)...more

Eating Vegan Daily. Experiment #3 Report

Experiment #3 was a fun one, I will admit....more

Vegan Gluten-free almond pear chocolate chip oatmeal

This morning, I made this warm delectable Seasonal oatmeal. I also used gluten-free oats to make my warm brekkie gluten-free! I created this:Recipe: For 3 personsIngredients:150 gr gluten-free medium-sized oats  ( 1 cup + 1/2 cup )...more

Curried Jerusalem artichokes yellow carrot soup! Vegan & Gluten-free!

Yesterday, I received some fresh Jerusalem artichokes, also named sunchokes, topinambours in French & aardperen in my language aka Dutch! Whatever you call them, these veggies are very under-estimated & under-used here in Belgium. When you buy them organic, they are very pricy!1. There is nearly no fat in this veggie & it has zero cholesterol!...more

No-oil Granola! Vegan & Gluten-free!

A Slip of the Lip

Well, I finally did it.  At work, I confessed to being a vegan.  No time better than the day before Thanksgiving for that, right?I hadn’t planned on it.  Like so many impromptu disasters, it “just happened.”  I guess I was in a holiday mood when I mosied up to the workstation of one of our secretaries and began a conversation about something totally unrelated to food and diet.  We actually discussed a few different things before she asked me whether I will be cooking the turkey this Thanksgiving....more

Cheap Chic

Saving money on everyday purchases seems to have attained a great deal of popularity these days.  I suppose this is really nothing new; I have fond memories of my parents pasting Triple-S Blue Stamps (from Grand Union), S&H Green Stamps (from Daitch Shopwell) and Plaid Stamps (from the A&P) into little books that were stored in a kitchen cabinet next to the refrigerator.  And then there were always coupons to clip from the pull-out sections in the Sunday newspaper....more