Keepin' It Kind

Joining the vegan community was the best thing my husband and I have ever done (outside of marrying each other, of course).  We are so thrilled to be making a small contribution in helping to show the world that being vegan is simple, tasty, and rewarding on so many levels.  I am not an expert on cooking or veganism, though I am extremely passionate about both.  I am a self-taught/grandma-taught cook.  The recipes I share are what I have found to work best for me but I encourage you to play around in your kitchen- have fun, learn what works best for you, and share!

We believe that energy is contagious.  Just as anger breeds more anger and violence leads to more violence, we believe that happiness will bring more happiness and peace will breed more peace.  We hope that by sharing our kindness here, the kindness will spread and make the world a kinder place.

BBQ Cauliflower Tacos with Pineapple Radish Salsa

This post is sponsored by Dole Fresh Fruit and Fresh Vegetables. Dole compensated me for my time. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are mine ....more

Not About Food: Me and My Smile

This essay was originally published on Medium...more

Gluten-Free, Vegan Popcorn Tofu

I became vegetarian (and then later vegan) before I was ever able to try popcorn chicken. I don’t consider this a loss. In fact, I never really thought about it until I was in Austin a couple of years ago ....more

Vanilla French Toast with Strawberry Sauce

Firstly, thank you to everyone who left such wonderful comments on my last post. It really means a lot to me and I love hearing from other women who are making/have made the same realization. Now, on to business… Are you looking for something awesome to make for this Sunday’s Easter Brunch? ...more

Not About Food: The Joy of Being Unlikeable

This essay was originally published on Medium. I will be publishing more non-food-related essays there and though some, like this one, will make their way over here, you should follow me on Medium so you can continue to read more of my work. Thank you so much for your support! ...more

Pumpkin Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you know how I avoid #pumpkinburnout in the fall? I don’t go crazy with pumpkin between October 1st and November 30th, trying to work it into every little dish I prepare. That’s a hard no ....more

Creamy Potato Split Pea Soup

Recently, I’ve been really into bringing leftovers to work for lunch. Specifically, I like leftovers that come from a big pot of something and I preferably can eat it with a spoon. It’s also best if I can dip toast in it ....more

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The post THIS SITE HAS BEEN HACKED. THIS IS NOT A TEST. I REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A TEST ....more

Thai Peanut Tofu & Sweet Potato Bowl

Cravings have a funny way of taking over your life. Or maybe that’s just me. Once I start craving something, I have a hard time thinking about anything else ....more

Maple Pecan Corncakes

“They seem to be really into these corncake things,” I said while perusing the restaurant’s online menu on my iPhone. We were in Portland, Oregon, looking for a place to eat breakfast on a weekday. “Well, the menu sounds pretty good ....more
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