My Realistic New Year’s Resolutions That Prioritize Mental Health

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by adidas. All opinions are my own. I recently saw a quote on Instagram that went something like, “If one’s idea of health doesn’t include the mental health aspect, then that idea of health is not complete”. This resonated with me a lot because I used to talk so much about achieving the best health through eating a plant-based diet, exercising, etc. (just look at … Read the rest of the post

Healthy Vegan Chocolate Muffins Recipe

Oil-free vegan chocolate chip muffin recipe

You know those people who say they aren’t big fans of chocolate? Well, you wouldn’t catch me dead in their camp 🤣 I’ve been a fan of everything double-triple-quadruple chocolate ever since I was a kid. Luckily, when I went vegan five and a half years ago, I didn’t have to give up this favorite treat of mine. One thing I’m not a fan of is when a delicious chocolate dessert is … Read the rest of the post

50 Vegan Thanksgiving Dishes to Please a Crowd

50 best vegan Thanksgiving dishes to please a crowd

Thanksgiving is one holiday that can be puzzling both for vegans (“What the heck are we going to eat?!”) and non-vegans (“What the heck are we going to serve our vegan guests?!”). The search for vegan Thanksgiving dishes and recipes heats up on the internet in the weeks leading to the biggest meal of the year. Luckily, the vegan blogosphere has plenty of ideas for every part of a good … Read the rest of the post

Working Out After Having a Baby: My Journey Back to Fitness In the First Year Of Motherhood

Mom fitness in the first year after having a baby

It’s hard for me to believe that it’s been a year since baby J entered my life! It may sound like a cliché, but her birth has changed my life in ways I never could have imagined. Today I’d like to share what working out after having a baby has been like for me in this past year. Come for the not-always-so-pretty truth, stay for the pictures of baby J … Read the rest of the post

5 Things I Wish I’d Done Differently in The First Year of Parenthood

It’s hard for me to believe that baby J is about to turn one in just a few days! This past year has been life-changing in too many ways to describe. I laughed, I cried, I felt all-encompassing love, I lost hope, I found hope, then I cried some more. While I can’t call myself a big-time parenting expert, I surely know more about babies now than I’ve ever known … Read the rest of the post

The Easiest Vegan Tofu Banh Mi Sandwich Recipe

Banh mi chay sandwich with tofu - easy vegan recipe

Today’s vegan tofu banh mi sandwich recipe is brought to you courtesy of my passion to simplify things every chance I get 🙂 Because of that, I’ll admit that this is not THE MOST authentic banh mi you’ll ever try, but it’s definitely one of the most delicious and easy vegan banh mi-style sandwiches you’ll ever make at home! I’ve made this vegan tofu banh mi recipe more times than … Read the rest of the post

7 Vegan Baby Food Recipes That Baby J Loves (Baby-Led Weaning Approved!)

Vegan baby-led weaning foods to try at home

Since I went vegan in 2013, I knew that I wanted to raise my future children vegan as well. Every now and then I read articles about raising vegan kids, browsed through vegan parenting blogs and Instagram accounts, trying to map out my future approach to various challenges that vegan kids and parents face. Of course, the number one challenge is, “What the heck do I feed my kid every … Read the rest of the post

New Review and Giveaway: Munk Pack Protein Cookies and Oatmeal Squeeze Pouches

Review of vegan protein cookies and oatmeal packs by Munk Pack

As you know, I’m always on a lookout for great vegan-friendly products. When I find something I really like, I always want to spread the word about it. Recently I received a box of samples from Munk Pack – a company that makes plant-based protein cookies and portable oatmeal snack pouches. I didn’t know what to expect when I opened the package, but after tasting the cookies and the oatmeal … Read the rest of the post

How to Travel with a 9 Month-old Baby without Losing Your Mind: Road Trip Edition

Tips for traveling with a baby without losing your mind

Traveling with a baby may sound like a daunting experience, but during our recent two-day trip to Portland, OR we did everything we could to make things more comfortable – and thus, more enjoyable – both for us and for baby J. Of course we had to adjust our expectations for what this trip was going to look like, and to be ready to switch things up if needed. The … Read the rest of the post

Our Trip to Portland: Two Days, Four Epic Vegan Meals and One Happy 9 Month-Old Baby

Vegan restaurants in Portland OR

It’s been a while since our little family went out of town for a few days, let alone taken a full-length vacation. Before baby J joined us nine months ago, we used to go on little trips pretty often, but now that she’s with us, traveling with her can be a challenge. Recently we decided that we really needed a change of scenery, even if for a couple days, and … Read the rest of the post