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

Why My Views On Body Positivity Have Changed After I Became a Mother

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my relationship with my body image over the years. I’ve written about all the ups and downs I’ve had with it before, but I feel like I need to post an update, especially since things have evolved since I became a mother almost 9 months ago. I’ve been following a lot of prominent body-positive activists on social media in the past couple years. … Read the rest of the post

Easy Vegan Buffalo Tofu Sandwich Recipe

Vegan buffalo tofu sandwich with vegan bleu cheese sauce

Every now and then I try out a new recipe, and it becomes an instant hit in our house. For that to happen, two things need to come together: great flavor + an easy preparation method. Today’s easy vegan Buffalo Tofu sandwich meets both of those criteria – in fact, it’s so easy to make that I considered it a “non-recipe” and didn’t even think of sharing it here on … Read the rest of the post

My Nutty Mylk Review + a $50 Gift Card Giveaway from BlueMountainOrganics.com!

My Nutty Mylk by Blue Mountain Organics - review and giveaway

Believe it or not, this month marks 5 years since I went vegan! Back in May of 2013, I was both excited and scared to make my big switch. The thought of giving up some of my favorite foods was a bit overwhelming, but I knew that overall I was making a good decision for my health, the wellbeing of animals and the environment. Little did I know that I … Read the rest of the post