Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

Don’t worry!!! It’s all good. You can still have Cream of Mushroom Soup if you’re vegan. And it’s freakin’ delicious. This recipe here is super savory and creamy, and best of all, it’s cruelty-free. Trust me. You’re non-vegan friends won’t know the difference. Just ask mine. Eat it by itself; pour it over Pappardelle or…

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

  As promised, I have started making my traditional Thanksgiving dishes early this year, so that I can share them with you in time for the holiday season. My first installment is the vegan version of my family’s favorite Sweet Potato Casserole. My mother has been making the original recipe since 1969. She found the it in…

What you can expect next

Happy Autumn, Lovelies. First, please accept my apologies for being away for a bit. As my 2-year-old nears 3-years-old, he has developed a laser focused desire to hang out with me and my undivided attention. Therefore, even when his sister is at pre-school, my usual time for writing is co-opted. Plus, we’re on a reluctant journey down…

My kids’ father, not my ex-husband.

  Today is the kids’ day with their dad. It feels strange to say that. I’m not sure how to refer to him at this stage of separation. Saying ‘my-husband’ suggests marital partnership, which has ended; but we are still married, so ‘my-ex’ doesn’t really apply either — also, it sounds contentious, which we’re not;…

Psst. Vegans, let’s heighten awareness, not tensions.

Yesterday, I came across this really great article called THE ULTIMATE ARGUMENTS AGAINST VEGANISM. It answers each of the circulating rationalizations people tend to make against choosing a vegan lifestyle. Both illogical arguments and genuine misinformation are answered, one-by-one, with well thought-out and poised responses.  It’s a fantastic tool for any ethical vegan who finds him…

Fluffy Vegan Pancake Recipe

Hey, Vegans: fluffy pancakes are still yours for the nom-nom-nomming. Hey, Non-Vegans: give these a shot. They’re super easy, and you may not be able to tell the difference between these cruelty-free pancakes, and the traditional pancakes we’ve all grown up loving. I may over-explain this super-simple recipe here, but that’s only because I want…

What the spider taught me about Divorce

  I can’t quite resist the call to feel deeply sorry for elderly men who sit with both feet planted flat on the ground and their hands on their knees. Apparently, that specific posture is the universal sign for melancholy, and so it triggers in me intense feelings of sorrow. I may even get tearful…

Homemade Kombucha, feat. art by Soey Milk

My friend, artist Soey Milk (check out her gorgeous paintings here), turned me on to making Kombucha about a year ago. She came over one night for a party, and as a hostess gift, she brought me something unusual: an empty gallon mason jar, along with a pint size mason jar filled with her homemade,…

Sammy Salad Recipe

Creating vegan dishes to replace non-vegan favorites has been a must for me. It’s not hard to do, and the results are always just as, if not more satisfying than the originals. Never really having a voracious appetite for meat growing up, I’ve also found that creating vegan alternatives to the NV dishes that I…

100% Pure: Creamy Nail Polish Review

I was so excited to try the Creamy Nail Polish I bought from 100% Pure. In fact, I’m eager to try many of their cosmetics, as they boast USA made products with completely natural ingredients, that are free of harmful chemicals, artificial preservatives and colors, as well as being 100% cruelty-free. Specifically, 100% Pure Nail Polishes…

“She has no head because she’s lost.”

Last week, my daughter’s preschool teacher (whom I adore) pulled me aside to tell me that my daughter had been a little uncooperative during classwork time that week. She tells me things like that, not because my girl is disruptive, but because I have informed the teachers that our family is going through some changes….