Salads.

I know. Sounds boring, right? The second I mention I’m vegan, that’s all I hear. ‘Oh, so you eat, like, salads?’ Well, yeah. But I also eats LOADS of other stuff. I just happen to like salads. And so should you! Leafy greens have the highest nutrient density per calorie. We should be eating a large salad every day. Not as a side, but as a meal. That’s the only way to pack in a majority […]

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Breakfast Hash

Do you love hash browns but can’t seem to enjoy it without a good douse of ketchup? I can’t stand plain hash browns but I also don’t want to fill up on ketchup that’s full of sugar and sodium either. And don’t get me started on all of the oil that the hash browns have added to them. That’s why we created this breakfast hash that doesn’t need anything added. And it’s sooo good! It’s […]

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A Year of Being Plant-Based!

I cannot believe it has been a year already! I can’t remember the exact day we switched to being plant-based, but it was right around the time or shortly after we moved into our house which was late February 2016. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired so I decided to watch the documentary Forks Over Knives again (yes, I had seen it before and became mostly vegetarian but still ate dairy). […]

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What You Need To Know About B12 Part 2

In the last post, I briefly touched on why we need vitamin B12 and how much of it our body requires. In this segment, I’ll be talking about the best vegan sources for vitamin B12. Not all B12 supplements are vegan due to some animal-derived fillers, even though B12 itself is always vegan. As previously mentioned, we need 3-5 micrograms a day of B12. If you are relying on fortified foods to acquire your vitamin B12, pay careful […]

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How To Remove Meat From Your Diet (Slowly)

I often get asked how one even begins to start removing meat from their diet. It can seem overwhelming. The diet is rather simple but shifting the mindset from a Standard American Diet to a plant-based one can seem complex for a lot of people. I want to show you how easy it is to make the change. First of all, you need to determine your motivation behind this decision to remove meat. Is it […]

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Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Soft. Chewy. Chocolate chip melty. Just to name a few ways I would describe these tasty morsels. I wanted to share a simple, delicious recipe that is easy to make and satisfies the sweet tooth. As mentioned previously, I have the biggest sweet tooth and yes, sometimes I do have cravings for it still, even on a plant-based diet–but my cravings are less frequent and less intense. When they do strike, I want to something […]

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New Year’s Resolutions Check-In

It is 22 days now into the new year and they say it only takes 21 days to form a habit, right? So let’s see how I’ve done so far sticking to these resolutions. 1. Lose body fat by consistently working out with no longer than 4 days between a workout. I have been working out consistently which I am proud of! I think the longest I’ve gone between a workout has only been 3 […]

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Three-Bean Chili

This chili is the best chili I have ever had, and I’m not lying. Ground up shredded animal bits deserve no place in the amazingly, flavorful dish. We’re talking REAL FOOD here–> e.g. beans, tomatoes, carrots, and jalapeños for you spicy folks. We make this dish all the time and the plant-based doctors praise us for such good eating (okay, they don’t know me, but if they did–they’d be commending me for this dish!). Three-Bean […]

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Eliminate 10 Items Resolution #1

One of my goals this year is to live more simply by reducing household items that take up space and don’t provide me much value. As I get older, I can’t stand having clutter around. It seems to add more and more stress to my life. I have this undeniable urge to purge. So this year I have resolved to removing 10 items a month from my life. This includes trashing, donating, selling (like on […]

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New Year, Better You

I can’t believe it’s almost 2017! What are you doing to ring in the new year? We have some wonderful friends coming in to town to help us celebrate! We plan to go to a local Bar & Grill that has a great elevated patio that looks down upon downtown Denver so we can enjoy the fireworks without all the frenzy (we’re old like that, okay?). Among the celebrations I have been thinking of my […]

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