Better Chocolate Cake

I love sweet treats for myself and the kids, but I try to make them as healthy as I can. Healthy doesn’t have to be boring! Always looking for new and healthier recipes to try, I came across a chocolate cake recipe in a recent issue of Mother Earth Living. I made some modifications and…

Perfect Potatoes

We love baked potatoes but don’t love the tedious process of poking, wrapping, baking, checking for doneness, and of course heating up the kitchen for an hour baking them. I wanted to prep potatoes for dinner, as well as enough for sending in with my husband for lunch. I prepared half a bag of russets…

Seasoned Anasazi Beans

I finally caved to peer pressure and ordered an Instant Pot. Here is the model I got – we are a family of six, so I opted to go with the 8 quart model. You can expect a ton of new recipes as I explore my new gadget! Note: I am not familiar with other…

Potato Soup For All Seasons

My husband and I have a running joke – after serving soup for dinner, he will eat his fill, compliment the food,  and then ask what’s for dinner. Soup is often relegated to the lowly position of side dish or appetizer  – Do you want soup or salad with your meal? – instead of main…

New Product Review: Vegan Egg

I found a local source of Follow Your Heart’s new product VeganEgg. I was quite excited to try this! Typically when I bake I use either EnerG Egg Replacer or Flax Seed, but it was interesting to see a vegan egg replacer that can actually be eaten as an egg, and not just serve as…

Out of the Loop

Until fairly recently I was an avid blog reader, following a variety of writers on topics such as vegan living, minimalism, homesteading and homeschooling. I have been someone adrift since Google Reader was shuttered last summer. After the shutdown, I immediately switched over to feedly, and at some point, apparently I also signed up for…

Biscuits and bread

I’ve been trying to let Kyri have more kitchen responsibilities, and she has been excited to take on more tasks. This weekend she prepped a batch of biscuits for brunch, and we put together a video for one of her DIY challenges (I’ll be posting more on this soon). I’ve shared this recipe before, and…

Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats in the Crockpot

  Also check out the other crock pot recipes that some of my favorite bloggers came up with. Crock Pot Group Disclaimer: This is not a vegan blogging group, so the posts included in the link-up *may* include non-vegan entrees.  Au Jus Beef Tips Link – The Late Farmer French Onion Soup – Happy Accidents…