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What We’ve Been Eating Lately

Wow, over 2 years since my last post! A lot of changes have happened in our family over the past 2 years – we bought our first home in a new city, and we started homeschooling!  My time and focus have definitely been taken up by these endeavors.  But we are still eating great vegan…

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Let’s Talk About Eggs…

Exciting news!  Voters here in Washington state may soon be able to vote for new laws protecting laying hens.  A proposal was just submitted to the Secretary of State that would place a statewide measure on November’s ballot requiring better treatment of laying hens.   You can read about it here:  http://humanewa.com/media/press-release/washingtonians-humane-farms-submits-language-2011-ballot-measure-prevent-anima-0 “The measure would…

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Birthday Cupcakes!

Yesterday our middle son turned 5, and we celebrated with some yummy vanilla pirate cupcakes!  I’ve been testing vegan vanilla cupcake recipes for the last couple of weeks, hoping to achieve a light and fluffy texture.  My first two attempts yielded a dense, moist cupcake that was delicious, but definitely not the right texture.  Finally…

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A Balanced Meal

Many people might wonder what a healthy vegan meal looks like. When I plan meals for my family, I try to keep the vegan four food groups in mind: fruits, vegetables, beans/nuts, and whole grains. For example, breakfast could be cereal (whole grains) with soymilk (beans), walnuts (nuts) and raisins (fruit). Lunch might be an…

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Breakfast – Soy Yogurt Parfait

Breakfast is probably my favorite meal of the day. Here’s another option for those of you stuck in the cereal & milk/soymilk rut. I just take soy yogurt and top it with some granola and fresh blueberries. I used Wholesoy Plain yogurt and Kashi GoLean Crunch cereal today (yes, I know GoLean Crunch has honey…

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