Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, Baby

Nothing compares to Cheetos and Oreos, washed down with a fizzy Coke, am I right? Why are those "foods" so irresistible? Flippin' science, man. Manufactured in laboratories (yes, yes they are) to create the perfect blend of ridiculously sweet, salty and fatty to be slightly under revolting -push the percentages up just a nudge and … Continue reading Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, Baby

Plant Based Recipe: We Creamed Beans of Orient Aren’t -Holiday Green Bean Casserole

It's a holiday favorite, the creamy green bean casserole.  But how do you make it whole food plant based?  Here's how with a win-them-over recipe that will replace your cream of mushroom soup cans forever. Green Bean Casserole Your favorite green beans, cooked or steamed Whether you do canned, frozen or fresh, grab as many … Continue reading Plant Based Recipe: We Creamed Beans of Orient Aren’t -Holiday Green Bean Casserole

Plant Based Recipes: Quinoa of Many Colors and Merry Peary Mixed Greens Salad

Quinoa of Many Colors Recipe 1 c quinoa Rinse your quinoa in a fine mesh strainer. Put in a pot with 2 cups water, cover and bring to boil.  Turn down to simmer and let it cook until it absorbs all the water.  Fluff with fork.  (That's my favorite part.) Red Onion, diced Red Sweet … Continue reading Plant Based Recipes: Quinoa of Many Colors and Merry Peary Mixed Greens Salad

Vegan Recipes: Heavenly Mashed Potatoes with Celery Gravy, Sweet Potato Delight | Happy Holidays!

Ever since Brian suggested we go to Denny's for Thanksgiving I had been dreaming of pancakes.  Not the healthy kind. But the kind topped with whipped butter, maybe sprinkled with chocolate chips, a mountain of whipped cream on top in a pool of fake maple flavored heavy corn syrup. Not.  Healthy. But.  Sometimes I fall … Continue reading Vegan Recipes: Heavenly Mashed Potatoes with Celery Gravy, Sweet Potato Delight | Happy Holidays!

Addicting Apples | Fall + Winter Recipes | Plant Based / Vegan Cooking with Instant Pot

Let's talk about addiction, shall we?  As in, "I'm ADDICTED TO THESE DANG APPLES!" It's autumn.  The apples are on fleek.  (Let it be noted this is the first and ONLY time I have or will ever use that word.  Amen.)  Especially my faves: Fujis. I asked Brian to pick up a bunch so I … Continue reading Addicting Apples | Fall + Winter Recipes | Plant Based / Vegan Cooking with Instant Pot

Plant-based Pregnancy: 29 weeks pregnant, 3rd trimester

I'm not gonna lie.  One of the perks of being a photographer is that you can do a lot with whatcha got. Tripod.  Good camera+lenses. Wireless trigger.  A studio. The works. During my previous 3 pregnancies a lot more bumpies were taken.  Yes, hashtag bumpies.  (It's a yuppy sounding term, but it's the best shortcut … Continue reading Plant-based Pregnancy: 29 weeks pregnant, 3rd trimester