Something about having a protein smoothie in the morning really starts the day off on the right foot. Being completely honest there sometimes isn’t enough time to simply put fruit, ice, coconut milk, and protein powder in a blender for 3 minutes! So what’s a girl to do in a situation like this? Invent a recipe for no-bake vegan protein bars, of course!
Happy belated Fourth of July to everyone! Fireworks, friends, family, good food, and good drinks are what come to mind when I think of this summer holiday. The temperature stayed a comfortable dry 85 all throughout the weekend. We couldn’t have asked for better weather! Continue reading
Today is the first full day of summer! Finally it’s time to fully shake off that winter hibernation and get outside and do stuff! Now is the time to enjoy lazy days at the beach with the family, nighttime fires making s’mores with your buddies, and of course cookouts with everyone!
What a crazy week! I was on a work sponsored trip to Universal Orlando over the weekend, so I didn’t have any time to make a DIY, craft, or recipe for Tuesday’s post.
If you ask anyone that isn’t a millenial, “What is Chipotle?”, they will probably just say that it is a restaurant that young people go to. However, when a twenty-something is asked what Chipotle is, expect their eyes to glaze over with a slight chance of them to start babbling in tongues! To put it simply: Chipotle is life.
One of the most challenging things to being vegan is trying to enjoy your new lifestyle while your friends are chowing down on all the goodies you grew up on. Pizza, buffalo chicken dip, and ice cream are just a few examples of foods that I have given up that will always hold a place in my heart. Fortunately, there exist a few passable and even enjoyable substitutes that can be used to help fill the hole in your heart when the craving for one of those childhood staples rears its head.
When we started our vegan lifestyle, we forgot one small thing. Ok, one really big small thing. We were so caught up in all the new recipes to make and create that we didn’t ever have the time to take stock on what we will be missing out on. Things like ice cream cake, which has always been the go-to for my birthday would have to become a thing of the past.
Or will it?
Picking the right snack can be a task. Picking a healthy snack is another. Picking a healthy vegan snack is a whole other ballgame entirely!A common trap is snack to just eat to fill your stomach. We go the extra step and make snacking productive and beneficial. So what’s the answer to all of those requirements? Trail Mix! These are a couple of our favorite variations. They contain all of the protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats that the body craves.
This is a prime example of “what is in the fridge and can we turn it into something edible”. Also, if it could be made with tomorrow’s lunch in mind, that is a bonus. The pasta cabinet had a box of macaroni, so that meant a pasta dish of some kind. A quick glance in the fridge and I saw the huge bag of spinach we got on sale at a local supermarket chain. Also, the spinach just happened to be on top of a bag of roma tomatoes. Yup, the little hamster in my head was definitely starting to run on her wheel. . .
It’s like the scene of a horror movie:
You have a post to draft.
You have to finish the DIY project you are posting about.
You are running late to get out of work.
Luckily your better half is planning to get out of work at a decent time so they will be able to get a jump start on everything.
*text alert tone*
“I just got hit with two hours of overtime. . .”
Ok ok that was a little dramatic but that shows you how quickly a plan can crumble before your eyes! The planned post will require about 2 hours of work, and that is just the crafting part, to say nothing for the actual post. And dinner needs to be cooked and eaten. With all of this pressure, what’s a millennial to do?? Continue reading
Grilled chicken breast, smooth and creamy cheese, and tomatoes bursting with flavor is just some of the ways to describe this dish. Just about 40 minutes from start to finish, and this easy eats recipe will be impressing friends and family all night. Ok, so maybe that is stretching it a little, but this recipe is simple to make and friendly on the budget, since one 1 pound chicken breast will yield about 3 portions. Here’s what you need to get started: