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Recipe!! Sauteed Lemon Green Beans

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Hello everyone! Since transitioning to a plant-based diet, I have developed a whole bunch of new favorite foods. One of the first food to make it's way to my list was green beans. This was ironic in a way because when I was younger I hated green beans! Let's be honest, I hated anything that was green (except broccoli and cheese casserole!). Every time I cook up a batch of green beans I laugh to myself about how times have changed. Anywho, the recipe is definitely a keeper. My husband requests it all of the time and he is not even a big fan of green beans.
I thought this recipe would be perfect to share with you guys is because it is quick, simple and delicious. It takes a total of 10 minutes to make. These green beans came ready to go as soon as I opened the package. If you buy them not pre-packaged like these were you can prep them ahead of time. I like to make a plan for the week at the begging of the week and prep all of the food I can then. I find that this helps us stay …

Nedi Pots Are Awesome! Here is Why...

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Hey guys! I live in Louisville, Kentucky and if you didn’t know this is the worst part of the country to live in if you have any types of allergies. One night you go to sleep feeling great and then you wake up feeling like someone shoved two cotton balls up your nose and super glued them there. Then you live like that for two-thirds of the year. The one thing that has been a God sent for me is my nedi pot. At first the idea grossed me out. I even ignored the first few times it was suggested to me and someone even got one for me. Even then I refused to try it because the idea of it still grossed me out. One day I was laid up in my bed, nothing I tried helped. So desperate times called for desperate measures. I used the dreaded nedi pot. That was all she wrote, I have been hooked ever since. Any time I feel any sinus pressure, I use my nedi pot and feel a hundred time better.
The nedi pot started off as ancient yoga tradition from India. The word “nedi” stands for nasal cleansing and co…

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Hello everyone! We just wanted to take a moment to wish a happy Thanksgiving! This week we have been taking some time to spend time with our families, this is why you have not seen very many posts from us. We will resume our normal posting schedule next week.

We also wanted to say that we are so very grateful for all of you guys. We started this blog on a whim one day and it has turned into something so much more. Each and every one of you are so very special to us!

If you are still struggling with what to prepare for this holiday, we have a list of recipes you can make. I will list them all here.

Vegan Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Casserole
Vegan Broccoli Casserole
Mashed Potatoes With Mushroom Gravy
Vegan Mini Pumpkin Pies
Spiced Cranberry Sauce
Brussel Sprouts with Maple-Mustard Sauce
Autumn Stuffed Butternut Squash
Stuffed Acorn Squash

All of the recipes are vegan, and meat eater friendly and absolutely delicious!

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Vegan Myths Debunked: Expense

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When I was telling my family and friends that I wanted to start eating a plant based diet, everyone had an opinion. Everyone had a reason why I  shouldn’t do it. Some people  were concerned about my health, others “just could not imagine not eating meat”, some just  did not like the idea of it. Then there are the friends that looked at me and said, “I wanted to do that, but it is just so expensive.”
Now that I am further along in my journey that response really makes me scratch my head and wonder what in the world they are talking about. The only logical conclusion I can come up with is if you purchase the processed vegan / vegetarian food (or as I like to call it “Vegan Junk Food”) then it might be more expensive.
When I started my journey I purposely tried to avoid those foods. Sure, I would buy them every once and awhile when I am really craving meat. But most of the time, I simply just do not purchase them. In my opinion, these products are for transitioning from a meat based diet …

Recipe!! Holiday Addition: Mashed Potatoes With Mushroom Gravy

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Hello everyone! We are going to wrap up this holiday recipe series with a traditional mash potato and gravy recipe. The issue with most gravy recipes is that they are almost always made with a meat broth or stock. I have found that this recipe is the best vegan friendly one I have come up with.
The mushrooms give this recipe a “meaty” texture. I find that without adding some type of mushroom to it, the recipe is lacking flavor and texture.
With this recipe, I encourage you to play around with it. Try it with garlic or onions. Pretty much every gravy recipe is the same at its core. Butter, flour, stock/broth. With such a flexible recipe one can’t help but have a little bit of fun with it!
I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season! If you try any of our recipes please show us on our social media, links and tag names are below! If you have any suggestions, loved this, hated this, or just want to say hello leave it in the comments below!
~Stella~
If you use this recipe or even put you…

Vegan Myths Debunked: Calcium

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Good morning, afternoon, evening! Welcome to the second installment of Vegan Myths Debunked. Our first post in this series, which was about protein, had such a wonderful response that I could not wait to write the second one. If you haven’t checked out the first one, CLICK HERE to read it.
Today, we are going to talk about calcium. Calcium is important to our overall health because every cell in our body uses calcium in one way or another. A few parts of the body that use calcium is:
Nervous system Muscles Heart Bone Helps with the regulation of body fluids, hormones, and enzymes
Calcium is used to stabilize blood pressure, build strong bones and teeth. So it pretty much has a role in almost every function or body completes.
Most people think that the only way to get calcium is through milk or dairy products. This simply just isn’t true and is mostly due to the heavy promotion of the dairy industry in today's society. You can get calcium from a number of yummy vegetables like:
Soybeans…

Recipe!! Holiday Addition: Spiced Cranberry Sauce

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Hey guys! It’s time for another holiday recipe. For me, cranberry sauce has always been a staple in my holiday dinner. My Mother used to buy a much of the canned jelly cranberry sauce and she would always have it on the table as part of our holiday meal. For the longest time, I thought that this was the only way to have cranberry sauce. One year I decided to make cranberry muffins and this was the first time I had ever dealt with “real” cranberries.
I learned how to do different things with cranberries in culinary school, but they did not make a big comeback in my life until a few years ago. My Step-Mother's Mother (Step-Grandmother?) makes the best cranberry sauce! Hers is great because it is not over sweet and complements everything else served at the meal.
Although, this is not her recipe I promise that this recipe will not disappoint. This is my go to cranberry recipe because of its flavor profile. It has the sweetness that we have all come to know and love as well as a nice de…