Recommended Reading: Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

About the Author: Jonathan Safran Foer is widely known for his novels, “Everything is Illuminated” and “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.” A “mostly vegetarian,” After the birth of his son, he wanted to dig into the realities of life with animals. Overall Plot: The book is not simply another vegan or vegetarian cheerleading, meat shaming…

Make Your Own Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is my all time favorite smoothie additive. I have happily stumbled upon Trader Joes coconut milk thats only $1, but before that, I had absolutely no options that didn’t have additives. This recipe is simple and straightforward. And of course, it has nothing but coconut and water. It can save you a good…

Fluffy Vanilla Coconut Whipped Cream (Vegan and Paleo)

Oh whipped cream. I love your ways, every day. I just like simple, creamy desserts. And this whipped coconut cream fits the bill no refined sugar, it’s paleo and vegan and I can eat it by the spoonful, ahem, bowlful. A little maple syrup and some vanilla and magic happens. No distinct maple flavor, just…

Savory Slow Cooked Sweet Potato Apple Carrot Soup (Vegan and Paleo)

We had an abundance of delightful sweet potatoes to use up and our original dinner plans got de-railed. Happy Accident. I also stumbled upon some great inspiration at 100 days of real food. The beauty of the soup is how adjustable it is. You can really use any winter squash, add some apple and aromatics…

Piña Colada Tropical Green Smoothie

This smoothie is really really really yummy. Charlotte drank both of ours. It tastes like a piña colada, minus the rum. They don’t recommend adding rum for pregnant ladies and toddlers I guess. We’ve been drinking one green smoothie for snack most days lately and it’s going quite well. I also feel better if she…

Scrumptious Salty Sweet Trail Mix

This trail mix makes everyone happy. Roasted salted almonds, cashews, and pecans, delish. Dried figs! Banana chips! Toasted coconut. Yep. Just watch your nuts (…) carefully since mine got a little over toasty after not following my intuition and leaving them in too long. No sugar at all, not even sweetened cranberries. And kid approved….

Strawberry Flax Power Green Smoothie (Paleo and vegan friendly)

I believe all smoothies should be green if possible. It’s by far one of the easiest ways to get fresh, raw greens into your body, already blended for quick absorption. Charlotte has grown up thinking that all smoothies have spinach in them and that makes them yummy! I hope the normalcy helps keep her open…