• Recipes

    Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

    As you may have read in other posts, I have this day (long pause) and on this day (another pause) I make pancakes it’s called Pancake Friday. I love pancakes so much and look forward to finding the perfect gluten free fluffy non gooey pancake. This one is a winner not gooey and fluffy, it tastes perfect to not to over powering it is the perfect apple cinnamon pancakes. I have tried so many different concoctions I learned flax egg didn’t work out so well for me. Banana oatmeal was awesome but….. it was a little heavy still not fluffy but amazing! Then I made pumpkin spice pancakes that was…

  • Recipes

    Cinnamon & Sugar Roasted Pecans

    I used to adore roasted pecans and the smell I can not even tell you but you probably smell them in the mall the Cinnamon & Sugar Roasted Pecans. They are so good but I quit making them because you use an egg white, since I am vegan that is a no no for me but not anymore! Here is a picture of my Thanksgiving sweet tray oh my goodness nobody could quit eating those pecans. I tried one year to make a vegan maple coated pecans but they just weren’t the same. They were good but there was something missing. There was not a crispyness of those old pecans…

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    Roasted Veggie Enchiladas

    Who said being vegan and gluten free is boring? All we eat is cardboard? Umm just the name Roasted Veggie Enchiladas are totally drool worthy. I have not eaten anything that is boring or bland since becoming vegan or gluten free, in fact everything I eat is so good. It just takes planning, at first it was a little hard to cook great meals. Everything I used to make was fabulous and cooking a different way scared me but now I have the hang of it. I know what goes in place of what. These were amazingness on a plate, it was so sinfully yummy. You would never miss the…

  • Active Life

    Appreciative Runner

    I have amazing news for those of you that saw my earlier post about my love hate relationship with running. You can read it HERE if you didn’t yet but I have grown to appreciate running!! Yes me!! I have learned to focus on breathing instead of my hate and that keeps my mind focused enough to get it done. Three weeks ago I ran my first mile and now I can run three miles as long as I stay focused. So long scatterbrained runner say hello to appreciative runner.    Here is the update on my 5k! I ran, I beat my time of 47 minutes to 38 minutes. Woohoo!!!…

  • Recipes

    Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

    Oooh my goodness these were so yummy!! Alright so here is the scoop, we live our lives for Friday because it is pancake Friday in my house. It’s Fall also so everyone is bringing out the pumpkin spice everything. I had some homemade pumpkin puree in the freezer, so I threw that in my pancakes. I put my thinking cap on and wala we have pumpkin spice pancakes. We have been watching our calorie intake to make sure we aren’t eating too much but eating enough food, we want to maintain our weight. Let me tell you it’s a chore but we are doing it 🙂 So I was entering…

  • Recipes

    Oatmeal Caramelitas

    Before I was vegan and gluten free I LOVED oatmeal caramelitas! You can find the original recipe here! These were my go to bars that were perfect for a get together. Since changing my diet I have been changing my favorite recipes over to vegan and gluten free so why not try to do these? It was a superior success! We all know caramel isn’t vegan so I started there and found a vegan recipe here! But I’ll give you the recipe also. Once I had that made and began organizing the rest of my recipe. I used gluten free oatmeal, gluten free flour blend with vegan butter and coconut…

  • Deep Thoughts

    Transformation Tuesday

    My husband is awesome, I will tell you an amazing story of amazing dedication when I get to the end I’ll wow your socks off on this transformation tuesday. When we met he weighed around 260 lbs but when we were dating he dropped to around 230.  Then we got married that is when he packed on the weight, at his highest it was 320. He stayed that way for awhile until we had a life changing experience, a beautiful experience. We hiked a segment of the Appalachian Trail and it was awesome but also an eye opener for him. From that moment on it was run full speed to…

  • Favorites

    Ethos Vegan Kitchen

    If you ever visit central Florida one of my favorite places to eat is Ethos Vegan Kitchen. It is so yummy and very popular as every time we have been there, the place is packed. You have a variety of foods you can choose from and it is a vegans heaven. Now I don’t believe that everyone that eats there is vegan but that is what makes it more amazing. That nonvegans love it!   This is what makes it easy to bring friends to Ethos Vegan Kitchen because it has a very casual modern feel and very contemporary feel.  My goal in life is to make people feel as…

  • Recipes

    Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie

    I love chocolate chip cookies and when you throw in oatmeal watch out world. Yummo!! Love to make cookie dough and eat it raw, before I was vegan I took a chance I could get sick. Then I opened my eyes and decided vegan is totally me and this fabulous dough is totally vegan. you can eat it raw heck you can eat the entire bowl raw you don’t even got to bake it. One time for Christmas I made cookies and got lazy I didn’t even cook them, I literally served them up as cookie dough balls. 🙂 They were so yummy. Now I want to give you my…

  • Frugal Living

    Frugal Vegan

    My husband and I have struggled for a while now. We have a construction business and it is a tad bit hard to get off the ground in a town full of construction businesses. So one thing I have learned is how to be frugal and now I’m a frugal vegan. One of the biggest false statements I have heard is “It’s so expensive being vegan”. Blah blah blah people can be so naive. I mean hello (hands wave in their face) how much is steak going for now? What!? You paid like $50 bucks on a rib roast?! Quit saying it’s too hard that’s not an excuse you want…