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Non-Stick Baking Sheet Review and Batch Cooking Potatoes (Oil Free)

Non-Stick Baking Sheet Review I recently spotted some non-stick bakeware at the dollar store (Dollarama). I had been thinking about replacing some of our old baking sheets, so I decided to go ahead and give them a try. I purchased two Betty Crocker baking trays: the French Fry Crisper and an extra large Non-Stick Cookie… Continue reading Non-Stick Baking Sheet Review and Batch Cooking Potatoes (Oil Free)

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GO-TO VEGAN RECIPES – Game-Changing Plant-Based Recipes

When I first went vegan, I didn’t know anything about cooking or baking. The learning curve was steep and I took it slowly and tried to be kind to myself and have fun with it along the way. I have learned a lot in the five years since I went vegan. I thought this post… Continue reading GO-TO VEGAN RECIPES – Game-Changing Plant-Based Recipes

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How Going Plant-Based Changed Our Lives – Unexpected Changes Since Going Vegan

I recently celebrated my 5 year veganniversary/plantiversary. 5 years ago I decided to consume a fully plant-based diet for my health, and also decided to go vegan to minimize harm to animals and the environment.  In 5 years, many things have changed for us! When I first embarked on this journey, I had no idea… Continue reading How Going Plant-Based Changed Our Lives – Unexpected Changes Since Going Vegan

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Weight Loss Mistakes and How I Finally Lost 80 Pounds

In the past, I struggled to lose weight and made many mistakes. In making these mistakes, I ended up gaining more weight than I had lost to start with. I’m hoping that in sharing my mistakes with you, you can avoid some of the pitfalls I endured over the years. I eventually changed my lifestyle,… Continue reading Weight Loss Mistakes and How I Finally Lost 80 Pounds

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Plant-Based What I Eat in a Day (Vegan Weight Loss Maintenance)

Since switching to a plant-based diet, I have regained my health and lost 80 pounds. I keep my food simple, healthful, and delicious! https://youtu.be/ofi4MK1sQH0 Pre-Breakfast - Water (hot and cold) I always start the day with water. Today, I had cold and hot water in the morning. I like to drink warm water when it's… Continue reading Plant-Based What I Eat in a Day (Vegan Weight Loss Maintenance)

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Costco Haul and Grocery List (Plant-Based, Vegan)

We usually shop at Costco about once per month to stock up on grocery items and paper products. We were running out of many essential items; and since we’re in lockdown, Chris (my husband) ventured out to Costco solo. We thought it would be fun to share our grocery haul and shopping list. https://youtu.be/NyZis0KRDnM Grocery… Continue reading Costco Haul and Grocery List (Plant-Based, Vegan)

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Life Update and 5 Self-Care Tips

https://youtu.be/5t7ui-CUxzg There have been a lot of changes at the end of 2020 coming into 2021, and I thought it would be a good time to give an update on what's been going on in my life. It has been a stressful time. Our area went into lockdown, and we can only go out for… Continue reading Life Update and 5 Self-Care Tips

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Vegan Snacks-First Impressions and Reviews (Fruit Strips, Energy Balls, Chocolate, Dried Fruit)

We like to keep it whole food plant-based (WFPB) the vast majority of the time, but it’s also nice to have packaged vegan treats here and there. We tested some dried fruit as well as some other oil free vegan snack items. The snacks we tested and reviewed are great options when you’re on the… Continue reading Vegan Snacks-First Impressions and Reviews (Fruit Strips, Energy Balls, Chocolate, Dried Fruit)

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Yoga Chat and 5 Minute Yoga Practice

Chris and I typically have very different views on fitness and exercise. Check out our fitness chat post for more on this. We DO agree on some fitness-related things, including: bouldering, going for nature walks, and generally being active and playing with Ryerden (our 5 year old). Another thing we enjoy doing together is yoga.… Continue reading Yoga Chat and 5 Minute Yoga Practice

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New Year’s Resolutions + 5 Healthy Weight Loss Tips

New Year’s Resolutions With 2020 drawing to a close, it’s a great time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to 2021. Over the past couple of years, I have made goals for the year ahead, but have also reevaluated and switched things up month by month to achieve my goals. I generally… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions + 5 Healthy Weight Loss Tips