My Water Birth Experience at Home

On September 4th at 8:41am after 6 hours of intense labor, Austin and I welcomed our baby girl, Aurora Theodora, into this world. I brought her earthside in the water without any medication and she was born in her very own room at home. My dream birth plan had been honored. All the months spent…

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Best Apps for Vegans

Today’s technology makes it easy for people to navigate plant based restaurant options nearby or filter for animal derived ingredients in products instead of scanning the list on the back of a label. There’s an app for just about everything these days and vegans are at an advantage now more than ever. Things like dining…

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Vegan Philly “Cheesesteak” Sandwiches

One of my favorite things to make is a good vegan copycat recipe with easy substitutions. This Philly “Cheesteak” Sandwich recipe leaves nothing to desire with its juicy vegetables, smokey plant based cheese and savory sauce. It’s incredibly easy to make and is a great option for those into meal prep because it can be…

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Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Switching to a Vegan Diet

There’s a rising number of people who are making the switch to a fully plant based diet. Regardless of their reasons for doing so, many people struggle to find a healthy balance and end up treating it like another fad-diet. This is why you might hear comments like, “I used to be vegan, but…” followed…

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How to Go Vegan

Have you been curious about taking advantage of the benefits of plant based living and just don’t know how to go vegan? First off, kudos to you for taking interest in such an audacious lifestyle that is so commonly misunderstood. It’s totally possible to go vegan and feel amazing without sacrificing the things that bring…

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What to Expect: Second Trimester of a Vegan Pregnancy

The mark of the second trimester is a huge milestone so if you made it there, go ahead and pat yourself on the back…and you glow girl! This period is such an exciting time because you’ll probably start to notice a lot of the things you’ve been waiting for during that first trimester like your…

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Vegan Kidney Bean Curry

This recipe is one of my favorites for a busy weekday lunch or savory dinner in the evening. It’s great if you’re new to making your own curry or want to switch it up from your typical mix. I personally crave hearty kidney beans so I was excited to see that they mesh really well…

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What It’s Like to Be Pregnant As a Vegan

Being pregnant is a wonderful time full of so many changes and vegan mamas are no exception. There are many things to consider along the way and some situations you might have to deal with during those nine months that non-vegans might not necessarily have to worry about. I think it is important to address…

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A New Chapter

It’s been a while since I’ve logged on and life has been moving quite fast since my last update. As my pregnancy progresses, I have found it a little difficult to focus on anything other than our upcoming arrival which has attributed to the lack of recent posts. On top of that, we finally made…

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What Does It Mean to Be Vegan?

The literal definition of veganism is one who abstains from using animal products (Merriam-Webster). To break it down, a person who is vegan will reject the commodity status of animals and cease to consume, abuse or exploit them. Believe it or not, there are actually several different groups people identify with when they refer to…

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