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 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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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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What to Expect: First Trimester of a Vegan Pregnancy

Okay ladies… Let’s get real here. The first trimester of pregnancy can be rough. For some, it means hugging the toilet until you feel some sense of relief and for others, like myself, it means finding yourself glued to the couch or bed unable to get up for hours on end. There are so many…

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The Surprising Health Benefits of Plant Based Living

Have you been wondering why more physicians and health industry experts are advocating for plant based diets? There are many reasons to choose the path of plant based living aside from the ethical reasons. Here are the top 20 benefits that are backed by scientists and researchers to prove why vegans and vegetarians are leading…

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Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup

Whenever I’m feeling sick or get into one of my “soup moods” (you know, where you only want soup for like a week)… this recipe is an easy go-to for me. I have always loved the taste of ginger and have been interested in taking advantage of it’s healing properties. It’s known to be great…

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