vegan caramel sauce

Raw Vegan Caramel Sauce- Easy and Healthy!

Today I wanted to share with you Raw Vegan Caramel Sauce that is easy and healthy! Dates are excellent source of iron, fiber, antioxidants and has been said to help with a faster labor ! I ate dates throughout my last few weeks of labor and had a 10 hour labor. I am not sure if they contributed but they’re so delicious I would eat them again!

What you will need:

10-20 Organic Medjool Dates ( I usually use Medjool Dates but have used Barhi and Honey !)

Filtered Water

Food Processor or Vitamix

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Vegan Street Fair 2017

Getting ready for Vegan Street Fair! 

  Built By Plants Shop

Where do I begin about Vegan Street Fair?  20,000 people, 100’s of vendors and a whole lot of REALLY GOOD food happened yesterday at Vegan Street Fair Los Angeles.  We went to the original Vegan Street Fair two years ago, but the huge turnout and ticket process made it difficult. This year, it was MASSIVE and had no tickets, YAY! If you didn’t make it this year , I hate to break it to you but you missed out. We arrived a little after 10:30am and found a close parking spot. We started strolling our way in and found to our surprise that some vendors were already up and cooking. Earlier in the morning we had marked down all of the vendors that we wanted to visit and where the booth was located ( THANK YOU Vegan Street Fair for making menus and locations available before the event!!). A few of ours were not open yet so we kept on strolling…. Our first stop was A Dirty Cookie! We had a double chocolate, vanilla almond milk filled, cookie shot. If that doesn’t sound appealing to you, I don’t know what is. It did NOT disappoint ! Continue reading “Vegan Street Fair 2017”

DIY Wooden Activity Gym

This wooden activity gym is soooo easy was inexpensive to make and Keaton loves it! It was fun making this with the hubby and making all of the wooden toys that hang off of it! These wooden toys I made are all natural and handmade and can also be used as teething beads! Credit to the hubby for writing the directions on how to create the wooden activity gym for your little bub!

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Placenta Encapsulation-Why did I eat THAT!

Happy Saturday! I hope everyone had a great St Patrick’s day !  We went to bed at 8:30pm and work up around 4:30am. You know what that means? We got 8 glorious hours of sleep for the 3rd time! We have figured out that Keaton likes to have a routine. We play with him, bathe him, give him his last feeding, wrap him in his miracle swaddle,lay him down in his DockATot , make sure the room is cool and have lavender oil going in the aromatherapy machine! This has worked like a charm for 3 nights now ! Today I wanted to share with you why I ate my placenta after birth and why I would do it again.

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Easy Vegan Tacos- My sisters favorite Tacos of all time!

Happy Monday!  It’s almost 90 degrees here in sunny Southern California and we are loving every moment! I made these tacos last week for my family and my sister said these were the best tacos she’s ever had! They were adapted from Ellen Fishers tacos ( I love following her instagram) !

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Meal Prep- A beginners guide to planning a healthier week

Hi! I hope everyone is having a great week! I wanted to share with you how my family and I meal prep every week! Every Sunday, like clockwork we attend our local farmer’s market. For those of you who live close this is at the College of the Canyons here in Santa Clarita. We try and get as much produce from our farmer’s market rather than the store because it saves money, tastes a WHOLE LOT BETTER, and supports our local farmers! Before going to the farmer’s market, we write down all the meals we want to make for that week. For example, this week I am planning on making:

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Plant Based Diet-Why did I choose this lifestyle?

 

It’s crazy to try and think back to a time when I wasn’t vegan and eating a plant based diet . I don’t even remember the exact point in time that I became vegan, but can tell you the more I learned about a plant based diet, the more I knew I wanted to eat that way. When I moved to Southern California, I started watching documentaries about food, health and a plant based diet. I was vegetarian for probably less than a year before becoming vegan. The closer I got to a plant based diet, the better I felt. First, I gave up meat, then milk and then cheese. Cheese was the hardest to give up because I loved my wine and cheese pairings! Once I gave up cheese, I started to notice a difference right away. I had more energy and didn’t get that afternoon slump as I normally would have. I started to have an increase in energy which led me to have better workouts. I simply started to feel better. I also noticed after a few months that I stopped having headaches and migraines. This alone was enough to keep living this lifestyle. 5’ish years later I can now without a doubt say that eating a plant based diet has changed my life. I have become healthier, more physically fit and had an amazing pregnancy. Some of my most favorite documentaries on a plant based diet are:

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