Summertime! Watermelon and Pasta Salad and Barbecue and Lemonade. While summer food doesn’t hold a candle to autumn food for me, there are some definite go-to’s I look forward to once June rolls around. This is my very first summer eating a vegan and gluten-free diet and I’m trying to be sure my kids still get the nostalgia I had growing up despite having to pass on the beer brats and corndogs.
A few months ago, I tried Thrive Market for the first time. Thrive is an online market for natural, organic products. I love paying discounted prices for the staples in our pantry but as a plant based family, stores like Costco certainly don’t cater to us the way the used to. I stumbled upon Thrive after hunting for more vegan options to add to our pantry. I came across that and so much more at prices less than I’d been paying all along! This isn’t sponsored in any way, I’m just so excited about this resource and had to share.
I often post photos and videos of what I’m cooking for myself and my crew and so often, I get a message asking for the recipe of what I just made. Instead of sending link after link, I promised a blog post sharing a few current favorite new recipes I tried and immediately added to my go-to category. I’m the person that waits on pins and needles for someone to share the recipe when something looks fantastic so here’s my lineup, plus how I make each item gluten-free and vegan.
I came across this Ambitious Kitchen granola bar recipe while hunting on Pinterest and the kids (and the husband) have made it very clear we have a new favorite in the house.
Feeding Toddlers. What image popped in your head when you read that? I know there’s tons of stress around this topic in the momiverse and everyone has an opinion, but the concept of getting the privilege to nourish the babies given to us makes me so excited!
As much as I cannot wait to dive into Spring clothes, continue Spring Cleaning and leave all the cold, dark days of winter behind, it is still February. It is still dark…and unfortunately, still pretty cold. While I’m not eating sugar (or bread, for that matter) for the month of March, if I could cheat and eat anything right now to get me through to bright warm days, it would 100% be a muffin.