Friday, October 30, 2015

But What Do You Eat??

3 months as a vegan, and I'm still asked "but what do you eat?". I think people assume I just eat salads and apples. Yes, I do eat salad and apples, especially apples because they're delicious, but I honestly don't eat a lot of salads! I'll put lettuce, kale and/or chard on sandwiches or even in my juice when I'm using my Nutribullet! But I'm not crazy about salad. Every now and then, it's good.

I do eat a lot of potatoes, green beans, kidney beans, refried beans and a lot of stir fry. I love brown rice and pasta with red sauce (as long as it's vegan). But I have felt like I'm missing out on things when people are eating baked goods around me. So I had to figure that one out!

I'm lucky there's a Whole Foods and a Trader Joe's nearby. They both have baked goods that are vegan, but do you know how much Whole Foods will cost you if you go there regularly? I'm a mother of 3, I don't have Rockerfeller money. I'm no Trump (thank God!) and I'm certainly not living it up in Beverly Hills (though I live not too far from there...okay, a little far...I'm kind of in the valley).

So I decided to share with you a few foods I've discovered lately and some recipes I figured out on my own or found online! I'll update this blog with foods I've tried from time!

Soon I'll post on this blog about how I discovered cake mix that you can add soda to! Yes, that's a thing! And it's good! Especially when you add Sprite to lemon cake mix with lemon frosting! Have you tried the lemon iced cake at Starbucks?? This is better! Tomorrow, I'll post it, I promise!

Later guys!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Follow Me On Pinterest!

Follow Me on Pinterest!

Hey guys!

I've had a Pinterest account for a while, probably over a year. I've added a lot to it, then I forget it exists (just like I do with Tumblr). But as of late, it's been quite helpful (now that I've figured out how to use it! Haha!).

I've been eating vegan for almost 3 months now and my children are vegetarians. I'm constantly trying to find new recipes to try or make vegan or vegetarian friendly meals that I can make for my kids. It's been really easy to find good recipes online that don't take too long and are actually really good. I have very picky kids (at least the twins are!), so it's always been hard to cook for them. One thing they always eat is noodles, but I no longer wanted to make them the cheap Ramen noodles with the little chicken packet seasoning. A, because it's not vegetarian and b, because it's not very good for you! Have you noticed how greasy it is? It was just fine eating it growing up, and when I was in college and working as a telemarketer! I've discovered rice noodles and I've been buying them from Korean grocery stores in bulk, since I live not that far from KoreaTown in Los Angeles!

And there are so many things you can do with noodles! But that's another post! In the meantime, try looking at some of my Pinterest boards if you're looking for great recipes that your kids might enjoy!

Vegan & Vegetarian Kid Food Board

Vegan Dessert Recipes

More to come! And I'll follow you back on Pinterest!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Watching DIY Videos With My Girls

Lately my twin 6 year old daughters are very much into watching cooking shows and HGTV House Hunters and things of that nature. They like looking at houses, watching people cook and dreaming up what kind of house they'd want when they're older. Mia says "I want a huge house with a pool and a dog and a cat and a bunny and I want to be a baker". My Laila just likes pointing out how her house would be decorated. The outside of it will be green, of course. And Mia's house will be blue and they'll live next door to each other, and then next door to us and Anneka, they're older sister who's 8.

I've also gotten them into DIY Youtube videos. The girls will sit on my bed and watch Youtube videos on my MacBook Pro forever! I just wanted to share a few of our favorite DIY videos from Youtube!

The girls really liked this one. They want to create wings just to play around the house in!

All three really liked this one, though as My Little Pony fans, they pointed out there was a mistake in this costume...Rainbow Dash isn't a unicorn, thus, no horn! Oops!

I promised them we can do this one together. Of course, we have cereal boxes around the house! They always want to keep one or two and I have to sneak and throw it away! But hey, I can make a notebook out of one! Repurpose, right?
If you want to check out her other videos from's Youtube channel, go here.