I’ve been going through some personal things lately and have naturally had ups and downs or as they say, peaks and valleys. While I currently sit in a valley I looked over at my overripe bananas on the counter….again! For the past few months I keep buying bananas, not eating them, freezing them, then throwing… Continue reading When life gives you brown bananas.
My bestie had one wish for her 40th….she wanted all her friends to go away together for a weekend, so that we did. We found a house in the Poconos that slept 20 people and 20 people headed up for a weekend celebrating Heather. As you could imagine there was a lot of planning that… Continue reading Two vegans and 18 carnivores walk into a house….
Dinner parties with friends are always fun but since going vegan I feel that I have to take some precautionary steps to prepare for a fun and worry free night. I try very hard not to impose my beliefs or choices onto other people, so when I am a guest I have to just prepare. There is… Continue reading A Dinner Party Delight
When we decided to host Easter Sunday breakfast at 8pm on Saturday the pressure was on to plan a cruelty free but delicious breakfast. I pulled out all my recipe books, got on my Pinterest boards, and started to scour the internet. Although I am vegan I am the only one in my entire family.… Continue reading An almost vegan Easter
I started VeganAbbey because I wanted to share with people how easy it can be to live a cruelty free life. So I am going to try and share an easy way to be cruelty free every week by sharing with you things I have around my house. These are small things, minor changes that… Continue reading Cruelty free in 1-2-3
It amazes me how from one restaurant to the next the experience can be completely opposite. I’ve learned that it’s not the restaurant so much….it’s the chef. As a vegan I’m often placing the fate of my meal in the chef’s hand. Other than requesting no mushrooms- I give them fair game as I understand… Continue reading When a chef gives a sh*t
I LOVE getting people to try yummy healthy, vegan food and watching them enjoy it with surprise. It’s been a good week already and it’s only Wednesday. Sunday I made Chloe’s Mama’s meatballs and my husband and I were in love! He’s an avid meat eater so this was a big win in our house!… Continue reading Sharing the love
Being a newer vegan I am always attempting to try new recipes. I own about 15 amazing cookbooks but barely crack them open though. In trying to get my husband to eat less meat I asked him to choose a dinner for me to make. We both LOVE byChloe in NYC and specifically her “meat”ball… Continue reading Recipe success!
Another year, another Mardi Gras. Our weekend was filled with fun, laughter, great friends, great food, and lots of beads. The energy around this event in NOLA is something I wish for everyone to experience at least once in their life. So how’d I do with food? Pretty good I think. It was a definite… Continue reading Till next year NOLA
Sometimes in this day and age being out and trying to eat vegan, gluten free, paleo, or just healthier requires a lot of creativity. I’m currently visiting one of my favorite cities for my favorite time of year. This is our 4th Mardi Gras where we meet up with an amazing group of friends and… Continue reading Creativity needed