Vegan Grilled Cheese on a Waffle Iron

Sure, you could go the classic way and make your grilled cheese in a frying pan. But how fun is this?! Put that bad boy in a waffle maker. It just makes eating a vegan version of an American classic so much more enjoyable (and convenient)! Never have I ever owned a waffle iron in my … Continue reading Vegan Grilled Cheese on a Waffle Iron

Delicious White Beans & Greens

Cannellini Beans! AKA White Kidney Beans. I saw them in the store the other day and decided to give them a try. I've never bought white beans before so I had no idea what to expect or what they would go well with. I had just got home from the gym so I was craving … Continue reading Delicious White Beans & Greens

Easy Vegan Hot Chocolate

A delicious treat on a cold day! Author: Vegan with Joi Recipe type: Beverage, Chocolate Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free Serves: 2 Ingredients 2 Cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk 2 tbsp. Raw Cocoa Powder 1 tbsp. Raw Agave Instructions Pour almond milk into a microwave safe dish, microwave milk for about 1.5 minutes Next, remove … Continue reading Easy Vegan Hot Chocolate

Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce An easy applesauce replacement for recipes or as a delicious snack. Author: Vegan with Joi Recipe type: Snack Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free Yield: 1 Cup Prep time: 1 minute Cook time: 13 minutes Ingredients 1 cup Peeled, cored and diced apples. 1/2 Cup water 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon Instructions Place the … Continue reading Homemade Applesauce

Soul Searching in Oakland 

...and by that I mean, I found vegan soul food. In Oakland, California. And I think I left my heart on the table. Souley Vegan is one of the few vegan places I heard about existing during my first trip to the Bay Area. Unfortunately, they are closed on Mondays so I wasn't able to … Continue reading Soul Searching in Oakland 

listen to your body

This is something I have failed at over and over again but have finally learned. Making the decision to accept what my body is telling me has been one of the best things I could ever do! How many times do our bodies try to communicate with us but we ignore what it is saying? … Continue reading listen to your body

new year, new me.

yeah yeah yeah...I know everyone hates that saying. But you know what? right now, that's just exactly how I'm feeling. I'm going to share with you one of the health goals I've made for myself in 2015: Drink MORE water. YES... water is the only thing I drink (besides smoothies & fresh juices) BUT I have always struggled … Continue reading new year, new me.