Detox Mondays Update! 6 Months Later!

Happy Monday Fabbies! Can you believe that it is already September?! Seriously though?! 2017 is flying by at warp speed, and I am still scratching my head trying to figure out where the time went. I did want to check in though, and give an update on #DetoxMondays, which I started back in March. (To see my original post on why you should detox and what #DetoxMondays is all about, click HERE.) In the last 6 months, I have continued to detox every Monday, with the exception of one day back in July when I was traveling from Dallas to Phoenix on a Monday, so I detoxed that next day (Tuesday) instead. My detoxes have been pretty consistent, where for 24 hours, I eat only fresh fruit and/or raw veggies, drink smoothies, and drink lots of water.  Continue reading “Detox Mondays Update! 6 Months Later!”

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Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe

Hey Fabbies! One of my absolute favorite things to eat in life are sandwiches. This has always been the case, even before going Vegan years ago. I love a good vegan grilled cheese sandwich, a portobello mushroom burger (but on sandwich bread, so it’s more like a mushroom sandwich), peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and just about anything else you can stick between two pieces of multi-grain or spelt bread. A few months ago, I began cooking with chickpeas (OMG where have they been all my life?!), and have learned that they are one of those versatile foods that you can combine with literally ANYTHING and make it taste good. So after making everything from desserts, to meals, to snacks, chickpeas have become a staple in my pantry, because they are not only full of nutrients, but they also are inexpensive (one organic can of chickpeas is only 99 cents,) and are great go-to options for easy recipes. Continue reading “Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe”

Does Anybody Else Enjoy Grocery Shopping? +My Typical Grocery List

Happy Weekend Fabbies! I have a confession: I love going to the grocery store. I love grocery shopping. (Which really makes complete sense since I love food so much.) This love for grocery stores began when I really started cooking. This happened in 2010 when I moved in with my then-boyfriend, now husband, Supreme in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prior to 2010, I could probably count on one hand, maybeeee two, on how often I cooked a meal. Like, a full meal that I prepared. Not a frozen pizza, hot pocket, peanut butter & jelly sandwich, hot dog, ramen noodles or TV dinner (these were staples in my fridge back in the day! Haha! But let’s be clear: I still eat the vegan version of these things from time to time too.) It wasn’t until I moved in with my Honeybee in 2010 that I decided that I needed to go ahead and cook more. He was a professional athlete at the time, so I was like, “hmm, it probably will be best if I cooked so he can have energy to play…” Now, I was no cook either though. I mean, I knew how to prepare a few dishes, but I never grew up in the kitchen helping my mom cook. My mom cooked the food, and I ate it. Simple! Fast forward to adult life, and my meals consisted of going out to eat with friends or fast food, hot pocketing it or hot dogging it up, and eating at my job.

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My Weekend In LA for the Vegan Food Festival! (TONS Of Pictures!)

At the end of May, my family and I took a quick little weekend getaway trip to LA/Anaheim, California to attend the annual Vegan Food and Beer Festival. I have been wanting to go to the this festival since I learned about it while living in Los Angeles two years ago, but our schedules were never free during the times that had it the last two years. So this year was our year to go! While the Vegan Festival was in Los Angeles, we stayed in Anaheim, CA which is nearby. I meant to blog about our trip sooner, but I did not realize how many pictures I had compiled from the trip, so going through, editing, and deciding which pics to post took a lot longer than expected. But this post comes at the perfect time anyway, because I have another upcoming trip to Dallas, Texas this weekend, where I am going to visit my older sister and nephew, PLUS see one of my good friends, Brittanii, who is having a birthday party at her house! I will definitely write a blog post all about that trip when I return next week, because I know it will be a long weekend full of much-needed girl time and FUN!

But back to our fab weekend in Cali; it was a quick weekend 4-day trip, and I will share what I wore, what we ate, (except for what I ate at the actual Vegan Fest; you’ll get to see all of that on my next vlog on YouTube when it’s ready!), and how much fun was had! Continue reading “My Weekend In LA for the Vegan Food Festival! (TONS Of Pictures!)”

Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe! Quick and Easy!

As promised, I said that I would share my homemade Vegan ranch recipe with you guys. I mentioned this in my last post where I made the Sweet N Spicy Cauliflower Bites. (You can find that recipe HERE). If you know me, then you know that I absolutely LIVE for dips and sauces. I am totally that person that drowns her food in dressings, and dips my chips way too deep in any dipping sauce. You do NOT wanna share chips and dip with me I promise! Just ask my husband or sisters. I just prefer my food a bit…wet. ;p  Anyway, because I love dips and dressings, lately I have been making my own, and wanted to share the vegan ranch recipe that I found that only requires 3 main ingredients. Just 3! Continue reading “Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe! Quick and Easy!”

Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower Bites! Vegan and Good AF!

Hey Fabbies! It’s been awhile since I’ve shared some of my favorite vegan recipes on this blog. I do A LOT of cooking these days, and share my cooking pretty often on my Snapchat and Insta-story. (My Snapchat and Instagram names are the same: fabandravenous if you’re interested.) Whenever I do share what I am cooking, I always get messages asking for the recipe. That has prompted me to begin blogging my recipes often here on my blog, which brings me to today’s recipe, which are the so so yummy Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower “Wings”, that are all vegan, and BEYOND fantastic! Continue reading “Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower Bites! Vegan and Good AF!”

Detox Mondays! Are You In?

Happy Sunday Fabbies! Of course you guys know that I love fashion and all things girly, but recently I have been deep-diving in research on nutrition and health. As a vegan, I am no doubt the healthiest I have ever been, but I still have days where I feel sluggish or more tired than normal, get the occasional pimple or breakout on my face, and I KNOW it is due to what I have been eating. Yes I have a plant-based diet, but let’s face it: Some days, even for ME, I don’t get enough fruits and vegetables. What am I eating instead you ask? Let’s see: chips, vegan hot dogs, vegan cheese dip, pasta, and whatever else “quick” little snack that I can get my hands on.  Of course, these are not nearly as bad as eating “real meat and cheese”, but it is equally important to CONSISTENTLY eat a healthy serving and fruits and vegetables EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

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Smoothie Recipes!

Have you ever wanted to make a smoothie but didn’t know what to put in it? Well I’ve got you covered! My friend Ashley found a 10-day green smoothie detox program online, and they provided 10 different smoothie recipes. The reason that smoothies have become so popular is because it is the easiest and most convenient way for you to ensure you get your fruits and vegetables daily. Just pop everything into a blender, then enjoy! Read on to see the recipes. Continue reading “Smoothie Recipes!”

My Exclusive Interview with Eva Cannon: She Changed Her Diet, then She Changed Her Life!

For this blog post, I decided to do something a bit different than I have ever done before. I decided to wear the hat of radio slash television host, if you will, and interview a friend of mine, Eva Cannon, 23, who switched her diet to a predominantly plant-based lifestyle over a year ago. Cannon is a professional chef that I met while I was living in Los Angeles. At the time, Eva was one of the chefs for the Los Angeles Clippers (and at the time, Chris was playing for them), and she also prepared vegan meals for us at our home a few times! She also used to make these “cake-in-a-jar” deliciousness that I used to be OBSESSED WITH!

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These were like crack!

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Last Minute Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas!

Hey Fabbies! I hope everyone has been enjoying the holiday season! Christmas is quickly approaching, and if you are anything like me, (i.e., someone who tends to procrastinate every now and then), then you still might have Christmas shopping to do, even though Christmas is now 6 days away! So because time is now limited, I have compiled a list of last-minute inexpensive Christmas gift ideas, all for under $100! Continue reading “Last Minute Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas!”