OK - so vegan daughter and I had been talking about roller skating for some time now... not the inline skates style though.... no: we are talking about the full 70's 80's experience! Four (quad) wheels retro baby! So last year, we found a local small team of funky folks who were starting up a … Continue reading Roller Skatin’…Vegan Style!
So 'Vacation/jolly holiday' time once again! This year's destination was Los Angeles, California: City of Angels... We had more than one reason this became our intended destination for 2018's mad vegan caper: For him: As Vegan Husband (VH) was desperately missing soccer (aka football to any Brit or European!) and Manchester United happened to be … Continue reading Vegan Family hits Los Angeles!
So this last week, we have managed to move our vegan 'tween' away from her staple 'Go-to' favourite junk foods of Smiley face potatoes (oven cooked... mashed/processed potato in a smiley face) and hash browns - the frozen processed patty type. She has had these since we moved to Canada, initially as a replacement for … Continue reading Ditching the Junk: No More Processed Potatoes!
He did finally did it! After being fully vegetarian for about 13 yrs, and 'almost vegan' for the last 3 or 4 yrs (he quit cows' milk about 3 yrs ago), my darling 'Other Half' finally decided last week, that it was time to quit eggs! Yay! So what brought this on? Well, it was … Continue reading Vegetarian to Vegan – Cutting out Eggs!
We visited Maui, Hawaii for the first time recently, and boy, did it stand up to the hype! Anyone who has been seems to melt at the mention of it. Seriously... I had heard so many good things about the place. And since we have been back home, about 70% of my colleagues are … Continue reading Maui, Hawaii: Vegan Family Style!
Tonight's quick meal: Black beans with pineapple and rice bowl... Maybe not the prettiest of dishes in world... But oh so... satisfying...Mmmmmmm! This dish is very easy and pretty quick to make and the ingredients tend to be the simple/staple items you may have in your cupboard as a vegan (well, for our family!). So … Continue reading Quick Vegan Black Bean, Pineapple and Rice
So there you are: It's sometime shortly after school and you have less than 15 mins to get home, get your child fed, dressed and back out of the house... to the latest after school class/club/play date/kid-thing. You've been mad, crazy-busy all day, and hardly had time to eat yourself, never mind finding the time … Continue reading Ten super-fast Vegan Kid-Friendly meals
So we are about to go on a vacation. It is a pretty special trip - My 'other half' (partner) and I are celebrating 20 yrs together on Boxing Day (26th Dec.) this year. This will also be the first time we have celebrated Christmas in a warm climate. We are going to (drum roll … Continue reading Vegan Travel Tips
Our family moved to Victoria BC on Vancouver Island approx. 4 yrs ago. It was a big move... from the UK. Life changes, such as emigrating, often make you take a hard look at your life and your wants and needs. Such a huge move also brought to the forefront our dreams of realizing our … Continue reading Vegan Family in Victoria BC
"You're bringing her up Vegetarian?" ... The typical response I used to get when it became apparent that our daughter was not of the meat-eating variety. This question was often accompanied by a raised eyebrow indicating a need for further information. And my response was always: 'Yes - we raising her as a vegetarian as … Continue reading Raising a Vegetarian Child
This vegan family LOVES Vancouver in beautiful 'Super-Natural British Columbia'! There is just so much to do for families... and it seems to have it all: Mountains, sun, sea, sand, restaurants, museums, theatre... To sit on Kitsilano Beach in the hot sun, with a sparkling, twinkling ocean looking out at the snow capped mountains is … Continue reading Vegan Family Visits Vancouver BC
I get asked that a lot. So what is it like being a vegan family? Actually, to be more accurate: 2/3rds of us are fully vegan, but my partner/other half currently eats eggs. He has however, gone gluten free in the last year, so that brings him back up on the 'tricky/picky/fussy eater' scale! … Continue reading Why are you Vegan?