Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Pink Tax

Did you know that women get charged a lot more for the same stuff dudes buy?

Label it for a woman, paint it pink, and the price goes up (often the quality goes down!).

I discovered Billie thanks to a Facebook advertisement and I am so happy I did.

VEGAN, affordable razors!!

The reviews on these things are amazing and I am happy to try them out.

The advertisement for this razor is amazing too. Real women, shaving toes and in the cut outs of jeans? PRICELESS!! Check them out. Use my LINK and if 5 people sign up, I get a $5 credit*.

**For every 5, 10 and 20 friends who join The Pink Tax Rebate, they give me $5, $10 or $20 back.

I will keep you posted on how I like them :) 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Upcoming ideas for the kids

This page has changed a lot since I started it (years ago!) I used to eat organic meat and eggs and raw milk (yuck!) I used to dream of a farm... Now, this vegan mama is not as "crunchy" as she once was, but my family still comes first.

This page has not gotten the love it deserves, and I am hoping to get more active on here.

The kids are finishing up their school year. Zarina chose to go this year and wants to go back in the fall. Torrin said he wants to be home educated. We tend to follow more of a relaxed/unschool style in our home, but Torrin NEEDS routine and lots of "facts". Torrin has taken quite a liking to the new Magic School bus episodes on Netflix, so I am reconsidering the curriculum I mentioned a long time ago. This free homeschool tool is available here. I am sure I will stretch it past the 180 days, and will implement more items and possibly skip some items along the way.  I am going to start printing the pages and requesting books and videos. I am not sure he will want to start with space, but since we have an amazing telescope and it is almost summer, it seems fitting! Our bat section will include building bat houses!!

Monday, October 17, 2016

How I make yogurt

I have not been very good at this whole blogger thing. I have been sharing pictures and progress with our bus on my bus Facebook page, as well as food pictures on my personal page.

This weekend, I had a very productive weekend. I made some homemade minestrone soup in the instant pot and I also made another fresh homemade apple pie. We cut up a ton of fruit and made a huge healthy fruit salad for us to snack on this week. And in the midst of being overly productive, I totally forgot to make granola and yogurt for the week. This morning I got the granola made and my house smells amazing. Now I have my yogurt going and it should be ready to go in the refrigerator tonight before bed.
Making homemade soy milk yogurt is one of the easiest things for me to do. I dumped in one container of store-bought, silk yogurt with a gallon of shelf-stable soy milk. I put this all in the instant pot and hit the yogurt button. 12 hours later my yogurt is ready to go into the refrigerator. After it sits either overnight or in the fridge for a few hours, I scooped out a couple cups of yogurt and combine it with frozen fruit in the blender. Normally, I end up with about a gallon and a half of homemade yogurt. I add a little bit of stevia to the fruit in the blender as well. It is so simple and takes next to no time at all.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

We bought a bus!!

Last night, we brought home an old (86?) Party bus!!! It was a school bus back in the day, and you can see the party bus paint peeling away to show the yellow and black. We bought the bus cheap, with plans of turning it into an RV. We hope to possibly full time it in the future! We are so excited to share all updates with you along the way. Check out my Facebook page for videos and pictures too!! A Crazier simple life - our bus adventure. (The name could change at some point)

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Because food should taste good

Easy food that tastes good is my main mission, along with being *sorta healthy*.

I had some cooked, leftover lentils to use up, and a bag of potatoes mocking me...

I decided to cut up the potatoes and bake them with the lentils,  a bag of frozen corn, an onion and nutritional yeast. Salted and peppered and dinner is ready about an hour later!!

Simple. Easy. Delicious, and *sorta healthy*

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Alfredo! !

We feed quite a few people, so this meal is a little bit expensive with the use of hemp hearts, but it is totally worth it.

I did not have any unflavored almond or soy milk in the house, so I decided I was going to make oat milk. I went to strain it and managed to launch it all over the kitchen, which had me deciding to keep the pieces without straining.

You will probably need to adjust your garlic and salt to your own tastes, but here is an approximation of what I did.

I took about 12 ounces of mushrooms and sliced them with the food processor, along with a couple handfuls of baby spinach that I roughly chopped, and tossed it in a pan. I wish I had more spinach but it was the last of the clamshell. Toss the mushrooms and the spinach in a pan with vegetable broth and cook them down for a while.

Take one cup of oats and 3 cups of water and blend it with a high powered blender. If you want to strain it go ahead otherwise just add everything else that is to come to the blender before blending.
3 cups of hemp hearts, 1 teaspoon of salt , 6 cloves of garlic, 4 tablespoons of lemon juice.
Blend all of that up and then add it to your cooked down mushrooms and spinach. Stir and taste. I added a little bit of vegetable broth and salt to mine to get the right consistency and flavor. I am using 2 12 ounce packages of organic gluten-free fettuccine and serving line along with some baked asparagus.

To make a NORMAL sized recipe do this:

1/2 cup oats
1.5 cup water
1.5 cup hemp hearts
1/2 tsp salt (more as needed)
3 clove garlic
2 tbsp lemon juice

8oz mushrooms sliced super thin (food processor) 2 handfuls of spinach, rough chopped, cook down with veggie broth and then add the blended stuff to the pan and get it hot, but stir often as it will stick/burn. 

Cook 1 12oz package of fettuccine noodles, drain / rinse (if gf) and add to the sauce