And Life Got Away From Me!

So…here it is…February 12th and I haven’t done a blog post since January 2nd! My bad. Now, I could make excuses. Well. Yeah. I am going to make excuses! I have been super duper head over heels involved in my local musical theater. It had literally taken over my life …

Happy New Year!

I’m not the type to make New Year’s resolutions. I used to be, but it seems that I start on Jan 1 with good ideas and by Jan 10th, I’ve forgotten all about them. Instead I like to plot a course or set an intention for the upcoming year.   …

Lasagna!

Today I am going to share with you one of my very favorite recipes that is so easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and versatile to bring to many social events: lasagna! This time of year is filled with busyness and socializing and getting together with family and friends. Not …

Sweet Bear Rescue Farm

During the month of December, I am donating 10% of my sales to each of two different local sanctuaries: Animal Haven (who you met a couple of weeks ago) and Sweet Bear Rescue Farm (who you are about to meet). Sweet Bear Rescue Farm is a brand new 501c3 animal …

Pumpkin Pancakes!

  I have always loved pancakes. I remember having them as a treat when I was a kid. In fact, if my mom was ever out or sick and my dad had to watch us, chocolate chip pancakes were his specialty. (I secretly think that’s all he used to know …

Animal Haven

For me, December is a time of giving. I don’t know why but this time of year just seems like hearts are open wider and purse strings seem a bit looser than the rest of the year. So, I got to thinking, how could Your Vegan Mentor give back to …

Thanksgiving/Thanksliving

  Thanksgiving used to be my favorite holiday. You see, as a young person, I wasn’t the best cook. My repertoire was fairly limited.  But, I knew how to cook all the components in our traditional Thanksgiving feast, which included mashed potatoes, gravy, butternut squash, crescent rolls, roasted brussels sprouts, …

World Vegan Day

Happy World Vegan Day! And actually, Happy World Vegan Month! Today, I’m going to throw out a challenge. Let’s see how many healthy vegetables, fruits, legumes (beans), and grains we can incorporate into our meals this month. It could be a fun challenge. Maybe you’ll go to the grocery store …

It’s Apple Crisp Time!

It’s apple season and that can mean just one thing: apple crisp! It’s my signature dessert. And the really funny thing is that the recipe is from a greeting card. Well at least I think it is. I have had it for as long as I can remember, just a …

Mindfulness

Over the past few years, or maybe even more, I keep saying, “I’m going to develop a meditation practice.” And that’s about as far as it gets. Now what I’m talking about is sitting meditation, but I must say, I believe that there are other forms of mindfulness. For example, …