My Vegan Exceptions

I call myself a vegan because it speaks more to my values, mentality and how I spend my money on products. This goes way beyond food.  I don’t buy any products that test on animals, I don’t endorse or buy…

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Fall squash: Two ways

I love fall time, especially for squashes. These two varietals, butternut and spaghetti squashes are some of the easiest to use and always delicious. Here is two ways to use them that are not so common! I love both of…

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Everyday Easy, Protein packed, Vegan Oatmeal

This recipe is a staple in our house. We eat this oatmeal about 4 days, if not more of the week. The hardest part is getting all the ingredients out of the fridge or pantry. You’ll need the following (organic,…

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GF, Vegan Smash Cake

As I was approaching Baby B’s first fiesta (Birthday), I started looking for recipes for smash cakes that were healthy…Surprise, surprise there were not many I liked or the directions/ recipes were a mile long and not easy nor fast….

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Growing Organic Lettuce Hack

Okay so this is just amazing and a must do if you like to garden & grow your own food. At Costco in San Diego for $3.99 they have gorgeous organic non-GMO butter lettuce. The best part is once you take…

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Pickles are not just for pregnancy

While pregnant I never craved the classic pickles and ice cream, but after and while nursing I got a hankering for pickles like no other. I decided I wanted to make my own and thought it can’t be that hard….

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Homemade Baby Food

My 5 month old can not get enough of sweet potatoes! They rock that littles ones world and SO easy to make. Seriously mom’s not making your babies food is silly, it’s so simple and you have total control of…

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Make your own Rice Cereal-SUPER SIMPLE

Okay so my baby is now almost 5 months old and developmentally showing signs she is food curious. We’ve given her little sucks on fruit and veggies, but nothing more than that. I started to look into rice cereals to…

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One pot Healthy vegan/ Vegetarian dinner

I’m now back to my pre-pregnancy eating habits and that means A LOT of veggies. Every once in a while some seafood, but really not animal protein. When I was pregnant, though man oh man did I love the meat….

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Healthy Side Dish: Butternut Squash Rice with Turmeric

I’m on a kick of cooking with turmeric.  It’s so healthy and good for you! Now that I know this, I’m having fun using it in recipes. This one was me playing in the kitchen and creating a delicious side…

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Baby V (vegan/ Ovo vegetarian) Recipes

Food is what makes life worth living especially when pregnant and postpartum. Putting good food in gets good things out, including healthy babies & energized moms. I’m a foodie and take great care to what I cook, buy and feed myself and my family. I’ve been at one time or another vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian (eats only seafood and veggies no animal meat), and nothing but hungry. With my first child I  found that  I craved meat and  ate animal protein with her. Since that quick time in my life, I’ve gone back to being vegan ( with two exceptions, read about that here) and was with my second he was a veggie boy and allowed me to stay vegan throughout his pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Living in Southern California we are spooled with farm to table, organic, cold pressed juice, chia, and whatever healthy food craze that comes next. In my opinion all health foods trend out of Southern California and I enjoy testing them all.  Food plays a huge role in health and I hope you enjoy the recipes that are some of my kitchen favorites when pregnant and not. I’ve created a Youtube channel, Baby V (vegan)  dedicated to the recipes I cook to show how fun, easy and tasty vegan meals can be. Bon appetite!