Lifestyle

Small Business Holiday Gift Guide 2020

It’s that time of the year when we share our gift recommendations for everyone on your list. This year we are focusing on small businesses, artists, and boutique marketplaces. We are talking about unique, quality crafted items that are truly special. Many of these shops and brands are recommendations from our community, so thank you […]

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Lifestyle

Youtube Office Room Makeover (Before & After)

Today we are sharing with you a room makeover from an area in our home that desperately needed some work. We hope you enjoy! ūüôā Over the past year or so, we’ve been working on turning the front room in our home into a dream space to film videos and any other non-cooking content in. […]

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Lifestyle

5 Tips For Staying Productive Working From Home

It is more common now than ever to work from home. Whether you are self-employed or work remotely for a company, it’s essential to stay productive while in the comfort of your own home. This post is sponsored by Medley Home We’ve both been working from home for over five years now, and in that […]

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Lifestyle

How To Go Vegan: Easy Recipes, Tips, & Tricks (Veganuary 2020)

Get Veganuary Started Off on the Right Foot With Veganuary quickly approaching, we thought it would be fun to share a few of our favorite recipes, as well as some tips and tricks for how to go vegan, and staying vegan after January has passed. If you’re interested in Veganuary, you can take the pledge […]

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Gift Guide

2019 Holiday Gift Guide (Vegan & Eco-Friendly)

Happy Holidays, fam! We are back with our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide. Below you will find our favorite eco-friendly, sustainable, and vegan brands to shop for everyone on your list. Clothing & Accessories Berry the Chiweenie Enamel Pins Get your paws on these limited edition Berry the Chiweenie enamel pins. They are made with high-quality […]

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Lifestyle

25 Easy Ways to Reduce Waste | Sustainable Zero Waste Hacks

In the spirit of Earth Day and Earth Month, we have been inspired to make changes in our lives to reduce our impact and our waste. As humans coexisting on this planet, we need to understand the impact we have and to try and make a long-lasting difference for the sake of the Earth. We […]

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Lifestyle

The Best Tips for Storing Produce and Wasting Less

In the spirit of Earth Month, Chris and I decided that we would challenge ourselves to make changes in our lives to waste less. One thing that we were especially seeking to improve was our food waste. We started doing research on how we could most efficiently incorporate changes into our lifestyle and we realized […]

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Lifestyle

Our Vegan Fridge Tour

Curious to know how a vegan keeps their fridge stocked? Take tour of our all vegan fridge to find out! We share staples, specialty items + tips for storage.

Travel

Vegan in Portland — What To Eat + What To Do

We have been living in the Portland area for a little under a year now and let me tell you, the vegan scene here is POPPINNN– the options are abundant and seemingly neverending. We decided that we would create a blog post documenting all of our finds and we will update this as we try […]

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DIY 3-Ingredient Cleaning Spray (Vegan & Non-Toxic)

Learn how to make a cleaning spray with just 3-ingredients and 5 minutes of your time. It’s easy, vegan and non-toxic! Today we are coming at you with a different kind of recipe. We thought that it would be helpful to share how we put together our non-toxic 3-ingredient cleaning spray. After going vegan, Chris […]

Travel

Vegan in Aruba – What To Eat + What To Do

Heading to Aruba? We’ve got you covered with where to eat and what to do, especially if you are vegan! We recently got back from an incredible 5-day trip to the lovely island of Aruba hosted by Vegan Aruba. While we were there, we got to experience the beautiful culture of the island along with […]

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Lifestyle

2018 Vegan-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

We thought it would be fun to round up our favorite products in a gift guide if you need ideas on what to get for your family and friends this holiday season or if you want to check new things out for yourself ūüôā Most of these products we have tested ourselves and love, and […]

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Home

Our Bedroom Tour + Tips for Designing Your Space

We’ve been hard at work designing our room since the beginning of the summer, and it has finally come to life!¬†We are excited to share with you our first ever “room tour” on our blog. This is the first space that we have had together, so we wanted to make it extra special. We wanted […]

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Lifestyle

Vegan Skincare Routine + Tips For Glowing Skin

Hi everyone, happy Monday! Today I am coming at ya with a highly requested post — my vegan skincare routine. I have tried a ton of different products on my skin throughout the years and I have finally found what works for me. I have also shared my top 10 tips that have helped me […]

Learn how to create luscious and moist curls! This vegan and cruelty guide the curly girl method will transform your hair and make a change in your routine for the better! #curlygirlmethod #hairroutine #vegan #cruelty #free #vegan #sweetsimplevegan #curlcream #diffuser #curlyhair

Lifestyle

My Updated Curly Hair Routine + Favorite Products (Vegan & Cruelty-free) | The Curly Girl Method

Hi all! I am so excited to finally dive into my updated curly hair routine and share with you everything that I do and use to maintain happy and healthy curls. In this post, I am going to go over my hair routine, my favorite products, and my favorite resources that have helped me develop […]

Revealing our food sensitivity test results with EverlyWell! #sweetsimplevegan #vegan #everlywell #elimination #foodsensitivity #intolerance #health

Lifestyle

Our Food Sensitivity Test Results w/ EverlyWell

For the longest time, Jasmine and I would consume food with no real idea of how our bodies were reacting to the fuel we were feeding ourselves. There was always anecdotal evidence of some sensitivities such as bloating, gassiness, and mild skin reactions, but never anything concrete. Plus, it was always a challenge to pinpoint […]

Showcasing the before and after decor and furniture of the downstairs area of our brand new home + sharing our top tips on how to make your house feel more like a home! #home #decor #lifestyle #decorating #sweetsimplevegan #ecohome #livingspace #decorating #design #remodel #beforeandafter

Lifestyle

Living Room Reveal + How To Make Your House Feel More Like a Home

This post is sponsored by Article. As most of you know, we recently relocated from Southern California to the Pacific Northwest with our friend Caitlin of From My Bowl. It’s been a huge change for us, but so far we are loving every minute! One of the most rewarding things we’ve done so far is […]

My Vegan Hair Care Routine + Tips {simple + practical} #vegan #hairroutine #haircare #crueltyfree #easy #practical #simple #veganized #sweetsimplevegan

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My Vegan Hair Care Routine + Tips (simple + practical)

PLEASE NOTE: I have updated my hair routine (find it here) since writing this post, and I would recommend that post over this post as it is more developed. This one is still awesome and I still recommend the tips I shared, but I just wanted to let you know ūüôā Today on the blog […]

Vegan Resources

The Environmental Impact of Veganism

In honor of Earth Day and Earth Month, we decided we wanted to share about the environmental impact of veganism and why going vegan is so beneficial for not only our health and the animals, but for our planet as well. We know that we are posting this after they have just past, but we […]

No need to buy vegetable broth from the store ever again! This step-by-step guide to making it at home is easy, cheap AND low-sodium! #homemade #vegetablebroth #vegetablestock #zerowaste #budget #lowsodium #healthy #vegan #oilfree #hack #diy

DIY

Homemade Vegetable Broth – Easy, Cheap & Low-Sodium!

There is no need to buy vegetable broth from the store any longer. Today we are sharing with you our flavorful homemade vegetable broth recipe that will soon become a staple in your home! This recipe is easy to make, requires 1 pot and basic ingredients you likely have at home! All you need to do is chop up […]

Lifestyle

Join Our January Healthy Eating Challenge

2017 flew by and it’s still hard to believe I’m sitting here putting together a welcome email for our 2018 challenge! The past year was definitely one of learning and growth — both personally and professionally for us. We really buckled down on Sweet Simple Vegan at the start of the year and wanted to […]

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Our Vegan Thanksgiving Menu + Recipes 2017

We rounded up 6 vegan recipes perfect for your vegan Thanksgiving menu. These are sure to impress your friends and family! From appetizers all the way down to desserts, we’ve got you covered. Check out the recipes below, and click on the recipe titles or images to be redirected to the blog posts! Cream Cheese […]

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Giveaways

Epic 4 Year Blog Birthday Giveaway + What We’ve Learned

We can’t believe our blog is already 4 years old, what an experience all of this has been! Sweet Simple Vegan started as nothing more than a personal recipe archive in 2013. At the time, I had just gone vegan and I had a lot of questions from my friends and family regarding how I […]

Vegan in Colorado + The St.Julien Hotel 2017 sweetsimplevegan.com #vegan #colorado #vegantravel

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Vegan in Colorado + The St.Julien Hotel 2017

Chris and I are hoping to make our trip to Colorado a yearly tradition as it has been two years in a row that we visited and stayed at one of our favorite hotels + saw a show Red Rocks Amphitheater, and it’s safe to say we fell in love with it all. With that, […]

My Favorite Ethical & Eco-Friendly Swimwear For Summer! sweetsimplevegan.com #eco #ethical #vegan #swim

Lifestyle

My Favorite Ethical & Eco-Friendly Swimwear For Summer!

Did you know that the fashion industry is the third most polluting industry in the world after oil and agriculture? Today I am sharing something a bit different, and hoping to do more written pieces like this to shed light on other aspects I am passionate about aside from food. Chris and I are, as […]

Lifestyle

Jill’s Restaurant Vegan Buffet + The St. Julien Hotel | Boulder, CO

Recently, my partner Chris (Conscious Chris) and I headed out on a 12 -Day road trip. You can watch it all on my road trip video playlist on my youtube channel. Along our trip, Chris and I touched down in Boulder, CO for a few days. It was my first time in town, his second, […]

Holiday

Vegan Male Gift Guide (Father’s Day & Birthday Presents)

Chris recently celebrated his 27th birthday (well actually it is today!), so of course I put together a few gifts for him to celebrate. I decided I would share the gifts on my page + an extensive vegan male gift guide for you all in case you need a bit of help in treating a special […]

Lifestyle

12 Ways To Relax and Destress

We all have our down days, and I am not going to put up any front and say that I don’t. Of course I share on my blog a lot of the positive highlights in my life, but I also want to be able to be completely transparent with you all, and share every aspect of […]

Appetizers and Sides

Vegan Mother’s Day Brunch Menu & Recap 2016

The day had finally come where Chris and I had our parents meet ūüôā It was nerve wrecking for me, and I am not sure why. His parents are so kind and personable, and I already knew that they would hit it off, but I guess it was just one of those things, a step […]

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Vegan Camping: What To Pack (Food w/ Recipes, Supplies & More!)

In order to pack for our camping trip, Chris and I scoured the internet for a checklist and the most credible one we came across was from REI, which the below was created from ūüôā Check out the other two posts part of this series recap of our camping trip: Vegan Camping: Tips¬†from ConsciousChris.net A […]

Lifestyle

San Diego Day Trip: Bar Kindred + CRSSD Music Festival

Last weekend, Chris and I drove down to San Diego with two friends and I decided to recap a bit of the fun here. We started our day, of course, at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market for breakfast, then set off to SD in the afternoon. CRSSD started at noon I believe, but since the two […]

Monthly Favorites

Items of Positivity | Monthly Favorites January & February 2016

It’s March already?! Where has time gone. The past few months, even extending further than the most previous two, have been filled with a lot of exciting and positive happenings. I documented most of what had happened on my Instagram and YouTube if you have been following along there, and also here and there on […]

Travel

CRSSD Music Festival + Vegan in San Diego, CA

Chris and I will be heading back into San Diego, CA for CRSSD Music Festival this year! We were in San Diego in January on a family trip (if you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen these posts linked below), and although we will only be in SD for the day, I’m pumped […]

Vegan Resources

How To Segment A Grapefruit + Video

Why Segment a Grapefruit? What a lot of people don’t know is that grapefruit is not sour! Well, naturally it is a bit tart, but it is not supposed to be unenjoyable sour. It is only this way because of the rind — which should be removed through segmentation. It seemed daunting to me at first, […]

Easy Vegan Meals For Your Busy Week {Oil-Free Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner} sweetsimplevegan.com

Vegan Resources

30 Easy Vegan Meals For Your Busy Week {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

What’s up, how are you doing today? ūüôā I feel like I don’t ask you that as often as I should, especially since I always tell you¬†how I am feeling, and am about to again right now… As a full time nutritional science student & blogger, let’s just say that my weeks get pretty insane. […]

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Vegan Valentine’s Day Menu {oil-free}

To all of you lovebirds who need a cute Valentine’s Day date idea, why not do a relaxed night in, making a healthy homemade dinner with your sweetie? My boyfriend Chris and I collaborated yet again, and put together a healthy, oil-free and easy peasy Vegan Valentine’s Day Menu for you to enjoy. Even if […]

Restaurant Review

Childhood Classics Redone – Vegan! Spontanea Pop-Up Dinners – Santa Ana, CA

This past weekend, Chris and I had a food adventure and visited eLOVate in Santa Monica followed by the Spontanea Pop Up Dinner in Santa Ana hosted by Hannah McNeely, Briana Maxson and Evan Oliver. These three ladies put together a vegan 5-6 course pop-up dinner each month (different every time) in order to bring together the […]

Restaurant Review

eLOVate Kitchen ‚Äď Santa Monica, CA {Oil-Free Lunch Options}

eLOVate Kitchen 1705 Ocean Ave, Ste 111 Santa Monica, CA 90401 | website This past weekend was filled with so much fun! Food adventures, the making of new friends, recipe development (oil-free fruit & nut bread to be exact), and a visit to The Gentle Barn, all in light of spreading the light and love of this beautiful […]

Restaurant Review

Plant Food and Wine – Venice, CA {Oil-Free Brunch Options}

Sundays mean brunch, and what better way to do it than at Matthew Kenney’s newest establishment, right by Venice Beach. I had visited this spot once before, but this was the first I had been for brunch. Let me just say, it will not be my last. Plant Food + Wine 1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, CA […]

Vegan Resources

Our First {Vegan} Christmas Together

This year was our first Christmas together, spent here in Los Angeles. Chris moved here a few months back in October, and what an experience it has been having him here. The connection we have made in such a short amount of time is one is something¬†I have never experienced before, we resonate on so […]

Vegan Resources

Healthy Vegan Holiday Menu For Two {Gluten & Oil-Free} + What I Ate In A Day On Christmas

My boyfriend Chris and I stepped back into the kitchen to bring to the table yet another easy and delicious vegan spread for the holiday season. All of these recipes are oil-free, low-fat, and can¬†all be made gluten-free as well. We wanted to share dishes that were comforting and familiar, featuring flavors our¬†family and readers […]

Vegan Resources

Fresh Dates Unboxing & Taste Test: 5 Varieties!

Every Fall, the Bautista Family Date Farm in California restocks their much anticipated seven varieties of dates on their website, 7hotdates.com, and those who frequent their products, especially those part of the vegan/raw vegan community, rejoice! Or at least I do :p This year, my first ordered (this will definitely not be my last) was […]

Gluten Free

Easy Zucchini Oatmeal

Something that I have been hooked on lately is oats for breakfast! The weather is starting to cool down here in Los Angeles and that is making me want all things warm and cozy ūüôā These Zucchini Oats would be perfect alongside a hot cup of my Easy Vegan Superfood Hot Chocolate!

Lifestyle

12 Days of Giveaways with Conscious Chris! (CLOSED)

Who’s ready for an¬†EPIC GIVEAWAY! The holiday season is all about¬†giving back to those that you love, so it is of course necessary for me to include YOU in this season of giving. I love being able to give back to the constant love and support given to me! My partner in crime, Chris (ConsciousChris.net […]

Vegan Resources

Our Vegan Thanksgiving For Two (With recipes)

Our 100% Vegan Thanksgiving Feast! This year I was lucky enough to have my boyfriend Chris¬†by my side, not only to join me in the kitchen, but to also help me stay¬†grounded and grateful this holiday season. He always brings such positive energy into our time spent together, and somehow is always able to create […]

Vegan Resources

Cruelty-Free & Natural Personal Care and Oral Hygiene Products

Although there are a lot of brands and products included in this post, I want to ensure you all that this post is not sponsored, and all of the opinions shared are my own. It has taken me quite a while to round up these products, I am constantly coming across new vegan, natural, minimal […]

Product Reviews

The Easiest Way to Open & Clean A Pumpkin: The Coco Jack!

Soooo this happened.The Coco Jack¬†crew¬†figured out that¬† you can easily open up a pumpkin AND scoop out the pulp with¬†The Coco Jack and scoop! When I tried it out, I had it all done in about 2-3 minutes, and it saved me a lot of mess. My family and I have a huge pumpkin carving […]

Vegan Resources

80 lbs Persimmons! Raw Vegan LA Wholesale Produce Market Haul October 16, 2015

I am going to try and share my upcoming visits to the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market in case you’re not already following me on YouTube (check it out for more!). One of the most frequently asked questions I get in comments and emails is that regarding saving money or living on a budget as […]

Vegan Resources

Raw Vegan LA Wholesale Produce Market Haul October 2, 2015

I visited the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market and shot a short video of what I got and spent, so I decided to share it here with you all in case you’re not already following me on YouTube (check it out for more!). One of the most frequently asked questions I get in comments and […]

Travel

Natural Delights Medjool Date Blogger Summit

Did you know that medjool dates are actually considered a fresh, not dried, fruit?! This past week, (familiar for those of you who follow me on Instagram or Facebook) I was privileged enough to visit the 2015 Natural Delights Medjool Date Blogger Summit at the Bard Valley date farm. 14 talented women were chosen to […]

Raw Vegan

Birthday Bananaza Fruitluck: Heathy Raw Vegan Party Ideas!

For my birthday this year, I gathered with my family and friends at a fruitluck (fruit potluck). Here are some photographs of the artwork my family created out of fruit, hopefully inspiring you all to do the same at your next gathering. Last year, we also had a healthy vegan celebration, but in a more intimate […]

Lifestyle

Sweet Simple Vegan’s Los Angeles Birthday Bananza Fruitluck!

You are all invited to join me for my birthday celebration! All of the information is below, and can also be found on the Fruitluck webpage. I hope to see you there! You are all invited to our BIRTHDAY FRUITLUCK!¬† There is nothing we want more than to be surrounded by positive like-minded people, ripe […]

Vegan Resources

Shopping at The LA Wholesale Produce Market?

One of the most frequently asked questions I get in comments and emails is that regarding saving money or living on a budget as a high carb, high raw vegan.¬†Good news! I have some very helpful information, especially to those of you who live in Los Angeles, or near it ūüôā –>> To those who […]

Lifestyle

Composting & My Organic Home Garden

Today I am sharing with you a highly requested post on composting & my organic home garden. I hope that you find this useful and that it helps you start or improve your own garden! What is compost? Compost is defined as organic material that can be added to soil to help your plants grow. […]

Product Reviews

DIY 3 Ingredient Spirulina Bentonite Clay Mask

After going vegan 3 years ago, not only have I now grown aware of the foods I am putting into my body, but my awareness has evolved to see¬†that I also¬†must¬†be concerned with what I put¬†onto my body as well. When I first went vegan, or “vegan” if I should put it, I was only […]

Product Reviews

My Vegan Skin Care Favorites for Glowing Skin (Raw & DIY Options)

You all are always interested in natural, organic, and of course vegan products that I use, so I decided to round up my current favorite skin care products.¬†There are even a lot of¬†raw vegan and DIY¬†options¬†in the¬†lists below! Below are only products I have tried, as well as my daily routine at the end. Others […]

Vegan Resources

My Eating Disorder Story

Please read this with caution as it may be triggering to some people with the discussion of eating disorders.¬† This is the story of how I used veganism to mask my eating disorder AND how it helped heal me. This is probably one of the hardest and most personal things I will ever write up […]

Vegan Resources

Sweet Simple Vegan Shop Update

My Etsy Account will be moved back to my shop here, and my items are¬†now available! For any of you looking to open a shop, we weary of the Etsy pricing. They charge per listing, then again per sale, and it was getting too expensive for my budget. Big Cartel is $10 flat per month […]

Product Reviews

LA Cookie Con January 2015 + HUGE Giveaway (CLOSED)

On Sunday, January 25th, I am happy to share that I was privileged enough to attend the first annual LA Cookie Con at the Pasadena Convention Center! I forgot my camera, yet again ūüôĀ So please be ready for some iphone photos! Hey, they work so don’t judge me haha. + OH! And there is […]

Lifestyle

DIY Handmade Vegan Valentine’s Day Cards (Downloadable)

I had a little fun outside of my kitchen and pulled out my water colors to paint¬†these little guys for a Vegan Valentine’s Day celebration this year. You don’t have to be vegan to make these of course, but they were inspired by my love for fruit! Requirements? A sense of humor, a smile, and […]

Lifestyle

Arlington Garden Pasadena + New Headshots

What a beautiful January day it was here in California last Saturday, 1/2/15.¬†My friend Leanne Bishara and I got together to shoot a few photos for my blog that I will be sharing with you all today, some beautiful headshots out in the Arlington Garden in Pasadena, CA. I found out that Pasadena has a […]

Product Reviews

Fresh n’ Lean Review + Healthy Eating Challenge 2015

A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to sample and review Fresh N’ Lean meals for my readers here on my blog and Instagram, and now I am ready to share!¬†First off, all of the opinions shared are my own, and I would only share if I really truly enjoyed Fresh N’ Lean, […]

Product Reviews

Vegan Beauty Review: Axiology Natural Organic Lipstick

A few weeks ago, I received a Christmas present from my¬†friend Ericka Rodriguez. She sent me a¬†vegan lipstick from her line,¬†Axiology Natural Organic Lipstick, in the color “Elusive”, which is one shade above the darkest. You can¬†see all of the shades here.¬†I am so overwhelmingly pleased with this lipstick that I decided I would do […]

Product Reviews

2014 Vegan Holiday Gift Ideas 2014 + Discounts!

The holiday season is here! I decided to create a list of Healthy Vegan Holiday Gift Ideas for your vegans friends this year! These are gifts that I myself would love, and I recommend them based upon my personal experience and satisfaction with them. I hope that this list is helpful, or at least inspires […]

Vegan Resources

Raw Chocolate Truffle Cake- Guest Post by Yvonne Ardestani

My next guest blogger contributing to my Vegan Resources! Click here to see all of the contributors and read their stories!Introduce yourself to all of us! Name: Yvonne Ardestani Origin:¬†San Diego and Santa Cruz, California Current City:¬†Los Angeles, California Occupation: Vegan, Gluten-free Chef. Founder of My Eclectic Kitchen Recipe App (available on iTunes and Google […]

Vegan Resources

Butternut Squash Quesadillas w/ Caramelized Onions- Guest Post by Sarah Ahn

Hi my name is Sarah Ahn and am the girl behind Ahnestveggie blog! I’m here to use my creativity and love for food to showcase how amazing and beautiful living a plant-based, vegan diet can be. Being vegan doesn’t have to be either boring or flavorless. As a Korean-American, I grew up eating meat (Korean […]

DIY

Raw Vegan Papaya Seed & Coconut Oil Facial

Instead of tossing your papaya seeds after eating the fruit, make use of them! A lot of people don’t know that you can actually use the¬†Papaya Seeds. There are tons of recipes online, which utilize the ingredient for its¬†peppery flavor. Give it a try! You can dry the seeds and use them just as you […]

Product Reviews

ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY SERIES // Coco Jack, SSV Merchandise & Vegan Recipe Ebook (CLOSED)

Giveaway #1 of my Anniversary Giveaway Series! Prizes! 1. The Coco Jack Deluxe Coco Pack 1 Coco Jack 1 Coco Mallet 1 Coco Scoop Tool 1 Coco Noodler Tool 1 Coco Mat 2 Coco Sippers 1 Baby Brush 1 Coco Sack One of my absolute favorite tools in my kitchen! It has saved me from […]

Raw Vegan

The Easiest and Safest Way To Open A Young Coconut: The Coco Jack

Okay guys, so I know I post about The Coco Jack like cray cray on my Instagram, but I can’t help it. I seriously think that David is a¬†genius and I would only overload you with something that I truly enjoy! I have gotten a lot of positive reviews on my account when posting of […]

Lifestyle

How I “Live My Health”

I was¬†privileged to be featured on the Fruitive Company Blog¬†for Recipe Fridays! I shared my favorite¬†Rainbow Summer Rolls + Peanut Sauce recipe. When being contacted, one of the topics to be included in my guest post was a short story/bio/testimonial of how I live my health everyday. It was hard for me to write this, […]

Product Reviews

Handmade Fruit and Vegetable Accessories

The SSV Etsy Shop is now open and these babies are on sale! I hope you all love these as much as I do. It was such an enjoyable experience making them with my grandma and finally learning how to sew. Plus I got to spend one-on-one time with her that we had not had […]

Raw Vegan

Cinnamon Basil Almond Milk + ‘Raw Nut Milk’ Interview

I found out that my mom’s friend’s niece delivers raw organic almond milk in my area, whaaat!? How did I not know about this! ¬†I finally got the chance to meet Cece and she is such a sweetheart. I wish¬†we¬†had¬†connected sooner. We talked about her and her company, Raw Nut Milk, and she kindly gave […]

Lifestyle

Cheap & Easy DIY Cat Collar (Minimal Sewing)

In June, I got a new kitty!¬†Her name is Goji and she is the cutest little thing. And I am not being biased, she is adorable! When I started to look for a collar for her, I could not find one in any cute fruit/vegetable prints that I was envisioning. I sat down on my […]

Lifestyle

Los Angeles Vegan Potluck

COMMUNITY is one of the most important aspects when transitioning into veganism. I chose to be vegan when I was 18, and I had no friends or family to help me, guide me, or to share my experiences with. The only reason why I was able to stay strong was because of the online communities […]

Lifestyle

The Amazing Mango Peeling Technique – Peel A Mango With A Cup In 15 Seconds!

I am subscribe to The Kitchn and they frequently¬†publish not only recipes, but also useful tips for the kitchen. This morning, I recieved an email with an article titled “Can You Really Peel a Mango with a Drinking Glass?”. I had to visit the webpage to see what the heck they were talking about. After […]

Raw Vegan

My Weekend at Matthew Kenney Culinary of Santa Monica

Last weekend, on July 12 & 13th, I was fortunate enough to have been able to attend two Weekend Intensives at Matthew Kenney Culinary of Santa Monica. I attended both the Essentials of Raw Cuisine and the Advanced Raw Cuisine courses.

Snacks

Happy Fourth Of July!

I am posting this a few days early just because I thought I would share an idea with you to allow you time to recreate it! Fourth of July, and holidys in general, should not be a card to eat junk and load up on unhealthy foods. They should be days you can utilize to […]

Raw Vegan

Ideas for Leftover Juice Pulp

What to do with your leftover orange (or any fruit) pulp? Usually, my mom and I compost all of our pulp and scraps from our fresh fruits and vegetables. Our garden loves our compost, and I really don’t think it would have flourished through this year without it. But, sometimes we have pulp leftover when […]

Lifestyle

Farmer’s Market Green Juice

Sundays are always one of my favorite days of the week because Sundays are when I visit my local Farmer’s Market. If you live in the LA Area, I hope you have been to the Hollywood Farmer’s Market. It is the largest Farmer’s Market I go to, and it is the best one if I […]

Lifestyle

Why I Drink Apple Cider Vinegar

I’m sure you all have heard/joined in on the use of Apple Cider Vinegar in your daily diet, and I have received a lot of comments regarding its use within the last few weeks. I recently posted a video on Instagram regarding soda and unusual¬†uses of it that prove it is NOT meant to be […]

Lifestyle

Blog Tour: The Writing Process

Today I will be sharing a post about, well, writing! I¬†usually like to keep my blog posts and recipes sweet, simple, and down to the point, but occasionally a recipe¬†also calls for the sharing of a story, or an update of my life! I share more about myself and daily life on my Instagram account, […]

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