Shredded Dinosaur Kale Salad with Golden Beets, Golden Raisins, and a Garlic-Tahini-Lemon Dressing l Gluten-Free and Vegan l

Dinosaur Kale Salad with Golden Beets and Raisins

As a child of the 1980s, the movie The Land Before Time is a cherished classic. It holds a particularly special place in my sister Sarah's heart, who connected with the young triceratops appropriately named "Cera." Sarah wasn't the biggest fan of eating her greens growing up. My mom, in all her genius, told her they were "Tree Stars," the treasured dinosaur food sought in the movie. This certainly got Sarah to gobble up her greens! If kale were more widespread in the 80s, Sarah would've had no problem eating this hearty Dinosaur Kale Salad. Dinosaur Kale gets its name from the texure of the thick leaves, which resembles the skin of a … [More...]

Challenges Going Vegan - Creative Snacking l Steph in Thyme

Challenges Going Vegan – Creative Snacking

Since starting our 40 Day Vegan Adventure on April 1st, CJ and I have each encountered our own unique challenges. For me, it's redefining breakfast without eggs. For CJ, it's getting creative with snacking in the absence of honey and dairy. As we prepared to begin the Adventure, we went through our pantry and fridge to identify non-vegan items to either finish up or give to friends. We didn't thoroughly check a few staple snacks, discovering a few days into the Adventure that items we thought safe actually contained honey and milk derivatives. Eek! We've since learned to never assume and check EVERY label. And, sometimes going homemade is … [More...]