A Gluten-Free Vegan Mom Who Knows

A raw, grain-free, corn-free, soy-free, oil-free, celiac mama raising her two healthy celiac girls.

December 6, 2012
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Eco-Friendly Vegan Messenger Bag

Giving Greg a gift anytime of year is next to impossible. He is a man of no wants! His socks have large holes in the soles even though I bought him new socks, he wears his shoes until the soles crack and leak, most of his clothes and suits are 1-2 decades old, and he doesn’t like any material possessions other than comfy clothes when not dressed for work (they too are older than our girls), his iPhone 4, his TiVo, and money in his pocket to play poker as a means to decompress from corporate America.… Read more

January 27, 2012
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Supplements Taken by This Gluten-Free, Vegan Family

Morning Supplements
I take three Pure Encapsulations products: 

Vitamin D3 is not vegan, but it is harvested from sheep wool, so I do not have a problem with its source (I also eat raw honey which makes me a bee-gan). Read more

January 18, 2012
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Vegan vs. Bee-gan: Animal Rights Agenda

Picture by Priscilla Matuson
Tonight, after I mentioned that I am a bee-gan on my Facebook fan page, I received the following comment:

“It would seem that an awful lot of vegans are bee-gans (including me)… I wonder if that indicates that there are now more vegans who are in it for the health effects than the animal rights agenda?”

Does being a bee-gan mean that I am a vegan who is not concern with animal rights?Read more

January 9, 2012
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Dairy and Milk Substitutes

After many of you read “The Truth About Milk,” I received numerous questions regarding dairy substitutes, and since Ainsley and Greg are still fighting their dairy addicted and need bridges into their vegan lifestyles, here is what we’ve been using:

Here is a post from November that is a huge help when converting any recipe to a vegan recipe:
“Recipe Substitutes: Make Any Recipe a Vegan Recipe with these Substitutes”

Here is the best video regarding when and how to substitute eggs in a recipe!Read more

July 27, 2011
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Vegetarian to Vegan: Ainsley’s Making the Switch (or so it seems)

“Neither domestic cereals nor milk from hoofed animals is ‘natural’ food in an evolutionary or physiological sense…If there is a single complex of events responsible for the deterioration of human health and ecology, agricultural civilization is it…” ~Paul Shepard

Ainsley is choosing to become a vegan, and I have to admit that I am proud that she is transitioning into the vegan lifestyle. Read more