Hello! I'm Lisa Marie. I'm a 30-something year old SAHM, married to Juan and mother to Ethan. In 2009 my family packed up and moved from New Jersey to Illinois. Talk about a world of a difference. Oh yeah! I'm also vegan. My husband and son aren't, but I'm confident that will change one day. Ethan is already eating mostly vegetarian. It's a very big switch for a child (well, my child anyway). I don't want to force him into it. I'd rather it happen naturally. He's very curious and is always wanting to eat what mommy eats. I strongly believe that if I set good examples they'll follow when they're ready.
My passion for cooking started shortly before going vegan. I went from cooking boxed/frozen foods to cooking from scratch over night. Hey, I'm not saying I got awesome over night. I'm just saying that I changed my ways that quickly. I remember cooking a meal for my mother once which consisted of a shake-n-bake type of chicken and mashed potatoes from a box. My mashed potatoes were so runny my mother requested a straw so that she could 'eat' them. I'm proud to say that I've come a long way from my soupy mashed potato days. I try my best to keep things on the healthier side, but once in a while I do like to indulge. So don't look too surprised if one day you're reading about my favorite protein smoothie and the next you're reading about my vegan version of the oatmeal creme pie. It happens.
I don't always post recipes. In fact I mostly talk about recipes I have found online. But you better believe that if I'm bragging about it, it's awesome. Especially considering how picky I am. The point of it all? I LOVE to cook and I love to share good finds. I also love to experiment. Sometimes I end up with duds. Other times? Well, you can read about them on my blog!
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Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Even if I'm not sure of the answer, I'll try my best to help you find it.