So You Married A Vegan

You may think I married a vegan. I didn’t. When Stephani and I met, she reluctantly ate meat. She still beheld the power of cheese. And I’m not sure she knew what gluten was yet ( I certainly didn’t). So when I say I married a vegan, I really mean I married a lady who became a vegan.

Stephani Bloomquist and Eric Johnson Wedding

Narrowing down the diet Stephani eats today has been an evolution that has given me a firsthand look at the phases of vegan life.

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The Best Dairy Free Alternatives

The Best Dairy Free Alternatives | Whether you're allergic to dairy or just trying to eat less, I've got lots of tips, favorite brands and plenty of tasty recipes to help make the transition a smooth one. Living dairy free isn't as tough as it may seem!

Have you been tasked with eliminating dairy from your diet because of a recently discovered allergy? Did you try a whole 30 and decide you’re better off with less dairy? Or maybe you’ve decided to take your vegetarian diet to a new level and cut out dairy for ethical reasons. Whatever the reason, I’m happy to be the one to help!

I’ve written this post so many times. Whether it’s for friends of friends, co-workers or relatives who want to try a dairy free lifestyle, I’ve spent quite a bit of time writing down all I know about how to successfully substitute dairy in your diet. Mostly it’s been via email, but now it’s time I made it permanent.

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Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu Symptoms

I try to take really good care of myself all the time, but it still seems inevitable that I get a cold every winter season. Over the years I’ve found several natural remedies to be the best way to shorten the length of time I have cold and flu symptoms. Even if you can’t stop a cold or the flu, there are ways to make it a little less awful when you are sick.

Throughout the year I make sure to eat a variety of colorful vegetables and fruits, eat local, in-season and organic produce whenever possible, and for the most part, stay away from foods that don’t offer much nutritional value. This ensures that most things I eat will serve a purpose and give me the energy to do what I love most. So when I do get that inevitable cold my body is ready to fight back. Instead of relying on drugs to keep symptoms at bay, try these healthy, natural remedies for cold and flu that have served me well for years. Continue reading