3 posts in group bay-leaves

Chickpea Minestrone

The rain...the cold...the darkness. Those things all scream "SOUP WEATHER" to me. I personally love soup. Whether its creamy and thick or light and brothy, full of veggies or just one delicious ingredient focus, the overall consensus for my stomach is the more soup the better. Although, the cold weather is icky it serves as the perfect reason to have more soup in your life. Another reason I love soups in the winter is because I can pack in all those veggies. I value and care for my immune ... Continue Reading

Russian Vegan Pelmeni

To celebrate Mother's day, I decided to include Momma Irena in my Cardio with Carrots hijinks. I give a lot of praise to my mom. She has undergone A LOT in her life.....and I sure didn't make it easier with my teenage and young 20's drama and problems. Somehow...she survived the mess of decade I put her through. So it was a great pleasure to bond with her over some cooking and fitness....both things WE LOVE to do but not in the same fashions lol. She loves her zumba and I love my deadlifts ... Continue Reading

Mini Seitan Pita Pizzas

So I wanted to do a recipe on making seitan....and I did...but seitan isn't pretty to photograph or display unless you do something with it. So....Mini Seitan Pita Pizzas were produced on a whim! These guys are super delicious, quick and for sure would be a party favorite. They were definitely a favorite when I made them at my Mom's. Grandma was sooooooo surprised that these were all vegan and the seitan was not "meat". But back to the original recipe....Seitan. Kinda looks like ... Continue Reading