Vegan Anniversary - Two Years

Hello, hello! This post is quite belated but I'd rather share it late than never at all because it's very important and exciting for me. On August 9th it was my vegan anniversary!! Two years. I left for vacation that day so I couldn't post and I'm pretty amazing with procrastinating so of course I didn't write beforehand. But I'm here now and we're talking about it and that's what matters. Two years ago I watched Earthlings whenever I had my wisdom teeth removed. I cut out meat instantly, started cutting out all other animal products, and then became vegan.

Veganism has brought so much positivity and happiness into my life and I am so grateful for it. But I do believe that people see veganism as boring and restrictive whenever that isn't the case at all. So last year on my vegan anniversary I posted some amazing food that I had in my first year of being vegan and I enjoyed creating that post so much that I decided to do the same thing this year. Yay vegan food!

Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Shakes. Oh yesss. Who doesn't love a good chocolate peanut butter combo?!

Sticking with the chocolate peanut butter combo... Chocolate peanut butter ice cream with coconut date rolls. Can't get enough!

If you've been following me for a while then you know I love oatmeal. I used to eat it at least once a day and often multiple times each day. It's more of a cold weather thing for me now so I haven't had it lately but this bowl is making me want to run to the kitchen and make some asap. I love throwing so much fruit and other toppings onto my oats. So fun!

Eden is one of my favorite places to go in Pittsburgh. They change up their menu seasonally and I haven't experienced a bad meal there yet. This was the Jackfruit Crab Salad Sandwich that I had on my birthday. It was so good! My mom even wondered if it was actually vegan which yes, it was!

Sticking with the Eden theme for one more thing... the Mexico Bowl. I had this earlier this summer and it's like Chipotle but twenty times better and more flavorful. I loved it so much and plan on bringing it back into my life a few more times before summer ends!

Ahh, Amazing Cafe. Another one of my favorites in Pittsburgh. This is from their previous winter menu; the Chili. Oh my gosh. Eating this actually created a monster out of me and I now have chili more than any normal person should, especially during the summer. I'm definitely hoping that they bring this back this winter too. Mmmm.

This is one of my favorite pictures I've taken of banana ice cream. It was so good and so fun to make. Looking at this picture really makes me miss pomegranate!

Cupcakes!! I rarely ever eat cupcakes for two reasons. One: they aren't very available to me in my area. Two: they don't make me feel my best. But when I eat them, I go for it. Darrin and I got these and we shared all four in one sitting. Sugar coma big time afterwards but so worth it!

This ice cream honestly deserves a post of its own. So Delicious Snickerdoodle ice cream is EVERYTHING. I'm telling you right now that you must try this. Go to Whole Foods or wherever you can find it and buy this asap. It will change your life.

Remember how I said earlier that I was into chili? Yep. I am. A lot. This is a chili that I made randomly one night and I didn't write down any recipe or ingredients for it but I really wish I would have. I guess it gives me more opportunities to practice, right?!

Last Pittsburgh restaurant; Lili Cafe. Last month I made it a goal to try a new restaurant and picked Lili Cafe. I don't really like going to new places because I'm afraid that I won't like the food and waste an opportunity for a good meal. I can't be the only one like that, am I?! But anyways, I tried this rice bowl and fell in love with not only it, but also the whole atmosphere of the cafe. It is awesome and I can't wait to go back time and time again.

And for the finale, more banana ice cream. I love this photo because I just find it so vibrant and beautiful. Who wouldn't want to eat this?! Eating beautiful fruits every day is something that I love so much and want to show others how awesome it is to do this too. Yum!

Veganism has brought me so much happiness and health benefits. I actually eat vegetables now, before being vegan I wouldn't eat them at all. Funny how things change! But really, I eat so many foods I never would have before and am never afraid to try new things. It's all so fun and exciting.

And that's all for today! What are some of your favorite vegan foods?! Let me know below!

Vegan Breakfast Inspiration

Hi! It's been so long since I've done a post like this but I want to bring them back because they're fun for me to do and hopefully fun for you guys to read! Instagram is my favorite social media platform. I love it so much and definitely put a lot of effort into keeping my Instagram updated because it's fun way for me to be creative. It's a great source to connect with so many like minded people and is so inspiring to be able to see what kind of creations that others share too. Today's post is all about my favorite breakfasts that I've shared on Instagram over the past few weeks or so. I know that not everyone has Instagram and if that's you then you're missing out on some good stuff! But no worries because I'm here to share a bit. This is mainly oatmeal, banana ice cream, and a few smoothies because that's what I have. Always. I love having a ton of fruit for breakfast and each of those options allows me to do just that! These breakfasts are quick, easy, and so versatile. You can have so many different varieties of all of these ideas and that leaves me so excited for breakfast each morning. The most important (and delicious) meal of the day!

Banana Ice Cream

Oatmeal

Smoothies

That's it for today friends! What are your favorite breakfasts? Let me know!!