Posts by Shannon

Everything I needed to know about staying fit during pregnancy…

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Vegan Pregnancy and Parenting | 0 comments

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I’m no fitness goddess by any means, but I love a good workout. There is nothing that makes me feel more powerful than the feeling of sweat dripping down my back, knowing that I pushed my body to its limit and that I was strong enough to do it. It’s at once my release and a source of energy. It helps me face life and all of its stressors and obstacles head on. So of course, while I was pregnant I had no intention of giving any of that up! However, in the early months of my pregnancy I read a lot of different guidance about fitness and exercise.

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Raspberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Butter Cream

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Recipes | 0 comments

Raspberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Butter Cream

Today, dear friends, I’m bringing you a recipe for an ultra special raspberry cupcake topped with vanilla butter cream.  This cupcake is bursting with tart raspberry flavor, which is complemented beautifully by the sweet vanilla frosting. It’s exactly the type of cupcake you’ll be dreaming about for weeks afterwards!

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Baked Tomato Risotto

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Recipes | 0 comments

Baked Tomato Risotto

I had quite the tomato harvest this year: gorgeous little yellow teardrop tomatoes, orange cherry tomatoes, little campari tomatoes and some big red juicy tomatoes. At times we had so many tomatoes I wasn’t quite sure what I’d do with them. That’s where this recipe came in. So while there are still some gorgeous fresh tomatoes ripening on the vines, I thought I’d share it. 

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Everything I needed to know about nutrition to have a healthy vegan pregnancy…

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in Vegan Pregnancy and Parenting | 0 comments

Everything I needed to know about nutrition to have a healthy vegan pregnancy…

A couple of years ago at my annual gynecological check up, my midwife asked if I was intending to have a child. I answered eventually.  Then she told me that when I became pregnant that I should include at least eggs and fish in my diet; she said that she was concerned that I would be lacking too many essential nutrients if I remained vegan. I told her that I was convinced I could have a healthy pregnancy as a vegan and that is what I intended to do. And I started looking for a new ob/gyn practice! 

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So this happened….

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Vegan Pregnancy and Parenting | 1 comment

So this happened….

My little cutie decided to make an early appearance. Isn’t he gorgeous?

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