New Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheeses

Gilled Cheese and Cream of Tomato Soup with Follow Your Heart Provolone and Garden Herb Cheese |

Follow Your Heart recently came out with a new line of cheeses.  They sent a sample pack to me to review, and holy cheese were they good!  I had a feeling I’d like them — from their mozzarella blocks to Veganaise, a staple in our kitchen, I can count on Follow Your Heart for quality… 

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Vegan Cuts February Snack Box |

Vegan Cuts February Snack Box

Stephanie from Vegan Cuts reached out to see if I’d be interested in reviewing their February snack box.  Uh, yeah!  Who wouldn’t want a box of surprise vegan goodies delivered to their door? When I was a kid, checking the mail was one of the best things in the world.  I felt like such an… 

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Roasted Beet Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing |

Roasted Beet Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing

With their deep red/purple hue, earthy flavor and textured bite, beets have stolen the spotlight at mealtime this past month.  Pickled, roasted or shredded raw, I just can’t get enough.  It’s almost an obsession.  And it extends beyond mealtime — last week I even made a beet-themed Valentine’s Day card for E. My first foray… 

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Five Years // Top Fives |

Five Years // Top Fives

This past weekend was a milestone for The Vegan Crew.  Five years ago Saturday, I sat at my laptop and clicked “Publish” for the first time ever.  And just like that, my first post, a review of (the now shuttered) Cafe Seed, shot into the blogosphere. I started The Vegan Crew on a whim at… 

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But I Could Never Go Vegan.Caramel French Toast

But I Could Never Go Vegan! Review, Recipe & Giveaway

Hello, 2015!  Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a great holiday season! 2014 was a sporadic year on the blog.  I began the year with a two-month hiatus, started to get back into the swing of things, and then purchased a house and got caught up in renovations that took months longer than expected. … 

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Pudding Cups |

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Pudding Cups

Happy Monday, everyone!  I can’t get enough of the chocolate dessert cups I shared yesterday.  The cups are so versatile that I thought they deserved their own post, but I’m excited to share these babies with you today:  chocolate pumpkin pie pudding cups.  They’re a cute and fun twist on a Thanksgiving staple.

Chocolate Dessert Cups |

How to Make Chocolate Dessert Cups + Lily’s Sweets

Did you know that November is National/World Vegan Month?  I’m celebrating with Lily’s Sweets, who sent a few bags of their Premium Dark Chocolate Baking Chips to me to review.  There are so many reasons to go vegan, and I always say that food is one of the best forms of activism.  And when that… 

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25 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes |

25 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is next week, you guys.  Next week!  With all the work on the house the last few months, the last holiday we didn’t work through and were able to enjoy was Memorial Day — I feel like I’m just gearing up for the summer!  So thinking about the bitter cold and two snowfalls we’ve… 

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Arugula Salad Pizza | Plant-Powered for Life | Photo credit: © Heather Poire

Plant-Powered for Life + Arugula Salad Pizza

  I thought I would be back in September, then October, and now it’s November — but it’s official:  I’m back!  From working non-stop on the remodel (which is thisclose to being finished!), to rooting my hometown Kansas City Royals on as they won the pennant and continued on to game 7 of the World… 

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