Vegan Life

Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat... Proverbs 23:20


I've never been much of a meat eater, so becoming a vegetarian was easy, but after our middle daughter Taylor shared some interesting facts with our family, I decided to begin converting over to veganism.  I must say, I physically feel better and I'm grateful to our daughter Taylor. 

As a vegetarian you don't eat any meat but as a vegan, you don't eat ANYTHING that comes from an animal, that means, eggs, yogurt, milk, cheese, etc. 

You may have noticed that I published a cookbook called "Low Calorie, Lowfat Cookbook!"  This was a book I wrote prior to my lifestyle change, however, the recipes can be modified to accommodate a vegetarian or vegan diet. 

I am presently working on writing and publishing a vegan cookbook that I can't wait to share with you.  On this page I will upload recipe samples and words of encouragement for those who are desiring to go meatless.  

Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food.  Genesis 1:29 

Brown Rice Flour Strawberry Pancakes

1 cup of brown rice flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 mashed banana (optional)

1 tsp vanilla flavoring

1 cup almond milk

Chopped Pecans (optional)

1/4 cup of your favorite fruit chopped small

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon


Mix dry ingredients then add milk, then bananas until creamy like regular batter. Add nuts last. Once done, top with your favorite fruit and your favorite Allfruit, Agave or syrup. If your pan is known to stick use nonstick spray.  

Vegan version of scrambled

cheese and eggs

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PEACH Vinaigrette:               4 tablespoons of pureed fruit (any kind of berry works but I also like peaches) I put the fruit in a blender or some sort of food processor, 3 teaspoons of vinegar, 3 teaspoons of water and 1/2 to 1 TB of Agave OR a pack of Splenda/Stevia (optional) mix and put on top of salads.

Date Balls

2 bags of dates (no sugar added)

2 Cups of dry oatmeal

1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa

1 cup of your favorite chopped nuts (optional)

1/2 cup of vegan chocolate chips

3/4 cups of peanut butter

1/2 cup raisins (optional)

1/2 cup coconut (optional)


Place dates, oats and cocoa in a food processor until blended well.  Add peanut butter and process some more.  Pour mixture into a large bowl and add all other ingredients, then mix well with your hands.  Form small balls, squeezing tightly so they stay together.  The sticky texture of the dates helps with that process.  Place balls on wax paper.  After you finish, gently place balls in a Ziploc bag and store in the refrigerator.  Chill and eat!  

Coming Soon!

2020 Valissa