Justin’s Buffalo Tempeh Reuben

Justin's Buffalo Tempeh Reuben

A good sandwich can be a pretty big deal. An average sandwich needs some sides to complete the meal. But a good sandwich? A good sandwich is a meal in itself. Justin and I both love sandwiches, and we both especially love a good Reuben sandwich. The other day we both had a major craving for tempeh Reubens. Justin decided to get creative in the kitchen and came up with this amazing buffalo tempeh Reuben recipe.

This recipe mixes classic Reuben flavors with some kick. There’s the smoky tempeh, the tangy “thousand island” sauce, gooey melted cheese, the salty tartness of sauerkraut, and the heat of buffalo sauce and pickled jalepeños. On their own all of these ingredients are good. Brought together between two slices of toasted bread? This is an amazing combination!

Continue reading to learn how to make Justin’s Buffalo Tempeh Reuben.

January Empties Video

January Empties Video

It has been a long time since my last video, but I am back to making them again! In this video, I share the cruelty free and vegan products that I used up during the month of January. I always enjoy watching these videos because hearing someone’s thoughts on a product once it’s all gone can tell you a lot about it. The video is located behind the cut, so click the “more” link to watch it.

The video is located behind the cut, so click the “more” link to watch it.

Continue reading to watch the January Empties Video!

Pacifica Kona Coffee Sugar Detox Scrub Review

Pacifica Kona Coffee Sugar Detox Scrub Review

Over the past several years, I have tried a lot of body scrubs. Now, when I say that I have tried a lot, I don’t just mean a handful. I mean a lot. As in at least 20-30 different kinds. I have always been looking for one that was the perfect balance. One that would exfoliate my skin, not irritate it, and leave my skin super soft and smooth for hours after use. So one of my favorite beauty and skincare brands, Pacifica, sent me their Kona Coffee Sugar Detox Scrub, I could not wait to try it. I have had a serious love of their products for years. I hoped that their scrub would be as amazing as the other products from them.

Claims:A wake-up call for dull, tired skin, this innovative and effective body scrub deeply nourishes, tones and brightens as it removes dead skin cells, preparing skin for maximum moisture absorption and even color distribution.  Sugar and sea salt exfoliate both manually and chemically, while amazing coconut oil – rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids – feeds, replenishes and hydrates for skin that is supremely soft and supple. With super-caffeinated benefits, Kona coffee improves the appearance of skin texture as it stimulates.

Continue reading to find out more about the Pacifica Kona Coffee Sugar Detox Scrub!

Petit Vour January 2015 Beauty Box Review

Petit Vour January 2015 Beauty Box Review

The Petit Vour January 2015 Beauty Box was co-curated by Emily of My Kind of Life. I had seen a few sneak peeks of the contents of this box and was so curious about what would be in it. I feel like each month the boxes from Petit Vour just get better and better. They are always finding new brands and I am constantly introduced to new products that I would not find otherwise.

For those who are not yet familiar with Petit Vour, they offer a monthly beauty box. Everything inside the Petit Vour beauty box is cruelty free, vegan, and natural. I give a quick review of all the items included in the box in this post. Look for more detailed reviews of each individual product soon!

Continue reading to find out more about the goodies in the Petit Vour January 2015 Beauty Box!

Vegan Manicotti with Tofu

Vegan Manicotti with Tofu

Who doesn’t love manicotti? This delicious dish combines pasta, gooey cheese, and herbs into each amazing bite. It is such a great comfort food and is perfect for cold winter evenings. Several years ago I had a serious craving for manicotti, but could not find a vegan version anywhere. So I got to work in the kitchen one day and this recipe has been a staple ever since. It is very simple and easy to make, but is a hearty meal.

Making your own homemade tomato sauce and your own filling really takes this recipe for vegan manicotti with tofu up a notch.

Continue reading to learn how to make Vegan Manicotti with Tofu.