Are Energy Drinks Vegan

are energy drinks vegan

This is an article about the ingredients in energy drinks and whether they are suitable for a vegan diet. I want to explain what I mean when I say ‘vegan’. Basically, a vegan is someone who does not eat or use any animal products. That means no meat, fish, dairy or eggs.  So why do … Read more

Ube vs Taro: What’s the Difference

ube vs taro

Ube or taro? Both are tubers, and they have similar colors, but there is a big difference between the two. Ube is from the  Persea genus of flowering plants in the mulberry family, while taro comes from Colocasia esculentum, which belongs to the arum family. What is Ube First off, let’s talk about ube. Ube … Read more

Trout vs Salmon

trout vs salmon

The biggest difference between trout and salmon is the taste, color, and texture. Trout has a much ‘drier’ (more firm) texture than salmon. Salmon is by far more popular in North America than trout and purchasing salmon is easier, however, both fish are amazing with their differences in flavoring. To cook trout you should make … Read more

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Recipe

easy pumpkin spice smoothie

Ahhh. Fall is officially here. Cool weather and all. Ok, not quite cool weather. But it’s only been around 85 degrees! Compared to 95 or 100, it feels pretty nice. With the start of fall, like many many others, I am looking forward to all of the pumpkin coming back into my life. Or should … Read more

5 Pizza Alternatives

pizza alternatives

As a beloved dish in countries across the globe, pizza is one of the most popular foods around. This universally cherished dish dates back to Naples, Italy in the 18th century. It was there that pizza truly came into being as a convenient and inexpensive food for the busy working men. These original pizzas were … Read more

Easy Coconut Cake Recipe

easy coconut cake recipe

      That is just about all I have heard for the past couple of months when I asked Greg what I should bake. I know how much he loves his mom’s coconut cake, and I knew it was only a matter of time until I had to make one for the boy too. … Read more

Easy Homemade Sloppy Joe Recipe

homemade sloppy joe recipe

  I made an exception.   Sloppy Joes aren’t exactly the most ladylike food. But I don’t have the appetite of your average lady either (MUCH bigger).      I always rely on Greg to make requests for what I should cook and Sloppy Joes were a no-brainer. A big Sloppy Joe (or two) is … Read more