How To Order Vegan at Starbucks This Holiday Season

Vegan at Starbucks

How to order vegan at Starbucks this holiday season

I should start this off by saying I used to be a Starbucks addict! Like, stopping by at least a couple times per day. Recently I’ve cut back on coffee and mostly just drink tea… But I just couldn’t resist trying Starbuck’s holiday drinks, especially during their BOGO this weekend.  Continue reading

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Taco Night with Taco Cabana

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Taco Night with Taco Cabana

Any day ending in “y” can be taco night, in my book! Living in Texas, I’m lucky to have so many Tex-Mex and Mexican restaurants just a stone’s throw away. Most Tuesdays I whip up tacos, homemade rice, beans, and tortillas for dinner; but sometimes it’s nice to go out. This week my husband and I decided to go out to an old favorite, Taco Cabana!  Continue reading

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Hominy

Brussels with Hominy

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Hominy

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” I recently heard this quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby when I was going through a transitional phase in my life and it filled me with comfort and hope. Much like how fall food fills our bellies with coziness and joy! This side dish or appetizer is sure to be a hit around the tables this holiday. Continue reading

Easy Homemade White Bread

Homemade Bread Recipe The Urben Life

Easy Homemade White Bread

As a food blogger, I’m always trying to learn new ways to cook something or how to tweak a recipe to make it allergy-friendly. My first ever blog post was homemade bagels, and I think back to it often. I have always been obsessed with bagels, I have the time to learn how to cook what I want, so why not give it a try? When I successfully made homemade bagels, I think that’s when I got hooked. Because I realized being in the kitchen doesn’t have to mean slaving away for hours, it can be fun and experimental! When it dawned on me that I could probably figure out a way to make homemade white bread, I had to at least try it out.  Continue reading

Oh Mommy Umami Lettuce Wraps from Fuss Free Vegan

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Oh Mommy Umami Lettuce Wraps from Fuss Free Vegan

Who hasn’t gone through the lettuce wrap loving phase of their life? The first time I tried lettuce wraps, I was hooked! The fresh lettuce with the crunchy filling, and don’t even think about forgetting the sauce. Sam Turnbull, blogger of It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken, just released Fuss-Free Vegan: 101 Everyday Comfort Food Favorites, Veganized. I’ve already tried a couple of her recipes, and it’s safe to say this is my new favorite cookbook!  Continue reading

Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo Overview

Gluten Free Allergen Friendly Expo Dallas

This past weekend I attended my first Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo in Dallas! If you remember I posted about how excited I was to attend as an official blogger here. I had such a great time, I hope to make this expo an annual event for myself!  Continue reading

15 Vegan Halloween Recipes

Vegan Halloween Recipes

I’m a holiday enthusiast! I love the decorating, the food, the music, and the cheer. The only gripe I have about the season is finding or creating allergy-friendly recipes. Most mouth-watering recipes contain insane amounts of heavy cream or eggs. Until now! This Halloween, be the talk of the town among friends and family with these 15 vegan recipes.  Continue reading