Author Archives: Heather Wellman

My top 10 Foods for Weight Loss

It seems that as Americans, we are obsessed with weight loss. And is it really any wonder? Our population is growing and growing. In some demographics the rate is as high as 49% (CDC). I too have been one of … Continue reading

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Reflections on Motherhood. My daughter turns 15.

Today, my oldest child turns 15. Fifteen. I don’t even know how that is possible. For some reason, this birthday is hitting me hard. Maybe because she is going to start learning to drive. Maybe because I offered to keep … Continue reading

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Yummy Yummy Umami Tempeh Burgers

Today I made a video on these tempeh burgers, so check it out on my youtube channel: www.youtube.com/heatherwellman So, why Tempeh Burgers? I have probably tried a hundred vegan burgers. To me, being vegan and helping my family stay vegan … Continue reading

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Make your own cleaning supplies

Today I posted a video on my YouTube channel about making your own cleaning supplies. (See Below). Here are the recipes. Recipe for Bronner’s Cleaning supply: 1/4 cup of Dr. Bronner’s Castille Soap¬†http://www.drbronner.com/ 1 qt. of water (ish–just fill up … Continue reading

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Post Thanksgiving Roundup (What we eat on a Vegan Thanksgiving)

Well happy holiday season! Thanksgiving was amazing, and now we are gearing up for Christmas (my personal favorite time of year). This year I am a little nervous for Christmas because we are going to Sante Fe. I will keep … Continue reading

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Three Days of the Happy Herbivore Reboot

My family has been in a state of transition. We have moved three times in six months. Needless to say it has been a rough six months. Those months were filled with lots and lots of (vegan) junk food. In … Continue reading

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Vegan on the Cheap

Looking for good budget tips for vegans. Are you a vegan in college or just looking for ways to be healthy in college? Then this video is you. Being a vegan doesn’t have to cost a fortune!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa9LMefNvDg&feature=youtu.be   … Continue reading

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What do Vegans Eat: Travel addition

Curious about what vegans eat? Check this out.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7JGqR_rrc0

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Traveling while vegan

I added a new youtube video on how to travel while vegan!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJYWVPuwsqI

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I don’t hate the word Vegan

I want to share something personal with you. I am a Vegan. Earlier this week, I was with someone who said “I am not a vegan. I am plant based. I hate the word Vegan. I wish they would just … Continue reading

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Better than Chocolate Chips?

Ok, I know. It is so irritating that I haven’t blogged in so long! But as you know, I am working in the land of dissertations, and if I focus on my blog, I find I loose focus on my … Continue reading

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Composters, soup, and more on the way . . . Oh My!

My lovely husband helped build me a composter! I have been wanting to build one for so long. As you probably know, I have been working really hard to reduce our enviornmental footprint. It is sometimes like pulling teeth around … Continue reading

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Let’s get real about being Vegan and a great Breakfast Shake

It will come as no surprise that I get a lot of flack for being a Vegan. People question me about it, make fun of me, make snide comments. I have even been called, on more than one occasion, the … Continue reading

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Green Eyed Monster Smoothie

Green juice, green smoothies, green anything in liquid form always scares me. But determined to eat more greens, I tried to make a green smoothie a few months ago. But my blender was not really high powered enough, so it … Continue reading

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I love my Vitamix Yellow Pepper Soup

To honor the arrival of the¬†newest member of my family, a red Vitamix named Amazon Cherry, I thought I would post a wonderful reciepe for you all. First I just wanted to say that buying a Vitamix was the best … Continue reading

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Not Quite Dead

My dear, dearest, wonderful followers, fans, family, friends, readers, and haters, I would like to announce that despite my absence, I am not quite dead. I have been taking my qualifying exams for my PhD. It has been draining. All … Continue reading

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Yeah, but what do you eat with your family?

So the question I get asked the most as a Vegan is “what do you eat?” I get asked this question in varying forms: what do you eat for breakfast, what do you eat as snacks, what do you eat … Continue reading

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Let them eat Meat: Mushroom Taco Filling

Finally, the time for talking about my personal feelings is over. Even though I feel like I could fill up seven blogs with what I am feeling, I am going to quit boring you. Today, you get a recipe. Here … Continue reading

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See that pretty girl in that mirror there?

>The strangest thing has been happening to me. I haven’t really been sure about what exactly it is. Then it just kinda dawned on me yesterday. I think it is really important that I share it with you all. I … Continue reading

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As opposed to tater tot casserole?: How our diets stack up–a real look at our nutrient intake

>I’m getting my PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Sometimes I feel like that means I can’t be angry or have conflict. But someone said something to me a few days ago that got me rip roaring mad. So mad … Continue reading

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