Spotlight on vegan foodie & blogger, Lindsay Living Vegan.
Meet the new vegan blogger on the block, Lindsay Living Vegan. This gorgeous girl has an instagram account that makes eating vegan look so delicious, easy and stylish! Her smoothie recipes will make you want to get creative with your Vitamix and desserts will leave you wondering why you haven’t gone vegan years ago. I’ve got the scoop on all things vegan from Lindsay and an AWESOME recipe of hers (which I will be sure to duplicate here on Boho Bunnie very soon:)
Boho Bunnie: What is your favorite vegan restaurant?
LLV: I don’t have a specific favorite vegan restaurant since I like to stay home and cook! I do really enjoy a new place in Phoenix called Flower Child that has a ton of yummy vegan options. They have the worlds best sweet potatoes there and they also have great wraps. They based their menu on seasonal items so it is always fun to go there and see new choices on the menu. Plus they have the most perfect décor. If I owned a restaurant, I would want it to look just like Flower Childs.
Boho Bunnie: You mentioned not purchased leather products going forward, will you try to ween out the leather products you already own?
LLV: I have a Rebecca Minkoff mini m.a.c. that I got as a birthday present last year before I was vegan. I love it because it is small and easy for everyday wear but I hate that it is leather! Now that I am blogging and have all the fun gadgets like my camera, I am going to look for a vegan purse. Free People has really cute and affordable bags that I have my eye on. It also just hit me that I need to be aware of my shoes. It’s above 100 degrees here in Arizona so I wear a ton of sandals, flip flops and toms but once it gets cooler out I will need to get vegan boots. I have about 3 pairs of booties I got last year that I love but unfortunately aren’t vegan. My view is that I already have them so I will still wear them but I will never buy non-vegan products again. If anyone has suggestions on great brands, let me know!!
Boho Bunnie: What is your take on honey? Do you still eat it?
LLV: Oh, honey! I was never the biggest fan of honey just because of the stickiness/taste. I never use it so I will stick to not consuming it. I haven’t done any research into bees and honey but I am sure that some of the bees are harmed during the honey making process. Although, I did get a Suja tea last month while shopping at Whole Foods and didn’t realize it had honey in it… whoops. I won’t buy that flavor anymore and be more aware that honey is in some teas!
Boho Bunnie: What is your favorite vegan recipe?
LLV: This is hard because on weekends I love to try/create new vegan recipes and then fall in love with them. So my favorite recipe is always changing. I do have to say that I am beyond obsessed with Cookie Dough Bites and make them on the regular. As for a meal, I am loving the Mexican Pizza recipe that I just created last week. It is fast, fun and delicious! I love Mexican food but pizza always has a special place in my heart so I combined the 2 and made a healthy and filling dish
Boho Bunnie: What does an average day of vegan meals look like for you?
LLV: On mornings when I am not rushing I like to start off with a cup of warm lemon water. Breakfast is always a green smoothie that has spinach, romaine, celery, pear, banana, and lemon in it! Lunch is usually a salad or soup and then dinner I never have any restrictions. I love to have quinoa stir-fry with veggies, zucchini pasta, burritos and pizza! I like to eat light → heavy so I let myself eat whatever I am feeling like for dinner. I only like to eat organic, whole and unprocessed foods so I like to think that even when I do eat pizza, it is healthy!
Lindsay’s Cookie Dough Bites!
- 1 ½ cups gluten free rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup almond flour
- dash of sea salt
- 2 tablespoons of enjoy life chocolate chips
- In a blender, blend oats until a fine flour forms
- In a large bowl, combine the oil, almond butter, syrup, vanilla, and salt
- Then slowly add the oats and flour into the mixture
- Lastly, fold in the chips
- Roll the dough into small balls, freeze them in the freezer on a plated lined with parchment paper for about 10 minutes.
Keep up with Lindsay and all of her vegan awesomeness!