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Hey Good Lookin’ What’s Cookin?

Pinterest has been a blessing to this newlywed who never cooked before marriage. Since going down the vegan path, my world has opened up to new tastes and smells. Some of my favorite newfound blogs that have great vegetarian/vegan recipes are Oh She Glows, Chocolate Covered Katie, and That Was Vegan?
Check out the recipes that I’ve recently tried and some are actually “Sean Approved.” A little background on this term, my husband used to be known as having the food palate of a child. Chicken fingers, pizza, and meat was all his diet consisted of. Don’t even think about asking him to eat vegetables! So, when I started my vegan adventure and no longer wanted to consume dairy, things started changing for the best around here. Sean was actually trying AND liking some of the recipes I tried. If this carnivore could eat and like vegan cooking, ANYONE could!
First up –
Belgium waffles
Sean will tell you he married me for my waffles. I’ll admit, they are pretty amazing! I simply followed a recipe that came with my first waffle maker and that was it. My first attempt to make them vegan failed miserably when I tried to substitute 2 eggs with applesauce. Epic fail! My second attempt worked like a charm and was Sean Approved!
Belgium Waffles
1 cup vegan butter/margarine
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs equivalent*
2-1/4 cups flour
Mix butter and sugar in a mixing bowl of stand mixer. Cream together on medium-low.
Add vanilla and salt. Increase speed to medium.
Add eggs equivalent. Mix well until smooth.
Decrease speed to low, add flour. Mix well.
Bake in waffle iron about 3-5 minutes or until steam no longer escapes. Yields 4 waffles.
*Baking powder egg replacer:
2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp of water
1 Tbsp oil
Mix well until combined and gelatinous. Makes one egg.
Next – 
15 Minutes Creamy Avocado Pasta
This recipe was NOT Sean Approved but definitely Meagan Approved. It was the avocados that sealed its fate against Sean! Find the recipe on Oh She Glow‘s blog. I added tomatoes to add a bit of texture.
Next –
Blueberry Coconut Oatmeal
Another, just Meagan Approved recipe that was originally vegan and is oh so yummy!
Photo from Fresh Family Cooking Blog
Huge difference in my photography skills and the creator of the recipe, huh? My breakfast looked no where close to her beautiful breakfast! Haha! Get the recipe on Fresh Family Cooking’s blog and start baking!
Non-Dairy Alfredo Sauce
This was definitely Sean Approved and he continued to eat it when I told him it was made with tofu! I found the recipe on Food.com. The side of broccoli was not SA though! I guess I can’t push my luck too much if he’s willingly eating tofu!
I know it looks like all I eat is pasta and blueberries but I promise I have more variety!
Reader question: Have you been “P”inspired to cook or bake something new?

How Pin-teresting!

Pinterest – the new addiction of many ladies just like myself. It’s amazing and frustrating all at the same time. Example, I love to bake but cooking is a challenge for me (mainly because I’m a vegetarian and my husband is a carnivore) so I turn to Pinterest for ideas and recipes.

Pin! Pin! Pin!

Okay so now I have all these great recipes to attempt and have mountains of new baking recipes that are begging to be put into production. Then the cruel reality slaps me in the face of a motivational pin that states: “Get off your butt and stop jiggling. Work out!” and “Yesterday you said tomorrow”
How evil is that?! Pinterest, you make me fat and then make me feel bad about it? Don’t even get me started on your uber cute outfits you pull together and make my head spin while I shop for look alike things. Oh, and those nail designs? Let’s be real, the normal person cannot pull those designs off on themselves. What is an addicted girl like me supposed to do now?

Get creative and DIY!

I’m good at that! Not to toot my own horn but that’s always been my thing. Some people are numbers and logistic beings. I’m the creative artsy one. Pinterest came after our wedding but heck, I am proud to say our wedding was all done before THE “pin” and the legwork was all mine. But now I get to use Pinterest for decorating our first home together and it’s been AMAZING!

First up – our beautiful monogram decal above our bed. The decal was ordered from Etsy and we simply left the back of the frame off. How easy is that? And to think I would have never thought about it myself! What southern girl doesn’t love monograms?! Thanks Ten23 Designs for the custom decal!

Apparently Walgreens does poster prints now and they are quite cheap! I made a 20 x 30 for $15 (with a coupon!) Word to the wise, if you are printing professional photos, be sure to have a hard copy photo release form from your photographer.

Next up, bathroom wall art. Simple canvas squares with scrapbook paper. Super easy and very inexpensive!

I gripe daily about the lack of storage space Sean and I have in our cozy apartment. We have one closet. ONE! Thankfully we have a loft which is where our office area will soon be Pinterest-ified! But, our apartment, like most, came with a built in desk area. Being we didn’t need it, I decided to turn it into a closet. Big thanks to my wonderful husband for always being prepared to handle my ideas and crafts!

Left – Before     *     Right – After

Whew – needless to say we’ve been pretty busy! Obviously I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. Please keep inspiring me creatively (but stop inspiring my waist to creatively grow!)

Hey y’all – get to pinning and of course, follow me!

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