Kristy Draper

Garlic and Lemon Tahini Dressing

By Kristy Draper / April 24, 2019 /

Tahini dressing has been growing on me more and more over the past few months. I haven’t found too many store-bought salad dressing that I like, plus I love adding sauce to bowls or adding it to steamed or roasted veggies. This garlic and lemon tahini dressing does it all! My favorite is over hot…

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Zero Waste Vegan by Cindy Thompson

By Kristy Draper / April 22, 2019 /

Photo by S. Ross Morris on Unsplash Becoming vegan has been transformational. What started out as a personal campaign to improve my health and prevent disease ten years ago led me to examine of all areas of my life. I developed an incredible stewardship for animals and the environment. Veganism truly opened my eyes. One…

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Best of March….

By Kristy Draper / April 10, 2019 /

I received many great comments about the Best of February meals, so I wanted to share the best of March (and the months going forward)! March was a busy month for my family, but we managed to find time to have quality time around the dinner table. Here are my top meals in March… 1.…

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Running + Vegan = A How to Guide, By Steven Draper

By Kristy Draper / April 9, 2019 /

Steven running the 2019 ORRC Champoeg 30K. The American Heritage dictionary defines a vegan as a vegetarian who only eats plant-based foods, and avoids using products deriving from animals. In other words, a “vegan lifestyle” is the avoidance of any animal-derived products for food, clothing, entertainment, commodities, transportation, beauty, fashion, or experimentation, whereas a “vegan…

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Green Monster Smoothie

By Kristy Draper / April 3, 2019 /

As you might have noticed, this week’s theme is baseball! The latest blog post listed some of my favorite vegan ballpark eats, but also contained a few links where you can find vegan options at your local ballpark! ​ Continuing that theme, I created a Green Monster Smoothie – my ode to the Boston Red…

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Take Me Out To The Ball Game!

By Kristy Draper / April 1, 2019 /

It is time to “Take Me Out To The Ball Game!” I can’t tell you how excited I am that the baseball season has started again! I’ve been attending major league and minor league baseball games since I was a kid, and still, become giddy when the season begins each year. ​ There are ample…

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Basic Hummus

By Kristy Draper / March 27, 2019 /

I find chickpeas to be one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen. I use them to make hummus, chickpea salad, roasted them to use as croutons, add heartiness to a soup, or toss them with a salad. But just a plain hummus is still one of my favorite ways to use chickpeas. I…

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Veganism: It Is Not About Us.

By Kristy Draper / March 26, 2019 /

​There are many different reasons why people go vegan – for the sake of the animals, to help stop and reverse the damage done to our planet by animal agriculture and factory farming, to prevent or cure a disease, to improve their athletic performance, or just because people are following a trend. I’ve always believed…

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Peanut Butter and Blueberry Smoothie

By Kristy Draper / March 20, 2019 /

​Are you a fan of peanut butter and jelly? Then this is the smoothie combination for you! It has the right amount peanut flavor to blueberry, and entirely reminiscent of that favorite childhood sandwich!  If the truth is to be told, I don’t like PB&J sandwiches that much! I loved them as a kid, but…

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Living with Doubts and Learning to be Uncomfortable

By Kristy Draper / March 18, 2019 /

​Many self-doubts stem from moving outside one’s comfort zone. We have been conditioned to seek and build comfort, safety, and a secure future. But in that process, we lose the ability to know ourselves and our limits honestly. In turn, we restrict the size of our comfort zone. I didn’t take many risks growing up,…

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