My Life

A Gift to the World

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

Christ gave His life for each of us. His birth, life, and resurrection are a gift to the world. And what a beautiful gift that is<3

Merry Christmas!

I hope you have a wonderful day today with your family!

with lots of hugs,


My Life · vegan · vegetarian

Kale and Mushroom Sauté

Hey my Gorgeous Snowflakes!

There is great discussion going on over at my post on if Barbie is an ideal role model or not. If you haven’t checked it out yet I’d highly recommend it. I love the different points of views people are sharing on the subject.

This Christmas season I’ve not only been wearing burgundy and a little green, but I’ve been trying to eat lots of reds and greens. With that in mind, here’s one of my favorite green recipes.

A Kale and Mushrooms Sauté. ❤

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add kale, and drizzle with olive/coconut oil (or if you’re lazy like me, use a nonstick spray version of olive oil).

Slice mushrooms.

Add mushrooms, and sauté until mushrooms and kale are softened. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Kale and Mushroom Sauté

  • 4 cups fresh kale
  • 5-6 raw mushroom
  • Olive oil or coconut oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add kale, and drizzle with olive/coconut oil (or if you’re lazy like me, use a nonstick spray version of olive oil). Slice mushrooms, add them to the skillet, and sauté until both mushrooms and kale are softened. Serve immediately. Serves one hungry Kat.

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What’s your favorite Christmas song?

I like the Carol of the Bells. I also love the Grinch’s theme song from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” I had a thing for villains when I was a child. 😉 (Don’t worry, since then I’ve converted to the good side. For the most part. When it comes to chocolate, it’s still the dark side all the way.)

With lots of stars,


Goodies · My Life · vegan

Favorite Recipes from 2012

This past Tuesday (December 25th, 2012 – Christmas day), my blog celebrated her 2nd birthday. I am so glad I have been able to grow and develop just like my blog has. These past two years have been filled with opportunities to share with you some of my favorite recipes that grasp all different types of diets and lifestyles. I love making a mess in my kitchen. This past year, I’ve even struck out towards more main-meal type foods. This coming year I hope to do even more of that, as I’ll be in a dorm having fun with my crock-pot  In a few hours it will be a new year, and with that I hope to continue to share my love of baking while also making my recipe section more balanced. This past year has been a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to see what this new years brings for me, my schooling, and my blog. 🙂

To round up the year, here are a few of my favorite recipes from this past year, 2012.

Almond Butter Blondie Bars with Chocolate Chips 

Homemade Sun Butter

Cake Batter Almond Butter 

Homemade Soynut Butter: Original 

Turkish-Inspired Hummus

Chocolate Protein Cake

Blissful Reese’s Pizzert Babies 

Chocolaty Chia Pudding 

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Milkshake

Lemony Plumtastic Green Smoothie

Vegan Zucchini Bread 

Slow Cooker Quinoa with Black Beans

Recipes to come:

  • Copy-cat Great Harvest Honey Whole Wheat Bread
  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  • Simply Delicious Sweet Potato Pie
  • Baked Apples
  • Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Muffins
  • Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread Muffins
  • Banana Cream Pudding
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • PB Chocolate Protein Milkshake


Have you tried any of my recipes this past year? Which was your favorite?

With lots of hugs,


P.S. Up next will be my favorite posts and my goals for this next year. (I may even do one on what my dorm looks like.)