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,


My Life · vegan · vegetarian

Favorite Way to Eat Vegetables

I love vegetables.

As a child I was like the character in Dr. Seuss’s book “Green Eggs and Ham” when it came to vegetables. I did not like vegetables because I never tried them.

But then I did.

And when I tried them, I fell in love.

YES, I would eat them in a house or with a mouse, or with a fox or in a box.

I would eat them here or there;I would eat them anywhere!

I love eating vegetables:

Sautéed in stir-fries.

Simmered in soup.

Scrambled in eggs.

Baked in fries.

Served with quinoa.

Blended in smoothiesAnd many more. 

But, right now, my FAVORITE way to eat them is:

Sliced in noodles as spaghetti! Zucchini + mushrooms + tomato = HEAVEN! ❤

What is your favorite way to eat vegetables?

With lots of hugs,


P.S. I’ll share the recipes for some of these veggies this week!


My Life · vegetarian · wiaw

What Kat Ate# 19 – TFC edition

Hey My Colorful Autumn Leaves!

Thanks for all of your comments on my last post. You’re support really means a lot to me and always brightens up my day. 🙂 I’ve been really enjoying the convenience slow cookers can bring into my life (and the deliciousness too!). It’s helped me start adapting to a college-thinking mindset and get into the groove of it.

As a part of ThisFitChick’s program, I’ve been following these guidelines, which are pretty adaptable for any kind of diet (from gluten-free to paleo to vegan to whatever!).

Thanks for hosting these WIAW parties, Jenn! They are always so much fun! 🙂


This morning I found a bag of mushrooms that need to be used, so I sautéed them up in a little olive oil and had them with an egg w/ a few egg whites (seasoned with chili powder, garlic seasoning, and a mix of herbs), a big handful of almonds, and a large apple.


A vegan burger with chickpeas, almonds, and homemade kale chips! I made the kale chips by rinsing the leaves, removing the stems, tearing the leaves into bite-size bites and laid them out on a dry baking sheet. (I use enough kale leaves to fill the sheet.) I sprayed them with oil olive and topped with ground pepper and a little garlic salt. I then baked them at 400*F for about 10 minutes until they crisp up. They don’t take long to prepare and are a delicious addition to any meal (or snack).


Bowl(s) of frozen strawberries.

(This picture is cropped from another picture because I always seem to eat my strawberries before I ever get the chance to take a picture.) My parents bought a HUGE 6lb bag of frozen strawberries from Costco a few days ago and I feel like I am in heaven! I am an absolute strawberry monstah! They are my favorite fruit EVER! I can seriously go through an entire 2-lb bucket of them all by myself (not that I would know… ;)). That’s why we buy frozen ones now — they take me longer to go through.


A big bowl of my Slow Cooker Quinoa with Black Beans topped with coconut oil and a little garlic salt alongside a 10oz package of frozen spinach cooked and topped with smart balance light buttery spread.

Note: There’s almost always some unsweetened vanilla almond milk in my day too cause I love it so much. Also, some mornings I have oatmeal, a smoothie, or pancakes, or what I have pictured above  — my meals just really depend on what I’m in the mood for and/or have the time for. 


Favorite food pictured?

I’m loving strawberries right now, so I’m going to go with them. ❤

Which recipe do you want next: Cake-Batter Almond Butter? Homemade Evaporated Milk? Or Copy-Cat Great Harvest Honey Whole Wheat Bread?

I always love nut butter, but that’s just me. 😉

With lots of hugs,