Vegans in Texas: Monthly Roundup for June

We’re always on the lookout for new vegan inspiration, from delicious and easy recipes to visual culinary artistry.  Each month, we want to share some of the new and interesting things we have found, and here are our favorites from the month of June.

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Without further ado, here are our favorites from the past month:

Plant Meal Planner, from High Carb Hannah:

Hannah’s vegan Mac and Cheese was delicious!

Hannah and Derek have put together a genius, totally interactive, fully plant based meal planner.  I wish I had thought of it!

This meal planner is loaded with over 120 vegan, oil-free recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, and you can add only the recipes you want to try to your meal planner.  You can even search recipes by ingredient, in case you have something you need to use right away.  Once your meal plan is complete, you can print the shopping list for your entire week.  What could be better than that?  Well, since you mentioned it, this meal planner will also let you adjust the number of servings, and automatically recalculates the amount of ingredients you need.

There are two plans available, and the Premium membership will give you access to Hannah’s exclusive Facebook support page, as well as access to several of her top-selling e-books.  Take a look here:

Homemade Vegan Dog Food Recipe:

In case you missed our latest post, “For the Dogs: What Dogs Can and Can’t Eat,” we are in the process of converting our dogs to an all-vegan diet.  While they love the taste of the Natural Balance Vegan kibble, they really love the Instant Pot recipe by Mrs. Plant.  We mix both of them together, about a half-and-half mix, and they can’t get enough!  Better yet, top it with veggie scraps, like bell pepper or Brussel Sprouts, and they leave the bowl clean.  If you’ve thought about changing your dog’s diet, this recipe is definitely one to check out!


Ben and Jerry’s Non-Dairy Ice Cream:

Ben & Jerry’s has done it again!  They have just added this Caramel Almond Brittle flavor and the Cherry Garcia to their ever-expanding lineup of non-dairy desserts, and both are amazing!  OK, so you can’t eat this every day, but it’s nice to treat yourself on occasion.  Vegans have spoken, and it’s nice to see these big companies taking notice of the demand for these non-dairy products!

Chike Nutrition Powdered Peanut Butter:

All-natural and vegan, this powdered peanut butter by Texas-based Chike Nutrition adds a great flavor punch to our smoothies.  Best of all, each tablespoon is only 20 calories, so we can enjoy it without the guilt!


Designer Protein Essential 10 Super Greens Organic Superfood:

Certified vegan, this supplement is high in antioxidants, Vitamin C, B6, and one scoop yields 50% of your daily dietary fiber needs.
Oh, and it is sugar free, with only 30 total calories per serving!

Vega Protein + Snack Bars

Whether you are looking for a great post-workout protein boost, or a tasty vegan snack on-the-go, these bars are a great choice!  These bars are packed with plant-based protein, high in several essential vitamins, and really taste good, too.


Kitchen Gadgets:

PROfreshionals Pineapple Slicer:

 The PROfreshionals pineapple slicer reduces the mess!

We love pineapple, but cutting it up always took so much time and seemed to make a mess.  If you saw my recent review post about this simple and inexpensive tool, you’ll already know that it has solved both of these problems.   This tool is well worth the minimal cost.

Food Photography Resources:

Two Loves Studio:

I’ve been a hobby photographer for several years now, and since starting this blog, I have fallen in love with the artistry of food photography.  While looking for inspiration, I stumbled across Rachel Korinek’s website, Two Loves Studio.  Rachel is a self-taught food photographer and food stylist, and her work is beautiful.  If you want to improve your food photography, I would suggest starting here.  You can sign up for one of her workshops or e-courses, but she also offers mini-trainings, video tutorials, and expert tips for free on her blog.  In fact, I’ve just finished two of her multi-day free email trainings, and the information has been awesome!  Check out her site at

Four to Follow:

We’re always on the lookout for great vegan inspiration, and if you’ve seen our Instagram feed lately, you’ll know that we aim to highlight a few of the most inspirational feeds, both large and small.  If you love beautiful photography, delicious recipes, or both, these Instagrammers bring the style and the substance!

Bethany @eastvanvegan
Anna @anna.pelzer
Joanne @the.korean.vegan

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