Vegan Nook

image of Mama Muckster living the vegan lifestyle

This is where I'll be posting all sorts of things about a plant-based life style including tips, recipes and various individuals' vegan stories. Welcome!

As background, I went totally vegan in 2017 and it's one of the best decisions of my life. My only regret is that I did not do it many, many years sooner. For starters, my cholesterol dropped 132 points in just a few months (that's a HUGE WOW for a formerly super high cholesterol kind of gal! There were many other benefits that I felt pretty quickly including: increased body strength; a big energy boost along with a simultaneous calming feeling mentally and physically; and a new found joy with exploring recipes, cooking and baking.

The initial journey was and is still somewhat time-consuming , but it has brought lots of delicious and new meals into our lives coupled with the fun of discovering and creating each one. Before going vegan, I pretty much considered cooking a necessity - I didn't mind it at all,  but it never energized me like this vegan adventure has done and it was never near as fun baking and cooking as it is now.??‍?

Thanks for checking in and please be assured that I totally get that going vegan is not for everyone. More and more folks,however, are leaning into it as suggested by one great vegan author, Kathy Freston(http://kathyfreston.com). I consider her book, Clean Protein, a must read for all of us who are vegan, thinking about it or just wanting to check out a reliable and trusted source on the subject.

And if you can't wait for a great place to start for fantastic vegan recipes, check out https://www.noracooks.com - one of my top favorite of favorites because every recipe I've tried of hers has been a huge hit in our household. Her additional tips and suggestions are also most helpful and appreciated. I will be sharing plenty more about both of these down to earth and amazing women in future posts.

So, whether you are a full pledged vegan or just trying it out a bit here and there, I hope you find some good "stuff" here. Thanks for stopping by and please send me your favorite plant-base links, vegan recipes and all suggestions for how this section can be most helpful to visitors. 

February 16, 2021

Servings: 2 HEAPING ones or 4 smaller portions

Just Eggs Are Just Really Good

February 15, 2021

I realized something about myself recently when that

My Kind of Thai-ish Eggplant Tofu Fun Meal

January 12, 2021

Many thanks to a very busy family and

Tina’s Tasty Crumbles

December 16, 2020

Hellllo Plant-Based Folks and All Those Thinking About

Vegan Lasagna – So Easy – So Delicious!

September 7, 2020

Just made this NoraCooks.com chickpea burger last night.

Chickpea Burger and Upper Body Workout to Boot

September 6, 2020

I am excited about sharing my newly concocted

Crispy Roasted Eggplant

July 25, 2020

There are so many things I love about

Create Vegan Recipes Without a Recipe

June 16, 2020

Ok - I must say when I first

Another Really Delicious Vegan Chicken Salad Recipe

June 3, 2020

This post shares a recipe I created after

Mama Muckster’s Favorite Smoothie

May 2, 2020

Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Oat Burger (THESE

Favorite Vegan Meals & Desserts (So Far!)

May 1, 2020

It was a brilliantly sunny mid-summer morning at

How My Plant-Based Journey Began

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