FAQ’s from a reluctant vegan

Hi, My name is Meghan Murray and I am a reluctant vegan. Why reluctant? Because I really like dairy products and meat. So then, (FAQ #1) Why are you vegan?! I am vegan because I don’t feel that I can buy the meat and animal products sold in our stores with a clear moral conscience. […]

The Cost of Going Vegan

I recently posted my normal grocery list but this week I am going to attempt to go vegan so my list was somewhat different. One of the most common questions I get is about how much money we spend on groceries and what our shopping trip looks like; So in light of all that I […]

But, what do we feed the kids?!

Part of the problem that I had when we switched to whole foods was trying to figure out what to feed the kids. I had previously relied pretty heavily on mac n’ cheese and deli meats, so it took me a while to figure it out. My kids are still pickier than I am and […]

Grocery Rules at the Murrays

The way that we, as a family, eat is so drastically different from the way that we ate 3 years ago that if you had told me we would be eating like this then I would have laughed at you. I thought that people who took food too seriously were weird. Now, over time we […]

Cast Iron Skillet Salmon or Bust

I discovered the wonders of a cast iron skillet last night. Matt bought me one for Christmas and I have to admit, I have been incredibly intimidated by the archaic looking cooking device. I had no idea what to make in it. Last night, though, after 2 months of disuse, I had enough of my […]

Five a Day!

I have recently been inspired and reminded by my friend Jill over at Lost and Not Found that I should be eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. This is admittedly easier to do without all the meat that I would normally be eating in the way. I think that for the majority […]

Healthy eating looks different for everyone

Remember when The Atkins diet was first a big thing? I remember my mom going to McDonald’s and eating some sort of greasy, nasty burger – without the bun – and this was supposed to be healthy for her. We live in a culture that is really preoccupied with being thin but where nearly everyone […]

Gluten Free Oatmeal Banana Muffins

I am always on the lookout for good gluten-free baking recipes since so many of my friends have had to become gluten-free over the years. I found this one on pinterest and decided to add a little of my own twist on it this morning. I am eating a warm muffin now, and let me […]