Welcome to Vegerarchy!

 

What is Vegerarchy about?

Are you looking to improve your health by switching to a vegan or vegetarian diet? Maybe you are just looking for some healthy and delicious recipes?

Or perhaps you are looking to improve your mind or your outlook on life.

Perhaps you are thinking about going back to school and starting a new career. Maybe you are interested in archaeology and cultures of the past and present, or are thinking about becoming an archaeologist.

And hopefully, you also care about the planet and are looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Maybe you want to live your life in the most sustainable way possible, without giving up all the pleasures that life has to offer.

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then this blog is for you!

Please join me on my own journey of self-improvement through healthy diet, creating a healthy mind and body and exploring sustainable living. I will help you live your life to its fullest potential by pursuing your dreams at any age!

 

Delicious Vegan Recipes

All of the recipes I share are vegetarian, most are vegan, and many are gluten-free. All of them are healthy and delicious and perfect for feeding a hungry family or just yourself!

I have been vegetarian for over 30 years and was vegan in my 20s. Two years ago I transitioned back to a totally plant-based vegan diet. I did this partly for health reasons and partly for environmental reasons. But the biggest reason of all was because I found out about how cruelly animals are treated in the dairy industry. I just couldn’t continue to be a part of a system that does such harm to animals and the environment.

When I started this blog, I was still using dairy products, so a few of the recipes still contain dairy. But those that do can easily be made without it, and in most cases, I have provided the vegan alternative. Many of my recipes are time-tested and kid approved (I am also a mother of two boys), so you know they are good – and easy to make!

I am also on a weight loss journey, so many of my recipes are perfect for losing pounds and inches by adding more plant-based foods to your diet, without feeling deprived of all the foods you know and love.

Sustainable Living

Ever since my early 20s, I have looked for ways to live a lifestyle that has minimal impact on our planet and our environment, with maximum benefit for my health, body, and soul.

I am sure you have heard the expression “Reduce, Re-use, Recycle (and Respect)”? That’s my mantra! I am always looking for ways to Reduce waste, Re-use what I can, and Recycle what I can’t use anymore. I also Respect my environment, the planet, and all of those around me. I will share my tips and tricks for practicing the 4 R’s.

I also love gardening, spending time outdoors with my family, and living a healthy life that nurtures my body and spirit. I will show you ways that you can enjoy this kind of life too!

Archaeology and Going Back to College

 In addition to cooking up delicious vegan recipes, I make my living as a professional archaeologist. I haven’t been doing this for a long time, but it is a career I truly love.

I have a real passion for archaeology and I will share all my archaeological adventures and tidbits with you! If you are interested in becoming an archaeologist, I will share what it is really like, and how you can best succeed in the field.

I started a B.A. degree program at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs when I was 40 years old. I then went on to get my M.A. degree from the University of Colorado, Denver, and graduated in 2017. 

So I know a thing or two about going back to college at an “non-traditional” age, and how to get scholarships, grants, work-study and intern positions, and more!

I did it all while raising two boys as a single mom!

Although these types of articles won’t be a significant part of my blog, I still want to offer any help that I can to anyone who wants to go to college at any age! If you are one of those people, please check out the articles I do have, and let me know what you need help with!