Archive | August 2016

Vegan Cookbook of the week…by Melisser Elliot

Hello my beautiful blog family! I hope everyone is well today. Thank you so much for reading, commenting, and sharing my blogs.

This week I chose this book to share with you.

“The Vegan Girl’s Guide To Life”, has got to be one of my FAVORITE books! πŸ‘ŒThe photography is awesome! (See my blog on what i look for to do a review). I also like the  feel of this book. I know it sounds strange, but whatever she used for the cover made it really soft. Seriously, for the first time in a review(and I’ve done tons on my youtube @NaturaleeHappee), I am encouraging you to  feel this book! Lol. 

Okay, so besides the feel of the book, I also loved the recipes! My very first recipe from this book was this one..

I LOVE πŸ’œ banana bread! As you can see from the picture, I “tweaked” it to my taste. I’m sure you will enjoy this too.

Aaaah, but this book is not like the rest! Not like the others at all. This book is an A-Z book! Yes! The recipes are only part  of the book.

I love this book because it helps readers transition  ALL aspects of their life into veganism. This lovely author showcases businesses in her book as well as bloggers! You can find everything you need in this one book from foods, to clothes, shoes, cosmetics, soaps, books, and more! 100% VEGAN!!! In the back of the book, everything is categorized for easy Google search.

I literally saw a “glow” on this book when I was first trying veganism! Well, ok. Maybe it was the sun from outside shining in the bookstore window, but still.. I loved it from day 1. 😁

If you make this recipe or purchase this book, TAG ME! If you already have this book, comment belowπŸ‘‡! I love to hear my subbies point of view on things.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Like, Follow, & Share. Until next time, stay Happee & stay healthy! 😎

Vegan cookbook Of The Week.

Vegan Yum Yum, written by Lauren Ulm. What are MY thoughts on this book?

Hello my beautiful blog family! How is everyone doing? Chime in because I really want to know. πŸ˜€ I am doing great myself. I’ve decided to “review” a vegan book a week. Congratulations.. you are now a part of this new weekly installment. Thank you for joining me. Thank you for liking, commenting, and sharing! You are awesome!

You might be thinking..ok.what is the criteria for her in choosing which book to review? Here it is…

1. It must be Vegan or Vegetarian ( preferably Vegan).

2.If it’s a cookbook, I MUST have enough pictures along with the recipe so that I can gauge whether or not what I prepare even remotely looks like it is correct!

3. The book must be good! Does it hold my attention? Is it interesting? Does it entice me to want to “try”?

4. The book or video does NOT have to be by someone known “worldwide”. I’ve seen some of the best things produced by the ” local” person or average Jane.

Now that you know what I look for, without further delay…Vegan Yum Yum!

#Vegan Yum Yum has ALL of the qualities that I look for in order to do a review. If any of you have been following me 3 or 4 years ago, or have read(in my archives here), then you remember that this book was used in my very first Vegan Thanksgiving. I made this side dish recipe…

The smudge on the bottom is proof that I have used this recipe for more than just Thanksgiving! Lmbo! 

The book in general has wonderful photography, clear instructions, and encourages me to at least ” try” something new before I place judgement. Kudos to Ms. Lauren! πŸ™ŒWell done!

My vote is a definite 5 stars.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Make sure you go check out this cookbook, ESPECIALLY if you’re like me and love to see pictures to help you out.(No offense, some people are just more visual).

If you get this book or already own this book, share your recipes and share YOUR thoughts. I’m sure we would love to hear other people’s point of view.

I hope you enjoyed not only my review, but this recipe I just shared above. Let me see how yours turns out. Tag me here, or on Twitter at Empress Legacy which is my business name.

Until next week. Be happy, be healthy! I am Naturalee Happee. πŸ˜€

How many of you Love Autumn?

Hello my beautiful blog family. How are you? I hope all has been well.

Who had a wonderful summer? Blue skies,warm sunshine rays, swimming pools or beaches with lots of laughter. Fireflies, picnics, & fireworks. Sounds great? Of course, but the summer also means…humidity, fans blowing hot air, mosquitos, allergic reactions, possible Calamine lotion & Benadryl. Lol. Does this also sound familiar?

Now enter Autumn…children on school buses,humidity lowered enough for you to breath now, red, yellow, & green leaves on the trees. Rabbits & squirrels greeting you on your neighborhood walk which is great, as long as that cute little cat is not really a skunk! Whoaaaa…walk away! Lol…still, I think I like the Fall description a lot better.πŸ˜ƒ

So now here we are, ready to buckle down and get “serious” again. I have short-term goals to accomplish before the end of the year. I already had a summer/ birthday sale on my online store.https://empresslegacy.storenvy.com.

 I took online courses to launch my NEW store coming soon. (Yep, you heard it here first!) I even joined a virtual sewing club so that I can finally transition from “sewing newbie” to “sewing Beast”! 

I have to get back in fitness mode too. I have totally dropped the ball this summer. I did however find a new app of which I will share on my next blog post.

Ok…now this is the part where you chime in below and tell me YOUR short-term fall goals. I love to hear what people are doing.(I think that’s why I love snapchat & periscope so much). Well, that, and I may be a little nosey too! πŸ˜€

I hope to hear from you all. Don’t forget to like this & share. Until next time…Stay Happee and Healthy! πŸ˜‰