Welcome to Lifestyles of the Poor and Vegan!  

My name is Kristi.

I am: A constant work in progress, a wife, a dog-mom, a lover of adventure, and an aspiring writer.

This is my adventure log, recipe book, photo album, and more. 

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A Fresh Start for Spring

A Fresh Start for Spring

Okay, I can barely stand the excitement. I was going to wait and share later, but I just can't hold it in anymore! We are moving! Yay!

Josh and I have been staying with family for the last 9 months, in order to save money for a new place. Well, we have saved and saved, and here we are - Gearing up to move!

The new place is a small, two bedroom, garden-style apartment. It's simple, bright, and happy, with lots of windows. It is perfect for the three of us; My boyfriend Josh, our dog Suzie, and me! Although the apartment is on the smaller side, there is a significant amount of space for Suzie to hang out and relax. Outside, there is a massive amount of space for her to run around and play. The neighborhood is peaceful and well-kept, complete with sidewalks perfect for evening stolls. I think we're all going to love living there.

This is going to be the perfect opportunity to really dive into the whole vegan-living thing. We'll have empty cabinets, an empty fridge, and an empty pantry; All of which are just begging to be filled with delicious, ethical, and vegan foods and goods. 

It has been proving quite difficult to eat a plant based diet while living with other people. If everyone isn't on the same page about it, it tends to become a little difficult to agree on what foods should or should not be kept in the house, or what should be served up for dinner. I think that it will be a lot easier for Josh and I to jump-start (and maintain) a kinder lifestyle in our new place. I  can't wait! 

Do you have any "can't-live-without-it" recommendations to help us get started on filling up those cupboards? Please leave a comment and let me know. (We're going to need all the help we can get!)

My Very First Vegan Recipe Fail

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Poor and Vegan Pico de Gallo

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Poor and Vegan Pico de Gallo