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FayinaGirl

California
This blogger is the wife of the world's best hubby, mom to 6 kiddos (and 2 dogs), and gigi to 1 little princess (so far). I am passionate about feeding my family well. It is possible to eat a vegan diet based on whole foods that are gluten-free, free of processed sugars, and added salt. It can be... Full Bio
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Moving Reminder! by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Just a quick reminder! This blog is shutting down. The Gluten Free Vegan Family is now Mama Eats Trees Visit the new blog mamaeatstrees.blogspot.com Read on »
The Move is Complete! by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Light up the fireworks and tell your friends...we've successfully made the move! The Gluten Free Vegan Fam is now Mama Eats Trees (<---click on it and check it ... Read on »
Giving Back the Word "Vegan" by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Photo Credit: Stargardener "Believe there are no limits but the sky” ~Cervantes Today, I am saying "goodbye" to limits, labels, and being put into ... Read on »
Happy Thanksgiving! by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating  Happy Thanksgiving to all of our peeps, wherever you are! Hope you all have a very special day with friends, family and fun foods. If you don't live in the U.S. or do ... Read on »
A Few of My (Current) Favorite Things by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Thank you all for the great, heartfelt responses to my last post. A particularly lovely reader wrote with an apology for sending me a link to health information based ... Read on »
When Diet & Lifestyle Changes Are Not Enough by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Photo Credit: Stargardener on flickr.com Life's journey. We hope that it will be long, filled with beauty and a variety of uninterrupted pleasures - cle ... Read on »
Cranberry Goji Bars by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Welcome to the final day of the Vegan Month of Food! I thought we'd wrap up the month with a family fav - Raw Cranberry Gogi Bars. For those celebrating Halloween, the ... Read on »
Bubble & Squeak by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Home again! We had a great time checking out more of America's Wild West. This time our travels took us through New Mexico and Arizona, covering a great deal of the Na ... Read on »
Italian Stuffed Peppers & Fried Zucchini by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating We were completely out of gluten-free flour (other than coconut flour...which does not do well on it's own in this application). So, being the genius that she is, Li ... Read on »
Pumpkin & Black Bean Taquitos by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Livy is responsible for this recipe. She made these spicy little treats just right! (I know, I know...proud mama moment. I'll try to reel it in.) ;-) She served them ... Read on »
Raw & Vegan Buddha's Delight by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Being a huge Raw Food lover, I have to throw in a couple raw recipes for the Vegan Month of Food. This is one of my favs. Crisp, fresh, and full of a variety of textur ... Read on »
Indian Samosa Pie & Reserving the Right to be Random by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Yep, we had a theme for the Vegan Month of Food - soup. This doesn't look like soup to you? Me either. ;-) That's the beauty of having your own blog, you can change th ... Read on »
Butternut Squash Bisque by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating While the soup pictured above is amazing (more on that later), last night's dinner was somewhat less than spectacular. We'd attempted a tortilla soup with smoky Chipot ... Read on »
Beets, Glorious Beets! by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Autumn and root vegetables were made for each other, don't you think? The earthy scent of raw beets sets my mind awhirl with memories of Autumns past. Visions of c ... Read on »
Vegan Potato Soup by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Leave it to Livy to take us on a culinary journey to France. Being the family's true Francophile, we expect no less from her. The theme of her room is all things Frenc ... Read on »
Guilin Mifen (Rice Noodles in Broth) by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Picture, if you will, the above bowl of noodles swimming in an unctuous broth. (Sorry, the broth in our bowl fell below the easy to see mark...but it's in there.) ... Read on »
Ethiopian Inspiration & World Food Day by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Given current events one might not think that Ethiopia and scrumptious food are synonymous. Drought, famine, emaciated babies - these are the images of Ethiopia flashe ... Read on »
A Taste of Brazil by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The mention of any country rouses instantaneous mental imagery. Speak of Brazil and many picture exotic, kitschy Carnaval. Some envision luxuriant beaches, others the ... Read on »
Zuppa di Ceci by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Though a month of soups may at first strike one as potentially tiresome, nothing could be further from the truth. Nearly every culture developed copious versions of he ... Read on »
Sweet Potato & Mushroom Congee by FayinaGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Congee - Chinese comfort food. At its most basic, Congee is a simple rice porridge - peasant food - cheap eats and sufficient calories to fill empty bellies and keep t ... Read on »