Avocados and ales, eh?

Well, you won’t see too many of those here anymore. When I started this blog, I was cooking with a lot of avocados and drinking a bit of beer. I still do both of those things, but I don’t write much about them here.

So who am I then?


My name is Lacey. I’m 31 years old and married to a wonderful fella named Ken and we have 2 vegan children. I’ve been vegetarian for about 12 years and vegan for 10. When we first met, Ken had been vegan for a year and vegetarian for about 9 years. After reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, I made the switch to veganism. I’ve been eating since I was born and cooking since I was 14, but I started seriously cooking when I moved to Seattle at 18. Today we reside in the Midwest.

I don’t claim to be a food photographer and I also don’t claim that anything I make is healthy. Yes, it’s vegan. But that doesn’t make it any better for you than it’s omnivore counterpart.

I’m currently working part time at an award winning spa doing massage therapy and raising my children in the rest of my time.

My favorite type of beers include porters, stouts, dubbels, and quadrupels, but my tastes change depending on the meal.

My favorite color is turquoise, my favorite food is sushi (or pizza), and my favorite stone is tourmaline.

Any other questions?

30 Responses to “About”

  1. liveblissful November 11, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Hi Lacey, I really enjoy your blog and have nominated you for the Sunshine Award

    • avocadosandales November 13, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

      Thanks so much for the nomination! I’m so honored!!

      I’ll write up my post as soon as I’m following enough people to be able to appropriately pass on the honors.

  2. Teresa November 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

    Thanks for following my blog. I do have a lot of vegan, vegetarian and healthy stuff on my blog. I also have lots of family recipes I’m posting that are NOT healthy but delicious. I Hope you enjoy looking through the posts and perhaps you’ll come across a few recipes you’d like to try. Please let me know if you try anything. I’d love to hear what you think of it.

  3. liveblissful November 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Hi Lacey, still lovin your blog and have nominated you for the Liebster Award!

  4. jenndnle December 6, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    Hi Sweetie,

    I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Bloggers Award!
    http://eatbreatheyogini.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/awards-awards-awards/ โ€Ž
    Keep up the good work!

    – Jenn

    • avocadosandales December 8, 2012 at 7:49 am #

      Thank you so much! I’m very appreciative. I’m going to have to do my award post soon!

      • jenndnle December 8, 2012 at 10:46 am #

        you’re welcome honey! you deserve it!

  5. Athina January 24, 2013 at 6:24 am #

    Hey Lacey! Iโ€™ve nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.
    Feel free to not participate if you do not wish to or if youโ€™ve been nominated before!
    Take care, Athina ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Sophie33 February 27, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    You have a very tasty & lovely blog over here! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Kavya Basavraj March 9, 2013 at 4:56 am #

    I love you’re blog. You have such great tastes in cooking. Thank you for following my blog too. Looking forward to more posts from you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. badgerchemist November 13, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Just letting you know I’ve nominated you for the versatile bloggers award. I love reading your blog. http://adventuresparttimevegetarian.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/nomination-for-versatile-blogger-award/

  9. bscartabello October 9, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    Just came across your blog. LOVE your recipes! Happy to connect with a fellow vegan โค

  10. Larissa July 11, 2015 at 7:44 am #

    Loving all your recipes! Do you have an instagram? You should, and direct the pictures there to your blog! Your photos are beautiful and the recipes are awesome! What books do you suggest? Thanks!

    • avocadosandales July 11, 2015 at 8:11 am #

      I’m not on instagram! I should get one and increase my social media presence! I would recommend anything by Skye Michael Conroy and Isa Moscowitz. I also really like “how to cook everything vegetarian,” as it’s a really good resource.

  11. Megan July 12, 2015 at 12:58 pm #

    What happened to your breast milk cheese recipe?! I can’t find it for the life of me. The page just says “Page not found” ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • avocadosandales July 12, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

      Hi Megan- I took it down due to some backlash from a specific Facebook group about it – as my blog contains a lot about my private life I wanted to remove it to stop the negative comments. If you’re feeling resourceful, it’s been translated on a few other blogs! Really sorry to do this, but when posting about sensitive subjects like this the worst people tend to appear ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  12. Kornika July 12, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

    What happened to the breastmilk cheese recipe?

  13. Jillian July 13, 2015 at 11:06 am #

    Noooo!! I needed that breastmilk cheese recipe. I book marked and just got my carrageenan n the mail just moments agothat I had to order just for that. I spent the weekend pumping for it. Im sorry it went sour on fb, but some of us really were excited for it. :/

    • avocadosandales July 13, 2015 at 11:21 am #

      Hi Jillian! If you can Facebook message me I will PM you the recipe!!

    • avocadosandales July 13, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

      Jillian I private messaged you on Facebook, check your other folder if you don’t see it.

  14. melanie July 13, 2015 at 11:19 am #

    Anyone find another breastmilk cheese recipe??? My baby has FPIES. I ordered the ingredients and now cant find the recipe anywhere. =(

    • avocadosandales July 13, 2015 at 11:22 am #

      Hi Melanie – please find the original post on Facebook and I will be happy to send you the recipe!

  15. roxysveganomics July 27, 2015 at 9:50 am #

    Hello Lacey! I have nominated your blog for the creative blogger award. I love looking through your blog and especially enjoy your beautiful macaroon pics. Thanks for sharing!

    I hope that you find other blogs that inspire you like yours inspired me ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is my original nomination with instructions on nominating others:

  16. Sev August 12, 2015 at 8:03 am #

    Sushi and turquoise – yay! great blog.

  17. Sabina August 26, 2015 at 2:53 am #

    Wow this looks AMAZING! I’ve just seen it on Twitter. Will definitely be trying it.

  18. Cath September 5, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

    great blog! Thank you for sharing your passion ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Cristina December 29, 2015 at 10:13 pm #

    I just stumbled upon your blog and can’t wait to make cashew ricotta and other dishes I’ve seen so far. Thanks.

  20. Sophie33 July 12, 2016 at 2:23 pm #

    Nice to meet you! I love your blog & just found it through google. I love your twist on classical recipes. I am not a vegan but do eat, cook, bake vegan at least 5x/ week. i love it!

  21. Christine September 28, 2021 at 9:49 am #

    My favorite beers are also porters and stouts. There are some really good ones out there!
    Love the blog! Keep doing what you do!๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ˜Š


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