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Well, my friends, 2017 has arrived! If you are anything like me, you were happy to see 2016 go...far, far away.


Now that I have binge watched my way through Netflix over the holidays, (I'm going to need more Fuller House and Gilmore Girls, stat!) I am ready to brush all the treat crumbs off my Christmas onesie, pull myself from the butt imprint left on my sofa and start fresh!


I have a few exciting things to share!


The most obvious being that I have revamped my website (I hope we all like the new changes!). It's still a work in progress, but I am happy with the results so far.


I know the big question may be "Where the heck is Volume 3 and Volume 4 of The Lucy Chronicles?". First off, my apologies for the delay. As we all know, sometimes life gets in the way and there isn't much we can do except ride it out. That's exactly what the latter part of my 2016 was! Rest assure, both volumes will be released very soon and at the same time. 


​I will also be launching a new series, Haunted, this Friday January 6th on Channillo.com that will be quite different from my other works. If you are a Work In Progress fan, Abigail WILL be making her return early March! So stay tuned- I will be uploading new content every month. Make sure to check my Instagram/ Twitter/ Facebook for updates!


​Lastly, later this year I will be (finally) starting my youtube channel. The main focus will be to share my own experience as an author, answer questions about my work as well as throw in some fun content that could look a bit like first impressions, recipe sharing, etc. I still need to outline the exact approach, but I am excited to begin!


Here's to a fantastic year ahead!






 

Now, ​I will refrain from counting all the ways veganism is awesome and stick to the topic at hand. If anyone has ever thought they wanted to remove animal product from their cooking, but wasn't sure how to go about it- don't despair! There are so many life-lines of vegan cooking recipes on the internet it will blow your mind! It may take several trial and errors to find just the right ones, but to help you get started I am listing a few of my favorites:



​​Whether you are making the decision based on health, ethical or environmental reasons I first and foremost applaud your decision! The next step is to remove any negative thoughts you have about vegan food. Think of nachos, burgers, pizza, sausages (yes, sausages!) donuts and ice cream! Although those are geared more toward the 'junk' food vegan side, there is a surplus of amazingly healthy food to create too! My rule of thumb is if I want it, I make it myself. This will help you familiarize yourself with recipes and feel much more comfortable with ingredients. The goal is to choose plant based foods (such as tons of vegetables, fruits, beans, tofu, etc). I have always had a major sweet tooth. For me, I found that baking it myself is best so that I know exactly what ingredients are used. For sugars I stick to organic cane sugar and organic brown sugar. I now only eat dark chocolate, but this can be tricky sometimes so I always make sure to read the ingredients! ​You really want to just have fun with cooking. It shouldn't make you feel restricted or frustrated. I started off with simple meals and progressed from there. I absolutely learned along the way what tastes good with what and how cauliflower can literally be used as a base for any sauce! 


I have added a small slide show of meals I have made, for your viewing. You can also check out my Instagram page to see more.


​Happy Cooking! =)




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January 4th, 2017

Well folks, we have reached the beginning of May. Although it might not feel like it most days, winter is now behind us and these rain showers will (hopefully) bring us flowers!  


I just wanted to give a quick update that life has been pretty hectic with a move among other things the past few months. This unfortunately has pushed back the launches of Volume 3 & 4 of The Lucy Chronicles. Fear not! I am a busy bee still working on them. Thank you for your patience!


In the meantime you can check out my current series, Haunted, on

Channillo. com!

​It's Vegan!

February 27th, 2017

Ok! Let's talk cooking. Specifically vegan cooking. I know when someone says 'vegan' food, eyeballs automatically glaze over and people tend to think it's all bland, rabbit food. On the contrary, vegan food is actually pretty fantastic! Since I made the choice to go vegan over a year ago, I am proud to say my cooking skills have been kicked up a notch. I love experimenting and 'vegan-izing' meals to a tasty creation!

Where is Spring and Volumes 3 & 4?!

May 1st, 2017

Disclaimer: I am not a health expert nor do I claim to be one. I am simply sharing what has worked for my own journey. 

Happy New Year!