About Mama

Welcome. Hi my name is Heather. This is my vegan food journey!

Since my younger years I have always had a love for food and cooking. It wasn’t until going vegan that I started to cook for my family regularly, 5-6 nights a week and really enjoy it. Now, spending time in the kitchen actually challenges, inspires and motivates me to being the healthiest mama I can be for my boys. It’s my happy place when I need that calming “break” from the everyday chaos.

I transitioned to a vegan lifestyle during December 2015 and I’m never looking back.

I’m married {just not on paper} he’s my best friend and the father to my two youngest boys. We’ve been together in this crazy journey of life for over 10 years. My hardest yet most rewarding job is being a mother of three boys {my youngest is almost 5 years old, my middle son will be 7 years in December and my oldest son is 17, he will be starting his final year of high school as a senior this upcoming fall season. We reside in New Jersey, for now, but who knows where life will take us in the future.

Being a mom of three boys and no longer being in my twenties {we won’t go there}, I have become a very anxious person. I am constantly nervous about everything they do and eat! I’m not sure if it comes with age but being the only female in my house, I’m told I’m “losing it” and too overprotective, but then against aren’t most moms? I think it’s our natural motherly instinct. I never would have thought I’d be “that” mom, but I am.

For now, I’m a SAHM but I have both an Esthetician’s and Nail Technician license. I have stopped working in the field many years ago but I keep my licenses active just in case I get the yearning to start it up again. I may jump back in the field eventually, but for now I’m soaking up the time I get to spend with my little ones.

As a young girl my mother would always do the DIY beauty hacks and I kinda picked it up over the years and continued it even after her passing. Even when I would buy any beauty products in the stores I would always choose the natural beauty products over those that are more toxic with unnecessary fillers. It’s always been important to me to take care of myself as much as I could aesthetically.

Once I learned more about the vegan lifestyle I became even more cautious about the ingredients and the formulations. I now make sure to check all products I use are cruelty-free and vegan. If I can make little changes to protect animals from being sacrificed and tortured for our beauty/cleaning products than why wouldn’t I? I decided to do a full detox within our lives of our everyday lifestyle to protect my boys from anything harmful {that I can prevent}. I know I can’t protect my boys from everything, but I can try. Can’t I?

I decided to start first with our food then the cleaning products I used in my home to the skincare and hygiene products for my family. I took it a step further and started developing full on vegan recipes for us! Some of which they weren’t aware of, because I wasn’t always honest with them when they asked, “What’s for Dinner?” I told little white lies when I started transitioning them to the vegan lifestyle or they will get too overwhelmed all at once! It’s still an everyday challenge to please my family, but it’s my job to succeed or fail and for the most part I would say I’ve done good.

Just want to thank you for stopping by my page and getting to know a little bit more about me and my family, and maybe even attempting one of my recipes! I hope to offer you more natural and less toxic alternatives to products and food choices that you use or consume in your everyday routine. If you recreate any of my recipes be sure to tag me on Instagram at #mamawentveganrecipes and follow me @mamawentvegan.