I have been waiting for tomorrow for exactly 1,052 days. Since the first day I started Happy Hemp I have been dreaming to see her sitting on the shelves of Whole Foods. Tomorrow I get to see my hard work pay off. The road of an entrepreneur has been the most rewarding journey of my life. It is a road not paved, but rather dark and undefined. It is a recipe of tears, hope, belief, gut feelings and a lot […]
I love how when one door closes another opens!! Starting Happy Hemp was a personal journey of dealing with sickness and loss of a job. My rock bottom was the foundation to start my life’s passion project.
Having a dinner party to meet all dietary needs these days can be quite a challenge. Recently I hosted a dinner party and the menu needed to be vegan and gluten-free. I wanted to make sure my meat eater friends were also happy and full. As I don’t want to edit the guest list, I have been challenging myself to create full flavor dishes that make all palates happy!!
Categories: Happy Dips & Dressings, Happy Gluten-Free, Happy Savory, Happy Sides & Salads, Happy Vegan, Happy Vegetarian • Tags: Austin, cucumber, dinner party, gluten free, simple, soy free, spread, Texas, vegan, vegetarian
Mornings for me are crazy…. So much to do and so little time to get out the door. My breakfast must be quick, healthy and most importantly to go. This is my go to smoothie!!
Hemp milk is an amazing alternative to dairy. This nutty flavored milk is full of protein, vitamins, omegas, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids. I love to add mine to my oatmeal, cereal or as a great base for a smoothie.
Categories: Happy Gluten-Free, Happy Kids, Happy Vegan, Happy Vegetarian • Tags: Austin, breakfast, cereal, coffee, fresh, gluten free, hemp, lactose free, milk, natural, oatmeal, simple, smoothie, soy free, Texas
Fall is here and transition is upon us from clothing to food. As the days grow shorter, I start to crave hearty meals. I love making big pots of soup and baking breads. I even transition my salads into savory meals with warm nutty flavors. This Happy Hemp corn salad is the perfect meal for a cool fall day.
Categories: Happy Savory, Happy Sides & Salads, Happy Vegan, Happy Vegetarian • Tags: Austin, Barley, basil, Coconut oil, Corn, Dill, happy hemp, olive oil, raw, Tara Miko, Texas, Tomatoes, vegan, vegetarian
Certain foods take me back to being a kid…. Cracker Jacks is one of them. Growing up I was a tomboy through and through. Hot wheels over Barbie. Race tracks over dolls. I seem to always have scrapes and cuts all over my knees, mud on my face, hair in knots and a half rubbed off Cracker Jack tattoo on my arm. I wanted to recreate my favorite treat, but jazz up the healthy side and not lose the flavor. I […]
Story of my life… I am running late and have people coming over to my house!! This is a great way to create a yummy snack and still have time to change your outfit, walk the dogs and look fresh and flawless!!
Categories: Happy Dips & Dressings, Happy Gluten-Free, Happy Sides & Salads, Happy Vegetarian • Tags: Austin, cucumber, dogs, entertaining, friends, gluten free, hemp seeds, martha stewart, raw, Texas, vegetarian
How many nights a week does one want to slave over a hot stove cooking a 5-course dinner? Honestly I am lucky if that happens once a week, but when I do want to Betty Crocker it out in the kitchen it better be the a meal that keeps giving. Sundays tend to be the day when I feel like getting creative in the kitchen. I want a homecooked, yummy meal to kick start the week and say good-bye to my […]