I’m Mercedes and I’m a twenty something, veggie loving, two time cat mom happily married to my soulmate of a husband.

I work as an engineer in Pittsburgh, pretending to be an adult and spending a solid 20% of my time trying to remember to not reply all.

I wanted a platform to share my wealth of equally positive and negative experiences as I attempt to navigate my twenties, and maybe get a little preachy here and there about veganism, mental health and LGBTQ+ rights.

At the very least, I hope to make you laugh.

10 Vegan Salads That Are More Than Just Lettuce & Carrots

10 Vegan Salads That Are More Than Just Lettuce & Carrots

Shredded lettuce, brown rice, mild tomato salsa, guacamole, fire roasted corn, black bean, pinto beans, cilantro, and tortilla strips.

Romaine lettuce, purple cabbage, red bell pepper, black olives, crumbled vegan almond cheese, cucumber, and grape tomatoes.


Kale, quinoa, chickpeas, dried cranberries, edamame, pecans, and avocado.

Spinach, lentils, cucumber, black beans, spiralized sweet potato, and avocado.


Spinach, strawberries, avocado, pecans, Gardein chick’n nuggets, and pepitas.


Iceberg lettuce, mangoes, purple cabbage, red onion, granny smith apple slices, and walnuts.


Spinach, arugula, quinoa, cubed butternut squash, pecans, and dried cranberries.


Iceberg lettuce, mandarin oranges, pear slices, tofu, avocado, and croutons.


Romaine lettuce, spinach, broccoli, tomato slices, cucumber, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, banana peppers, green peas, matchstick carrots, black eyed peas, and roasted garlic hummus.

Kale, sun dried tomatoes, chickpeas, couscous, red onion, diced sweet potato, and dried cranberries.



Traveling as a Vegan Part I

Traveling as a Vegan Part I