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Vegan Recipes

All of my recipes are vegan and easy to make. I test all of them and only post the ones we love. Happy Eating!

Lightened-Up Desserts and Snacks

If you’re looking for a dessert or snack that won’t break the calorie bank, then look no further.  These recipes have been lightened up because I believe that a treat every day is good for the soul! 

Light Strawberry Compote

Light Strawberry Compote

This light strawberry compote is perfectly sweet and subtly tart. And if you don't like watery compotes, then this is the recipe for you. It's nice and thick, making it the perfect topping for pancakes, oatmeal, ice cream, and more! I came up with this recipe to use...

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About Crystal

Voice & Creator of HappyCow And Me

Hey! I’m Crystal and I am so happy you are here! I’m a busy mom of three with a passion for cooking and is a way to share my kitchen creations. The recipes I share are a reflection of the way I cook- easy to make, dairy-free, and mostly plant-based meals. And if you love spicy food, then you have definitely come to the right place. I love my spice and I have plenty of spicy recipes to share. I also have some easy weeknight recipes, some great vegan desserts and comfort food. And if you are looking for some healthy recipes that are great for slimming down a bit, then look no further.

Mostly Healthy. Some Indulgence. Lots of Plants. It’s all about balance. 😊

My Story

Life is so full of possibilities! As a former second grade teacher turned television sales executive, I had never considered food blogging before. But a few years ago, I was given some great advice- “do more of the things that bring you joy.” I decided to incorporate that advice into all aspects of my life. And now I truly love what I do. I’ve got plenty of help over here at Happycowandme. My husband Jonathan (helper of all that is tech) and my three children Ava, Sophie, and Reeves (the toughest little food critics). They help keep my recipes on point and I couldn’t do this without them.

Beyond the Blog

Besides cooking, I love to travel, especially to the beach and the mountains- I could live in the mountains. I just love to be outdoors! I’m also an avid yogi (haha I just called myself a yogi). But seriously, it’s what calms my mind and keeps me sane. I practice several times a week and have seen such a huge change in my body and my mind. I’m also really into health and nutrition. I love reading up on the newest science and learning about different diets. It inspires me to eat cleaner and create healthier recipes. Then I get to share them- how great is that!

Life is good. 😊

Thank you!

Thanks again for your interest in Happy Cow and Me. I love hearing from you, so please leave any questions and comment on recipes, as I read them all. Also, feel free to email me at [email protected] As always, I wish you Happy Eating!

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