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Wow. It's been four years since I last posted an entry. That's just insane. Life has been so crazy and interesting. I've moved, left my last relationship, gotten married, adventured all over the states, I'm a step mom to four wonderful kids and now expecting my own....the list truly goes on and on.

This blog originally started off as a blog for strictly vegan food. I currently live in Texas and let me tell you, that lifestyle is tough to uphold here. I've also just fallen out of being vegan and just want to enjoy food, no matter how it comes. I will say that I still want to focus on a lot of vegan dishes, but many vegetarian dishes will also be making it on here. I have four kiddos that don't come from any sort of "healthy eating" background and it has really given me a run for money.
I can sneak vegetarian meals by them occasionally, and I try to incorporate as many veggies as I can into meals (which mostly means sneaking them in, but you do what you gotta do), but it can just be hard when you weren't the one raising those munchkins or influencing their palates. And i'm just doing what I can for them, and I hope they one day realize it was all out of love. All of the b=veegies were out love and care for their bodies!
Who knows, maybe they won't care.

But I will still try to feed them the best I can, whenever I can. Sure, pizza makes it's debut sometimes, crappy cereal happens...but I'm doing my best. That counts, right?

So all that to say, Yummy Lumpkins will be focusing on delicious food that your whole family can enjoy. And maybe some vegan dishes that just you adults can enjoy. Heck, maybe even your kiddos will! They're all different.
Bottom line-- enjoy yummy food. Period.


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Healthful Veggie Wraps

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Also, just a little photo...

Of some beautiful radishes my friend and I pulled from my garden this afternoon!

They just make me happy, that's all.