Hello, my name is Clarissa?

I am a Canadian living and working in New Zealand. I have been here since late 2012 and made the vegan leap at the beginning of 2013 with my partner and cheerleader (CL). It has been a fairly easy journey that seems to get easier each year. New Zealand is quickly embracing veganism and many cafes and restaurants have delicious options - even when it isn't clear on the menu.

I started this blog because although there are lots of options out there for us, reading American blogs can be disheartening when the ingredients that can be found 'in any grocery store' just aren't here yet. I want to make delicious, inexpensive, vegan recipes that even omnivores will enjoy. I will also share tips for finding ingredients, places to eat, and how to be vegan on a budget.