andreapixley

I am 45 years old and have been a military wife for 25 years.

We have lived in 2 countries, 6 states (4 of them twice), and 9 cities (1 of them twice).

I attended 5 colleges, declared 3 majors, and took 8 years (and 3 kids) to get my first undergraduate degree (BA Sociology) from the University of Oklahoma.

I am currently working towards a second undergraduate degree (BS Healthy Lifestyles Coaching) from Arizona State University.

I am a college football junkie. Boomer Sooner!

I have been a Virtual Assistant since February, 2000.

In my free time, I enjoy cooking (of course!), hiking/backpacking, camping, running, walking, yoga, knitting, sewing, gardening, reading, solving puzzles of all kinds, and playing board games with my family.

We don’t have cable or a DVR.

I have been a vegan for 11 years and have followed a whole-food, plant-based diet for more than 4 years.

I gave up most processed sugars and virtually all oils in 2012.

Our oldest child is vegan, but he graduated from UT Austin, so we try not to talk about him. 😉

Sadly, my younger two are not vegan, but there’s still hope. Our daughter is currently vegetarian.

My husband is usually a vegan, but doesn’t always have that luxury when he travels.

I love to cook. (Duh!)

I try to buy, cook, and eat seasonally, organically, and locally grown whole foods. (SOL food)

I make vegetable broth, soy yogurt, kombucha, and (usually) ginger beer each week.

Even though I consider myself a vegan, I do occasionally consume local raw honey.

We eat a lot of fruit and vegetables.

I hope you enjoy my recipes!