Kelly Zugay is a Saint Paul, Minnesota content creator with a focus on plant-based vegan recipes, home decor, and travel.

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We're building a cozy, light-filled house just outside of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Follow along with our home design choices, construction progress, and decorating.

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Our house in Minnesota is officially complete! (Our final walkthrough and closing happen next week!) As I look toward next week, I’m most excited to be able to slowly walk through the house and pay close attention to all the details. Since choosing all of our customizations last summer, we’ve visited the house just a […]

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Home-Building: The Changes I’d Like to Make

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On Monday, Ben and I received word that our home interior was finished — so we went to Minnesota today! There are still some finishing touches for us to complete once we close in March — particularly adding light fixtures everywhere and possibly adding some paneling or wainscoting. Otherwise, everything has come together really beautifully, […]

February 2021 Home-Building Progress: The Interior is Complete

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Guest Bedroom Inspiration

One aspect of moving I am really excited about is having a home office. Right now, Ben and I are both working from bedrooms; my desk is in our bedroom, and his desk is in our guest bedroom. When I first became a small business owner, I was uncertain about the necessity of a dedicated […]

Home-Building: Home Office Inspiration

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Ben and I stopped by our house in Minnesota, because we received word our countertops had been installed! Our countertops are a detail Ben and I both really loved and felt excited about, so we couldn’t wait to see how they looked in-person. I took some additional photos — because so many smaller updates have […]

January 2021 Minnesota Home-Building Progress: Little Updates

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I’m so excited to share another home-building progress update! Since December, lots of home-building progress has been made: the flooring has been installed, the cabinets have been installed, and our bathroom tile has been installed. First: My office! My office is at the front of our house, facing the sunrise — which is a feature […]

January 2021 Minnesota Home-Building Progress

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I'm always adding to my personal collection of whole food, plant-based, vegan cookbooks 📚 and I've gathered my favorites here to share with you!

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When it comes to whole food, plant-based vegan recipes, the recipes I love most are often quick to make and easy to assemble. That’s where my go-to avocado toast recipe comes in! A couple of summers ago, Ben and I took a spontaneous road trip to Nashville, Tennessee. We visited a coffee shop called Crema, […]

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Way back in 2010, the books Eat for Health Books 1 and 2, changed my life; these books changed my entire perspective when it comes to what food is, how whole foods have specific benefits, and how whole foods can nourish our bodies. That’s when I learned about flaxseed — a small and simple yet […]

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Over the years, Brussels sprouts have become my favorite food. It turns out, Brussels sprouts are a great favorite food to have, because they are rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C, fiber, and more. In fact, one cup of Brussels sprouts contains more than 150% of the daily minimum recommended target for Vitamin C! (Source) Today, […]

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This year, I’m celebrating my 4 year vegan anniversary! What could be a better way to celebrate than trying a healthy, whole food, vegan chickpea brownie recipe?! What you’ll need to make healthy, vegan chickpea brownies: A Food Processor, An 8×8 Baking Pan, and The Recipe Below! I hope you enjoy this healthy, vegan chickpea […]

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Over the past few years, I’ve been so honored to travel — sometimes for work and sometimes for fun — to a variety of places. From Seattle, Washington to Prague, Czech Republic, I’ve picked up a few travel tips and tricks along the way. Today, I’m excited to share my travel style tips — for […]

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