Still Vegan…

… but not as fluffy. MY GOODNESS. It’s been a lesson, this vegan journey. I learned a lot, and had to recruit outside sources to figure out some things: -Vegan does not automatically translate to healthy -You don’t have to be militant vegan to actually be healthy -Processed food is still a bad idea, vegan…

In My Fluffy Feelings

Ahhhh I survived what is affectionately known as Turkey Day without any meat-related incident. Not that it would be a problem, considering the culinary state of my in-laws. It turns out, with the exception of my brother in law, niece and nephew… no one else eats meat. So there was no shortage of vegan options…

The Taste Test

There’s common misconception that vegan food tastes like cardboard and poor life choices. Honestly, this reputation is well earned because there are way too many folks in my life who chuck a metric ton of romaine or kale down their throats wrapped in Ezekiel bread (worst.stuff.ever.I’m sorry y’all, it is. And got the nerve to…

Vegan Bullying and Recreational Outrage

So I’m scrolling through Instagram and I see this post from a yoga teacher: Interestingly enough, before I actually read the accompanying copy on her personal post, I thought she was talking about this: The Real Story of Thanksgiving As a member of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation, this is not an unfamiliar story to…

So about this Portobello Mushroom Burger…

Oh it was worth EVERY.SINGLE.BITE!!!! Honey…! So after I did this: I went and got my culinary life. Actually, my husband did because he’s freakin’ awesome. I texted him the list: Portobello Mushrooms Avocado Heirloom Tomatoes Persian Cucumbers Maya Onion Arugula Alfalfa Sprouts Lemon The poor man, bless his heart, came back with a tray…

I really want…

THIS. I’ve wanted it since Thursday. Not sure why this is haunting me… but it looks like it would be EPIC. Time, life and adulting has gotten between me and my dream burger. I want to make it, but haven’t had the time to get the ingredients and get my tail in the kitchen. So…

Of Fear and Love

One of the most valuable lessons I may have ever learned in training and practicing yoga was about motivations. We work from two primary places: Fear and Love. Sometimes we work from one, sometimes both. I’ve come to realize that one is not necessarily better than the other in the general sense; but they do…

What the heck is a Dosha?

I’ve known my primary Dosha for a while, long before I even knew what a Dosha was. Dosha, in its simplest explanation, is the energetic expression of mind and body. You can call it your personality, and even physical and emotional tendencies. All of those applications work as you figure out who¬† you are and…

The Accidental Vegan

It has been five weeks since my last taste of meat. It wasn’t even something noteworthy like a massive prime rib. Rather, it was a small square of salmon, which I ate in defiance before starting an Ayurvedic wellness cleanse. It turns out that my rebel act of ridiculousness wasn’t even necessary. On the first…