20 2 / 2014
08 2 / 2014
"I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you."
06 1 / 2014
I am a terrible blogger. The last text blog was on New Year’s Day, 2013. Boo:/
Again, no resolutions. (There was only one year of my life in which I successfully kept a resolution-no fast food for a year. I actually did it.) With each passing year, I certainly learn many lessons. I’m a work in progress for sure. My vegan cooking explorations have continued leading to a few revelations…
1. Fiber is your friend. I tend to get gluten gut when I’ve eaten way too much bread or gluten. It becomes glue in your belly and must be evacuated. I find a daily morning smoothie with a scoop of fiber powder helps relieve this condition. You know, it keeps things MOVING!!
2. Vegan donuts are easier to make than I would’ve thought. I bake mine in pans purchased from Amazon. Pinterest is loaded with recipes. Give them a try.
3. Tailgating is a BLAST!! Not only is it the prequel to seeing your team play its heart out, but it’s a great way to try new vegan recipes that I can get non-vegans to eat. I’m especially thrilled when I don’t tell the meat eaters that it’s vegan and they dig all over it. Tailgating is an invitation to eat, drink, and generally be merry. I’m a superfan:)
4. Tofu is now my favorite food. It’s versatility is astounding. To be honest though, it requires proper preparation to be tasty. I love slices of it marinated (for as little as two minutes) in tamari (soy sauce), salt, and pepper. Sprinkle it with nutritional yeast and saute it in a little oil of your choice. Melt Daiya mozzarella cheese on it and serve on the sandwich of your choice. Super delicious with Veganaise, thinly sliced cucumber, shredded carrots, cilantro, jalapenos, and sriracha on French bread a la bahn mi. Heaven on earth. If you don’t dig on tofu, let me show you how to love it. I’ve got you!
5. Salads are another way to get fiber and can be a palate for eating pretty much anything you want. My one caveat is that salads need croutons. That crunchy texture hits the spot for me. I also love making my own dressing. Store bought dressings are generally disappointing. I have high hopes for great flavor, but without the ability to taste test, you’re stuck with a bottle of “ugh…”. Making your own allows you to make WHAT you like in the QUANTITY you need. Pinterest, again, will have lots of recipes.
My dad told me when I was younger that with each passing year time would seem to speed up. Alas, that has become reality. Don’t wait one more second to begin taking care of yourself-body and soul. It’s easy to eat tasty food that satisfies cravings of all kinds. Here’s to an amazing 2014. May it be your best year yet…