Vegan “crab legs”

This dish was inspired by a Facebook post where someone asked, what was a food you’ve missed since going vegan? Crab legs used to be my favorite food. Now the idea of breaking someone’s legs to eat the muscle doesn’t really appeal to me but I was curious if I could make a vegan plant…

Stop focusing on weight and start focusing on health

The scale is the devil! I say that because every since I bought one I have been obsessed with my weight instead of my health. The scale can be misleading because weight is comprised of water, bone density and muscle, all of which can have an affect on the numbers displayed. I’ve maintained my weight…

The invincible vegan myth

I am guilty of perpetuating the myth that vegans are invisible. Although I fully believe that a whole foods plant based diet is optimal for health and living a compassionate lifestyle is optimal for peace of mind and the environment, I am still susceptible to the occasional flu virus. One of the “selling” points to…

High raw May

For the month of May I’ve decided to challenge myself to eat high raw for the whole month with the following disclaimers: Every Wednesday (weather permitting) is a food truck event called Walnut Wednesday and I will be supporting the vegan food trucks Wild Spork and Mobite Products LLC May 5th and 10th I’m going…

High raw lifestyle plan

I’ve been thinking about how I want to eat going forward. After my last post about processed foods. I realize I have to eat in a way that supports my overall health not just my waistline. I was fully raw for 8 months from November 2016 to July 2017 and I felt great. I liked…

The importance of exercise

I have to confess, I don’t exercise. I know I should since I spend the majority of my day sitting. I sit all day at work and then I go home and sit some more. Although I’ve managed to maintain the majority of my 61 pound weight loss for two years, I used to exercise…

Processed foods

I have a confession, in the past 9 months I’ve gained back about 25 of the 61lbs I lost after my juice cleanse. The main reason is because I’ve been eating more processed foods, not every once in a while but damn near every day. One big misconception is that just because it’s vegan it…

I’m no longer vegan: giving up the vegan label

Amiss the controversy over popular vegans going back to eating animal products, there is a surge of people choosing to stop calling themselves vegan while maintaining a vegan lifestyle. One of the reasons for this is vegan extremist. These vegans can be seen in the comment section of social media posts from new vegans who…

My vegan journey

My vegan journey started April 2010. At this time in my life I was an active alcoholic and smoking a pack and a half of cigarettes a day. I decided adopting a vegan lifestyle would balance out my excessive drinking and smoking. I know my logic was way off, but I remained vegan until January…

Spring cleaning and reflection

I have decided to put my seasonal guided juice cleanses on hiatus until I can execute them in the manor I had envisioned. I really want to create an experience where the participant feels informed and supported through the process.  I have to be transparent and admit that I rushed into starting the juice cleanses…