For years I've been using an extremely boring, oversized black plastic cup and reused McDonalds straws for my smoothies. Yeah. I'm glamorous. One morning I realized, "I'd probably make more smoothies if I had a better cup." The black plastic one was always just a wee bit too small, so I'd have to spend 20 minutes in … Continue reading Best Smoothie Mug Ever | Bubba 32 oz Envy Mug
9 weeks pregnant now, but between 7-8 weeks the cravings were getting ridiculous. Like, seriously ridiculous. And I realized I was in an emotional eating sinkhole. Our brains are so very clever. Often too clever for our own good. They give us cues to eat when we're emotionally overloaded to ease the burden, but it … Continue reading Video: 9 Weeks Pregnant and Plant Based
Lately I've been on a John Wayne kick. I slow cooked some pinto beans. Delicious. I mixed in some salsa, added a chunk of avocado. Purdy tasty. Then I watched "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance." And I wanted a steak. I haven't craved meat since I started a plant-based diet in June, but since … Continue reading Confessions: John Wayne Makes Me Want Steak
I work from home. Thankfully, not in my kitchen anymore. But the kitchen is only a few strides away... And I've noticed something about my eating habits. Something I hate. Something that happens particularly when I'm working. The need to feed. Emotionally. I started tracking my urges to figure out what this compulsion to stuff … Continue reading How To Stop Stress Eating
It's pretty simple. When we decided to go plant-based, it made sense. But it took a few tries of other food philosophies to get there. A year previously we'd tried a stint of raw vegan, then fruitarian. If you're new to those, raw vegan is -well- all uncooked plants+seeds+nuts+grains. Fruitarian is where you just eat fruit. … Continue reading Why Plant Based?
I'm delving into some issues here. Pregnancy weight gain. Transition. Morning Sickness food confessions. 'Cause life's real, girls. Ain't nobody got time for fake fluff talk. Here's a link to an article with a little history and current info on pregnancy weight gain. Though I am not a physician, I am personally challenging the current … Continue reading Week 7: Transition, Pregnancy Weight Gain
One of my favorite quotes right now is from the fabulous Brenè Brown, BE A LEARNER, NOT A KNOWER. What I'm learning about my body is that A) I freaking love fruit. No news there. We humans are born with a natural sweet tooth and for me, fruit is the bomb-diggity. (Spell check didn't even … Continue reading Hey Food, Stop Shoving! Eating for Happy Digestion