I am afraid to die from cancer, and for years I've felt doomed to that fate. My father died from cancer at 46, my cousin at 37, my paternal grandfather, maternal grandmother, and nearly all of my parents' siblings have had some form of cancer. We often hear of it as an epidemic. It certainly … Continue reading Eating My Way Out of Cancer
Nothing compares to Cheetos and Oreos, washed down with a fizzy Coke, am I right? Why are those "foods" so irresistible? Flippin' science, man. Manufactured in laboratories (yes, yes they are) to create the perfect blend of ridiculously sweet, salty and fatty to be slightly under revolting -push the percentages up just a nudge and … Continue reading Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, Baby
We have a relationship with food. It's emotional. We all know that. We're going to save the "relationship talk" for later on, but today? We're going to discover foods that love us back and why. Calorie Dense I love to eat. And I love to graze, so, basically, that means I just love to eat all … Continue reading Food That Loves You Back
Ever since Brian suggested we go to Denny's for Thanksgiving I had been dreaming of pancakes. Not the healthy kind. But the kind topped with whipped butter, maybe sprinkled with chocolate chips, a mountain of whipped cream on top in a pool of fake maple flavored heavy corn syrup. Not. Healthy. But. Sometimes I fall … Continue reading Vegan Recipes: Heavenly Mashed Potatoes with Celery Gravy, Sweet Potato Delight | Happy Holidays!
At first I thought, "Oh, these might be a little revealing to put out there." Yeah. I can see that. But I absolutely love the way my body looks and feels during pregnancy. I celebrate my body and the miracle that it's creating inside. It is PHENOMENAL, the making of life. So I unreservedly share … Continue reading Beautiful Plant Based Pregnancy | 34 Weeks Pregnant Maternity Portraits
Oh dear me. How good are our intentions. How high our expectations. And then reality hits. I planned to vlog (yes, that's such a crazy weird word, but it's part of our social vocabularly) regularly and when I went to post today's video I saw that it's been ...what's 34 minus 9? That many weeks … Continue reading Video: 34 Weeks Pregnant and I’m Not Perfect | Plant Based Pregnancy
I'm not gonna lie. One of the perks of being a photographer is that you can do a lot with whatcha got. Tripod. Good camera+lenses. Wireless trigger. A studio. The works. During my previous 3 pregnancies a lot more bumpies were taken. Yes, hashtag bumpies. (It's a yuppy sounding term, but it's the best shortcut … Continue reading Plant-based Pregnancy: 29 weeks pregnant, 3rd trimester
Three o’clock rolled around and it was time for an afternoon popcorn party. I pulled out the air-popper, dropped in 1/2 c of kernels and began heating a few tablespoons of coconut oil for topping. And then it happened. The motor went down a notch, making a low buzzing sound. Then it stopped. And then … Continue reading Confessions: A Quick Lesson From Popcorn
"Mama! Papa got us COTTON CANDY GRAPES!!" Waverley exclaimed as she ran into the house. "Whaaa?" "COTTON CANDY GRAPES! They really takes like cotton candy!!" Er..okay? Apparently that's something Divine Flavor has done. How? Heavens knows. But do they taste like cotton candy? You bet your PANTS they do!So, if you're looking for a sweet treat … Continue reading Organic Cotton Candy Green Grapes. It’s a real thing.
Over bubbling bottles of Topo Chico, my friend, Karin, told me that she had started a mobile Baked Potato Bar and it was a HIT! Over 80 toppings and 12+ sauces, with both regular and sweet potatoes -whipped and baked- in addition to spaghetti squash and portobello mushrooms, all of her customers were happy making … Continue reading Recipes: Plant Based Loaded Baked Potato | Savory Cashew Sauce