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Parental Backlash


So today is the first time my mother has said anything about my new lifestyle. I figured her lack of chatter on the topic meant she was fine with it. I was very wrong.

She told me today, as I made myself a vegan burger and home fries for dinner, that this may not be the “diet” for me because it cuts out things I love… So far the only thing I loved that had to be cut out was cheese burgers. Not a very unhealthy choice for me.

The only thing she convinced me of today is that this is the right lifestyle for me and that my results and lack of complaint upsets her. She, like most of the world, doesn’t like what we represent, the informed minority.

Now more than ever I am committed to the vegan lifestyle. I will never be tempted to go back because she has voiced in the past that I don’t rebel against her enough…

Here it is mother, my rebellion




So today I bought a juicer and immediately pretended to know what I was doing…

So in went some Kale, because there’s no way I’m actually eating it I may as well try juicing it… Not so bueno

Then I mixed in some cucumber and carrot and celery (which is surprisingly salty)… It had to be the most disgusting thing I had ever tried lol.

So after making myself a liquid salad and going to the bathroom a lot, I started to look up actual juicing recipes so I can do a juice cleanse that maybe doesn’t taste like grass.

Now my menu board on pintrest is filling up with vegan ideas and juice recipes. Cheers!!!

If anyone knows of any delicious juices recipes or can lead me to a good blog about it let me know in the comments below!


My Favorite Vegan Taco Salad

My Favorite Vegan Taco Salad

I have an obsession with Tex-Mex and all spicy foods really. So last night I decided that one of my first vegan meals would of course be Tacos!

1 Bag of Gardien Beef crumbles
3/4 cup of water
1 Pouch of Old El Paso Taco seasoning
Lettuce, salsa, spinach, Daiya cheese, Arugula, taco sauce for dressing

In a large frying pan break up the beef crumbles and pour the water on. Stir over medium heat until crumbles are warmed through (there should be just enough moisture for the mix to hold to the meat substitute). Mix in taco seasoning.

I added a layer of all my greens, a layer of salsa, a layer of Daiya, a layer of taco filling and topped it off with Taco Bell Mild sauce as the dressing.

A word of caution for those who don’t like spicy foods, the plant proteins hold the heat in more than meat does!! Caliente!

Journey to Veggies


Dear Reader:

Those who know me know I would eat pizza all day everyday if my clothing would allow it. Fortunately for me I have very tight jeans that stop me all the time and scream “EAT A SALAD WOMAN!!”

So I started out on Pintrest and YouTube researching random information and recipes I thought I would like to make vegetables more appealing. I found some interesting recipes and a YouTuber that I fell in love with at first sight, Alyse Brautigam.

My first video I saw of Alyse was about dreadlocks (LOL) and I just couldn’t stop watching this inspiring creature. She is beautiful and smart and confident, everything I wanted to be. So after about four hours of watching countless videos of her it dawned on me… I can be like her.

She was doing videos about everything in her life at the time. She dropped out of college, moved to Hawaii, was a raw vegan and lived very eco-friendly. The ONLY difference between us is she is farther along in her journey. She found these things at an earlier time than I did. She is an inspiration and she helped me realize my true purpose in life (more on that later).

SO here I sit starting out on my slow journey into a raw vegan, eco-friendly, minimalist lifestyle and I am so excited for the journey ahead.