I had a conversation recently about how having too many priorities is pretty much the same thing as having no priorities whatsoever. With all apologies to the United Nation and its various sundry goals (17 at the moment, if you happen to be keeping track), I’m not sure how much actual progress we’re making. At [...]
I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life. Last year, I put the pedal to the metal and lost 30 pounds. But I did it in a way I wasn’t entirely thrilled about – I focused on counting calories, not really counting quality as much as I would have liked. With all the amazing plant-based [...]
Vegan cooking presents a number of interesting challenges and, in some cases, requires a new lexicon. It can call for unusual ingredients or for using common ingredients in an entirely new way. When I started down the “aspirationally vegan” path, I remember wishing I had a cheat sheet detailing some of the key items to have on hand. One of my proudest moments in recent history was coming across a vegan recipe I wanted to try and realizing I already had all the ingredients I needed. OK, so it’s not achieving world peace or solving global warming, but hey, a girl’s gotta have goals. Vegan preparedness is apparently one of mine. Aim high.
It’s no secret that I struggle with my weight. But I don’t do diets; if I am religiously opposed to anything, it’s the dreaded D word. Also, I am categorically incapable of actually adhering to one. So there’s that… The odd thing is that when I stopped eating meat—probably close to a decade ago at this point—it wasn’t a big deal for me. I never really missed it. Fish has been a bit more of a challenge, but I eat it very sparingly and have already decided that, in 2015, my resolution will be to forego digesting my scaly friends altogether.
Few things in life can elicit stronger emotions, opinions and debate than dietary choices. Yogis, of course, often have a lot of dietary predilections. Dinner parties with a group of yogis can sometimes seem straight out of a SNL skit or a “Shit Yogis Say” YouTube video. Guests will likely have one or more of the following dietary restrictions: gluten free; soy-free; sugar-free; vegan; raw vegan; or, of course, all of the above.