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The Unexpected Surprises are the Best

Are you a planner or a fly by the seat of your pants kind of person? I used to always think of myself as the latter, a free spirit who just goes with the flow. As I’ve gotten a bit older though, I’ve realized by desire to plan and have an idea of how things...

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Self-care Tips for Body, Mind and Spirit

It’s a new year and the perfect time to break some bad habits and form some new, healthy ones. Caring for yourself is a great one to implement and may not be as difficult as you think. As a society, we tend to take on too much and forget to take care of ourselves as...

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The Life Lessons I Learned From My Tiny Kitchen

Recently I made a big move from the US to China for a teaching job, which is part of the reason for my extended writing hiatus. This was a major life change for me, as well as a way to experience a new culture and travel to a part of the world that is completely...

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Why am I Vegan?

When people find out I am vegan, they often ask me why.  I don’t mind this question, in fact I welcome it.  I appreciate other’s curiosity and take the opportunity to answer questions or dispel myths.  However, my reasons for being vegan are vast and difficult to describe in a quick answer.  So, I end...

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My Favorite Ingredient in Plant Based Cooking

  There is a common misconception that plant based food is boring and that you are limited in your cooking.  However, I find the opposite to be true.  It was after I removed animal products from my cooking that I truly began to blossom creatively as a chef.  How easy it is, when making a...

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Vegan Game Day Recipes

There are few things more American than Superbowl Sunday.  Over 100 million viewers will tune in to watch not only a football game, but an extravagant halftime show and multi million dollar commercials.  Whether people are tailgating, going to a bar or gathering at a friend’s house, one thing is certain, there will be copious...

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Cooking with Intention

There is a beautiful saying that reads “cooking is love made visible.” This is something I agree with wholeheartedly. The act of cooking is not only preparing food to eat, but providing the body with nourishment made richer by the love and intention given by the preparer. In zen monasteries it was only the most...

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Debunking the Protein Myth

When I first began eating a plant based diet, everyone suddenly became concerned with my protein intake.  That is the one nutrient that always seemed to come up.  Not B12 or iron, always protein.  I’m sure many other vegans experience this because, in our society, we are taught that one needs to consume animal products...

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4 Keys to Unlock Digestive Health

Hippocrates, often referred to as the father of modern medicine, stated long ago that “all disease begins in the gut” and he was right.  It is your gut that determines what nutrients are absorbed and what toxins are kept out.  The health of your digestive system is directly linked to the health of your whole...