Canadian Vegan Grocery Haul


Lifestyle

Today I decided I’m going to try my hand at making seitan for the first time. I realized I didn’t have a few of the key ingredients in my pantry, so I stopped off at the Bulk Barn to pick up the vital wheat gluten (simply called “gluten flour” at the store) and chick pea […]

February 13, 2018

A Sunday in the Life of a Newbie Vegan


Lifestyle

I caved last night with a sore throat, and had a cup of “hot lemon relief” from our local pharmacy before bed. Never again. The stuff must be a diuretic because I spent the night either in the bathroom or having wild half-awake, half-asleep dreams, or unable to sleep. Unlike many people, cold medicine in […]

February 11, 2018

Some Observations, a Week into Veganism


Lifestyle

I’m not going to pretend to be some kind of seasoned know-it-all when it comes to eating a plant-based diet. But in the last nine or ten days (I committed to eating no more animal products on February 1), I’ve learned a lot, and for anyone who might be considering adopting a plant-based lifestyle, I […]

February 9, 2018

What I Ate Today


What I Ate Today

Today was a great day! I went to yoga this morning and had an amazing experience at the end of my practice that I’m not quite ready to write about yet. In the afternoon, I felt so clear-headed and energetic, better than I have in a long time. Here’s what I ate today. Breakfast: Apple […]

February 8, 2018

Coping with Anxiety


Mental Health

I’ve never been very comfortable talking about my struggles with anxiety, but the truth is, I’ve struggled with it ever since I was about twelve years old. I went through a bit of a setback last year, and when finally I was getting tired about having physical anxiety symptoms every single day, I reached out […]

February 5, 2018

What I Ate Today


What I Ate Today

This ended up being kind of a peaceful day, in spite of it being a P.A. Day at school. Nate was invited to go play at Sky Zone with his friends, so while he did that, I got caught up on the laundry and started to watch The Kids MenuĀ on Netflix Canada (I have a […]

February 2, 2018

Zesty Sweet Potato Soup Recipe


Recipes

I couple of my sweet potatoes were starting to look a bit sad so I decided to make a soup out of them yesterday. You can use fresh garlic and ginger, or you can substitute for the ready-to-go stuff that comes in a jar or squeeze tube, like I did. I’m sure even powdered garlic […]

February 2, 2018

What I Ate Today


What I Ate Today

Today was a pretty good day! I’m starting to feel like I’m getting the hang of cooking foods that are delicious and good for me. I started the day with Vitamin D and B12 supplements (you can assume from here on out that each day begins with these). A thought-provoking discussion began on my Instagram […]

February 2, 2018

Vegan? Me?


Vegan Me

I’m trying to remember when I first started exploring the idea of changing my eating habits to exclude animals. One of my oldest friends, Derek, is vegan. He lives in California and I went out there in 2008 for the annual BlogHer conference, which took place in San Francisco that year. Derek showed me the […]

February 1, 2018