Not Your Mom, Not Your Milk

Have you ever paused to consider the fact that not only are we humans the only species to consume milk into adulthood, but that we’re the only species to ingest the milk of another species? Most people haven’t, and indeed I myself never contemplated the absurdity of this fact until after I became vegan.

The dairy industry doesn’t want you to think about how completely unnatural it is for humans to drink the milk of …

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Chickpea Flour Omelet with Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella

Chickpea flour omelets are one of my very favorite breakfast recipes.They’re super-easy to make; high in protein, fiber, and iron; and delicious when combined with the right ingredients.

This particular chickpea flour concoction is inspired by an omelet I loved at a diner my mom and I used to go to all the time when I was younger. The diner’s still there but I don’t go anymore, because they don’t have much veg-friendly fare. Luckily, …

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A Vegan’s Take on the Shallows

I’m a sucker for survival stories. There’s something about people being stranded in the wilderness or ocean, armed with nothing other than their own ingenuity and grit that I find very compelling. Maybe it’s because these sort of situations are so different from our own everyday banal lives. It was probably with this in mind that I watched The Shallows one evening. The morning after, I found myself jotting down impressions from the film as …

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The Best Vegan Avocado Toast

Loaded with healthy fats and fiber, avocado toast may just be the best and easiest breakfast ever. This version drizzled with lemon juice and coconut oil, and topped with sea salt, hemp seeds, and crushed red pepper is the one I always make, and it’s absolutely delicious. It’s rich in energizing and nourishing healthy fats, but not overly filling, making it the perfect light meal to have before you head out the door …

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Natural Cleaning Products

Perhaps this may sound strange, but I love cleaning. There’s something about it that’s just very therapeutic and calming to me. It’s often said that our physical surroundings are a reflection of our inner state of mind, and I know that when I’ve properly cleaned and organized my bedroom, kitchen, living room, bathroom, etc., I always feel more mentally alert and on top of things.

Part of the reason that I enjoy cleaning so much …

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Sautéed Kale with Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, and Sea Salt

Do you ever feel like you just want something easy but healthy, while also tasty and comforting for dinner? I’ll often make this recipe for sautéed kale along with some potato rounds for a light dinner if I’ve had a heavy lunch or am too tired to make anything that requires forethought or energy and it always winds up being just what I needed.

People are often surprised how delicious a big plate of …

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How to Veganize Your Fridge

One of the easiest ways to transition to a vegan diet is to simply replace the dairy products you have in your fridge with plant-based substitutes!

That said, not all vegan dairy and meat substitutes are made equal, which is why I’m sharing my guide to finding the best ones for your fridge.

I’ll also be talking about some of the ingredients to avoid, namely carrageenan, as well as my thoughts on processed foods – …

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Vegan in the White Mountains!

This winter, I’ve made two trips the White Mountains in New Hampshire and thought I’d share my experiences traveling and doing outdoor activities there as a vegan!

The White Mountains, which include Mount Washington and the Presidential Range, are towards the northern end of the Appalachian trail and include some of the most rugged peaks on the East Coast. The area is beautiful, and even though I lived in central Maine during the years I …

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Shells n’ “Cheese”

This is one of my favorite pasta dishes. I usually use quinoa shells instead of macaroni, as I prefer the size and shape. In this particular cheese sauce, I add coconut oil and white miso, which help to create a rich and earthy flavor.

The creaminess of the cashews, the cheddary-ness of the nutritional yeast, and the tartness of lemon or lime juice create a very cheesy taste and texture.

You can add any of …

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Potato Rounds

Grounding, filling, earthy, comforting… these are some words that come to mind when I think about potatoes. In my opinion, these’s no better snack or (really) lazy dinner than some baked potato slices.

Like most others, I had been raised thinking that potatoes were fattening, empty calories. However, when I began practicing intuitive eating a few years ago, I started to sense that they weren’t as bad as they had been made out to be. …

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