Spot-on animation about the [stereo]typical man’s relationship with the natural world. Growing up, I’m thankful that I started to see things differently, causing me to deviate from such actions while being raised in an environment that encouraged and celebrated these behaviors.
Even if we don’t see eye to eye, it’s worth a watch.
A Versatile Medley of Grains on the Cheap.
I was inspired by a bag of ‘Engine 2 Morning Blend’ that I picked up at Whole Foods some time ago. It consisted of farro, barley, wheat berries, and golden raisins. It was crazy delicious but also crazy expensive, so I decided to recreate it at home since it wouldn’t be too hard to mimic.I utilized the bulk bins, buying wheat berries, barley, quinoa, & golden raisins. The bulk bins saved mad money and I always enjoy scooping like a pro anyway. The assembly process wasn’t rocket science…I prepared each grain according to their specific instructions and once they cooled, I threw them together with the raisins. Now whenever I need something substantial for a meal, I have a base! I have been eating this as is, pairing it with some curried veggies & sriracha, and even enjoying it with some fresh berries, sliced bananas, warmed almond milk and a touch of cinnamon. I love the versatility, either enjoying it as a hearty breakfast or as an middle eastern inspired dinner. Think outside the prepackaged meal and start saving some money!!
Pittsburgh’s Own: Red Star Kombucha.
Within the last year, I discovered that Pittsburgh has it’s own Kombucha brewery, Red Star Kombucha! Not only can you buy it at local beer distributors (it has a higher alcohol content then those at health food stores), but you can buy it on tap and by the bottle at several local restaurants! My favorite is Zingerbuch, a harmonious blend of ginger and hibiscus flowers…. delicious!!
I want to get to know you.
In the spirit of only living once, I want to meet more people, experience more, live life to the fullest, and all that encompasses that philosophy.
Let’s be friends!
Message me, e-mail me, tell me about yourself. Are you going to be visiting (or do you live in) the Pittsburgh area? Let’s get lunch, let’s go to a vegan meet up event, or let’s just be online friends. I have been looking through my followers more than usual lately and you guys are pretty badass.
I want to know more about you, so open up and tell me!
I hope to hear, learn, and love more about you soon.
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Clif Kit’s Organic Fruit and
Nut, Seed Bars!
Move over traditional fruit and nut bars, Clif Kit’s Organic is switching things up… with seeds! Substituting the beloved legumes, Clif has decided to add seeds to their bars (along with some new flavors too!) There are four seeded snack varieties to try, but my Whole Foods only carries the two pictured above: Apricot and Sesame & Lemon Vanilla Chia.
I was quite surprised how different the nut/seed swap would change the taste of these bars. The lemon vanilla chia is a nice balance of sweet and tart with a decent crunch from the chia seeds and a subtle vanilla aftertaste. I have especially found myself reaching for this flavor after being out late for a midnight snack. I don’t know why, but it always hits the spot. The Apricot Sesame is unique to say the least. The addition of rosemary with apricot and sesame is an unusual (almost savory) flavor experience. It is a welcomed taste in a world of dessert-inspired flavors.
Clif Kit’s Organic is also available in Cherry Pumpkin Seed & Coconut Sesame Seed, but I have had no luck in finding them. Based on the two that I have already tried, I know they will be amazing!
If you can’t have nuts and/or love seeds and all things delicious, make sure you give these a try!!
I mean come on, who needs nuts when seeds are so cool anyway?
For Memorial Day, I made Isa’s “Devilish Potatoes.” After one bite… dead. These little buggers are amazing! No S#!TTY ingredients like processed vegan mayo or egg substitutes. Just potatoes, cashews, vegetable broth, salt, turmeric, paprika, and lemon juice…that’s it. I opted to omit the oil and they still turned out holy-hot-damn amazing!
Besides mother chickens, who needs eggs anyway?!
Now I have to convince myself to share them with the family. : /
Simply put, awfully truthful, and downright hilarious…
"Get over yourself. You pointed at something, pushed a button, and it died.”
Overloaded Sweet Potato with Roasted Peppered Brussels and Creamy Chipotle Cashew Cheese Sauce.
Holy hell. This is one of the most flavorful creations conjured in my kitchen, in probably… ever. (Just look at that picture. I mean come on…seriously!) The chipotle cheese sauce is the brainchild of vegan goddess, Isa Chandra Moskowitz and is made without adding oil (win), contains spicy chipotle peppers (double win), and is super easy to make (you get the idea). You can find the recipe on her website, theppk.com or just click here.
Instead of making mac and cheese like the recipe calls for, I decided to roast some Brussels with some salt and pepper (no oil), and place everything on top of a prepared sweet potato. Damn girl, it was blissful.
I later put some on cauliflower, then kale, then carrots…I honestly couldn’t (and still can’t) get enough! I just picked up more cashews today so I can make a double batch and smother anything and everything with it.
This one is definitely a keeper!