Summer squash pizza! 💛💚🌄🍕 I saw a picture of pizza topped with summer squash in a magazine... Real Simple?...Goop?...One of the places I go for inspo and eventual self loathing...🤷♀️ Anyway... I decided to try it and it was delicious! Definitely going to add this to my rotation.
Do it! 📝 I used @simplemills almond flour pizza dough mix. I topped the crust with fresh whole-milk ricotta and spiral cut sauteed yellow squash and zucchini. I drizzled some EVOO, cracked black pepper and sea salt over the pizza and went to town. 🤤 Enjoy!!!
A common misunderstanding with eating a vegan or plant-based diet is that we need to “replace” meat with some form of protein.
This is totally false, m’lady!🤭 You don't need to replace meat with meat alternatives like tofu, tempeh, seitan.
You will get plenty of highly digestible and absorbable protein from eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet. And you don't need as much protein as we've been taught/brainwashed into believing.
Too much animal protein is damaging to the body and organs. It takes a lot of work and energy for the body to process meat and break it down to an absorbable form of protein, which is amino acids (the building blocks of protein). Meat alternatives should be avoided as they are usually genetically modified and contain substances that mimic estrogen in the body which has been known to cause many health issues including cancer, fibroids, infertility, fat gain, irritability/mood swings, thyroid problems, etc. 😳
Meat and meat alternatives create obstruction in the body. The obstruction is the acids, toxins, waste, and mucus we want to remove through detoxification in order to create vibrant health! 🤗🥑🥒🍠🥕🌿💚Comment below and tell me...
What have you been taught to believe about protein??
I believe this picture documents the first time I’ve gone to the grocery store and left without any fresh produce 😅 ...but let me explain! I’m about to embark on my next internship—this time to the east coast, at the Barnard Medical Center in DC. 🤗 Unlike my last internship, I will be responsible for my own meals, and I’m looking forward to regularly cooking & meal-prepping again. While I’ll be staying within walking distance of TWO @wholefoods grocery stores 😍—so spoiled, right?!—I wanted to stock up on some essential bulk items.
Thanks to @krogerco & the @simpletruth4u brand, I was able to get ALL of these (mostly organic 🌱) items on sale using the e-coupon feature of the Kroger app. And let me tell you: it is SO easy & convenient to use! Not to mention, it saves you 💰...annnd you don’t need to waste time (or paper) manually clipping ads. 😅 If you’ve yet to download it, I recommend you do. Try it out the next time you visit Kroger & let me know your thoughts! 🤗
Happy 🐪 day, friends! 😎
Spicy ratatouille on pasta
After a few days of flu(self diagnosed🤓),this was just what I needed.
Made a big pot of veg with the intention to have on its own but the pasta jar was looking at me so🤷🏽♀️
Just had a bath and doing a face mask... so so excited to feel more human by the morn!
El #verano es increíble 🌴☀️🌊 pero tengo que reconocer que cuando hace calor lo último que me apetece es ponerme a cocinar 🍴🍴 Así que hoy me ha dado por hacerme un bocadillo de seitán empanado con salsa de tahini blanco 😋
La verdad es que esta salsa me ha sorprendido para bien, es bastante original y parece que mejora según pasan los días 😱 .
La receta la tienes en Por amor a los gofres, link en bio 🍞🍞🍞 #seitan#vegansandwich
My breakfast this morning 🌤
A peach smoothie with fresh peaches, coconut milk, frozen mangos, flax meal and a hint of agave 🍑 Alongside a big bowl of fruit, including strawberries🍓, blueberries, and cherries 🍒 How do you feel about cherries? I always get mixed opinions when I eat them at work. I love starting my day off with a healthy meal like this...what did you eat for breakfast? 🍎🍌🍉🍇🍍
SIMPLE FOOD KEEPS ME SAFE…
When I was deep in the throws of my food addiction, I only wanted the foods that screamed the loudest. Chips coated with chemical-laden “flavors” and super-processed cheese powders, ice cream with freshly-smashed candy bars, chocolate drizzles and loads of sprinkles, pizzas with extra cheese and spicy-coated meats… I was always looking for the next over-the-top, extra-crazy, entertaining food. Because food was all I had and what I lived for. .
After the high I’d feel for a few minutes would come the shame and the self-disgust--because I never felt very good during this time of my life. And feeling that pain became a cause to get to eating something else, and quickly. Loud, feeling-numbing food kept me trapped for years. .
Then I learned the magic of “quite” foods. And it definitely didn’t happen right away because my taste buds were actually dead. When I first started eating nutritarian everything tasted absolutely disgusting to me. Going from my world of free-eating hyper-palatable food to a plant-based, oil-free and low-salt diet was shocking. Thank goodness I suffered through that period of change so I could finally appreciate the way real, whole, natural foods taste. .
Now, I look at a salad like this one as my armor and my protection. It keeps me happy and more positive, it gives me energy and makes me feel alive and proud for living my values! It’s simple, it’s humble, it’s kind, it’s life-promoting. It makes me feel like I’m actually living my life instead of being trapped in a harmful lifestyle.
I do believe your food can be your freedom! .
IN MY BOWL: mixed greens topped with boiled purple majesty potatoes, red cabbage, sliced cucumbers, raw pepita seeds, lightly-steamed asparagus, Extra-Creamy No-Oil Hummus (recipe on the blog) and a sprinkle of roasted sesame seeds. I topped this with champagne vinegar and followed it up with homemade Bean Minestrone soup! .
How does the food you eat help you to feel “safe?” In what ways do you express your values through the foods you choose to eat? I’d love to continue this discussion—leave a comment with your thoughts!
Easy vegan ranch dressing ✨
I spent a little time perfecting my last ranch recipe and this one was definitely a winner 🙌🏻
Store-bought ranch is usually full of artificial and natural flavors (which are hidden sources of MSG, a neurotoxin), actual MSG, preservatives, fillers, hydrogenated oils (trans fat), and other shady, unhealthy ingredients. Here’s how to make your own vegan version at home 🌱
-1/2 cup of soaked sunflower seeds (for at least 2 hours)
-1/4 tsp of dried or fresh chives
-1/2 tsp of dried or fresh dill
-1 inch of celery
-1 tsp of sea salt
-1/4 tsp of onion powder
-1/2 tsp of garlic powder
-black pepper to taste
-2 tbsp of coconut yogurt (or any dairy-free yogurt)
-1/2 tsp of date sugar (or sweetener of choice)
-The juice of 1 lime (or 2 if they’re small)
-3/4-1 cup of water
Holidaying with my fav fellow foodie @dearsafia can only mean one thing... joining forces to make silly amounts of food for our lovely mamas ❤️ Tonight’s DIY salad bar included:
🥒steamed broccoli and asparagus 🥒little gem lettuce, cucumber, chickpea, palm hearts, yellow pepper and squeezed lemon
🥒roasted cauliflower 🥒nectarine, chicory/endive, mixed nuts, green grape salad with olive oil and pepper 🥒beetroot and spring onion
🥒roasted aubergine, bell pepper, onion, butternut squash, courgette, garlic
🥒balsamic and paprika grilled tofu 🥒roasted pepper hummus
Those amazing soup dumplings I introduced my friend to yesterday (that she then stole before I could eat)? We both took home an extra order, so today I got to eat mine in peace. Have you ever had them before? That little explosion in your mouth, and I just melt in my chair!
What vegans 🌱 eat: Purple Potato 🍠 Yellow Potato wedges w/dairy free cheese 🥔🧀 Red Thai curry on brown rice (from @veganbodegacat and so fucking good), Salad 🥗 Like so many people I know, I used to fear carbs 🙅🏽♀️ 🥔🍠 and think I needed to cut them to see any weight loss 🏃🏽♀️ The truth I’ve learned after much reading, research and self-experimentation, is that not only should Whole food sources of carbohydrates (fruits, vegetables, potatoes, whole grains) be eaten abundance, but in fact eating these high fiber high nutrient food has finally kick started my weight loss 🙌🏽 #CarbTheFuckUp
An abundant #farmersmarket is foodie heaven!!! Especially the Santa Monica Wednesday market! We met some really amazing vendors today, including one of the greatest sourdough bread makers of our time, innovative sprout producers, and a cutting edge almond milk company! The color and flavor all around was OUTSTANDING. #realfood#foodismedicine#beyondcool 🥖🌱🥛🤗👏🏻
I’ve realised from my feed that we I eat a lot of burgers 😶
There’s just so many new ones being realised lately I just need to try them all!
This one is the @vivavivera veggie burger. Loved it! Definitely a new favourite, I really like that they’re not frozen, can grill one up in a few minutes. Topped with: @kokodairyfree cheddar (also a new fave), grilled onions, gherkins & bbq sauce.
Homemade garlic wedges, sweet corn & Tabasco mayo on the side. (Made using Tesco’s mayo-maize) 👌🏼
So in name of plastic free July, I got a few new bathroom bits to try out. I had been after some reusable make up removing pads from @thekindstoreuk and @jessicabunnytail gave me one of their face cloths for my birthday. If I like this one, I’ll definitely grab some of the pads too.
Also - Plastic toothbrushes have to go! I actually use an electric toothbrush but I picked up this @thehumble.co brush to have as a spare/travel one. I got it from Superdrug for 3.99. It’s fab that all the packaging is paper too - I’ve seen that a lot of bamboo toothbrushes come wrapped in plastic 🤦🏻♀️
Anyone else made any changes this month?
I was an unhealthy vegetarian in high school - after all, sugar and white flour are vegan/vegetarian! I quickly spiraled into malnourishment and consequent anxiety and depression.
Make sure you do your research or work with a naturopathic doctor to be certain you are getting all the vitamins, minerals and protein you need if you’re meat/dairy free!
So sad that humans do this to sentient beings💔😭
The Auschwitz concentration camp complex was the largest of its kind established by the Nazi regime. It included three main camps. All three camps used prisoners for forced labor. One of them also functioned for an extended period as a killing center.
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The best estimates of the number of victims at the Auschwitz concentration camp complex, including the killing center at Auschwitz-Birkenau, between 1940 and 1945 are: Jews 960,000; Poles 74,000; Roma 21,000; Soviet prisoners of war 15,000; and other nationalities 12,000
In comparison, let's look at the modern day holocaust:
Sheep: 550 million are slaughtered yearly, which would mean a minimum of 2.5 billion across the same five year time frame above. Now let's add the other major "races/species":
Approx 673 million turkeys, 980 million rabbits, 459 million goats, 658 million geese and fowl, 302 million cattle, 1.4 billion pigs, 3 billion ducks and a whopping 65 billion chickens.
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This list is not final and does not include fish that make up the +150 billion creatures killed yearly for food, materials or sport.
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This list does however show us that we have learnt nothing from previous massacres and losses and that we have built new concentration camps purely to satisfy our consumption needs.
Watch ➡️: #Cowspiracy#Earthlings#Whatthehealth#Dominion
The lightning strike on Riverwoods earlier this week tripped the fuse on our garage refrigerator so we lost most of its contents. We were able to restock from today’s Downtown MTN Farmer’s Market! Great produce here from @applehillorchardnc of MTN, Rocky Top Farm of Casara, and so many others. The resulting salad and fruit smoothie: aaaawwwwesome. #plantpowered#lightning 🌩 #hawkstaycation2018#forksoverknives
Ehkäpä yks parhaimmista vegaanipöperöistä piiiiitkään aikaan 🌱 Frittikukkakaalit herkullisen tulisessa soosissa oli kaikkien ylistysten arvoiset 😛 Vahva suositus 👆🏼
Enjoyed some highly praised cauliflower wings @ Tampere today 🌱 Honestly one of the best things I’ve had in a while, so recommendations haven’t let me down yet 😛
Two of the biggest reasons I came to a plant-based lifestyle were abundance and variety. It may seem counterintuitive that I eat more and more variety than ever before, but a simple change in mindset has opened my eyes (and stomach) beyond my expectations. My advice to anyone who wants to try eating more plants or making a complete switch is very simple: eat more. It’s tempting to make drastic changes overnight, but lasting change comes from consistency and slowly replacing old habits with new ones. You don’t have to know everything at first and part of the fun is learning what works for your lifestyle and your tastes. Slow down and enjoy the process. That’s it, here’s a picture of some beautiful lychees!
STRAWBERRY NO CHURN ICE CREAM! 🍦🍓🍦🤤🤤 Made this guy a couple days ago and let me tell ya.... it’s a winner! The base is oats and cashews with a couple other sneaky ingredients! Recipe will be in an upcoming ebook🤫😉 Anyway? How is everyone!!! I feel like these past weeks have been crazy busy and I just need to slow down a bit!