Y'all. 🙌🏾🎉 I have the honor of working with her at @insideoutdurham both as a student and colleague, and she definitely gets my vote!! If you're on Pilates Anytime, please vote. If not, please share!! ❤️ #Repost @insideoutdurham
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Yesterday night’s incredible dinner!! Ratatouille made with zucchini and eggplant with a side of green beans and a salad. 🥗🥒🍅Literally all of the vegetables used in this meal (except for the olives and hearts of palm in the salad) were fresh from my nonno’s garden😍😍 that makes such a huge difference in the taste, there’s nothing like it!
Spiced plum porridge 😍
I should syn the mashed banana and stewed plums but I'm not gonna 🤷
Oats (HExB), Alpro coconut & almond milk (pt HExA), plums spiced with ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg (speed), banana (free), 1syn of flax, 3syns of pecans and 0.5syns of yoghurt 😊 also bunged some turmeric in the porridge for extra #health 😂
This morning when I woke up it was cold and cloudy. (Up until noon I was wearing socks and a sweater 😹.) The cooler weather had me dreaming of fall and pumpkin spice. 🍁🍂Before I knew it I was craving pumpkin scones. Since I didn’t have any pumpkin I made these apple cinnamon scones instead. I’ve been teaching my 9 year old to bake so she helped me make them. This was a great little pick me up but now the weather has changed and my house is far too hot from having had the oven on 😹 you win some you lose some ✌🏻💚🌿
Want some? 🍍
It’s important for you to know that if we’re friends, I will always be offering you food. And it won’t hurt my feelings if you say no thanks. When I first went vegan, one of the harder adjustments I had to make was refusing food. This was completely new territory for me. In the past, I’d oblige out of politeness but also because I like to eat 😆 so I had no problem accepting, even when it was food that destroyed me later (I’m lookin’ at you, dairy). Particularly with family, but really with most people, we offer food as a form of affection or love. So making the choice to no longer consume animals took a lot off the table. Like, practically everything. I could feel the sting of rejection when I turned things down, an often unspoken wondering why not or maybe a silent judgment for “restricting” myself. I wish I could figure out how to make “no thank you” sound like “I appreciate you and your generosity but this food doesn’t bring me joy. Please know that I love you and even though I am rejecting some norms of society, I’m not rejecting you,” but this sounds cheesy and overly sentimental so people are left to fill in the gaps of what’s unsaid with their own interpretation of my food choices.
These days, I like to share the benefits of plant-based eating and the realities of animal agriculture and its effect on the environment, which are less of a pressure point for people than, say, suggesting that the way we’ve been eating our whole lives is wrong 💁🏽♀️ I’m still fumbling my way through the social aspects of living vegan, but (I hope) with ever more grace.
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