August 25, 2014
I just felt really inspired by all the expensive vegan junk food at whole foods.

I just felt really inspired by all the expensive vegan junk food at whole foods.

August 22, 2014
I made some chai tea popsicles. I heated up some unsweetened soy milk with some chai tea and coconut sugar, let it cool down, and pored it into the popsicle mold et voila! Magnifique!

I made some chai tea popsicles. I heated up some unsweetened soy milk with some chai tea and coconut sugar, let it cool down, and pored it into the popsicle mold et voila! Magnifique!

August 22, 2014

I’ve been really into this ginger apple cider lately. It’s Martinelli’s apple juice (gotta get the good stuff) fresh minced ginger, and lemon juice!

August 21, 2014
Carob date oatmeal! This is super easy, just blend up some dates and add them to your oat meal along with some carob powder!

Carob date oatmeal! This is super easy, just blend up some dates and add them to your oat meal along with some carob powder!

August 21, 2014
Vegan diets

I really like raw foodism, and raw til four, but for some people those lifestyles are a little extreme. So I came up with some alternative vegan diets for people who want a healthy vegan diet, but don’t wan’t to be raw foodists (yet). I made these diets up also because there aren’t any healthy vegan diet plans between raw foodism and junk food vegans. These plans are primarily designed to be moderate eating plans to keep new vegans away from vegan junk food and processed foods.

My first vegan diet is whole food veganism. The basic idea here is to only eat foods in there whole state. However, the aim is also to be flexible and not get too caught up in eating a “pure” diet so for instance if you buy a can of coconut milk and it has xanthan gum and natural flavors that doesn’t really matter, and if you want some ketchup with your fries that’s okay too! To get the best results from this diet I recommend a low fat high carb diet with 0-200 calories coming from overt fats.¬†

(p.s.vegan tip: with natural flavors the best thing to do is just look at the allergy information to see if they are sourced from dairy or eggs)

whole food vegan diet description

whole fruits and veggies
legumes (nuts and beans)
seeds
whole grains (whole wheat flour)
yeast
un-sweetened soymilk
sauces (hot sauce, soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, sweet and sour sauce, or any sauce you like really as long as it doesn’t have refined oils)
*natural flavors and other small additives like spices, salt, concentrates, essence, and extracts are fine
*added oils in peanut butter is fine
*maple syrup, and honey are considered unrefined sugars
*I highly recommend carob powder over cocoa powder
-no refined sugar
-no oils

My next diet idea is a little more flexible than Whole food veganism. I call it no faux veganism, because it is a form veganism that ommits vegan specialty items, vegan substitutions, and junk food. I came up for this idea after reading an article about a woman who became vegan and started eating junk food, which she used to never eat, like candy bars and moon pies just because they were vegan. I also just generally despise vegan substitutions like vegan cheese, and seitan. I think the golden rule for this diet is “if you can’t buy it at a normal grocery store then don’t buy it” most vegan specialty foods are over processed junk food that should be avoided. This diet is for the vegan that wants to eat healthy, but doesn’t want to give up quite all of their processed foods. (p.s.this is still mean’t to be a low fat high carb diet)

no faux vegan diet description 

whole foods vegan diet +
bread 
cereal
granola bars
vegan milk drinks (protein drinks, protein packets, sweetened milks)
dark chocolate (dark chocolate pb cups, chocolate chips)
tofu
tempeh
jam
refined sugar (vegan sugar, molasses, brown sugar)
-still no added oils in foods besides granola bars, and peanut butter.
I hope this is helpful!
Please feel free to ask me any questions you have!

August 9, 2014
Dragon fruit puree!

Dragon fruit puree!

August 2, 2014
Tea, fig & flax manna bread, and homemade green apple sauce.

Tea, fig & flax manna bread, and homemade green apple sauce.

August 2, 2014

July 19, 2014

July 12, 2014

Livin it up on Saturday morning!