Last week, I discussed several conditions and circumstances where integrating more fiber would actually detriment oneself more than benefit, despite fiber’s functionality and role in physiological wellbeing. Some people cannot tolerate as much fiber for a certain period of time due to intestinal disorders that forbid otherwise or if they need to ingest a higher … More A High Fiber Vegan Diet: How? Why? When? What About Supplemental Fiber?
Amongst the vegan community, it is an absolute headache to constantly be bombarded with questions about protein, zinc, calcium, vitamin B12, iron, and organoleptic enjoyment of food in a vegan diet. Yes, we can consume plenty of these nutrients AND adore the taste of our meals. What many vegans and non-vegans alike understand is the … More A Low Fiber Vegan Diet: Why? How? When?
To most people’s chagrin, a lot of festivals, conventions, and concerts have been cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. It is devastating that we are now constrained to our homes and essential businesses in proximity. For the last several years since starting the blog, I arguably LIVED for these conventions. Nothing pleased me more … More Most Previous Vegan Festivals: Central Coast VegFest + The Artisan Wheelhouse’s Vegan Cheese Launch Party (all pre-quarantine)
To a degree, we all are subject to dieting. Making a food choice based on nutritive substance, personal pleasure, dietary restrictions, ethical and/or religious reasons, or physical goals centered around health and fitness complies in the process of following a diet. Once upon a time, I dieted with sushi and bowls of granola, then lived … More My Food Rules (not saying you need to follow them)
Put me on “My Strange Addiction” because I am officially obsessed with cauliflower rice sushi. Granted it has been a while since we’ve had cauliflower rice in our kitchen…same with raw and crunchy almond butter. By that, I mean it’s been a day. I’m suffering. Sushi tends to be quite expensive and often quite modest … More Cauliflower Rice Sushi (healthy, vegan, and gluten free)
Trends in the fitness industry come and go all the time. The amount of fads we come across online in regards to nutrition and working out are absolutely insane. One day pre-workout is the holy grail, other days it is a marketing scam. Same with foam rolling or high-intensity interval training. There are a few … More Reverse Dieting: My Experience
Pasta and I have had an interesting history. Ten, fifteen, heck, arguably twenty years-ago, I lived for pasta consumption and just the presence of pasta. Yes, I was possibly destined to become a pasta snob. Macaroni and cheese, fettuccine alfredo, classic marinara, peanut noodles, Pad Thai, pho, chow mein, I loved everything that involved a noodle. However, … More Last Minute Memorial Day Recipe: Vegetable Gochujang Pasta (made with Banza)
Lately I’ve been cutting carbs…into slices, wedges, cubes, quarters, halves, and sometimes just in random pieces when I’m cooking something that will be blended or puréed later. Come on guys. I know a vegan keto diet is possible to follow, but it’s something I don’t want to do anytime soon! But anyways, onto the subject … More Whole Wheat Baguette Recipe (vegan, oil free + healthy-ish)
Perception is everything, and it is a prevalent concern when it comes to body image and self-esteem. Those who have a tendency to view their physical compositions in a drastically different manner than reality, more likely than not, suffer from body dysmorphia. So many questions surround this condition: is it a true disorder? Is it … More Body Dysmorphia: My Honest Experience
Here’s a Food Science fact: did you know that there are no naturally occurring blue foods on Earth? Yep, it’s true. According to one of my Food Science professors, due to the fact that blue light reflects poorly on green leaves during photosynthesis, rarely do natural foods exude the color blue. Oh, and before you … More Blue Tofu (healthy, gluten free, high protein + synthetic dye free)