Brown rice, veggies, tofu, and thai chili sauce. So good! Would have preferred crispy tofu, but it’s still good like this!

Nothing like LA and Hollywood to give you a workout!!

This wasn’t quite worth $4 but it was still good!

Craaazy amazing roasted veggie salad with dijon balsamic vinaigrette from the California Pizza Kitchen. I’m in LA all week for work… can’t wait to find more delicious food!

Veggie sushi and steaming edamame! ♡

I want to be honest with my terminology.

I feel that it is fair to my followers to let you all know that on my blog, I’m going to stop using the word “vegan” when it comes to my diet and my lifestyle. My reasons for wanting to avoid animal products are health reasons, and not ethical reasons (though I have sympathized with ethical veganism.) I am a lover of nutritional science, and my dietary preferences are specifically based on research by Esselstyn, Barnard, Campbell, Fuhrman, and other plant-based diet advocates.

It really won’t hurt my feelings if I get unfollowed by the dozens, because I know that most of you are interested in following vegan blogs. I want you to follow blogs that make you happy! I want to be honest with my terminology.

If you keep following me, these are the kinds of things I will post about:

  • Eating a primarily (but not 100%) whole-foods, plant-based diet 
  • Natural, unprocessed foods and products
  • Nutritional science
  • Exercise and fitness
  • Weight loss
  • Mental health and well being
  • Faith

If you’re not interested in following me based on this information, that is really okay - that’s kind of the reason I’m posting this. I don’t want you to feel tricked or confused!

Repurposed a file box into a tea box! Now I need like 5 more…

Awesome Marinade (vegan)

1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Whisk all ingredients, and your marinade is done! I soaked the asparagus for 8 hours, but it could soak a full 24 hours. This would be awesome with mushrooms, corn, potatoes, or whatever! We proceeded to grill the asparagus, but baked would be awesome too.

Crazy good marinated and grilled asparagus and salad with balsamic dressing. ♡

Crunch crunch