Hello lovely people,
As always, hope you are all staying well and safe. ❤️
This past weekend was St. Lucia Day, a Swedish holiday meant to bring about hope and light during the darkest time of the year. During a year that has been so difficult and unforgiving, this day was a reminder for me that it is possible to hold two things at once; to hold grief and hope and see that both are important and true.
To honor the holiday, I veganized this recipe for St. Lucia buns — a delicious, lightly sweet saffron bun—with the help of…
It’s Wednesday, folks!
Hope you’re staying well and enjoying lots of warm and comforting meals at home ❤️ I’m dreaming about/plotting to make butternut squash soup, potato leek soup, and maybe even some vegan broccoli cheddar soup. If you have a soup you’re dreaming about right now, I am definitely not opposed to getting some recipe recommendations in my inbox!
Aside from soup recipes, here are a few things I recommend taking the time to check out this week:
CW: Disordered eating (specially orthorexia) is discussed in detail
I wish that I had come to veganism because of my love for animals, my care for the environment, and my hope for a better, kinder future. But I didn’t. I came to veganism because I thought it would be an easy way to lose weight and, in my mind, make my deeper body image and eating issues go away.
During my first visit home after starting college, I had a regular checkup and my doctor told me to “make sure I didn’t gain any more weight” when I went back…
My personal decision to stop using animal products was an ethical one — I wanted to take a stance against the exploitation of animals. That was in September 2013. Here are some of the things I have learned since then:
Because our love for nutritional yeast, obsession with cashew cheese, and time wasted fighting with bacon enthusiasts on social media are not the only things that set us apart from society, here are twelve emotional states that are distinct to vegans.
Leading a vegan lifestyle has improved my life immensely — I have never felt happier, healthier, or more at peace with who I am as a person. I enjoy drinks with friends, dinner dates, traveling, and socializing; none of which is sacrificed by being vegan.
Often, when people find out that I’m vegan, they ask “but what do you eat?” or tell me “I could never do it, I need protein”. People always focus on the food. Honestly, the food is the easiest part of being vegan.
I tell people that I find it easy being vegan, and I do…
Whether you’re on a vegan or vegetarian journey like me, or just looking to insert a couple of plant-based meals here and there, getting accustomed to plant-based eating can be overwhelming. Over the last decade, the image of veganism is one of wealthy, or at least upper middle class, white people with cash to burn at their local organic markets. It can feel like veganism is too expensive and complicated for a normal person.
However, plant-based eating, or Ital, has always been vital for many members of the African Diaspora ranging from the Rastafarians of the Caribbean to the health-conscious…
We have established that I am a proud Old-School Vegan, having been vegan since a time in history when we had to get our specialty burger mixes at Adventist health food shops — yes, mixes, not pre-formed patties — and when the only option for coffee outside the home was black. Although I had been a vegetarian for 12 years when I started transitioning and was full of zeal for animal rights activism, veganism was nascent in society at the time — at least in my world — and I was apprehensive about how attainable it was. …
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