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All tea I’ve tried this and it’s amazing and I’m so geeked the food network is sharing it

There goes Matcha trying to steal my food again… Breakfast is a bagel with Tofutti cream cheese and cucumbers!

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I’m not even gonna lie - I love food! And yes, I ate the whole plate of this. Because it was the first vegan mac'n'cheese that I ever made. And because food is my friend, not my enemy. The carbs will allow my body run longer and the beans in the stew (protein) will help to repair my muscless after the training. Eat right, not less.

I ordered (and devoured) this big, beautiful vegan pizza earlier today. 😍🍕 Free of all the cruelty and pus of cow’s milk. 🐮🍼 Before I went vegan, I had been vegetarian for a few months. I remember telling myself (and other people), “I could never go vegan. I love cheese too much!” 🧀 This is a common remark among meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Looking back, I cannot believe how self centered and ill-educated my actions and justifications were. I mean just think about it. We are the ONLY species that takes milk from another animal. Could you imagine drinking pig milk? 🐷 Monkey milk? 🐵 Dog milk? 🐶 So why are we enslaving cows, artificially inseminating females so they can continue to produce milk, and separating mothers from their calves? Ask anyone why they drink milk, and the standard response is calcium. A common myth perpetuated by misinformation and propaganda spread by the dairy industry is that we need cow’s milk for strong bones to prevent fractures. 💪 Yet statistics prove time and time again that countries with the highest dairy consumption rates also have the highest rates of osteoporosis, a condition of weak and brittle bones. Meanwhile, countries that subsist mainly off plants with little to no dairy and animal product continually have lower rates of chronic diseases and osteoporosis. 🌎🌱 Dairy also contains over 60 naturally occurring hormones (which causes acne), pus due to inflammation and infection of cow udders, and casomorphins (yes, as in morphine) which gives dairy it’s addictive quality. It’s about time we DITCH DAIRY. Believe it or not, you can live without cheese or milk and still enjoy the same meals. Simply replace cow’s milk with one of the many plant based alternatives (you’ll find one that you like, I promise), purchase plant based cheeses such as Daiya or Chao, or skip the creaminess altogether and opt for a cheeseless pizza like I did! The man who made my pizza began showing it to all his co-workers who remarked on how good it looked, and these were meat eaters! ☺️

Vegan chili mac! This was a total experiment and it was delicious. Quinoa chili (I’ll post the recipe for that eventually) and 5 ingredient vegan mac and “cheese” 👅

The sauce is made with:
- ½ a butternut squash
- The cream of one can of coconut milk
- Approx. ½ cup of nutritional yeast
- 1/8 cup of water
- Salt to taste

Cut the squash into chunks, boil until soft, drain, and blend with the other ingredients.

This makes at least 10 servings worth of sauce, depending on how much pasta you’re having/how saucy you like it 💃🏻 make whatever pasta you like and mix in your desired amount of sauce, and then store the rest in a jar in the fridge for later use!

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Favorite Vegan Meals I’ve Eaten in the Boston Area 2017 (So Far)

1. Trident Bowl w/ Quinoa (Trident Booksellers and Cafe- Boston, MA)

2. Vegetable Pho (Pho Linh- Quincy, MA)

3. Vegan Mac and Cheese w/ Broccoli (The Friendly Toast- Cambridge, MA)

4. Veggie Burger and Fries w/ Kale Crush Smoothie (B Good- Boston, MA)

5. Vegan Nachos w/ Vegan Chicken  (The Friendly Toast- Cambridge, MA)

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Plant Profile: Swiss Cheese Vine Monstera friedrichsthalii (syn. adansonii)

One of my favorite plants right now! I recently re-potted my small cuttings together into a larger pot and they’re going crazy! The new leaves are coming out larger and with more holes now that it has a window with ample sunlight. I have always had issues with the nomenclature of this silly plant. It’s not technically a philodendron which is what I like to call it, but it’s also not technically a Swiss Cheese plant which what you would call the more common Monstera deliciosa. I still will call it a Split Leaf Philly without thinking about it, but @plantanarchy is quick to correct me on the errors of my ways. :) By any name, it’s a really cool plant and  I love growing it. (12/15/17 Plant Update)