steps of a vegetarian

Apple Fries

Yields 2 servings

The things you’ll need

  • 2 large Gala or Fuji apples, peeled
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • Large frying pan
  • Tongs
  • Baking sheet lined with paper towel
  • Cutting board & knife
  • Small bowl
  • Candy thermometer

Let’s get started!

  1. Heat oil in a frying pan to 350ºF.
  2. Cut apples into ¾ inch sticks and then fry them for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove fries from oil and place them on a baking sheet lined with paper towel.
  4. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  5. Once the fries have cooled a little, toss them in cinnamon sugar and serve.
If you can’t go vegan

if you absolutely can’t go vegan for health/economic/other reasons, you can still:
-boycott zoos, circuses, and aquariums
-boycott leather, fur, wool, and silk
-adopt your pets from a shelter
-educate yourself and others about the harms of animal agriculture
-donate money or volunteer your time for vegan organizations
-eat plant-based when it’s possible, even if it’s just for one meal a day

your options are never either “be 100% vegan” or “exploit animals in every way possible and be fiercely anti-vegan”. even those whose circumstances prevent them from being fully vegan can take meaningful steps to help animals! every bit counts!

Empath/ Witchy Self- Care

This is going to be a list to help with self-care for empaths but it can be used for witches in general, I’ll be listing many tips. Some may work for you, others may not- feel free to alter them to fit you. The biggest strategy for empaths would be to have layers of wards and intentions around them and on them as a means of protecting themselves from energies that are not wanted and amplifying energies that are wanted/ needed.

Safe guarding your environment.

You can use sigils placed above doors, by your bed, and other places to promote health, good sleep, to keep away spirits, to ward against specific energies, etc. Whatever you need.

Smoke cleanse or cleanse with bells. Use a bell with a ring that inspires happiness or positivism in you. Make sure to get corners and dark spaces- they collect pockets of energy like more open spaces don’t.

Keep your spaces clean and organized- this gives less of a chance of ‘energy cobwebs’ and begets an overall peaceful energy.

Set your bed clothes and blankets with specific intentions or wards. Ideas for this include: anti nightmares, deep sleep, overall comfort, or encompassing love.

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Emoji Donuts

Yields 5-6 donuts

The things you’ll need

  • ¾ cup warm milk
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ vanilla bean
  • 1 box vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • Powdered sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Rubber spatula
  • Whisk
  • Dry pastry brush
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutter ring
  • Candy thermometer
  • Spider
  • Baking sheet lined with paper towels
  • Skewers
  • Decorating bag fitted with a #2A tip
  • Black and red royal icing in decorating bags fitted with #2 tips
  • Small paintbrush
  • Pink luster dust
  • Frying oil

Let’s get started!

  1. In a small bowl, mix warm milk, yeast and sugar and allow to sit for 10 minutes to activate.
  2. In a large bowl, combine yeast mixture, egg yolks, butter and almond extract. Mix until well combined.
  3. Slowly mix in flour, and then add the salt half way through adding the flour.
  4. Once all the flour is mixed in, knead for a few minutes.
  5. Place dough into a greased bowl and allow to sit until it has doubled in size.
  6. Place rested dough into a floured surface and carefully form it into a flat disc.
  7. Use a ring cookie cutter to cut out 5 or 6 donuts. Cover the donuts with a towel adn let them rest about 10 minutes.
  8. Heat oil to 350ºF, keeping track of the temperature with a candy thermometer.
  9. When the donuts have sest for about 10 to 15 minutes, place them in the hot oil.
  10. Fry a few minutes on each side and then use a spider to place each donut onto a baking sheet lined with paper towel. Allow to cool.
  11. Combine pudding mix with 2 cups of colk milk and mix until well combined. Use a #2A tip to fill donuts with vanilla cream.

Time to decorate!

  1. Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice and whisk until desired consistency. Use food coloring to dye the icing yellow.
  2. Pipe Emoji faces onto each donut using red and black royal icing.

A vegan food truck sold out this week at Canada’s largest ribfest. They dared festival patrons to try their vegan fast food, including burgers similar to McDonalds or Harveys and their coconut-based soft serve. They saw that dare and went a little further by making it the most successful vegan business at a non-vegan event.

Something like this gives me hope that people aren’t as closeminded as before, and that we can make real progress with little steps here and there.

Active Blogs

I’m looking to follow some active blogs that post any of the following:







Fitbit steps

Healthy living

College and working

Time management

Or just inspirstional/motivational stuff

I feel like I’ve been in a rut for awhile now and I just want to get out of this funk. I want to be surrounded by people who inspire me and make me want to stick to my goals and aspirations.

So lets be friends!!!

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Bear with me guys, this one takes a bit longer to make!

Tempeh Hash

1 block tempeh, cut into bite size cubes
2 potatoes, but into bite size cubes
½ cup black beans
2 leafs of kale, deribbed and chopped
1 medium carrot, finely chopping
Soy Sauce
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Olive oil
Salt and Pepper

1) Preheat oven to 425. Toss potatoes in oil, salt and pepper to taste. Roast for 40 minutes or until JUST almost done. While potatoes are cooking, toss tempeh in enough soy sauce to your preference with the garlic and onion powders.
2) After potatoes come out of the oven, heat a skillet on the stove top over medium heat. Add tempeh and carrots. Cook until tempeh is browned and carrots are softer.
3) Add potatoes, black beans, and kale. Add 2 tablespoons of water. Cook until potatoes are soft enough to your liking and water is gone.

Optional: Add hot sauce to tempeh and carrots in step two.


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Baby vegan!! 💚🌱

Hi everyone! My name is Kayla and I’m fifteen years old. About a week ago, when I was still a carnist, I found the blogs of @necessaryveganism and @opinionatedvegan, and everything made so much sense. I loved animals, so why was I eating them?

 Originally, I had planned to transition into veganism slowly, using vegetarianism as a stepping stone. I also had the vague idea that I should have one last animal-product meal before I went vegan, and really savor it. Kinda gross, right? Why did I want to savor the products of animal suffering?

This morning, before I was even technically vegetarian yet, I realized something - I could just make the change. Instantly. Right then. I was already searching for a vegan breakfast, we had plenty of vegan food in the house, and the idea of eating a last carnist meal sounded disgusting to me. What was I waiting for? An invitation? The full moon? I decided then and there - I was vegan now.

I want to thank Admin Samantha of @necessaryveganism for helping me realize my diet has consequences, and giving me advice to lessen its impact. I hope I find a home with all the lovely vegans on this site. Keep choosing to live cruelty-free 💚💚💚


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How to be a vegetarian when you love meat: a small but helpful guide

If you’re like me, you feel horrible about eating meat, but you might be afraid you’ll be unable to keep up with a vegetarian diet. Here’s a few helpful tips that I would’ve loved and actually might of made me become a vegetarian sooner!

1. It’s going to be *very* tough at first. Not even a week into deciding to go vegetarian, I found myself eating a bunch of chicken wings. Literally, my memory is so bad I forgot my own morals and ate meat, which was pretty disheartening to realize (especially when I was already 10 wings into the meal). Crying is optional but,

2. Don’t beat yourself up for any reason! Relapses happen, forgetting happens, and some foods you think are vegetarian may actually end up being made with meat! Marshmallows, jell-o, and even some cheeses (check out what an ingredient called “rennet” is. Many cheeses are made with vegetable rennet, but many, many aren’t). If something happens and you eat meat, remember: you did NOT kill the animal. You are one person, and your ingestion of meat is nothing compared to the slaughter caused by major corporations. *You are not committing a genocide by eating meat!*

3. Maybe you want to make a difference but can’t bear to give up all meat, then check out other similar diets such as pescatarian! They don’t eat most meats, but they still eat fish! Cutting off most meats is still doing more than someone who eats all meats! You can also mix things up and make your own diet! Maybe you wanna just stop eating chicken. Maybe cutting beef from your diet. Heck, it could be as simple as simply telling yourself you no longer are going to eat any bacon! Your diet is your choice, and even the most miniscule decision is better than nothing!

4. Seriously, any rules are okay! I have a friend who refuses to eat animal products unless *they* are the one who kills it. They believe eating meat isn’t inherently bad, rather she believes that animals suffering is what should be stopped, so if she can ensure that an animal didn’t suffer and was killed peacefully or cleanly, then eating it is okay.

5. My final tip is, once again, another idea about making your own dietary restrictions. I call my diet the Vulture Diet, and basically that means that I’ll eat meat that wasn’t meant for me. That includes leftovers from other people and meat that expires in a day. I believe that if I nibble the meat others leave behind (and no, I’m not talking about eating out of the garbage, I’m referring to meat my family already prepared but are just planning on throwing the excess out.) I’m stopping food waste as well as not supporting the meat industry! Win win!!

6. Congratulate yourself. Meat is a HUGE part of our culture, and the ability to restrict your diet is a giant accomplishment! Be proud that you are making a difference! And who knows, someone may see the example you set, and they’ll want to follow suite. My vegan friend never tried to force their ideas onto others, and it was partially because of them that I became a vegetarian!

EDIT: I am not trying to force or coax anyone into becoming a vegetarian. That is your own choice and I have no right to decide how you live your life (and I have no right to judge your life choices). This is simply a guide for those considering going vegetarian but want a little extra information before taking that step! I am NOT trying to push an agenda!

Going from Vegetarian to Vegan

If you’re vegetarian you are just a step away to become vegan. You can start cutting out the dairy and animal by-products. You can try with one at a time so it won’t be so overwhelming. Examples of animal by-products are gelatin, glycerin (unless specified that it’s from plant sources), cochineal, casein, whey, etc.

Try to make your meals at home. You can make cooking fun by inviting some friends over and doing it together. Search for your favorite recipes, there are tons of blogs of vegan food that you can check. I recommend you Healthy Vegan Cooking and one of my favorites is Vegan Yums.

It’s often easy to “veganize” your favorite recipe with substitutes. If a baked goods recipe calls for an egg, you can use half a mashed banana, a bit of applesauce, tofu, Ener-G brand egg replacement, or blend some flax seeds with a bit of water in a blender until they are the consistency of a raw egg. For milk, you can use soy milk, rice milk, almond milk, oat milk, or hemp milk. Soy milk tends to be the most commonly used replacement, and if you don’t mind a little fat, Very Vanilla Silk Soymilk brand “for kids” (who says adults can’t enjoy it, too?“) tastes just like melted ice cream. Non-fat soymilk, such as West Soy brand non-fat, comes in vanilla or plain. You will be able to find different flavors of soymilk such as chocolate, chai, and coffee, at most major health food stores. Around the holidays, Silk brand offers a soy nog that tastes very much like eggnog.

For butter, you can use vegetable margarine or oils; I find that dishes taste the same without that added butterfat. Cheesecake? No problem. Tofutti brand makes a vegan-style cream "cheese” that produces cheesecakes that taste just like the dairy version. 

And, yes, there are also vegan versions of cheese, whipped cream, frosting, gravy…you name it. Try chocolate without the milk added in chocolate bars, baking chocolate chips, and hot cocoa. Even vegan ice cream comes in several brands and an assortment of flavors. Try the Tofutti Cutie brand of ice cream sandwich!

As I always say, do the transition if you really feel you want to, have the right reasons to do it otherwise it will be harder and that’s why people end up giving up. Be patient, remember is a process, changes are always difficult, mostly those who involve your lifestyle.

If you doubt about something don’t hesitate to ask, there is always the anonymous option, there are not such thing as a stupid question.


Pythagoras (570-490 BC) – For as long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.

Buddha (563-483 BC) – To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana..

Hippocrates (460-370 BC) – The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.

Plato (428-347 BC) – The Gods created certain kinds of beings to replenish our bodies; they are the trees and the plants and the seeds.

Plutarch (46-120): A human body in no way resembles those that were born for ravenousness; it hath no hawk’s bill, no sharp talon, no roughness of teeth, no such strength of stomach or heat of digestion, as can be sufficient to convert or alter such heavy and fleshy fare … There is nobody that is willing to eat even a lifeless and a dead thing even as it is; so they boil it, and roast it, and alter it by fire and medicines, as it were, changing and quenching the slaughtered gore with thousands of sweet sauces, that the palate being thereby deceived may admit of such uncouth fare.

Voltaire (1694-1778) – How pitiful, and what poverty of mind, to have said that the animals are machines deprived of understanding and feeling … Judge (in the same way as you would judge your own) the behaviour of a dog who has lost his master, who has searched for him in the road barking miserably, who has come back to the house restless and anxious, who has run upstairs and down, from room to room, and who has found the beloved master at last in his study, and then shown his joy by barks, bounds and caresses. There are some barbarians who will take this dog, that so greatly excels man in capacity for friendship, who will nail him to a table, and dissect him alive, in order to show you his veins and nerves. And what you then discover in him are all the same organs of sensation that you have in yourself. Answer me, mechanist, has Nature arranged all the springs of feeling in this animal to the end that he might not feel? Has he nerves that he may be incapable of suffering?

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) – My refusing to eat meat occasioned inconveniency, and I have been frequently chided for my singularity. But my light repast allows for greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882) – There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher animals in their mental faculties … The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.

Henry David Throeau (1817-1862) – One farmer says to me, “You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make the bones with;” and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying himself with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle.

I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other.
-Henry David Thoreau

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) – Love animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble their joy, don’t harass them, don’t deprive them of their happiness, don’t work against God’s intent. Man, do not pride yourself on superiority to animals; they are without sin, and you, with your greatness, defile the earth by your appearance on it, and leave the traces of your foulness after you – alas, it is true of almost every one of us!

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) – A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) – Of all the creatures, man is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he’s the one that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.

Thomas Edison (1847-1931) – Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.

George Benard Shaw (1856-1950) – Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay.

Animals are my friends and I don’t eat my friends.
-George Bernard Shaw

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) – At the moment our human world is based on the suffering and destruction of millions of non-humans. To perceive this and to do something to change it in personal and public ways is to undergo a change of perception akin to a religious conversion. Nothing can ever be seen in quite the same way again because once you have admitted the terror and pain of other species you will, unless you resist conversion, be always aware of the endless permutations of suffering that support our society.

Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky (Russian, 1865-1941), from The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci – Truely man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds theirs. We live by the death of others: we are burial places! I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1955) – It ill becomes us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of God, the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practice elementary compassion towards our fellow creatures.

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
-Mahatma Gandhi

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) – Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) – It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.

H.G. Wells (1886-1946) – In all the round world of Utopia there is no meat. There used to be, but now we cannot stand the thought of slaughterhouses. And it is impossible to find anyone who will hew a dead ox or pig. I can still remember as a boy the rejoicings over the closing of the last slaughterhouse.

Ruth Harrison (1920-2000) – In fact, if one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people.

William Roberts, MD (1932-present) – When we kill the animals to eat them, they end up killing us because their flesh, which contains cholesterol and saturated fat, was never intended for human beings.

Carl Sagan (1934-1996) – Humans–who enslave, castrate, experiment on, and fillet other animals–have had an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain. A sharp distinction between humans and “animals” is essential if we are to bend them to our will, make them work for us, wear them, eat them–without any disquieting tinges of guilt or regret. It is unseemly of us, who often behave so unfeelingly toward other animals, to contend that only humans can suffer. The behavior of other animals renders such pretensions specious. They are just too much like us.

Colin Campbell, MD (1934-present) – [W]hat we have come to consider as “normal” illnesses of aging are really not normal. In fact, these findings indicate that the vast majority, perhaps 80 to 90% of all cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and other forms of degenerative illness can be prevented, at least until very old age, simply by adopting a plant-based diet.

The Dalai Lama (1935-present) – I do not see any reason why animals should be slaughtered to serve as human diet when there are so many substitutes. After all, man can live without meat. It is only some carnivorous animals that have to subsist on flesh. Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventures, and for hides and furs is a phenomenon which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging in such acts of brutality … Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to a man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not to die, so do other creatures.

Paul McCartney (1942-present) – If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.

Neal D. Barnard, MD (1953-present) – The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. If beef is your idea of “real food for real people,” you’d better live real close to a real good hospital.

k.d. lang (1961-present) – We all love animals. Why do we call some “pets” and others “dinner?”

anonymous asked:

Do you think vegetarians aren't doing enough? Do you think they're just deluding themselves?

Vegetarianism can be a useful stepping stone for getting into full veganism, but that’s really all it should be. Vegetarianism still supports animal exploitation and slaughter, and still puts money into the pockets of those who profit from harming animals and the planet. Many vegetarians just don’t know much about eggs and dairy and the cruelty which is involved, so it’s up to vegans to help them complete that transition and work towards full veganism. 

The issue is that the meat and the dairy industry are inextricably linked; you can’t support one without supporting the other.For example, a lot of the beef that ends up in our supermarkets are from spent dairy cows or their calves. Similarly, when the egg production of hens starts to fall, chickens are almost always sent to be processed for their meat. In this way, even though vegetarians are doing a good thing by giving up meat, they still support the meat industry and directly fund it by consuming eggs and dairy. The only way to truly stand up for animals and live in a way consistent with the principles of animal rights is to boycott all animal products to the extent you are able to.


homebeccer has had a stressful coule of days and asked for Pregnant Sam and family fluff to cheer her up

Sam’s phone rang for the fourth time in an hour. She didn’t even need to set a special ringtone to know it was her mother. No song deserved that permanent association. 

“That your Mom, again?” Tucker asked.

“She’s probably calling about the shower,” Sam said. “It’s a good thing she doesn’t like texting, or my phone would be going off non-stop.”

“I’d totally go there for moral support, but every time I see your mom she always does that same dirty look she gave me that one time I got sent into the Principal’s office wearing your clothes.”

“Heh. Oh yeah. I think I still have that picture in one of my old albums. Anyways, Danny’s not even allowed to go, either. Mom’s making it a ‘ladies only’ event and she’s invited half my extended family and all of her friends from the country club, so I’m going to be drowning in baby-blue everything and really inappropriate, sexist baby clothes. And I’ll be the only one there not drinking.”

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noxindevelopment  asked:

Hello there I was perusing the vegan tag an wanted to ask what steps you took to change your diet. Right now my health is poor and i'm probably hurting myself or worst by continuing the typical omnivorous diet. i wanna improve my diet but what steps can a wannabe vegetarian take to get started.(Is ketchup horrible for your health)

Hello there noxindevelopment! :)

Here are some tips that might help; I went vegan overnight and I didn’t have any problems but that depends directly on how do you adopt changes in your life, you can give it a try and if it feels overwhelming you can take it step by step.


  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Be clear about why you’re becoming a vegan.
  • Don’t be hard on yourself.
  • Exercise.
  • Understand the health benefits.
  • Don’t deprive yourself.
  • Investigate the science behind nutrition, food, and health.
  • Ask questions.
  • Make time to cook.
  • You will not find changes instantly, so have patience and stay calm.
  • Make self-denial a habit and not just a trend. If you intend to truly change yourself, you must make these steps a constant guide for the rest of your life. Even though you may feel righteous for sharing your lunch or doing your homework for a week, if you lapse back into your bad habits, all of your hard work has been in vain.
  • Write down what you want to achieve, for each day of the week chose a point to focus on, practicing self-control in baby steps is less overwhelming and you are more likely to stick to your changes.
  • Don’t forget to sleep well. It will keep you healthy and mentally fit, as well as giving you a break from the stress of thinking about your behavior.
  • Forgive yourself when you slip up. Humans are not perfect. Every moment is a new opportunity to start again.
  • Do not procrastinate or else it will become harder to stick to your new routine.
  • Understand that you function based on incentives and reasons. Make sure you understand to give yourself rewards and recognize the logic behind whatever it is you are doing.
  • Go at your own pace
  • Think of it as an evolution: Relax and learn to love to cook, explore new cuisines, and be adventurous with food. Most importantly, be easy on yourself. Don’t view a vegan lifestyle as the finish line but as an evolving process of conscious eating.
  • If you want, start quietly: Don’t announce what you are doing; focus on yourself and being conscious of your surroundings, body, and food addictions first.
  • Find a vegan support group: Tumblr offers a lot of vegan blogs and lovely people.
  • Don’t worry about getting enough protein: rich sources of concentrated protein include beans, soy products like tofu and seitan, quinoa, nuts, and hemp seeds.
  • Focus on vegetables (and fruits). Try to eat more healthy, whole foods to give your body the vital nutrients and antioxidants it needs.
  • Going vegan doesn’t mean deprivation.
  • Rethink how you shop for food: Many staples of a vegan diet like grains, beans, and nuts are cheap, and they usually store well if you buy them in bulk.
  • Try more ethnic foods: Asian cuisines have tantalizing plant-based options originating from the spread of Buddhism. Italian pasta; Ethiopian lentil stews; satisfying and spicy Indian curries; and Mexican veggie tacos, fajitas or burritos (“just hold the cheese”)
  • Experiment with new favorite foods: Vegan versions of your beloved recipes will inevitably have different tastes and textures from what you are used to. Instead, try to incorporate similar flavors in new dishes.
  • Get resourceful.
  • Enjoy the transition and don’t make it feel like a punishment or deprivation of food.
  • I always recommend trying to get rid of dairy first: Is the most difficult one since you’re addicted to it due to casomorphins.

Hopefully, this little list helps give you some ideas on how to stay motivated to eat healthily! 💜

Undertale Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie

Yields 8-10 servings

The things you’ll need

  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ vanilla bean
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup salted butter, ice cold
  • ½ cup butter flavor shortening, cubed and ice cold
  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk, chilled
  • Egg wash
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ½ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup butterscotch chips
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Pie plate
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic wrap
  • Dry uncooked beans
  • Small bowl
  • Small square cookie cutter

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, vanilla bean, and salt.
  3. Add butter and shortening and then work between fingers until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  4. Drizzle in ice-cold buttermilk and continue working to form dough.
  5. Form the dough into a disc and wrap tightly in plastic wrap and then chill for 2 to 24 hours.
  6. When dough is set, roll it out to ¼ inch thick and place into pie pan and remove the excess.
  7. Roll out dough excess and cut out small squares using the square cookie cutter.
  8. Brush egg wash along the edges and then arrange the dough squares in a pixelated design.
  9. Prick the bottom and inside edges of the pie crust with a fork.
  10. 10. Cover the pie with plastic wrap and then fill it with uncooked beans. Wrap the beans with the excess plastic.Egg wash edges of the crust.
  11. 11. Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown around the edges.
  12. 12. Remove beans and allow it to bake another 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  1. In medium bowl whisk cornstarch, salt and egg yolks until smooth. Add the milk.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat and add dark brown sugar, and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Cook 3 minutes.
  3. Whisk in cream to the sugar mixture and then slowly whisk in egg mixture.
  4. Add salt and cinnamon and then bring to a boil, whisking constantly.
  5. Once thickened remove from heat and then whisk in butterscotch chips.

Time to decorate!

  1. Pour the filling into the pie shell and then smooth the top.
  2. Place the pie on a cooling rack for 1 hour and then place pie in the fridge to completely cooled.
  3. Remove Pie from fridge and cut a slice, serve with whipped cream and cinnamon stick garnish.