Hi! I know, I know, these tips aren’t just for witches. My blog is just very central to that particular audience, and I wanted to share my little ‘food journey’ with fellow witches, some of whom might be vegan // vegetarian // health conscious. :-)
Okay, so here’s my little story: I’ve had body images for my entire life, and, sadly, they have only gotten worse as I’ve grown older. While I’ve ever been “fat,” I’ve never been happy with my body and the way it looks, and have always longed for perfection // had an irrational fear of packing on pounds. My brain has just always told me, “you’re okay, but you’re not *there* yet. You could be better, prettier, skinnier, and *then* you’ll be there…” such image problems are even worse when topped with severe anxiety and depression // anger issues. I have body dysmorphia. Severely. I know this to be true, no matter how many times my family likes to remind me (not in a mean way at all - they only want me to be healthy and happy). I’ve suffered through both consistent and on/off self-harm since sixth grade, emotional eating, depersonalization, under-eating, unhealthy “promiscuous” actions at a young age, and making myself throw up.
But this post isn’t to list off my disorders. It is to share my own progress, and serve as a reminder to myself - and others - that eating does not have to feel like a burden or a chore. Believe me, I am nowhere near finished with my unhealthy mindset. I still dread having to eat. (Too bad there isn’t a spell to get rid of anxiety)! But the thing is, is that I dread it that much less when I know that what I’m putting in my body is healthy. In addition, there is magick in cooking, and it makes preparing food for myself and my boyfriend that much more exciting. I long to eat sweets and just shove a bunch of food in my mouth, trust me! But lately I have been resistant to that, and have strived for eating clean. I haven’t eaten meat or bread in such a long time! When we go out, it is vegan and dairy free 99.9% of the time.
Here is a list of some healthy things that I have found a love for making or snacking on over this past year.
• Overnight Oats - DIY oatmeal prepared in a mason jar, left to refrigerate overnight and to be eaten in the morning! Can contain anything you like. (I usually use bananas, mixed berries, almond milk, honey, cinnamon, shaved coconut, and chia seeds, all on top of rolled oats).
• Peanut butter w/ bananas or apples.
• Fruit smoothies w/ protein powder and chia seeds.
• Vegan sausage.
• Homemade rosemary/garlic potatoes.
• Crunchy granola/mixed nuts (a great substitute for snacking on chips).
• Scrambled eggs with green peppers.
• Chickenless chicken strips.
• Apple slices topped w/ tuna (unless you are full vegan/vegetarian) and dried cranberries.
• Ants on a log!
• Fruit acai/chia seed breakfast bowls.
• Tuna-stuffed avocado.
• Pasta w/ beefless ground (tastes real)!!
• Wheat toast w/ peanut butter, honey, and granola.
• Honey, apricot, and almond butter on low-fat crackers.
• Vegan grilled cheese w/ jam.
• Vegan protein bars (I recently discovered this delicious brand called GoMacro - and they have them at 7-11)!!
• Cucumber, dill, and (vegan) cream cheese sandwiches.
• Fruit pizza - bagel w/ (vegan) cream cheese spread and topped w/ mixed fruits.
• All of the fruits and vegetables!!!
I know a lot of you may have body issues too, and have a hard time eating or wanting to eat. I personally choose to only drink water, and try hard to eat clean and always take daily vitamins. Once you introduce healthier things into your diet, it becomes gradually easier to not “fear food” again, and learn some fun recipes along the way! The goal is not only to accept that your body is your only one, but to let your insides thank you for feeding it such healthy, yummy things. (Oh, and for larger meals, don’t forget about homemade vegetable soups, veggie burgers, salads, or vegan tacos)! I hope that this helps someone! 🌟 and feel free to tell me your own ideas/recipes! I’d love to have some more :-)
Vegan food we’ve made from scratch over the past few months. From left to right: Beer battered fried chickn homemade seitan, TVP popcorn chickn, Pizza with homemade cheeze and crust, Mac n cheeze with homemade cheddar sauce, Beer battered feesh, Chickn strips with homemade seitan, Cannolis, deep fried doughnuts.
I'm going to Cologne next week, which places would you recommend for vegan food? :-)
hey! :) okay here are some i can think of:
1) well being (completely vegan, awesome thai food, they also have vegan fish things and vegan duck - that tastes in my opinion too real haha)
2) mei wok (completely vegan, all healthy!, whole grain options, also raw options but awesome warm dishes as well, also thai food)
3) 485° for pizza (omnivore with 2 vegan pizzas, without vegan cheese, but the best pizza crust in the whole town)
4) die eisdielerin (icecream and also some vegan waffles and stuff, haven’t been there but it’s good i guess)
5) cafe hibiscus (all vegan, really good cakes, some “snack options” like a sandwich and stuff)
6) burrito rico (omnivore, for quick lunch but you can get your own vegan burrito with soy chunks or so)
7) ecco (omnivore, lots of vegan meals, also everyday vegan brunch, big portions, a bit expensive)
8) cafe schmitz (they have 3 vegan icecreams, the best one definitely is chocolate sorbet and coconut sorbet, SO GOOD together)
9) mj sushi (omnivore, one vegan meal: gang dang tofu, probably one of my favorite meals if it comes to asian food)
10) signor verde (completely vegan, burger and stuff, good cake, in my opinion too expensive)
11) bunte burger (for completely vegan burgers, expensive in my opinion)
12) hans im glück (omnivore, 2 or 3 vegan burger)
13) dean & david (omnivore, vegan options, good for quick lunch)
14) venjoy (haven’t been there, lots of raw options, healthy, good raw desserts but doesn’t look comfy at all)
15) mataim (omnivore, but good vegan falafel and stuff)
16) rich & greens (omnivore, vegan options (burritos and smoothies etc) and a good vegan banana brownie, not restaurant like, more a cafe)
17) the bakery “kamps” is nothing special, but they have vegan “franzbrötchen” (cinnamon bun style) and a vegan apple stuffed baked thing, they are good! :)
What i would recommend to definitely visit? - depends on what you like, but i think i would go to wei wok or well being, to cafe hibiscus, if you like pizza to 485° and to the ecco because they have things like vegan schnitzel and some good vegan desserts :) and of course to mj sushi because of the vegan gang dang tofu, but that’s simply because i love the meal! it’s a red coconut curry with tofu and veggies, rice on the side, and beans with sesame sauce on the side :)
soo that’s all i can think of right now :) i hope that helped! :) xx
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Hadn’t been to the health food store in my hometown forever (because I don’t live there anymore) so I decided to go last weekend while I was home. They actually had a few new items, like these Field Roast Mexican Chipotle Sausages. I could definitely tell these were a Field Roast product, they have a distinctive taste and texture, both good things btw. I was also pleasantly surprised by the fact that these sausages are actually hot and spicy! I tried them on 2 different pizzas, one with Daiya pepper jack and another with Follow Your heart mozzarella. Both were stellar!