Saturday, April 10, 2010


collard greens
green apple

this recipe makes a very creamy and delicious drink without nuts or seeds used!

i'm likin' the whole breakfast in a jar thing.


cucumber salad with cilantro

lemon, pinch of sea salt, olive oil, parsley.

I had some steamed edamame on the side, which I don't think is raw, but I saw this video from the Renegade Health Show with Kevin Gianni and it talked about how some people, for the sake of eating 100% raw limit themselves to uncooked sources for the best protein, fiber, and nutrients. The speaker was showing the contrast between eating raw goat's milk, cheeses, and egg for example and having steamed broccoli, lentils, or sweet potatoes, for example. He said by all means the steamed vegan counterparts surpass the raw dairy choices in health and nutrient benefits.

Also, about the soy controversy, soy is leaning towards the bad side of the scale. In excess amounts, and in little amounts, it is still a common allergen. For vegans, if soy should be consumed it should be kept to its whole and natural state. Not in tofu products, or tempeh, or soy milk. I guess that's the next thing I'm going to be focusing on. I do notice more mood changes when I eat a lot of soy products, which makes sense since it contains estrogen.

What are some things you avoid, have had bad experiences with or even have questions about?


  1. That smoothie looks so tasty - beautiful color!

    I try to avoid soy. Sometimes it sneaks in here and there but don't consume it much.

  2. I know my body does NOT do well with wheat or dairy. Soy seems to have a delayed reaction so I didn't realize I had problems until I gave it up. It's inflammatory for me.

    That's awesome he said that steamed vegan food is better than raw dairy.

    I do eat very high raw but I do use processed protein powder in order to get a bit more protein into me.

  3. Hey Amy, thanks for your comment! I'm also a vegan university student :D (We're not common lol)

    I try to limit my processed soy intake but I think tempeh and edamame are fine in moderation :) Plus, tofu falls into the category of "Doing wha't good for you but also doing what you enjoy."

    I'm looking forward to reading more!

  4. Hey, I thought I'd just say that this is my new favourite vegan blog. Also, I'd like to thank you for giving me two meal ideas for tomorrow.

    P.S. I'm a vegan university student. (The wolf pack grows by one? Yes!)