It was the documentary Forks Over Knives (2011) along with my compassion for all animals that inspired my vegan journey. I was already a practicing pescatarian, so the transition to becoming vegan was smooth. And, with so many appetizing vegan food options, I never feel I sacrifice nutrition nor taste. Below you will find a handful of my favorite savory vegan eats and a bonus recipe! Try them...vegan or omnivore...
Is the fact that we are in a pandemic a reason we are extra excited to release our Holiday Gift Guide this year? Yes! We have some fabulous finds below.
The elves have taken to this project like never before. Every minute of downtime has been happily allocated to searching for Athletic-Minded Traveler gift ideas. For this Team, giving is truly receiving. Even the idea of giving energizes this crew.
As early adopters of the Tesla sales pitch, we continue to be happy owners of its electric cars--a Model 3 (2017) and Model S (2013). We only wish we would have held its stock after purchasing at $50/share (pre-split) in 2013. Hindsight is 20/20.
Given these shoes as a gift, we didn't know what to make of our bright yellow Allbirds upon first glance. Are they sneakers? A water shoe for rafting? After slipping them on and taking our first steps, we knew one thing immediately...they're incredibly comfortable. No need to "wear this shoe in."
Like most Americans, the Coronavirus has upped our TV viewing time, but only a few shows have made our "must see TV" list. We should write another blog with a full list of recommendations, but the latest show that our entire family enjoyed was "World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji" on Amazon's Prime TV network.
** Editors Note: This post was updated May, 2021
America is a snacking nation. Read any article and you'll read stats about how people look to snacks as a main source of nourishment for the day. No more breakfast, lunch then dinner. Nope. Instead it's more snack, snack and snack. And there are a bevy of snack options out there...the selection puts the cereal aisle to shame.
We started planning our family New York trip only thinking about Manhattan. Neither kid had yet traveled to the U.S.
Still looking? Still weighing the pros & cons of various gifts? Still trying to find SOMETHING for that special or not so special someone ? That's where we come in.
You don't like vegetables you say? We dare you to NOT like these...assuming no disdain or allergy to tomatoes or flavor!
Let's get cooking!
This recipe can't be messed up. Really. Truly. Use more or less of the ingredients. Just ensure that you have a caramelized, or near caramelized, effect at the end of the cooking time.
Crossing the finish line of any marathon for the first time requires physical and mental conditioning. There's physical fatigue, the mental highs of pushing past psychological limitations, and the sheer excitement of feeding off competitors and a crowd. It is just this sort of physical and mental prep that are also required to be an accomplished salsa dancer.