crushed-vodka asked: I love you and yur blog. Yur attitude towards yourself is so amazing and inspirational. How u deal with others is too. I wish I had that spunk because I am always terrified of my weight and eating. And seeing you just made me a little less afraid! :)
d’awww shucks. well thank you :) it’s taken me a lot of years to get to this point, but i’m glad i’m here. I’m glad you’re a little less afraid- means you’re a little closer to being a spunkier you too ;)
a-n-a-ii-s asked: Hello :) I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I've been vegan for about half a year now and i sometimes have these days where no matter what or how much i eat, i can't get satisfied (today is one of them :p ). I always make sure i get al the nutrients i need so it's not that i lack of something. Do you have these days too and do you have some advice on what to do or eat? thankyou in advance :)) xx
I have those days now, i had those days when I was a vegetarian, and I had those days when I was a meat eater. What do I do on those days? Well, I tend to graze/snack on different things until I find that thing that I wanted. Try listening to your body and seeing what you’re craving and then go out and get a vegan version of whatever that is be it fruits, veggies, tofu, or meat replacements. also, remember to get plenty of fluids as I’ve noticed that sometimes I snack and snack and then discover I really just needed a glass or two of ice water (or lemonade as it’s been lately). but allow yourself to explore foods if you need to. too many people are concerned about calories and stuff instead of listening to their bodies. good luck!
monday- yellow cupcake! i love bright colors!
sunday dinner- maraconi and “cheese”
Saturday dinner- boba house, greensboro, NC (sorry for the cell phone pic). lemongrass “chicken” and celestial tofu
Thursday dinner (i’m sorry I haven’t posted since Monday… been *really* stressed and haven’t taken photos)- taco stack with seasoned lentils, homemade guac, fresh spinach, and cheddar daiya. would be nommy also with tomatoes but, sadly, i’m allergic.
startyelling asked: my partner and i were discussing how to deal with our future child being bullied at school and feeling left out because they are vegan. do you have any thoughts?
I, thankfully, haven’t had that problem with my son who is soon to be in third grade. part of it is that he has a lot of kids in his school with food restrictions. Some vegetarians, some peanut allergies, some wheat allergies, etc. His school does a very good job of letting other kids know that there are people who need to or choose to eat differently… and that’s okay. I think raising your kid to be a strong, independent, critical thinker is very important. My son will proudly tell people he’s vegan because he loves animals. IF your kid does get teased, then, like being bullied for anything, you go to the teachers and principal and come up with a plan of action. Maybe a group discussion. For instance, my son wore pink a lot in Kindergarten and when some kids started picking on him, his teacher sat the class down and had a discussion on why there was no such thing as gendered colors. Some kids are just different.. it sucks but it’s true. And there may not be anything you can do to stop the bullying if it happens… but that’s where you have to step in and teach your kid how to be an individual and to be strong. Teach them the importance of veganism, find a vegan group near you so that they can meet other vegans and, hopefully, other vegan kids, buy vegan based books. Also, i’ve found that our frankness about animal cruelty has really helped. We have never lied to our son about anything, and when he asks a question about how animals are treated we choose our words carefully- but we tell him the truth. I hope that makes sense and I hope it helps, but mostly, I hope that bullying never becomes an issue for your little one. Good luck <3
monday breakfast- buckwheat and chia cereal with raisins
sunday lunch- fried rice with tofu (leftovers from boba house)
Saturday breakfast- cocoa krisps