Local Austin Haunts: Counter Culture

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I’ve been doing some thinking about what kind of content you, dear readers, might find valuable to read here. I think that the recipe reviews I typically do are interesting enough, but I want to start expanding the scope of this blog to include other areas of veganism. You might have guessed this was coming …

Eating Vegan (Jay) in Thailand

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Traveling abroad always comes with a healthy does of anxiety for me. Sure, some of it is just good, old fashion excitement, but the days preceding a large trip tend to put me on edge. Trying to pack for an extended period of time out of the country throws my Type-A brain into over-drive, but in addition …

Follow Your Heart’s Vegan Egg

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When Follow Your Heart launched their VeganEgg last October, there was a lot rejoicing and raised hand emojis shared in the vegan community. Sure, we had the Ener-G egg replacer for baking, as well as a whole slew of other vegan hacks, but the only way we could enjoy a good breakfast scramble or a quiche was by …

#whyimveganwednesday: My Health

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Buckle up, folks! This is a long one! A couple of weeks ago, Dr. John Bisognano, a preventive cardiologist at University of Rochester, did an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) on Reddit. In case you don’t know what an AMA is, it’s essentially an interview where an expert in a particular field answers questions from the Reddit community. This …

A Week of Isa

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I have the tendency to get on enthusiastic about things. If you follow this blog, you’ve already seen this happen before with quinoa dinner bowls and with Brussels sprouts in general. Seriously, there was a two month stint in the fall where those delicious little cabbages made their way into just about everything I cooked. It’s like an …

Armadillos & Cheesecakes

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One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to spend more time outside. Since moving to Austin nearly 3.5 years ago, I have done a decent job of exploring the state parks around the area; however, every time I have the opportunity to spend time in one of these protected areas, I always ask myself “Why don’t you do …

New Vegan Level Achieved

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Y’all. I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I am still in a food coma from #VeganBowl2016. Truth time: I’ve never been that big of a Super Bowl fan. Traditionally, I half-enjoyed the commercials,  I tried to feign interest in the halftime show, and I staved off boredom during the game itself by eating. Sure, the gatherings that …

Attack of the Fleas!

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Happy Monday, everyone! I hope your weekend was more exciting than mine. I spent the bulk of it cleaning our house from top to bottom, which was an admittedly long overdue chore. Bedding was washed, dusty corners were swept, the bathroom was wiped down, and the anything that could be vacuumed was: not only the …

Thug Kitchen Minestrone Soup

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I woke up this morning to a Snapchat from one of my best friends who is living in Chicago. The image contained only text, and it read “-5°. It is too cold to get out of bed.” I’m pretty sure I shivered for her, and I agree. How are people expected to function in temperatures …

Hello from the other side.

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As you may or may not have noticed, this blog sat dormant for over a month. I could list of a litany of excuses to try and explain myself (it was the holidays, I was on vacation, work was stressful, [insert more justifications here]), but those would be lies, and the last thing I want is …