#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 …

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 …

Award Winning (Vegan) Chili

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It’s done. The websites are LIVE. I can finally, after about four solid months of work, breath a sigh of relief. Sure, there is still work to be done, but the bulk of this project is completed. In theory, things should start to go back to normal around here. Part of completing a software project …

Weekly Recipe Roundup

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Guys. I promise that I haven’t forgotten about this blog! Work has just been so incredibly busy. Our last set of websites go live this week for the big ol’ project that I’ve been working on, so my schedule should become less hectic soon (fingers crossed!), which means more time to post here. I have a few half-baked drafts in …

Latest Obsessions: Quinoa Dinner Bowls

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Quinoa and I used to go steady. The ancient grain made its way into our menu rotation at least bi-weekly for months, and then for reasons unbeknownst to me, it faded from our cycle. I don’t want to say I forgot about it, because how could one possibly forget about the perfect, protein-packed goodness that is quinoa? But… I …

Recapping an Adventurous Weekend

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I spent the latter half of the week in Chicago on business. It was a very last minute trip, which although I enjoy, comes its own sets of frustrations and anxieties. By the time Friday afternoon rolled around, I was excited to be boarding my plane and heading home. The flight itself was uneventful. I …

Adventures in Thai Cooking: Pad Kee Mao

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Happy Tuesday, lovelies! I hope you all had an amazing holiday weekend filled to the brim with vegan goodies. I know that I certainly did! Unity Vegan Kitchen‘s weekly special. A vegan Philly cheese steak with homemade onion rings, and of course, a pumpkin flavored beer! Homemade tofu scramble breakfast tacos. On Saturday night, JB suggested …