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Transitioning to a plants based diet has been gradual for me and filled with challenges.
I have my moments where I eat like a certified vegan and then other moments when I crave something from an animal.
I’m not the only one struggling. It seems like you are too.
Here’s what I’ve noticed, cooked and learned that may help you.
Go ahead, let it out. That breath your holding because this looks so delicious.
Jerk chicken nachos with mango salsa and avocado cream.
Honey! This thang right here!!!
I created this out of a strong need to eat something I enjoy.
When I decided to lose weight I made myself several promises.
- “Thou shalt not eat nasty food”
- “Thou shalt find ways to make healthy food taste DELICIOUS”
- “Thou shalt have a party in your mouth at every meal”
Let the party begin. Continue Reading…
When I was a student at Spelman, I used to love brunch! Actually I still do. But back then it was real special. For starters I got to wake up late. (Yes Lawd) And then I got to start my day in Spelman’s cafeteria with waffles or biscuits and lots and lots and lots of syrup and butter.
Those were the days.
I also was about 30 pounds overweight and a heavy Compulsive Overeater.
At the age of 8, I worked diligently in school and kept up with my weekly readings so that I could win a complimentary Pizza Hut Personal Pan Supreme Pizza.
I think I won almost every month. There was something about that buttery crispness when you bit into the crust. Each bite was loaded with sausage, ham, onions, bell peppers, olives, rich tomato sauce and mounds of gooey melted cheese. This affair continued on for quite some time. I didn’t think my world could get any better.
Until . . .
At the beginning of my weight loss journey, I became a vegetarian for a year. The benefits were so amazing that I continued on to become vegan for another six months. I even took it a bit further and completed a two week stint as a vegan raw foodist. Raw foods were probably the BEST my body has ever felt on food . . . but the time that it took to prepare did not fit my lifestyle.
Even though, I was enjoying my clean, green eating . . .
I started to miss chicken wings.
Tacos are easy.
And since your health and time are of the essence.
You should watch this video. It only takes 2 minutes and it’s loaded with YUM and nutrition.
Okra was never my cup of tea.
It was slimey and weird.
I wanted no part of it.
Until this walked by me on a mid-summer’s afternoon in Venice Beach, California.