Monday, April 21, 2014

Cashew Sour Cream

I made this following Brendan Brazier's recipe in his new book Thrive Energy Cookbook. I highly recommend this book!

1 Cup Raw Cashews
1 Tsp Lemon Juice
1 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1/8 Tsp Sea Salt

Place cashews in a medium bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand for 30 minutes.

Drain cashews and transfer to blender. Add lemon juice, vinegar and salt, plus 1/4 cup water. Blend until smooth.

Put in airtight container (a small Mason Jar works great!) and can be in the fridge up to 2 weeks.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ultra Endurance Athlete Rich Roll Powered by Plant Based Diet

Continuing with my new crush on Rich Roll, here is an interview from Fit For Two TV

Yup, I really dig this guy :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy Birthday!!! 4 years being vegan :)

Although I don't know the exact date (I have it written down somewhere!) my veganism has turn 4 this month! I have had some ups and downs (and my scale has seen some ups and downs as well - heh), but have always remained true to a plant based diet.

(Some of my downs involved high consumption of potato chips, but have since then learned my lesson. - cough)

Who knew that 4 years ago I wanted to go on a vegan cleanse for only 2 weeks and haven't looked back. I can't believe it! - actually... I CAN BELIEVE IT! Yay me!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Antibiotics and recovery - update

Waaaaaaay back in January I posted about my dental surgery and having to be on antibiotics. If you missed it, you can find it here.

It's taken me a long time to get back to what I assume is "Normal". I can't even imagine being on antibiotics or another drug for more than that! It has taken me this long, from 1 week of antibiotics. sigh. Maybe I was doing something wrong, but I feel like I was doing my best. Some of the things I did were:
  • Eating more pickled and fermented foods (pickles, miso, kimchi)
  • Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep (I don't have kids, so I have had the luxury of being able to get 8 or 9 hours a night)
  • Yoga
  • Walking 4 km (or more) a day (roughly 2 miles for you in the US)
  • Probiotics
  • Cut out bad fats and sugars - even though I have been vegan for over 4 years, I was still being dumb with sugar and fats. I was addicted to potato chips and some sugary snacks. I have recently cut all that out.
  • Started supplements  - Red Reishi mushroom, black seed oil, Chlorella, and Spirulina
I do feel a lot better doing all of the above! I still want to do more yoga, start running and swimming and eventually meditation. I found that I was in a slump after Christmas, so maybe not all of my symptoms were from the antibiotics, but I can tell you that I feel a hell of a lot better these days!

Have you been on a drug for a long period of time? What are your ways of getting back on track?

Monday, April 7, 2014

T. Colin Campbell on the Rich Roll podcast

I started to listen to Rich Roll's podcast earlier this year and have been devouring it every week. This week he had T. Colin Campbell, who is one amazing man.

Hear the full interview here.

If you're new to the podcast, I urge you to try to listen to all of them! Rich is an amazing interviewer!

How to Juice and Smoothie with John Joseph

How great is this guy? heh

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

David Carter of the Oakland Raiders

Woot! David Carter is the latest NFL-er to go vegan!

I don't know about you, but I'm definitely going to keep an eye on his website when it's launched :)

Chocolate, Cheese, Meat, and Sugar -- Physically Addictive

Chicks Dig Veganism: One Man's Story

Trying not to laugh at work is SO hard. This is such a cute interview.