Confession of a Failed Vegan

Last Christmas, a friend of mine who knew I was on a journey to improve my health gifted me a copy of “How Not to Die.” The book is a widely renowned study into nutrition and – not to oversimplify the nature of the work – presents numerous studies and evidence that a vegan lifestyle can help to ward off disease. I fully embraced the … Continue reading Confession of a Failed Vegan

Sweet Spiced Pork Kebabs

One of the troubling things that I have been dealing with lately is digestive issues. While we’re attempting to figure out what’s causing my problems, I’ve been doing some research on natural solutions that could help rightsize my gut. I stumbled across the Low FODMAP diet. FODMAPS are carbohydrates that the small intestine has trouble digesting and, apparently, restricting their consumption can help improve digestive … Continue reading Sweet Spiced Pork Kebabs

Meal Talk Monday: Ashley’s Black Bean Brownies

I’m a huge sucker for desserts, especially those of the chocolatey variety. Brownies are actually one of my favorite desserts and it’s been a killer trying to cut them out of my diet in my attempts to improve my eating habits. Luckily, one of my friends sent me this amazing brownie recipe that is both vegan and a little bit healthier! Ashley has taste tested … Continue reading Meal Talk Monday: Ashley’s Black Bean Brownies

Eating Healthy at the Fair

One of my favorite parts about the summer is going to my local fair. As someone somewhat far removed from the rural areas of America, I find it pretty neat to see farm animals face-to-face and learn about local agriculture. But let’s face it – that’s not all there is to see. I always drop some money playing carnival games, maybe check out a few rides, and indulge … Continue reading Eating Healthy at the Fair