“I could never give up dairy,” they say. All of them. From the grey-hairs in church basements peddling mushroom-creamed casseroles to the receding-hairs eating nachos and pounding beers from the cheap seats.
Now that I’m on a grain-free, vegetarian diet, I eat a lot of cauliflower. Since I eat so much cauliflower, I’ve discovered a super easy method of how to cut it into florets for use in whatever recipe you please.
You may think I married a vegan. I didn’t. When Stephani and I met, she reluctantly ate meat. She still beheld the power of cheese. And I’m not sure she knew what gluten was yet ( I certainly didn’t). So when I say I married a vegan, I really mean I married a lady who became a vegan.
Narrowing down the diet Stephani eats today has been an evolution that has given me a firsthand look at the phases of vegan life.
I’m not a good cook. That’s an important fact. My mom thinks I’m a good cook, because she swears that anyone who can read can follow a recipe, and thus, can cook. I’m also the only one in my family who uses salt.
Think there’s nothing at the Minnesota State Fair for the gluten-free/vegans of the world? Guess again! There may be other reasons you want to avoid the fair, but don’t let lack of food options be one of them.
Have you been tasked with eliminating dairy from your diet because of a recently discovered allergy? Did you try a whole 30 and decide you’re better off with less dairy? Or maybe you’ve decided to take your vegetarian diet to a new level and cut out dairy for ethical reasons. Whatever the reason, I’m happy to be the one to help!
I’ve written this post so many times. Whether it’s for friends of friends, co-workers or relatives who want to try a dairy free lifestyle, I’ve spent quite a bit of time writing down all I know about how to successfully substitute dairy in your diet. Mostly it’s been via email, but now it’s time I made it permanent.
I try to take really good care of myself all the time, but it still seems inevitable that I get a cold every winter season. Over the years I’ve found several natural remedies to be the best way to shorten the length of time I have cold and flu symptoms. Even if you can’t stop a cold or the flu, there are ways to make it a little less awful when you are sick.
Throughout the year I make sure to eat a variety of colorful vegetables and fruits, eat local, in-season and organic produce whenever possible, and for the most part, stay away from foods that don’t offer much nutritional value. This ensures that most things I eat will serve a purpose and give me the energy to do what I love most. So when I do get that inevitable cold my body is ready to fight back. Instead of relying on drugs to keep symptoms at bay, try these healthy, natural remedies for cold and flu that have served me well for years. Continue reading →