Living Vegan in Charlotte, NC – and elsewhere!
In Make 2018 Great: Shoes: Part 1 – Examining Our Obsession, we explored why some of us have such a serious shoe obsession. In Part II, we’ll discuss the sometimes difficult process of downsizing our shoes, how to learn from our mistakes, and finally build a shoe wardrobe that works for our lives. Imagine how it… Read More ›
It’s Spring – at least in parts of America! And Spring is a great time to clean, downsize, and declutter! (I have a birthday in May so I’m super-energized to clear out as much old stuff and old energy as possible!) Earlier in the year we cleaned and organized our vegan pantries, fridge, and cabinets…. Read More ›
I have a confession to make: I am a preacher’s daughter. This is who I am. I had no choice or say in the matter. I was born into things after three miscarriages and one stillbirth, so there was no way I could change my mind and back out. My parents had been praying for me… Read More ›
There is a very veg-friendly Indian restaurant in Charlotte that my partner and I haunt. The food is mostly delightful; the service less so. But every time we go, I can’t help feeling slightly annoyed at drinking water out of a plastic glass. And using forks and spoons whose sharp edges feel uncomfortable in my… Read More ›
Today we are going to Make 2018 Great by cleaning all our ovens and stovetops! Yes, I know that sounds like a downer. But now that we’ve got our pantry and refrigerator/freezer organized, the next step is to clean our ovens and stovetops … so we’ll find cooking even more enjoyable! This is especially important… Read More ›
Welcome back to Make 2018 Great! Last time we organized our dry goods pantry. This time, we’re organizing our refrigerator and freezer. The good news is – this will probably go a little more quickly than organizing our pantry! Hopefully, due to the perishable nature of food in your fridge, you’re already cleaning on a… Read More ›
One of the best things you can do for yourself in 2018 is to clean and organize your kitchen and pantry. I know, I know. This does not sound like one of those fun “bucket list” goals I wrote about. But it’s a goal that pays amazing dividends – to your wallet, body, mind, and… Read More ›
As I turn the pages of my new 2018 planner, writing notes to my future self in glitter gel pens, I can’t help but get excited about what the year might bring. On these last dark and gloomy days of December, January is as intoxicating as a new lover.
“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember.” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet Some people are always taking peeks into other’s medicine cabinets or top bureau drawers. I have never been one of those people. Instead of a prurient interest in other people’s panties, I’ve always had a prurient interest in other people’s pantries. Plus,… Read More ›
Explaining my absence from blogging … and some shopping suggestions to get you in the mood for Autumn!!!
Is Walt Disney World vegan friendly? The answer, as I found out on my recent visit to Walt Disney World – Orlando, FL, is … It’s complicated. There is certainly vegan food to eat, but your choices are limited. However, that’s not as bad as it sounds, because EVERYONE’S choices are somewhat limited. To deal… Read More ›
We vegans love our nutritional yeast – often affectionately referred to as “nooch.” The yellow flakes give a savory, slightly cheesy flavor to everything from popcorn to “cheese” grits to corn chowder to “mac and nooch.” Vegans who don’t like taking vitamin supplements often rely on nutritional yeast as their main source of B12. And,… Read More ›
One of the most damaging “words of wisdom” you’ll hear as a vegan is, “Vegans are deficient in Vitamin D because of their diets!” This is damaging, because: (1) Vegans are no more likely to face a shortfall of Vitamin D than omnivores; and (2) Diet has very little to do with a Vitamin D… Read More ›
It’s the New Year, and everyone’s talking about goals. This year, instead of (or in addition to) setting goals, why not start 10 habits that will bring health and happiness to your life? The rules are simple: The habit must be something that can be done EVERY DAY. You are statistically much more likely to… Read More ›
Happy 2016! In 2015, I noticed two trends: The rise of reducetarians – people who are not interested in becoming completely vegetarian or vegan, but are nevertheless actively seeking to reduce their intake of meat and animal products (usually for environmental or health reasons); and “Vegan Wannabes” – people who do desire to become vegan,… Read More ›