Posts Categorized: food

Long Time No See

Hello SweatyPeeps!  I am so sorry for the lapse in posting. I’d like to say it was for a good reason, but it really wasn’t for any reason! This is the  major struggle I have a blogger…  I am boring as heck.  Its just how I roll. I’m going to do an old-school Shannon style… Read more »

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

At the Worcester Vegfest there was a vendor promoting young jackfruit as a meat alternative. They weren’t even selling anything, they were simply putting the word out there!  Well, Joel and I both taste-tested a bite of seasoned young jackfruit on a cracker and holy cow jackfruit it was good! When I looked up recipes,… Read more »

New Rules to Live (and Eat) By

So! My consultation with Heather is still going well!  I completed the 4 day alkaline cleanse, and now I’m emailing back and forth with her regarding changes I can make to my everyday diet. It does feel a little bit like splitting hairs at this point. I can only refine my diet so much, before… Read more »

In Praise of Fruit

I’ve already berated you for not eating your veggies in defense of vegetables.  Now it’s time to talk about my other true love… fruit! Let  me tell you something that maybe you don’t know – fruit is good for you. Really, it is. It grows from the earth with water and sunlight. It gets so… Read more »

Conflicting Information: How to decide when to try something new.

There is SO much conflicting information about health, food, and fitness out there. It’s nearly impossible to be an informed consumer. Every time you pick up something you’ve heard is good for you, Dr. Oz is coming on telling you it will give you cancer.  Then, your favorite blogger says no, this item will cure… Read more »

Quick Video – Smoothie Supplements

Just a short video about some of the things I add to my smoothies. My smoothie essentials are always – • fresh or frozen bananas • fresh or frozen fruit (anything! but faves would be peaches, mangoes, pineapple, and berries) • fresh greens, specifically spinach or kale. Some extras as seen in my video would… Read more »

Salt Junkie

I seem to have made a pretty easy transition into a plant-based diet. I feel quite comfortable with it. I’m enjoying the heck out of my meals and navigating the restaurant circuit with little difficulty.  So now comes the tweaking. I had my yearly physical last week, and Yay! I’m still alive! I even spoke… Read more »


If I were to describe myself, it would definitely include the term – anti-social. Despite this, I somehow live a pretty social life.  I certainly can’t complain that I have incredible people who actually want to spend time with me.  This weekend was an exceptionally busy one and it, of course, revolved around food! On… Read more »

Food Comments/Food Shaming

I love food, therefore, I love to talk about food.  I love when people tell me what they are having for dinner, or ask me what I ate at a restaurant. Food, as a topic—is not, and should not be taboo. However, discussing someone’s eating habits is actually in pretty bad taste.  To be honest,… Read more »

Vegan Navigating

I was going to a friend’s house for dinner this past weekend.  I’d already informed her that I was eating vegan, but not to make any special accommodations for me. The very last thing I’d want to do is inconvenience someone, but even worse – I would not want to offend someone by not eating… Read more »