My 5-year-old asked a very simple question on our walk home this afternoon... “plants are good for the environment, aren’t they. Why don’t people just plant more?”
If a 5-year-old gets it, why is it that a lot of adults don’t?
It’s generally accepted that wasting paper is bad for the environment. To waste paper is to waste trees.
Why is it then, that when the same logic is applied to eating meat, people don’t believe it. To eat meat is to support deforestation. It’s that simple.
Please read my new blog post. It makes me sound like a mad woman but it’s an important one. I felt a bit sad last week and wanted to write down my thoughts as much as a cathartic exercise as anything else, and it’s helped. I feel more positive this week. Feel free to share too. 🔗 Link in bio.
#ipcc #climatechange #parisagreement #deforestation #amazonrainforest #ipccreport #hothouseearth #veganfortheplanet #bolsonaro #trump #meatfreemonday #meatfreeeveryday #govegan
Check out the colour of this INCREDIBLE smoothie bowl, created by the GORGEOUS Anna of @memysmoothiesandlife
❤️🍓❤️🍓❤️ Soooooo amazing 💕
One last one from @eatbychloe
chloe, as not much else is happening. So after all i was super disappointed- taste was amazing, BUT: 1. I ordered a matcha latte and a cupcake, don’t know why it took 10mins then, I was the only customer btw. 2. It was to eat in, why is it served on a paper plate and in a to go cup? What a waste. Now, checking all the instagram posts, i can see that this is how all their food is served. I don’t get it, I’m paying 8£ for no table service and paper plates? I won’t come back.
Eating dinner over the baby again. Baby slings and everything in a bowl are a must have for parents imo 💜🌱
The brekkie of the millennial! I’m such a sucker for avo on toast especially at the beach! 🌊
School sign wisdom. Do it today!
Now that I'm *almost* done explaining to everyone what I did over the weekend, it's time to get back to work! 💪🏽
I'm pleasantly surprised that i was able to get back to bouldering today after a pretty intense few days of racing, but no time to rest with Nuclear Challenge Cup next week 😱
On Saturday after the 15km event (*cough* where I came 3rd in AG *cough*) I knew I needed to refuel properly so I wouldn't let down my team for the Sunday race; @revfoods
were kind enough to give me some of their natural plant based protein to try, and I was not disappointed! I used the banana flavour in my smoothie (🍌, oats, chia, flaxseed, etc.) and lo and behold we smashed the team event. 💥 On the strength leg I managed the 9th fastest time out of 31 teams in the women's pro category, which I was pretty happy with.
I normally don't use supplements as I believe in the power of real food, and am super irritated by the neverending list of ingredients in most prepared powders. 🚫 The #rawsport
is packed with epic superfoods like maca, curcumin and lucuma, and it tastes super yummy too 😋 Can't wait to try out the other flavours and take my recovery to the next level 😏🌱
protein is vegan, all-natural, and organic according to the EU’s stringent standards. It’s nutrient-rich, and free from allergens such as gluten, GMO, dairy, and soy for a clean, easy-to-digest protein, and the different sources of protein are sustainably sourced from around Europe and Canada. Pure, clean and nutrient-dense. 🍃🍏 #ThirdWaveNutrition
Went to Bionicos. Dope af you need to check it out. I got the Cali wrap. Mmmmmm #ItsVegan
Just warm out of the dehydrator!! And getting frosted. OMG! #rawcinnamonrolls
All raw, vegan, organic, gf and refined sugar. 🌿
Introducing my second recipe for @veggymalta
, totally vegan and free from dairy: Here's my Cherry Tomato Tarte Tatin 🍅🍅🍅 All you need is: 1kg of cherry tomatoes (mine were slightly larger than average), 2 large onions, sliced into rings, fresh thyme sprigs, 1 sheet round vegan puff pastry although I prefer making my own shortcrust for a thicker and firmer layer. You may wish to vary the amount of ingredients according to the size of tray you will be using.
Method: heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large wok and slowly sweat the onion rings with a splash of balsamic vinegar and throw in the cherry tomatoes, thyme sprigs/leaves and salt. Mix well over a low flame until tomatoes and onions caramelise. Remove any excess liquid and allow to cool for a few minutes.
Prepare a round tray lined with baking paper, or like me use a springform tin which is also non-stick. Place the cherry tomatoes in the tray leaving some space all around, top with the onion rings and cover with the puff pastry sheet, tucking in the edges around the veggies, prick the pastry to allow steam out. Into the oven for 30 to 40mins until golden, let the tarte tatin rest for 15mins until it absorbs the liquids and firms up so that you can easily turn it upside down onto a serving plate. It’s divine!
As always @barbuto.natural
provided the organic and pesticide-free vegetables from Sicily allowing me to share yet another interesting recipe with you.
#barbuto #autumn #veggies #vegan #tartetatin #tomatoes #plantbased #plants #malta #healthy #plantpower #eatclean #easy #cleaneating #crueltyfree #meatless #dairyfree #zebbug #villagelife @vegan @weareveganuary @peta @veganoutreach @thehumaneleague @veganmalta
Horseradish: it looks like neither a horse, or a radish. Actually, it was originally “meerrettich” because in German, “meer” means “sea”, since it’s grown by the water. Then some English chaps started pronouncing it “mare” for a while and, since a mare is a female horse…boom!…you got your “horseradish”. No joke here…just good old, clean information that will do you no good unless you’re on Jeopardy. Regardless, I love this stuff and eat it straight from the jar with a spoon, and sometimes even in chance from the root. Horseradish strengthens your immune system, eliminates free radicals, and helps fight inflammation and infection. You can even put it directly on the skin over an area afflicted by gout, arthritic, muscle pain, or still joints and it helps alleviate the pain by stimulating blood flow to the area. Horseradish can help treat UTI’s, helps prevent cancer, regulates blood pressure, treats sinus infections, and it’s great for your teeth. Keep in mind, these are just a fraction of the health benefits of horseradish. I’m not really good with spicy food that hits your tongue, but I love the hit that horseradish produces when it hits your sinuses like a freight train, and then it’s gone after a few seconds. What about you? Do you get down with the horsey?
#horseradish #sinusinfection #spicyfood #antioxidants #veganfood #whatveganseat #veggies #vegan #wfpb #plantbased #plantbaseddiet #plantpower #poweredbyplants #rawvegan #herbivore #mainlyplants #veganrecipes
This past weekend we attended our nephew Jonathan’s wedding in Aspen, Colorado. Graciously and spectacularly wined and dined for three days, my favorite meal was the 3-course dinner served at the wedding reception. Just to get your taste buds properly stimulated, the 1st course, Honey Crisp Apple Salad, Maple Walnuts, Baby Kale, Picked Cherries, Burrata, Brown Butter Vinaigrette, the 2nd course (our specific selection), Cauliflower Steak, Parsnip Puree, Heirloom Carrots, and the 3rd course, Chocolate & Peanut Butter Wedding Cake, Praline Crunch Wedding Cake, Golden Velvet Wedding Cake and Rose’e Skillet Cookie.
This photo represents my attempt to replicate that delicious entry. Since I do not have parsnips, I will make a butternut squash puree and substitute roasted beets for the carrots. The last of my Chanterelles will top if off nicely. I will post the end result and recipe tomorrow.
PS. The wedding cakes were amazing and I am not gifted enough to even begin to replicate. However, I ate two and a half slices of cake knowing it was my only chance to luxuriate in these divine confections!
When your kids don’t eat enough veggies you have to find a way to make sure they get enough nutrition.
"OFF-DAIRY" c/o OWYN only what you need.
Yes yes and even more yes! 😍 mango season is back in action, the strawberries are so sweet and delicious at the moment & I am one happy girl about it 😋
Little Mama-testimony here. Pre-children I had nice thick hair. Not super thick but I had a lot of hair. I could run my fingers through it and would usually pull a few strands out without it hurting. For pregnancy, I would get that nice full pregnancy hair that wouldn’t fall out and I didn’t have to wash it as often. After 3-4months after each baby I would start the dreaded postpartum shed. It’s awful. My hair literally ends up everywhere and I could make a wig out of all the hair in my bathroom trash can.
Shortly after this round started I order a Young Living starter kit and started reading about different oils. After some research I ordered some Cedarwood and Rosemary. I made a mystical concoction called “Mermaid Hair”. It’s Lavender, Cedarwood, Rosemary, witch hazel, and distilled water. I have only used it consistently for a month and I can testify that my hair has already stopped shedding! What I pull out in the shower now is similar to when I was pregnant (even though I am not!). If you are interested in making this concoction look for a little tutorial in my story☺️ #younglivingessentialoils #plantpower #postpartumhairloss
I’m back in Portland devouring some delicious vegan eats. This was one of their seasonal fall specials; wood oven roasted squash, quinoa, and romesco. Of course I added some avocado into the mix. 👌🤪
Adhering to a plant-based diet is one of the best ways to reduce your negative environmental impact. 📷: @veganuary
Water-Rich Foods That Help You Stay Hydrated
Proper hydration is extremely important for your health.
In fact, not drinking enough water can lead to dehydration, which can cause fatigue, headaches, skin problems, muscle cramps, low blood pressure and a rapid heart rate
What’s more, prolonged dehydration can lead to serious complications like organ failure .
Experts generally recommend drinking several glasses of water per day to meet your hydration needs.
But while drinking water is very important, you can also get it from foods. There are many healthy foods that can contribute a large amount of water to your diet.
In addition to replenishing your body’s fluids, the water in fruits and vegetables contributes one of two factors that make them such good choices for weight management. Water and fiber add bulk, yet don’t contain calories. A higher percentage of both results in foods with fewer calories per portion. In other words, you won’t consume too many calories when you eat a normal -- and filling -- portion. The ability to actually eat a satisfying amount of healthy food while losing weight, versus limiting portions to restrict calories, facilitates weight loss. Foods that have fewer calories per gram are called low-energy-dense foods.
About 60 percent to 65 percent of your total body weight comes from water. Electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, must dissolve in water before they can trigger muscle contractions and nerve impulses. Water helps regulate body temperature, protects your brain, cushions joints, transports nutrients and impacts blood volume. Losing just 2 percent to 4 percent of body water reduces muscular strength and endurance, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The amount of water you need to consume changes depending on your activity level, the temperature and whether you’re losing excess water through sweat or urine. Under normal circumstances, women need 2.7 liters, and men should consume 3.7 liters of water daily. This recommended intake includes the water you get from foods.