Thrive Almond Flaxseed Burger

Whether you have any desire to go vegan or not, an absolutely GREAT book to read in terms of understanding stress and how your body deals with it and how food affects it is professional Ironman Triathlete Brendan Brazier's book THRIVE: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports & Life

While I'm all in on smoothies or energy bars, I've put off making any of the raw burger recipies in the book. Even though no meat is involved, when I think "raw" I think of raw, red hamburger meat sitting in a pool of watery blood. Not the most enticing image to get me in the kitchen. 

But last night...

Read More

Saying Good-bye to Cheese

I was all set to write about my re-energized committment to going vegan and was going to start the post off with a definition of veganism which--because the Universe has a sense of humor-- when I found it, knocked me off my moral high horse and back down to earth. The definition for Veganism in Wikipedia reads thus:

Veganism is a diet and lifestyle that seeks to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose.


Without doing too much research, I'm thinking the leather chair in our front room, the honey in my kitchen cabinet, and the rockin' winter suede boots in my closet aren't going to earn me any "Vegan of the Year" awards.


Read More