11 Mar 2019

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER RICE CRISPY SQUARES


Hello, friends. I stumbled upon a giant bag of puffed rice at a local grocery store a few days ago and immediately had the urge to create a vegan choco pb rice crispy bar. This is a super quick and easy recipe; sweet, chewy and crunchy, a perfect energizing snack or fun dessert any time of day. I'm not kidding: I threw this recipe together in under 15 minutes while I was waiting for my dinner to finish cooking. The bars turned out excellent the first try, so while I didn't actually plan on sharing the recipe, here I am. This would be made more epic if you add chocolate chips, pretzels, crushed potato chips, and/or vegan marshmallows. Then again, wouldn't everything?

3 Mar 2019

MANGO BANANA SMOOTHIE with GINGER KOMBUCHA


Hello, darling readers. I've been away for 8 days in the far north of Turtle Island, in Kwanlin Dün lands (aka Whitehorse, Yukon Territories). The temperature was -20 most days, and whole rivers and lakes were frozen under many feet of pure, white snow. I hiked through the woods and took in the humble silence of earth in the absence of other humans. I wrote a lot of poetry and experienced some profound moments of realization atop tall hills, utterly and gloriously surrounded by icy blue peaks and deep green forests. I become a witness to my own existence in a way I've never been before. There are no words to express the emotions that found their way to me in those mountains. Since I am literally made of earth, I am always home, no matter where I am on the planet. However, in a more specific sense, I have returned to my regular living space, and bring you this recipe now. 

18 Feb 2019

OATMEAL CHOCO CHIP COOKIES (GLUTEN-FREE)


Hello, my darlings.

Back for a short post because I have the unexpected energy! I'm gonna talk about mental illness for a hot second and then get on to the fun stuff (cookies)! <3

Mental health update: depression in my life has been getting more intense and at this point it's a full-on disability. I am on medication and getting through some workbooks for cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). I am really grateful for all the coping skills I have learned and am practicing every day. More than ever I am able to recognize and remind myself: this is an illness in my body and NOT a personal failure. There is no need for shame or judgement here, just compassionate acceptance and gentle observation. We all exist in radically different bodies and environments. The body I am in happens to have some weird brain stuff that makes things more difficult for me than other people. We all have our own obstacles and challenges in life. I'm human. It's OK.

Onto foodzy thingz.

17 Dec 2018

THE ULTIMATE VEGAN GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH


Greetings, greetings. How are you, darling? 

I recognize a greasy grilled cheese sandwich, albeit vegan, seems to have nothing to do with a so-called Rawsome Vegan Life. Grilled cheese is not even "healthy," right!? Let alone raw. What's goin' on here? Well, if you've been reading any of my recent posts on Instagram and Facebook you may have picked up on my new concepts about food. I say "new," but I know I've actually been meditating on these ideas for years. It's just in the last year or two I've really begun actively practicing better policies in regards to my own relationship with food. I am finally and truly recovering from over a decade of disordered eating. This is a long story and many of you have asked if I could share more about it, which I plan to do. For now, I will keep it short and say: healing from disordered eating looks different for everyone, and for me it looks like eating a lot of rich and refined foods. These foods are literally nourishing and life-giving for me. They include all-dressed potato chips, chocolate cake, white pasta, all the olive oil I want, ice cream in bed, pizza on the dance floor, and so much more. I am in love with Intuitive Eating and the liberation it has given me. I don't restrict food anymore and therefore I do not binge anymore. I listen to what my body tells me it wants. Lately, it's been a lot of grilled cheese. Nothing could be healthier for me right now.

10 Dec 2018

SUPER GOOD HOT CHOCO with TURMERIC OIL {VEGAN}


Hello, hello! I'm back, back, back again. A relatively large amount of time as passed since I last posted on the blog. I recognize this, I apologize. Today I am divulging a little about what's been up with my mental health lately, and sharing a deliiiiicious recipe for vegan hot chocolate that I've been making almost every morning. The recipe is creamy, sweet, and a decadent treat whenever I put it together. I include some adaptogens (mood boosters!) as well as powerful turmeric oil (great for the whole bod!) If you came for pure and simple hot cocoa, though, feel free to leave those ingredients out. The drink would be great served cold too, or with a banana blended in for extra creaminess and flavour. Scroll down for the recipe! Or, stick with me while I talk about mental stuff for a minute.