Vegans eat rice, right? Of course. Everyone loves rice. It's seen as a low-calorie carb that is easy to digest and won't cause weight gain. I've been experimenting with healthy cooking in order to load up on fruits and veggies, increase energy, slim down, and just overall, be a healthier me. So, I started this dish off with rice. In this case, lots and lots of rice because I always make the mistake of adding too much rice whenever I make anything (I'm not really into measuring). So, naturally, I ended up with enough rice to feed eight people. (Which definitely makes me sad, but I will talk more about how I countered this overcooking  to make healthy eating easier on my life to maintain.)

Rice and Veggie Combo is Totally Vegan Friendly

Vegans eat rice, right? Of course. Everyone loves rice. It’s seen as a low-calorie carb that is easy to digest and won’t cause weight gain.
In an effort to get rid of the other half of this watermelon and to also try something new, I ended up blending the watermelon with a handful of strawberries with lemonade as the base liquid. There ended up being a lot more smoothie than I could've predicted as the watermelon added a lot of liquid to the smoothie.  I will also argue that this smoothie might not have needed lemonade at all (I know it's not healthy, but I didn't want to throw it down the sink ?‍♀️?‍♀️).

Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade 

In an effort to get rid of the other half of this watermelon and to also try something new, I ended up blending the watermelon
Alright. One of the things we always keep in the house for their relatively long shelf life (in comparison to most other fruits and vegetables) are potatoes. These starchy treats can be cooked in a variety of ways, and after experimenting on my own using several different, I've settled on this sort of pan "boiling" to be the house favorite. Pretty simple to do; it requires cutting the potatoes into medium/thin slices (which cook faster). I did a large bowl of these potato slices on this particular day, as they also reheat well and taste pretty good cold, so therefore, they can be left out and used as a regular snack.

Boiled Potato Cuts Are Perfect for Breakfast,  Lunch, and Dinner

Alright. One of the things we always keep in the house for their relatively long shelf life (in comparison to most other fruits and vegetables)

Music that will soothe your soul

The handpan. I first came across this beautifully simple, yet resonant instrument during my travels in Europe three years ago. Though back then, my only

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The hour is over?! The hour is over. The other dancers are moving around. I can't believe I slept through this session. She calls it meditation; I call it nap time. Though I do feel strangely rejuevanted, I prefer to sleep on a mattress.

The Sleepy Art of Meditation from a Frustrated Individual Who Had to Learn How to Relax

As a dancer used to the exquisite torture of hardcore ballet, hiphop, African, modern, and baton classes, I, at first did not see the what
In my quest to rid myself of these bananas and take meal replacement to more-fulfilling level, I remembered making peanut butter smoothies half a century ago. What is not pictured in the photo is the apple juice and the milk. As I was looking for the perfect balance of sweet versus salty/savory from the peanut butter, I kept adding more and more apple juice to this blend until it ended up being about half apple juice and half milk (I used lactaid-free milk because I'm kind of lactose-intolorant, but I think almond milk would make this even better).

Peanut Butter, Apple Juice, Banana Smoothie

In my quest to rid myself of these bananas and take meal replacement to more-fulfilling level, I remembered making peanut butter smoothies half a century
I have no great kitchen skills. I am not all that great at cutting up meats or vegetables, I have nearly lost quite a few fingers in my journey to consume healthier foods, and I have used more than my fair share of olive oil in an effort to cut back on the delicious and fattening dairy product, butter. So, when I looked into the fridge this morning and noticed that I'd barely touched the mushrooms I got from the grocery store last week, I knew that it was a good day to cook. As I haven't ever used this crock pot (which has actually never been used by anyone in this household as it was still taped up in the packaging it was delivered in), and since we have been eying each other for several months during this very interesting, rewarding, and new journey in my life as a woman who cooks, I finally gave in and sliced the tape on the box.

My First Ever Crock Pot Recipe: Mushroom and Tomato, Chicken Soup

I have no great kitchen skills. I am not all that great at cutting up meats or vegetables, I have nearly lost quite a few
Fried sushi. Another new-ish phenomenon, more than likely created by Americans seeking to assimilate the already popular sushi obsession into American culture. How do we do this? By embracing a foreign culture's food, known for being light and healthy, and destroying everything it stands for by popping it into a pan of hot oil.

Why I’m Going to Say No to Fried Sushi

Fried sushi. Another new-ish phenomenon, more than likely created by Americans seeking to assimilate the already popular sushi obsession into American culture. How do we
Watch this video.

Fruit-Flavored Cups to Help Increase Water Consumption

Watch this video. Now I’ll talk about it. The body craves water. At least, it’s supposed to since we are all basically water wrapped in
What do I keep in my kitchen on a regular basis? I'm trying mighty hard to be healthy, decrease calories, increase nutrition. Less sugar. More fiber. The list goes on and on. I'm not much into keeping lists, but I have based my grocery shopping habits on general health and weight management ideas embraced by health nuts everywhere.

Foods I Always Keep In The Kitchen

What do I keep in my kitchen on a regular basis? I’m trying mighty hard to be healthy, decrease calories, increase nutrition. Less sugar. More

Banana Yogurt and Avocado Smoothie

  Three bananas One avocado About six spoonfuls of yogurt Your favorite apple juice Peel the bananas and cut up the avocado Add those to
I've seen quite a few different methods of toting stuff along with you as you go from place to place, pedaling, ducking, dodging, and darting through traffic, weaving in and out of lunatic drivers. In my brief (and unfortunate) days as a bike courier, I made the investment of getting a metal bike basket attached to the back of my bike. This was not my first attempt to carry a lot of stuff with me without having the added struggle of trying to maintain my balance with a heavy backpack on my own back (I found it quite difficult to turn around to view traffic, to lean into turns, and other very necessary movements that not only keep you safe, but improve the speed and quality of your bike ride.) One of the things I tried before the metal basket on the rear end of my bike was a woven basket.

One Thing Every Bike Commuter Needs in Their Life: The Bike Basket

I’ve seen quite a few different methods of toting stuff along with you as you go from place to place, pedaling, ducking, dodging, and darting

Trying Out Private Selection’s Green Tea Matcha Latte Instant Mix

It’s Tea Time more Matcha Green Latte! the box is quite beautifully designed, non? has the characteristic bright green color we expect from Matcha I
When I added avocado to my smoothie for the first time today, it was with the mindset that the terrible combination of fruity and not so veggie-like ingredients would certainly slay me with sheer disgust. Now that I've decided that I'm not going to die from a toxic mix of foods, I'll share my experiment with you.

This Avocado Smoothie Might Not Kill You

When I added avocado to my smoothie for the first time today, it was with the mindset that the terrible combination of fruity and not
Yes, I know matcha is traditionally made with crushed leaves that are whipped into a hot cup of water, but I must say that this tea definitely doesn't suck. It's pictures here mixed with milk, but it does have a very intense green color that we associate with Matcha. This tea is actually a blend of Matcha and green tea, and it has a strong, solid taste. It does not however, have the thickness of a traditional Matcha, but what can you expect from steeping tea instead of mixing in the leaves?

Celestial Seasonings Now Has Matcha Green Tea Bags

Yes, I know matcha is traditionally made with crushed leaves that are whipped into a hot cup of water, but I must say that this
I think, in general, everyone enjoys a good massage. They are well-known for helping to relieve stress and tension in the muscles, but one of their best super powers is the ability to shorten the length of your colds and speed along healing processes.

Healing Hands: The Power of Massage on Cold and Fever

I think, in general, everyone enjoys a good massage. They are well-known for helping to relieve stress and tension in the muscles, but one of
When I say juice, I mean something like Juicy Juice. Not a smoothie. Smoothies are more sustaining because they have pulp and flesh in them. There is nothing wrong with doing smoothie fasts. They are actually a good way to ease yourself into water fasting if you need a bit of a confidence booster before giving up food entirely. Anyways, juice fasting can also be a less harsh way to detox the body as juice is still filled with plenty of nutrients for the body to digest, so you won't feel the "toxins dump" as much as you would during a water fast (if you're new to fasting).

What to Expect on Day One of a Juice Fast

When I say juice, I mean something like Juicy Juice. Not a smoothie. Smoothies are more sustaining because they have pulp and flesh in them.

A short poem to get you through the darkness

​Doing too much thinking Feeling like life just might not be fair Hush, self, don’t worry now Just empty and become air.
Like I was saying, I've always had poor abdominal strength. Could it be possible that I have just always been too hard on myself? Maybe, but that's only because I've never had hard abs. Even during those good old days of having dance classes and rehearsals eight to ten hours a week. Leg lifts? Manageable. High kicks? Relatively flawless. Crunches and bicycles? Immediate and everlasting death.

Abdominal Strength: Thoughts From a Girl Who Has Always Been Killed By Crunches

Like I was saying, I’ve always had poor abdominal strength. Could it be possible that I have just always been too hard on myself? Maybe,




 
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