Weekday Dinner Menu: Vegetarian Stay-At-Home Mom

When my husband and I were first married, I liked to think that I was a good cook; however, looking back, I don’t think that was the case. I knew how to throw together quick meals that lacked forethought. We ate a lot of mac and cheese, taco salads, and pasta. After years of eating…

1 Year Breastfeeding as a Vegetarian

When my son was a newborn, I didn’t understand how people could enjoy breastfeeding. My nipples were drier than the Sahara desert, and I literally felt like I had boulders attached to my chest. I was discouraged by how hard it was to get a successful latch, because I thought that it would come naturally…

Plant-Powered Pressure

There is a lot of plant-based pressure in the air. Let it fuel your fire or float on by, but don’t let it cause a storm.

Mussels for My Muscles

Before you may question me, yes. Yes I did post that I was returning to a vegetarian diet, and yes I did eat this whole pictured plate of food. How do these two things coincide? The answer is that they don’t, and that’s okay. Recently, my life has been a massive ebb and flow of…

An Appetite with an Asian Food-Shaped Hole

You probably won’t find a person who likes a salad more than me, but sometimes a bowl of leafy greens isn’t enough to satisfy my taste buds. Sometimes all I want is that glorious white and red cardboard take-out box full of steaming rice, rich sauce almost certainly laden with msg, and a fortune cookie…

The Hummus Metaphor

Hummus. To those unfamiliar with the unidentifiable creamy substance, it is viewed as an icon of healthy eating. Too often I have overheard people dismiss hummus, assuming it to be gross because of its healthy connotation. On the opposite end of the spectrum, those that have taken the chance to vanquish the mysticism surrounding it,…

My Heart is Among the Veggies

Up until I left for college, being a vegetarian was a defining part of my identity. When I was born, my parents decided that they wanted to be vegetarians and raise me in that lifestyle. Growing up, I was repeatedly asked why I was a vegetarian. For example, people wondered if I was an animal…