So Lucky…

I am so fortunate to live in an area that makes whole food plant based living so easy.  I am forever indebted to finding Paul Chatlin and his wonderful vision of a community of plant based people.  I know it sound cliche but having a ‘tribe’ makes this journey possible.   Last night I had the…

This…

When I started this journey last year I heard Chef AJ say this.  For some reason this really resonated with me.  “If you aren’t hungry enough to eat vegetables then you aren’t really hungry.”  It became and still is my mantra.  I stop and think about what it feels like to be hungry and would I…

Intermittent Fasting

So… I am trying to shake things up this summer.  I have read a lot on intermittent fasting and wanted to try it.  Teaching makes this almost impossible to do but with some grit and determination I am looking for a doable system.  I am also a morning exercise fan.  My job makes me too…

9 months

Again the reason why I am the plant based Nonni!!!  She just went for her 9 month check up and she is doing great.   I am committed to this because of her and my health.  I want to be able to keep up.

OMGoodness

This was (meaning it is all gone) amazing.  Props to this wonderful blogger that makes some delicious food Banana Oat goodness she makes them muffins but the ‘Amish’ conditions made baking impossible.  Thank goodness for the air fryer – put that yummy batter into two mini muffin tins and then put that in the airfryer basket.  …

Potatoes + Airfryer = ❤️

okay not my best photo for sure but what a wonderful snack.  I may have mentioned we live the “Amish” way here (my definition – no AC)  so we try to make as little heat in the house as possible.  My husband hooked up my air fryer outside and off to work I went.  I…

Everyone is plant based :)

Sam the Dog is as plant based as we are. We give him DF (our name for dog food) ever day. He eats it when it is accompanied with some plant based goodie. He enjoys steel cut oats for breakfast and any veggie or fruit he can get his paws on.

Going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo How about you, you, you??

I am beyond fortunate to live within walking distance of the Detroit Zoo.  I used my membership pass this morning to exercise and see some great sights at the same time.  The thing I did notice that made me sad was how many people at the zoo were grossly overweight.  This wasn't just adults there…

Vacation

Seeing family ands friends is always good for the soul. Lake Michigan was so cold but we still enjoyed our Christmas in July. The big family dinner included vegan chili that was so delicious.

Ann Arbor Art Fair

It was a blistering hot day but it is a tradition.  The 3rd week in July is the Ann Arbor Art Fair!  I can’t tell you how much more fun this time honored tradition is when my family is back in town.  We have been coming to the art fair since the kids were very…

Broccoli for breakfast

Just kidding this is kale but her Nonni tries to eat a pound of broccoli every morning.   It is the non starchy vegetable of choice 😀

Acai Bowl

This deliciousness – I CAN’T EVEN!!! I have been wanting to try and make one of these ‘summer’ bowls for a while.  Enter my daughter the plant based momma and here we go.  It could not have been easier.  We added no sugar acai to the vitamix then added: frozen bananas a bit of cocoa…