The past week has taken a slight toll on me. I really didn’t expect to receive the kind of response that I did after I wrote Why I’m Not Vegan Anymore, both positive and negative. Many readers took it as an incomplete description of veganism and of their community– and while I can understand why, I think some of my points may have been misunderstood and perhaps taken out of context….
Disclosure: I have nothing against veganism, nor am I trying to impose my beliefs onto others. This is simply my experience and how I responded to this lifestyle.
I was asked by several people to write about this topic and my own experience so, hopefully without judgement, here goes….
When I think food blog, I think Deliciously Ella. Ella has inspired me from the very start to build and create a community and collection of whole, real food recipes. Today I’m sharing her interview to help spread the Deliciously Ella message, as well as continue to inspire others to build their own platform for leading happy and healthy lives….
The Inspiration Series continues with today’s interview of an inspiring female entrepreneur in the natural foods space, Elizabeth Stein of Purely Elizabeth. I’m not only in love with her granolas, but I’m also truly inspired by the fact that she started Purely from her own kitchen. Now you can find her granola, cereals, and mixes gracing the shelves of Whole Foods and other big (and small!) stores.
There’s a first time for everything, and today it’s my first Inspiration post!!! I’ll be interviewing influencers in the food, health, and wellness world that inspire myself and others through their whole missions and incredible work every other Friday.
I’m kicking off the Inspiration section with one of my closest friends, soul sisters, and partners in crime — Jordan Younger! Jordan is the blondie behind TheBalancedBlonde and the brilliant gal behind TBVApparel. Knowing Jordan for the past few years has brought so much love, authenticity, and (of course) inspiration……
Good vegan restaurants are hard to come by, and when I say hard I’m speaking on behalf of NYC’s standards. If it were up to a non-New Yorker they’d be struck by the fact that we even have choices when it comes to dining animal-free. Although I’m not vegan, I do appreciate a good vegan meal from time to time and have spent enough time in New York to set apart the good from the bad….
I don’t care how perfect someone’s life looks on Instagram or how organized their Pinterest boards are, we all get stressed. And while some of us feel it more than others, it’s important to know how to cope with it in a healthy and mindful manner so that on the days that nothing’s going right, you don’t blow up on your parents/boyfriend/husband. Thank me later!…
I thought it’d be interesting to share the macrobiotic approach and diet with you, plus details on where you can find the best macro plate in New York City. I was inspired to write this after having ordered about a million and one times from my neighborhood spot, and wanting to learn the meaning behind the delicious food. While I don’t promote extremes or strict diets, I do think that the macrobiotic philosophy is a very whole approach and macrobiotic foods are an incredibly delicious compliment to a balanced lifestyle….
1. Macrobiotic Meals
constituting, relating to, or following a diet of whole pure prepared foods that is based on Taoist principles of the balance of yin and yang.
1. Frank’s Body Scrub.
In the spirit of Miami, I had to do some detoxing. I found this body scrub made with organic ingredients that I am looooving. And if you could smell this picture, you would understand why. It’s a nutty mix of fair-trade coffee and coconut that smells so good you’ll want to eat it. I use it in the shower, post-beach, and my skin has been baby soft. Highly recommend this beauty product! Check it here.…