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Press On

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I know that for many, veganism seems difficult. Many of my friends tell me they’d never give up meat; that they love the taste and that they don’t care about the animals that die in the process.  Normally, I’d give a statistic or talk about what veganism has done for me- but as of about two months ago, something clicked.  I remembered all the times I started the vegan journey and it fell through because I hadn’t wired my brain to feel compassion for animals- to love myself enough to want better. I also felt a bit embarrassed for constantly going against the grain. I don’t have many vegan friends, and I definitely don’t have any family members to relate to, and so, in the process of going vegan, I’ve had to analyze who respects my choices. Many “friends” would try to get me to eat meat, or say “I won’t tell anyone if you eat this”. Still, I’ve held my ground, beyond the cravings. Beyond the detox phase where my skin looked HORRIBLE. Beyond the Jamaican food that I grew up e

The Snacking Vegan

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Most Vegans that I speak to share a common thread. We’re all snackers. It sucks. I usually want potato chips, but I've been teaching myself how to want a bunch of grapes instead, or an orange. Eventually, I have to find a way to see potato chips as a demon with horns, like the way my stomach turns when I see meat in the supermarket. I have to see my favorite snack like pretzels as a sure ticket to "10 Pound City". Don't act like you don't know where I'm talking about... 10 Pound City is the place you go when you've overindulged during the holidays. It's that place you visit when you've been out of the gym for about 2 months, and you keep promising yourself that you'll start walking on the treadmill tomorrow morning at 4:30 a.m. 10 Pound City is the place that you hate to visit, and you always want to leave. You wind up drinking juice and stuffing yourself with pizza at 10 Pound City. In fact, they don't serve bottled water there. Y

Bean Sprout Pizza

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I love bean sprouts for that crunch! Yummy, crunchy beansprouts on my pizza! Never knew it would taste so good. Tears of joy. 100% vegan, baby.

Dinner Meal Ideas

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Vegetable Stir Fry, Wild Rice and Quinoa and Fried Plantain

KISS (Keep It Simple Silly)

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Don’t make breakfast complicated. Life’s already complicated. Adulting is complicated. Managing bills can be complicated. Math problems are usually complicated. Writing research can be complicated. Being you, in a world that wants you to wear the mask can be complicated. GPS’s can be complicated. Finding a babysitter, or a new job can be complicated. Finding the right words can be complicated. Sometimes, a family member, your missing sock pile or laundry instructions can be complicated. Please, don’t make breakfast complicated. Make it JUICY!

Papaya Smoothie

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Almond milk to add body to papaya and pears. Chia seeds to thicken.

When You Serve Yourself

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Dinner was served,, honey! Tofu Crumbles, Rice and Peas with Coconut Milk,  Coconut Vegetable Stew and Fresh Garden Salad Holiday style 100% Vegan

Be Right Back

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Finals season is approaching. As an English major in Graduate School, this means two things... 1) you have a ton of reading to do and 2) you have a ton of papers to write, conferences and meetings. I’ll be back to normal scheduled writing in two weeks, but for now, please add me on Instagram to get normal daily updates, pictures and videos of my meals, along with a host of other great information, live sessions and of course, memes. Stay tuned friends, and always remember, it’s never too late too share this link. I love you for reading and believing in me. Blessings. Peace, love and light family. Sher