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My Thanksgiving Snack Board

Choosing Health is a blessing.
I found this beautiful Fall striped tray at a thrift store. The snacks are, from left to right:
Classic hummus
Cucumber sticks
Dried apricots
Green grapes
Gingersnap cookies

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Fall Potluck: Aunt Linda always made her lasagna

Picture is a vegan version of this:

Substituting Beyond Sausage and cashew ricotta. Where's the vino!

#multiplesclerosis #Disability #Vegan

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Ratatouille #Vegan

I eat plant based and seasonal. August is time for eggplant, and that means ratatouille. All local veg: garlic, onion, bell pepper, zucchini, patty pan squash, eggplant, and tomato. Sautéed in some olive oil with oregano, thyme, basil and marjoram. Served along with some quinoa for protein, and followed with a chocolate green tomato quick bread. I modified the following recipe to make it vegan by swapping out the eggs for flax eggs and butter for coconut oil. I use Guittard extra dark chocolate chips as they are vegan and fair trade. I left out the walnuts... personal preference.

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Healthy eating, Veganism & my Bipolar #EatingHealthy #Vegan #Veganism #BipolarDisorder

I never made the connection between eating healthy & my Bipolar illness, but now into my 5th year of being Vegan, I've made an unexpected connection between food & my mental well-being...

Too many of us are not thinking about the future, or thoughts of the people that will inherit to planet after we have gone. Now, I think I know what you're thinking... "Here we go again" - yet another tree hugger trying to convince us to eat rabbit food & climate change.

Okay, so people now see me as a stoner hippy, but I've come to a sober point in my life & genuinely want the best for my, & future, generations - it doesn't have to be a massive upheaval, just a few changes to your normal weekly shop & Bob's your auntie, you've become a more empathic & thoughtful human being - and we are all beings, even the smallest creepy-crawly.

I'm coming to see some more revelations, as time goes on, in that we are what we eat - do we want to be individualistic & closed off to the fact if we consume flesh if the dead, rather than feeding our second brain?... I can literally hear your collective thoughts - "Oh, here we go!" Honestly, our stomachs contain neurones that have the same connections & pathways that mirror our brain chemistry. We actually produce more serotonin & dopamine in our guts, than we do in our brains - this means we are only treating a portion of our body's production of these chemicals when taking medication & ignoring the majority by not closely monitoring our diets.

Now, that's not to say meds are useless, just that medical professionals are only dealing with a minority of our needs with meds, because in Western cultures, we are pushing pills & potions by the success of big pharma companies, rather than looking at nature for our physical & mental well-being.

Bipolar is a life long illness than can only be managed & not cured (even though the majority of us would probably prefer for it to just go away) by the use of medication... Being mindful, I must remind you, the reader, that I'm not a medical professional, or a nutritionist, but I'm my own best expert on me, for my issues - when all is said & done, I too rely on other people's opinions & suggestions, but in my 44 years on this mixed bag of Stardust, I've come to the conclusion that we need to seriously decide if we do indeed want the human race to come to a complete end by signing away our ability to be freethinkers & just be sheep in the grand scheme of society.

Meds work for me. Peer support works for me. Therapy & Support groups work for me. Self expression has always been an issue for me &, as I type this out, I'm even cringing at the way I've talked to people in the past. We are all one. Whether you believe in a higher being, or multiple ones, or that there is nothing after this experience, you are right. As what we believe defines our existence. Do good & others will do good to you - simple physics & philosophy really. But we all get tied up with our day to day trials & tribulations.

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Vegan "fish" and chips

Today I tried out a recipe for making vegan "fish" and chips out of canned artichoke hearts and potatoes! The recipe included dill, nori (seaweed), pickle juice, and lemon juice. It turned out really well and wasn't that difficult to make. I am not vegan, but I don't like fish, so this was a nice faux fish option for me!

The recipe that I used can be found here:


#Vegan #Recipes #comfortfood

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New journey

Hi everyone. I’m gonna embark on this new journey of veganism soon (I have a foot issue that needs attention). I do have a few questions though. First, will I need to have a blood test before going vegan ? Second, (controversial question) how do you all feel about breeders vs rescues? Third (this ties into my second question), I’m searching for a service dog to help me with my severe anxiety disorder, I want to do the most vegan thing I can, but I’m not sure how . All other vegan groups are biased saying breeders are bad, I need un biased opinions (weighing pros/cons of rescue vs breeder). Thank you so very much everyone.
#Vegan #ServiceDog #breedervsrescue #AnxietyDisorder

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First Session with my new #Therapist

and I felt so overwhelmed but relieved and the same time when we started going over my biography. I was so nervous at first but she has such a great way of listening and support that it was quickly like we've known each other for a long time.
First step: ✔
second step: taking better care of my health and body by using lent season to give a #Vegan diet a try. I read so much about the benefits of this diet, especially if you suffer from #diabetestyp2 that I will try it out til Easter. It should not be a big problem to cut out dairy, because I am #lactoseintolerant and use substitutes already. But not having a bacon n egg bagel for Sunday breakfast will be a bit of a challenge. In order to avoid any temptation I will stop in selected stores only and stop buying treats as well, vegan or not. I know this is the really hard part, because there is still my appointment with the gynaecologist ahead, to find out about #PCOS and possible surgery. And as if this is not enough, we now have coronavirus in my county. It still is miles away in a different city but it is a scary thought.
If you guys have an tips for me for my diet I'd be so happy to read it. Thanks and good night from Germany.
#diabetestyp2 #PCOS #Healthy #body #Selflove

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Meal Prep for the Week

This is our meal prepped fridge for the week courtesy of my husband, Thomas. He's taken over the housework so I can try and make us some money in the new year. We both have our health struggles and have found a low Omega 6 to be essential to managing our symptoms. In 2020 I want to find a good way to share what has worked for us.

Breakfast - sweet potato and black bean hash with pla t based cheese sauce

Lunch - sprouted lentil soup

Snack - cacao banana zucchini pea protein shake

Dinner - teriyaki beans and broccoli with white rice


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No shame #Animals #Introvert #Etsy #Friends #bff

I love animals so much. So much so that it’s encompasses who I am. I’m the squirrel lady, the opossum girl. I’m who the community calls for wildlife help. I help at a wildlife rehab. I love my vet as a hero. My pets are my whole world. I just love them all. #govegan #Animals #newshirt #Vegan #squirrels #wildlife #wildliferehabilitation #Pets #furkids #furbabies #cathaironevertyhing


Has anyone gone vegan to try to help there endometriosis symptoms?

I’ve read a few articles on how it could help relieve the symptoms somewhat, has anyone else gone vegan since being diagnosed and found some improvement? #Endometriosis #Vegan