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Got Potato Veggie Combo?

Got Potato Veggie Combo?

You ever got hungry and decided to throw something together real quick?

Yup, I know exactly how you feel.

Had red potatoes just sitting there looking lonely and untouched so I took two and chopped them real nice. Got some orange bell peppers, yellow chakras (lol I meant squash), purple onions, and cucumbers to chop as well. After the potatoes finished boiled, then added the some of my favorite herbs and spices such as oregano, cayenne pepper, thyme, and etc. By the way, coconut aminos are a must in addition to the finish mix up.

Personally, a brother likes to add the raw veggies last so the nutrients don’t disappear.

What vegan food porn do you have to share this week?

Eat fruits and stay true to you.

4 Funny Vegan Jokes

4 Funny Vegan Jokes

Have you noticed how serious the vegan lifestyle can be?

The beauty of life is you can usually find two sides of the same coin in majority of situations. Another way of looking at it is with universal law of duality. Picture a magnet with its negative and positive poles. Both sides make it whole.

This post is a little bit out of the ordinary; however let’s see your thoughts on these four vegan jokes that cracked me up the other day.

What do vegan zombies say?
– Graaaaaains! Graaaaaaains!

Lol, for real though.

Who actually stuck around to hear someone hear these vegan zombies say such a thing?

The real question is do vegan zombies really craves grains or eat vegans only?

It kind of makes you think of how tasty would carnivore-like humans be to a vegan zombie though. So much for cruelty-free as a vegan zombie, however let’s move to the next one.

Why did the tomato blush?
– Because he saw the salad, dressing.

It’s all fun and games until a red tomato blush. If you actually sat there and really imagined a tomato blushing while looking at a salad dressing, then you’re as nuts as me lol. I’m still cracking up like who thinks or come up with this stuff though. Everytime you pick up the salad dressing and see tomatoes around, watch a memory of this post come up in your head lol. Let’s move on to the third vegan joke.

What did the lettuce say to the celery?
– Are you stalking me?

You can’t be serious. It’s all fun and games until you’re getting stalked by celery. Call a brother cheesy, however it could you imagine some form of lettuce saying something like that to a stalk of celery? First you have the tomato turning red because of salad dressing and now you gotta upset lettuce and doesn’t like celery be to close. This is what happens when plants have feelings. Client base Comedy Central all over. Let’s move on to the last vegan joke.

Why did the Tomato go out with a prune?
– Because he couldn’t find a date!

For real?

First the tomato started blushing and now is going out with a prune because he couldn’t find a date. It kind of makes sense because dates taste so damn good. This doesn’t really help but I ate a few dates earlier so this is why the tomato probably can’t catch a break. Prunes require love too, so maybe the best.

The vegan jokes may seem cheesy, however those with the plant based or vegan lifestyle would find it more hilarious than most. Maybe because my sense of humor is high could be the reason I personally cracked up a little kid LOL.

What are vegan jokes you heard or read that you’d like to share?

Eat fruits and stay true to you.

Why People Fail At Motivation After Becoming Vegan Overtime

Why People Fail At Motivation After Becoming Vegan Overtime

You ever spoke with someone that claimed to have been vegan in the past, and then there was a huge BUT afterwards?

Yep, that happened to me quite a bit of times. It kind of makes you sit there and wonder what their motivation to doing it in the beginning was. From my experience, a number of people transition to the lifestyle because of health challenges. It’s amazing how deteriorating health problems can be a strong motivation to live or eat a certain way they’re naturally designed to do so. But, when they reach back to the health of their desire and motivation goes away then it’s easy for them to revert back to where they were before. True or false?

Always remember to ask people that’s no longer vegan why they decided to go vegan in the first place because usually that’s the foundation to what teach them a certain way. If the foundation is weak or not truly strong like those that continue to live the lifestyle, then it’s only a matter of time before they’re no longer living the way of a vegan. One of my home girls adopted the vegan lifestyle because of my example and the experience she had at the SEED Experience in the city. For those curious about what the Seed experience is it’s an event where you can learn from vegan speakers and see different vendors selling vegan products for the most part. I guess she got caught up on the results and didn’t really have a true why for doing it because the motivation lasted not even a month and when I asked why, all I heard were excuses.

Would you agree that a strong motivation for anything is the root of why people keep at it?

If your answer is yes and you’re still vegan, then your why foundation is more than likely the power behind the drive which keeps you strong with this way of living. The vegan lifestyle is simple however some people just complicate the process. For those that lack the initial willpower to eat plant based then recognizing where your motivation is a good start should you choose the light side LOL. At least things should be making sense for you in regards of you figuring out your true motivation for change. Inspiration and aspirations are usually the feeling behind it. Life is funny; because I’m remembering an old friend that attempted the vegan lifestyle but quit under a week because a girl he was talking to invite him to a birthday party and offered food with flesh. The universe will always test you and only your actions will determine if your motivation is truly strong or not.

At the end of the day remember to always eat fruits and stay true to you.

What story can you share that involves someone you know losing their vegan edge at their motivation is loss?

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Why Eating Raw Vegan Is Life

Why Eating Raw Vegan Is Life

Do you remember the feeling you had as a child after playing with your friends and finished eating your favorite candy?

I think that’s the best way to express how one would feel after consistently eating fruits and herbs for at least seven days straight. It’s like this level of reaching spiritual bliss if one can even call it that. At the current moment it’s day 19 on this 22 day vegan God ki, however by the time you read this the adventure will be over. If you have the discipline to do something like this then more power to you but that’s out of your own free will because it takes a real strong discipline to go through the and urging effects that come along with this nonetheless.

When one embarks on the vegan lifestyle how you can choose to eat. You can eat a lot of vegan junk-food such as brownies, cakes, chips, pizza, burgers, and etc. Or, you can eat primarily plant based and have all of your foods come from the veggies, grains, seeds, nuts, fruits and lagoons which can be eaten in three different ways. You can eat them raw, cooked, or both. If you’re wondering which is best to eat then no that the answer is what you ultimately choose because your body and you know what’s best. However, you are reading this because there’s a question that you wanted to be answered.

Why is eating raw vegan life?

The true question should be asked if you were trapped on a desert island with no way of creating fire, then would you be able to live and thrive on there. Let’s not forget to add the island has natural plant foods that are edible to eat. This is not to say that cooked foods or processed foods should never be eaten but the feeling you get from eating raw vegan is quite awesome. Of course that’s my personal opinion. The energy, brain function, bowel movements, happiness level, sex drive, and etc. really become maximized over time eating raw. For those with experience transitioning from a consistent raw lifestyle to cook foods can agree that the energy diminishes on a noticeable level. If that’s not confirmation that we really should be sticking to the raw in the proper environment, then I don’t know what is.

If you’re someone that complains how they have no energy, wakes up groggy, or exhausted before sleep and you have the vegan lifestyle, then maybe it’s time to check what you’re consuming daily. Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean that you help is on the right track. You could be drinking coffee, which is set to be a stimulant does it mean is give you the proper energy that you eat. Those vegan bagels, croissants, oatmeal, or etc. may not be the proper solution. One thing that’s worked for me was eating only fruits or breakfast which gives me the natural nutrients and energy the body requires and helps proper circulation. That’s even when I’m not doing the fruit feast. Switching to juicing, smoothies, or whole foods for breakfast may give you that jump of energy that you and your body deserve. There’s nothing better or more fun than feeling like you’re the flash from the DC comic book just having this increased sense of awareness and moving our understanding thing at a faster level because simply eating fruits or fasting until new. That’s another story though.

The bowel movements have been simply amazing. You ever sat down, which the best way to poop is really to squat to release all of what’s supposed to come out, then felt like everything came out peacefully? I never knew how awesome doing number two in the bathroom would feel until eating only raw. Not to mention how when you go to wipe yourself how nothing or barely anything gets on the tissue because it’s so pure. I do question how so much come out of oneself from could only eating fruits and herbs, but it makes sense that you’re cleansing the body of all the foreign things that shouldn’t be inside so it makes sense.

My brain function seems to pick up on a lot of information with more clarity. For example, when I’m learning business information to improve and add on to the current businesses that I’m either working on or developing, it’s like pieces of the puzzle just blow at a quicker rate than it did before. It’s like a blessing in disguise which helps with dealing with potential customers as well and communicating effectively.

We won’t get into the teenage like sex drive that seems to occur for me every time I eat raw vegan LOL. However, I will say that it’s a great discipline to practice when not succumbing to the desire for sex which helps to transmute that energy into productive activities Zen-like or happy feeling that exudes throughout my entire energy field. It pays to eat foods that come from nature in its raw form because you combined with that particular energy and it really up lists everything about you on a holistic level. This is until you may go through minor healing crisis symptoms which can range from fatigue, common cold, rashes, headaches, and etc. everyone will have their own version of what it will occur with them.

If you had a raw vegan experience on your path in life, then be so kind to share below so others can know from your experience why the raw vegan way of eating is life. Another thing to remember is that location more than likely matters how much you be able to benefit from this way of eating.

Eat fruits and stay true to you 🙂

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Is Connecting With Vegans Online Worth It?

Is Connecting With Vegans Online Worth It?

It is funny to say this to you, but I don’t think I should. Okay, I’ll tell you anyway. There was a challenge with my laptop and had to make sure that I saved the information before closing out the word document. For some odd reason the blog post that was originally written for this didn’t save and literally starting from scratch at the moment. Most people would be upset or disturbed with their entire work being erased from existence, however I will play this crystal singing bowl and start from scratch. LOL.

If you’re a new vegan and in person it seems like there’s no other like-minded vegan people to connect with, then chances are you’ll look online for them. That wasn’t the case for me initially. When you’re a loner by nature, you appreciate the solitude and love the ability to have the free will to share your energy with the select few. However, it got to a point with me where I wanted to connect with other vegans at least by online means. Friendly reminder, a couple of ways for you to connect with vegans in person are going to local Vegfests, vegan restaurants, meet up events specifically for vegans, or ask yourself if you were vegan then where would you be.

At this point in your life you probably realize that online is the most preferred method because you can connect with people from not only your area but worldwide. One of the most popular ways you can find other vegans easily is by Facebook groups, specifically tailored toward vegans. When I discovered this I was like a kid in a candy store like OMG vegans everywhere that loves to share their food pictures, have discussions on a variety of vegan topics, see what their reasons for going vegan are, and etc. This is how it was possible for me to go from hundreds of Facebook connections to almost 5000 friends on that platform. In order to do grow your connection like that when you join multiple Facebook groups find the infamous vegan friend bombs and you’ll be able to add a whole bunch across the globe. But there’s a question you’re probably asking yourself.

Is it worth it?

The answer for this question is it depends. From personal experience, it seemed in the beginning that connecting with vegans in some shape or form was awesome. But is it a true connection? It’s kind of like how you may think you have a friend or acquaintance but the person could be in your life to have you as a resource. Not to say that’s what most vegans online are like, however that was just an example. After I connected with so many people with the lifestyle online, then the following step is communicating with them. The funny part about that is you’ll notice there being more females than males with this lifestyle. So fellas, don’t be surprised if some of them think that you’re hitting on them. Of course there’s a story for that. For some reason a particular female must have thought I was trying to get something because she informed her boyfriend that I was communicating with her. He in turn hit me up saying stop talking to his girlfriend and this that and the third. So a brother made the wise decision, I simply blocked them both because it appeared it may have been a miscommunication. Although I’m a fan of beauty, it’s completely disrespectful to try to develop a romantic or sexual relationship with somebody already involved and a relationship that’s not single. What goes around comes around so if I don’t want that to happen to me, then obviously shouldn’t to do it to others.

You also have to be on the lookout for certain vegans that are connecting with you to expose a product or service whether that be directly or indirectly. If you check their Facebook wall then you will pretty much get an idea of what I’m referring to. Don’t be surprised if you also find others to connect with online that’s in your local area. If the vibe is right and it seems like somebody that you actually want to develop a real life relationship, then do you. You need to go good or bad but time will tell. Here in New York City, majority of the vegans I met were female. One woman thought that a different type of relationship was in the works, however a word from the wise you should always be up front with people on the relationship you plan to have instead of making them believe what they want to. It’ll save you a headache later or one less person to further communicate with because of weird vibes.

Overtime, you’ll also realize that just because someone is vegan doesn’t mean that you will be the closest of friends. There are many aspects to being a spiritual being having a human experience besides the food they eat. It took a brother awhile to realize that. It’s cool to be connected however it’s important to have a connection. Whatever you do will be up to you in order to learn your lessons and experience the different ways of how to surround yourself with the vegan tribe online. This is one of the reasons why I’m in development of creating a way new vegans can connect with each other at potentially a similar mindset. It’s still important that you really understand that the community online. You’ll see some that are really gung ho preaching the message, animal right activists to the extreme, vegan judges, or angry vegans. On the bright side is you’ll find peaceful, loving, open, and awesome vegans that connecting with is a true blessing. I’m so grateful for the ones I found because we call complete each other 🙂

What’s your input on if it’s worth it connecting with other vegans online?

Eat fruits and stay true to you.

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How To Go Vegan In 2017?

How To Go Vegan In 2017?

Are you a new vegan and still trying to figure out this lifestyle?

Congratulations on your big decision in 2017. It appears you made this choice on a whole year number 1 which represents many new beginnings being a theme for this year. That’s because 2+0+1+7=10 which 1+0=1. Welcome to the world of numerology where you just got served. OOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH. Lol, I’m just having fun with you. However, you should be mindful that it’s your year to be self-assured and more independent with the decisions in your life.

What’s your reason for going vegan?

Many people do it because of seeing the cruelty toward the animals, their health, environment, karma, and/or etc. But, your reason is most important because that’s the foundation to keep you in check when some challenges come your way. It shouldn’t be many, however with anything new there are quite a bit of obstacles in life. Being clear and serious about your reason will make it worth it on your journey. The animals, health, spirituality, and the planet are some of my reasons for the change back in November 2011.

Are you still clueless on what to eat and limited on food choices?

Sometime ago, a stranger found out I was vegan and asked what does that mean. It’s kind of confusing to me how others have no clue in this day and age, however how you blame them. If people knew how amazing eating natural foods or vegan comfort food, then there’s a great chance they’d leave the dairy and animal flesh. The natural foods come from the basics such as grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, legumes, herbs, and spices. You’d be surprised what you can create with nature and also vegan comfort food. If you look at the vegan food porn section on this blog, then you’ll get an idea of what’s possible. If you miss the taste of chicken, beef, seafood, cheese, and etc. then fear not because there’s vegan alternatives for them.

Will your relationships change with the vegan lifestyle?

Any relationship can change at any time for any reason. If your friend, family member, or coworker gives you negative feedback without understand your point of you, and then it kind of exposes the true essence in this 2 way relationship between you. There may be situations where your vegan journey will strengthen a relationship to the point it may save a life. Some people seem to need a life and death health challenge for motivation to eat a whole food plant based diet in order to regeneration the condition they have. It is what it is.

Where the vegans at?

It took me almost a year before making connections with other vegans. This was accomplished thanks to the power of the internet. You would think living in NYC it’d be easy to find other vegans, which it can be. However, you have to take account that just because someone eats like you doesn’t mean they’ll be like minded to your personality as well. No need to worry because overtime you’ll figure out on your own the best way to find your vibes. It can be at vegan restaurants, vegfest conferences at your area, meetups, Eventbrite meetings, and etc. Sometimes a google search may do the trick. You are not alone if you have the will and desire to achieve what you truly desire.

Should you inform publicly your new vegan journey?

What you want the world to know is your business. Back when I went vegan, I told people I knew of and posted vegan food porn pictures to let those with eyes to see the possibilities of this lifestyle. Try not to impose your views on others because how would you feel if they kept beating down your throat why you must eat animals? Do what you believe and feel is right for you and remember what goes around comes around.

What other questions do you have about going vegan?

Eat fruits & stay true to you.

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How To Control Overeating As A Vegan

How To Control Overeating As A Vegan

So, you’re vegan but find yourself eating way more than you should?

Have you gained a noticeable amount of weight and confused because of eating the vegan way?

Life is complexing if you believe it to be. Sometimes we have to remember how simple it really is if we really pay attention. There are always hidden clues for us to see what’s brought to the surface. Growing up, I used to eat way more than was probably recommended from the average dietician. I was a true fat ass at heart which loved to eat as much food and foodstuff as possible.  This may have been the reason of me being chubby during those years lol.

These days from my understanding of proper food sources and certain way of eating, I don’t feel as hungry or the need to really eat so much as others because of the nutrient dense food from nature. Unfortunately, there’s information out there misleading people with the vegan lifestyle on the correct foods to eat. Chances are that if you consume the wrong foods then you’ll pay for it by your body’s need to keep eating until the proper nourishment is necessary within.

How come some vegans overeat?

The reasons vary. However, they relate on a mind, body, and spirit level when you think about it. There’s something going on in your mind for you to keep thinking about food, which keeps you going for more vegan food to eat. Your body continues to require more food because of missing nutrients that triggers one to keep you on the mission for more vegan noms. Lol, believe me I know that feeling very well. You think you’re done eating whatever vegan comfort food, then a few minutes later you want more hahaha. Then, your soul could be empty which food has become a source for compensating the emptiness which could be the root cause of your overindulgence.

There have been days when my mind was fixated on vegan mac and cheese or raw unsalted cashews. Once a taste of it been achieved, then the bit of over indulgence may have occurred lol. Freaking a whole bag of the cashews would be done in a day. Why? Because my mind seems to have had an addiction to them, which some of you cashew lovers may relate. Whatever food is on your mind gives you the opportunity to be aware of who or what is really in control. These days I barely have cashews because of the realization that the mind I possess is stronger than cashews or other vegan comfort food. Some of may not realize the nutrient deficient chemical laced vegan food somehow effects your mind and brain for coming back for more. To overcome situations that call for self-control with your mind to move toward natural foods your overeating may cease overtime. Raw vegan is an option.

Your body speaks to you metaphorically in a lot of ways. There’s a reason it makes you do things like eating more than you have to. Some overeat to fill an emptiness and side. You ever noticed how people, especially females love their sweets? Subliminally could mean that nothing sweet is going on in their lives so they compensate with the sugar vegan goodies. However, that’s a potential though. To control your body desire for continued food consumption, then pay attention to the food or foodstuffs going inside. What you eat is a reflection of you and what’s not designed for you naturally may stick inside of you. When you notice yourself eating way too much than necessary, question yourself whether if it’s a necessity for your temple of god.

Your soul is not your body. It may be damaged to a degree that overeating is a mechanism to make your soul feel whole again. Think that could be a reason for my overeating of food as a kid. Wasn’t vegan then, but sure would’ve had the same challenge. Guess the pain of no pops around and an abusive mother could do that to a young buck; however it is what it is. Another way you can probably resolve your spirit challenge is to let go of the negative blockages and transmute the left over energy to meaningful things on your remaining time on earth.

If any of this resonated with you then Scooby doo. Eat with awareness and love every natural bite homie.

Eat plants 🙂

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4 Ways To Check Your Vegan Ego

4 Ways To Check Your Vegan Ego

Does being vegan give you super powers?

If you ever seen the movie Scott Pilgrim Vs The World then you’re aware how special you are with the vegan gifts you’ve acquired. However, you should watch out because it doesn’t mean that you’re better than most people lol. Click here to understand the reference and continue to read on.

Believe me; I understand the vegan pride that comes with the lifestyle because you really are making an impact with your choice. Like most groups, you’ll always have people that take the lifestyle too far and show a side to the humanity that makes the vegan tribe get stereotyped and viewed as crazy. Fuck them. They’re not perfect so they have no right to judge, however there are still times where your ego needs to get checked before you wreck yourself in some form.

The first way to check your vegan ego is to realize not everyone is at the same level as you on your journey. They don’t understand or care to the level as the vegan community so let them figure out the ills of their actions like most of us have. I know what it’s like to be around people that eat flesh like it’s nothing and me acting all righteous like eating vegan is superior. Yes, in the beginning stages I may have been a bit of a vegan egotistic dude but the passion was ignorantly charged at that point. It’s like you really want to assist in eliminating as much animal cruelty as possible but your passion can sometimes get the best of you. Check your ego by thinking how your actions can impact the situation in a negative way, then learn how to ask the right questions to make people think. No one likes people talking at them.

The second way to check your vegan ego is by not judging other vegans. You’d be surprised how some people with the lifestyle ridicule other vegans because of wearing a leather belt, leather shoes, down winter coat, or etc. Not everyone has the financial means to buy new vegan apparel and have to settle with what they had beforehand. No one is perfect and others with the vegan lifestyle. You’d be surprised of the occasions on certain vegan facebook groups how bashing gets started and elevate. For those that is judging out there, remember to treat others how you want to be treated and imagine how you’d feel if someone did the same to you.

The third way to check your vegan ego is breathe in and out calmly when another pokes fun at the vegan way of living. People respond differently in certain situations, however if you’re the type of herbivore that’s set in their plant based ways and would negatively respond to the jerk, then ego has taken over. I get it, you’re strong in your beliefs and saving innocent sentient beings but your negativity won’t solve much except your satisfaction. You ever heard of the saying “kill them with kindness”? That is how you can tastefully get your point across. Easier said than done, however you’re greater than your ego so no need to let it control you.

The fourth way to check ego yourself is reminder that being vegan is one aspect to YOU. Yes, most parts of your life are most likely linked to the vegan lifestyle. It’s also healthy to be strong in your conviction because it is a passion that most of us have within and without. Whether other people know it or not is not their business, unless they are cooking for you and should know ASAP what you can and cannot eat or what to give you as far as gifts. It’s probably a slap in the face if someone buys you a leather jacket while knowing your ethics, which gives an opportunity for the vegan ego to come out. What would you do in this situation?  You can check your ego by accepting the situation for what it is and giving or donating it to another because of your beliefs. If the person asks in the future why you haven’t worn it, then you could inform them why you can’t. This is one of many examples of how you can go about this situation; however it’s your free will that decides how to check your ego in the situation. You’re more than a title.

You got the vegan juice homie. What you do with it is up to you. Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

Cool beans?

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Eat Plants

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