Meal Prepping & Margaritas

When food is at the center of your life and you are a meticulous, self-critical Virgo with OCD tendencies, not having time to meal prep for a crazy week is like being thrown into hell doused in gasoline. Ok, I am exaggerating a bit but I really, really dislike not having time to properly prepare…

Daily Cleansing is Good for the Soul

Starting this next post in the last hour of my 38th year around the sun. I’m feeling really good about 39! I think it has a lot to do with my own acceptance and realization of all the great things that come with gliding into the world of mature womanhood. By this age we have learned to…

Our Trip to Colombia

My kids and I just got back from a beautiful two week holiday in Colombia. This was my fourth time visiting and their first. Like any travel, especially with kids, the challenges are part of the adventure – they test us, teach us and when worked through, help us grow as a family. Having already…

Nopales

It’s only been a week or so since I first brought nopales home, a type of cacti native to Mexico and Central America. It has a long history in native food ways and is still used often in traditional Mexican cooking.  It boasts a long list of health benefits that I had known but still had…

Hello World!

I’m excited to begin sharing my journey living a compassionate and plant based lifestyle with my two beautiful children. I have been moving toward a vegan lifestyle for several years now. Five months ago I decided to take the final leap and rid my diet of the few animal products I was still consuming, mostly dairy….