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Summer Trip Heart Attack

Road food is not kind to vegans…or really, to anyone.  TC and I were eating a very unhealthy breakfast of fries (for me) and French toast (for him) somewhere in South Dakota and he said, “Ugh, I feel like I’m gonna have a heart attack after eating all this heavy food this trip.”  Which led to a certain song being stuck in my head for the rest of the trip…

road trip 2016 vegan gluten-free | gothic granola

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DC Parting Shots, Again!

This is going to be one of those self-absorbed posts wherein I talk about what I did and not about what I’ve made. Week before last, TC’s mentor asked him to come to DC to work on his house, and TC insisted that I accompany him. We both worked, a lot. While I pulled days in the office with significant overtime, TC put his mentor’s house back together (not a small exaggeration there).

 

Before we left, we saw these two kitties in a dusty window on Main Street.

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Vacation, Greens, and a Cake Revisited

It’s Thursday, and it’s time for a roundup of wellness bits and bobs, readers.

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Another Apple Pie

This post has two geneses: as Fall rolls around to Northern Colorado (37 degrees yesterday, what?!), TC requested an apple pie, after I made Key Lime Pie a few weeks ago.

One of the two things I didn’t do before I left DC was to make VGF pie with my friend Andi. This is for you, Andi, since it’s unlikely I’ll be back in DC to bake pie with you anytime soon.

 

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Theories, Stories, and Musings | DC Parting Shots

Being GF is not a diet. It’s a lifestyle. It’s sometimes not a choice (id est, coeliac, IBS, leaky gut, intolerances, allergies).

A recent NY Times article by Kim Severson pointed out how life as a GF diner is becoming somewhat easier. 


I do and don’t understand why someone would become gluten-free just to try it. After initially losing weight due to losing an entire food substance from one’s diet, being GF (or being vegan, for that matter) is no guarantee of weight control/maintenance.





This dog is GF because he has food allergies.

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Easing the Spiritual Cramp | Juice Fast II

Fasting brings me back to the natural swing of things: fatigue, hunger, boredom, interest, what gives me joy and what causes me pain. It takes a chainsaw to the social, political, religious, et aliis reasons and justifications I build around certain behaviours.







From conversations with friends over the past few weeks, I gathered that it’s a privilege have had the training to be a researcher and public speaker.  I can both find/make results and deliver them with flair. Turning the “critical lens” on myself and my world yields insights and possibilities for my next steps. During my second juice fast of 2014, the results of the critical lens’ scan seem particularly glaring.



Cranberry Carrot Juice

5 1/2-inch diameter carrots, peeled if not organic and cut into big chunks
1 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
2 red delicious apples, cored and cut into big chunks
1-inch chunk ginger
water to cover

Combine the above in a blender and blitz to oblivion.  Bottle and chill until time to consume.


Parting shots:
Another study telling us that taking lunch break makes us more productive and overall better employees. I supported this sentiment in Sandwich over a year ago.


Videre licet, recess.

Went to Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar with my friend Lizzy. Curse reversed.



I can die a thousand times
But I will always be here
with the power skull secrets
of forgotten years

Yes, Virginia, deathrock has wellness advice…we are our own best advisors if we’d simply shut up and show up.
Come to the Dark Side…we have vegan and gluten-free goodies.

Treat Time, Tortillas, and Cookies

Happy Almost-Halloween!

Let’s begin with a product review. Finding these tortillas was a treat. I half-assedly put “tortillas” on my shopping list since the Engine 2 brown rice tortillas had gone mouldy in my fridge (I bought them in September; what did I expect of ‘natural’ food?). I digress.

 
treat time tortillas cookies vegan gluten-free | gothic granola 

These La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Wraps are made from tapioca, teff, and millet flours, among the other fabulous ingredients present in most industrially-produced foods. They’re not vegan since they contain honey. Honey is one of my two exceptions to veganism, one that I really ought to give up since it gives me the same kind of crash as white sugar. I digress again.

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