Eating Well When You Aren’t Well

  This week, this happened. Yes, you guessed it. My foot was mauled by an angry bear*, resulting in severe injuries to the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones. While the healing plan is still not 100% formulated, it’s clear that I will be on one hoof for at least 2 months and likely longer. The first couple of days, the pain was making me nauseated, so I really did not care about food. Then I had a day of eating whatever (i.e. pizza). Now I’m starting to think about how to best care for myself while I heal and am … Continue reading

Eating Vegan as a Poor College Student

For college students, a limited budget can be a deterrent to making the choice to go vegan. And, it’s true that there are rarely amazing sales, loss leaders, and coupons for fresh nutritious food. But, eating vegan, being healthy, and maintaining a budget-friendly diet are not an impossible combination! You don’t have to live on ramen. While you might not be able to cook them in a dorm room, the recipes you will find on this site are typically not complicated, don’t require fancy ingredients that you need a specialty store to find, and don’t need the skills of Gordon Ramsey. Some general thoughts to … Continue reading

Sweet Sweet Protein

Sometimes you want a little something sweet, but you are still trying to get your protein in. Vegan recipes to the rescue! Some of these are mine, but some are not. All are delicious. Some involve protein powder, some beans, and some peanut butter (ok, many involve peanut butter, but that can frequently be subbed with another nut butter if peanuts aren’t your thing – I just love peanut butter). Sometimes, I throw a couple of frozen bananas in the vitamix with some chocolate chips and peanut butter and make some ice cream. Sometimes, I just give in and buy … Continue reading