It’s Not You, It’s Your Body – What Some Yoga Teachers Won’t Tell You

When I first started to do yoga, using CDs that I purchased on Amazon.com, I remember seeing headstand and thinking, I will NEVER be able to do that. And then I kept going, and I went to yoga classes, and I heard/read that if I kept practicing, any yoga pose was possible. And within a year, I was doing headstand. It was true! Fast forward 15 years and I still cannot do Utthita Parsva Hastasana (among a myriad of other poses) with a straight leg, like this: Is it because I haven’t tried? Because I’m lazy? I didn’t practice enough? … Continue reading

Nay-gg Salad – A Vegan Recipe

Before the summer is over completely, at least in terms of the temperature, how about a refreshing light, but protein packed, salad? As always, it’s cholesterol free! It’s also gluten free (though just because there isn’t anything in here that should have gluten in it) if served over lettuce mix or on g.f. bread. Ingredients 1 container extra firm tofu, drained and diced 1/2 onion, diced 2 sticks celery, diced 1/3-1/2 cup vegan mayo 2 T yellow mustard 3-4 T relish 3-4 T nutritional yeast 1 t turmeric 1/2 tsp black salt salt and pepper to taste Process Mash tofu … Continue reading

Vegan Meatloaf That’s Beyond Good

Beyond Meat Vegan Loaf

Meatloaf has always been a favorite around our house. My kids never understood people who didn’t like it. The vegans, however, missed it after the switch. With the advent of Beyond Beef®, that’s over! But enough nattering, the recipe (such as it is) is below… Vegan Beyond Meatloaf Recipe 1 Package Beyond Beef® ½ Medium onion, diced ⅔ Sleeve saltines, finely ground 1/4 cup Just Egg egg replacer (or blended tofu with black salt) Salt and pepper to taste Ketchup to taste Mix ingredients except ketchup. Knead briefly and create a loaf. Bake at 350 until meat thermometer approaches the … Continue reading