Vegan pizza has been by far my favorite to whip up. It’s amazing how creative you can get with toppings. I’ve used mock meats, grounded up veggie patties, jack fruit, you name it! The ones pictured below are a tomato, basil, spinach, with red onions and mozzarella along with a BBQ jack fruit with roasted corn, green onions and cheddar cheese. Delicious!
I was so proud of myself when I whipped this up together last minute. My entire family loves the chickenless patties and nuggets from 365 so I try and get creative with them. This time, I diced up the cooked patties and dressed up a delicious lunch wrap. The base is a spread I found at Trader Joes that consist of eggplant and red peppers. I’m actually making a version of these tonight for dinner. They’ll include fire roasted corn and tomato along with most of the items pictured above. Vegan meals can be fun and kept interesting. The days of iceberg lettuce and tofu are long gone when it comes to cruelty free dining. Almost everything and anything can be veganized these days. So the real question is.. If we can live happy & healthy lives enjoying delicious foods without harming animals, why wouldn’t we???
Like 99.9% of people, I made a New Years resolution this year to get in shape. Not only to get in shape, but to get more flexible. I have a goal to get both of my splits by the end of February. Growing up, I considered myself pretty athletic. I did gymnastics then competition cheerleading through high school and then urban dance in college. Throughout my life however, I was never able to master both left and right splits.
I envision myself dancing to choreography I make up in my head. Why is it that I’m so much better at picturing myself dancing than ACTUALLY dancing?? I feel like a complete tool when I try and recreate the moves I envision in real life. Even more so when I take a dance class… especially hip hop. That’s the style I feel more comfortable in but only when I free style. Try and teach me some moves and I forget all my skills.
A long term goal for me is to be able to choreography a dance I actually look good performing so I can incorporate my activism lifestyle with it. To accomplish this however, I need to take all sorts of dance classes, gym classes, and put in the long hours and hard work myself. As for gym classes, I take a Balance and Flex class on Tuesdays, a Strength Training class on Wednesdays and a Pilates class on Thursdays. Mondays are for actual dance classes (either hip hop or modern). And of course, I can’t forget yoga! No set days for yoga but it’s so good for the body and mind as well, so I try and fit it in when possible.
I feel so out of my comfort zone on Mondays but it’s a small price to pay in order to achieve my long term dance goal. Tonight I’ll take one step closer on turning this goal into a reality. Even if it means putting myself out there and feeling so out of place.