Veganism

Down 4 Dogpound

If you follow me on the 'gram, then you are very aware of where I am at 11 am on Sundays. Looking at the huge logo in the photos about, I would say it's blatantly obivous. Ah, yes, Dogpound. I have spent my weekends trekking- not really trekking, but I love a good hyperbole- into the city to punch it out. When Monday morning rolls around, I am sore as hell. Does it hurt? Yes. But is it worth it? Oh yeah.

I cannot recommend Dogpound (or boxing in general) enough. You'll finish your workout sweaty, tired, but feeling pretty badass. After my first time at Dogpound, I was instantly addicted to the overwhelming positive enegery in the gym. If you didn't know any better, you'd think that a gym that trains models, olympic athletes, and some of the fittest people I've seen, might feel quite intimidating. Trust me- I always practice what I preach- the second you walk in the door that will all change.

Vegan Hacks

Since going vegan in October, I've garnered a couple of tricks up my sleeve. Honestly, I think I'm some plant wizard at this point. I know a fair amount of you eat a plant-based diet or curious in taking this fabulous way of life. That is why I'm here, to help you down the yellow brick road to the vegan city. That is what today's post is about- a list of vegan "hacks"... erm, buzzword alert... that help you in the kitchen and when on the hunt for delicious food. 

AT HOME

 

- Agave nectar, maple syrup, rice malt + soy sauce makes a delicious sauce for cooking tofu or veggies. 

- When it comes to cooking fries, use this order: slice, spice, heat, bake. It keeps the inside soft and the outside nice n crispy.

- Freeze your 'nanas in small slices for your nice cream. It allows them to blend much smoother without any mess.

- add flax seeds or chia seeds to all your smoothies. there are a hella lot of benefits and it is such a no-sweat task.

- Buy taco seasoning powder (p.s. check to make sure that it does not have milk) and use it in lentils, potatoes, and veggies when making tacos.

- For a bomb vegan mac n cheese, add carrots to the sauce. Oh, and loads of chili powder if you like some spice. 

 

OUT & ABOUT

- Happy Cow equals happy me. Anytime, I'm traveling somewhere new, I always check this site for great vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants. 

- Save money and always buy in bulk. That means rice, legumes, granola, seeds, etc. 

- When traveling, hit up the local markets for fresh produce or just some staples to keep in your abode. My favorites are some fruit, dates, cereal, and some type of nut butter. 

- Cliff bars. Buy 'em. Eat 'em. I (dead serious) only survive on these bars when sailing. I have consumed an abusrd abundance in such tiny slots of time, that I truly cannot eat them when not sailing. 

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Let me know what other type of vegan-centric posts you'd like to see!  (ph. @earthlingmaxi)

Eight Vegan Tips

Eight Vegan Tips

If you didn't pick up on the small hints here and there, I've been a vegan for about seven months now, and it the best decision I've ever made and that is not a hyperbole. I'm going to be filming a video this weekend, finally explaining the why, when, how, and what of my vegan lifestyle from the beginning to where I am now.

In the mean time, I've received some questions on ways you can make transitioning to a plant-based diet seamless and small ways to implement veganism into your life. Here are a handful tips and tricks that I've felt have been the most important things over the past seven months when it comes to eating, working out, etc.

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