“Hemp, hemp, hooray”* for hemp hearts/shelled hemp seeds and hemp plant-based beverages! Listen, I heard about hemp foods, saw it on grocery shelves, and saw advertisements online and magazines. But, I had not tasted any hemp products or foods until recently. So, I took my lunch break, and went to a local Bartells pharmacy and […]Read More What’s Good: Hemp Foods
New Blog Feature: What’s Good. First post Veganista The best vegan cheese she ever tasted and why. Learn more.Read More What’s Good: The Best Vegan Cheese I Ever Tasted!
Hip Hop is more than music, rapping, dancing, and fashion, etc. It’s a cultural phenomenon that encompasses lifestyle and “being.” Most noteworthy is How Hip-Hop Influences Vegan Eating and WellnessRead More How Hip-Hop Influences Vegan Eating and Wellness
I believe snowy winter days are to be spent indoors in a cozy mood. What makes an ultimate cozy mood? A cup of hot Winter Spice tea….Read More Coziness on a Snowy Winter Day (Mood)
I also visited the Forward Greens website. It uses in-house growing that uses: 95% less water, 99% less land, and 100% less pesticides than outdoor farming. It’s local, delivering clean and fresh greens to grocers and customers quickly. Read more about the company and founder here.Read More How In-House Farming is Sustainable in Washington State
This soup is quick and easy to fix, and tastes delicious! It has a smooth, rich, savory flavor. I thought I could eat a second bowl. But, one was enough. The hot water cornbread is like hush puppies; but, it’s flat instead of formed balls. A soup that warms and relaxes the body. Good winter […]Read More The Most Delicious Vegan Chicken & Rice Soup
This is a fast, fun, and festive dish that you will want to have throughout the year!Read More The Most Delicious Holiday Appetizer!
Cranberries give LIFE to my Thanksgiving Dinner! I can’t have dinner without it!Read More My Must Have Side Dish for Thanksgiving Dinner
It’s cold outdoors, and one of the best remedies is eating body warming comfort foods. I just finished cooking a skillet of Corned Beef Hash, for brunch, Veganista style, of course! I kept wondering what to fix with the Beyond Beef in my fridge. I already had tacos and hamburgers. I also had some potatoes […]Read More Tis The Season for Comfort Food Eating
It’s been a crazy first week of November, with all the political hoopla! Of course November 1st was World Vegan Awareness Day, the kickoff for Vegan Awareness Month. Let us now continue to focus on what matters most–our health, well-being, and lifestyle. Let us embrace this special time of harvest by indulging in more vegetables, […]Read More Celebrating Vegan Awareness Month
I give this book a five-star rating for the following main reasons:Read More Why This Is a Five-star Vegan Cookbook
Instant energy and rejuvenation, to keep you on the go, after exhaustion and physical and mental drain.Read More Black Magic Energy & Wellness Drink
Yesterday, I found out about National Wellness Month (NWM), through a food source called NatureSweet Tomatoes. I immediately googled it. It was founded by LiveLoveSpa in 2018 to promote its industry. The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Wellness Month to be observed yearly in August. Don’t you love it?! National Wellness Month emphasizes […]Read More How I am Kicking Off National Wellness Month
Are you not eating enough vegetables and fruits each day? Let’s face it most of us are not, unless we are juicing! It is the most easiest way to get your daily nutrients and consume vegetables or fruits that you other wise would not consume. While juicing should not replace eating, it can be added […]Read More How to Choose the Best Juicer for You
It’s still a mild summer in Seattle; So, I made this dish right in the oven. It only baked for 10-15 minutes, after browning the tempeh in a well oiled skillet. I think what really makes this taste delicious is the sunflower oil, of course, plus the liquid aminos, the sweet onions sauteed in the […]Read More How to Make BBQ Tempeh!
Believe it or not, even though I have been eating vegetarian and vegan for almost 20 years, I am still learning about, and incorporating, new foods periodically. Quinoa is a food that I began eating a couple of years ago. I first ate it in prepared salads. It was okay; no big deal because it […]Read More Why I Consider Quinoa a Soul Food
I bought some croissants and kept singing the old Burger King commercial Burger King Croissand’wich beat the stuffin out of Egg McMuffin and Starbucks had just presented its vegetarian Impossible Breakfast Sandwich. Since neither meet my approval. I made my version of the two: The Veganista Croissant Breakfast Sandwich!Read More I Love Guilt-Free Eating!
Protesters plant a garden within CHOP occupied space of Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Look and Learn Slide Show.Read More Protesters Plant a Garden within C.H.O.P
Earlier that day, I bought a box of fresh cherries. On its label, it read: Melatonin rich. That night, I put them to the test. I did become drowsy and fell back to sleep! Now, cherries are my favorite bedtime snack food!Read More My Favorite Bedtime Food
I recommend watching this video! As a mature woman, aging well is important, yet challenging. Being creative and embracing it can allow for an exciting journey for your mature years.Read More Are You Eating to Age Well?
Being a Veganista is about growing and developing in consciousness relative to food consumption and lifestyle.Read More The Healing Journey Never Ends
I think making homemade pizza is a great way to use all those stray veggies in the refrigerator. It is quick and fun to make, pretty to look at, and nutritional and tasty eat. I didn’t make the crust, which is made from sprouted grains. It only took minutes to prepare. Preheat the oven to […]Read More I Made this Gourmet Pizza 🍕with Leftovers!
I love to cook and bake recipes and favorite dishes during Autumn and Winter. I mean, who loves or likes to cook during the summer? Not me!!! November is World Vegan Month. I decided to cook a few favorite #SoulFood dishes: Collard Greens Corn Bread (Notice how I cut a piece into a star?) Black-eyed […]Read More How I Celebrated World Vegan Month Today!
In celebration of World Vegan Day, I picked up my favorite holiday drink!Read More Cheers: World Vegan Day 2019!
A 2018 study of 17,000 adults found that people with higher fiber intake of 21 grams per day were less likely to possess symptoms of depression than those who ate less. The recommended intake is 25 to 34 grams daily; however, Americans eat 15 to 18 grams per day, on average. We need to intake […]Read More Grocery List For Mental Health
Her post-baby weight was 175! She used vegan eating style as a major part of her plan to achieve her Coachella performance goals.Read More Beyonce: “I Was a Woman Who Felt My Body Was Not Mine.”
All of the foods on her grocery list, I actually eat and love; but, I never had Japanese Pears. I have to try them. This video is very inspiring. She talks about her lifestyle changes, and how she is adjusting and questioning. She mentions that she stopped smoking! That is a tremendous change. I use […]Read More Grocery Shopping at Whole Foods with Naomi Campbell!
He refers to his work as a movement to give homeless people the healthy food they deserve.Read More Jaden Smith: Opens a Pop-up Vegan Food Truck to Feed the Homeless!
What I like about this story is why he began his work, and what he does with his skills. This is great vegan news!Read More Meet the Youngest Vegan Chef/Restaurateur in the World!
What I love about summer is…Read More How to Have a Fun, Sweet, and Healthy Pride 2019!
Wow, it is amazing how my belief about this vegetable contributed to my not knowing about its beauty benefits. Check out this amazing Youtube video by Khichi BeautyRead More Natural Beauty Remedy: The Potato!
While Alkaline consumption is very effective for prevention, health maintenance, and for serious to mild health problems, is it for you?Read More Why I Like Alkaline Foods
Drink cool and be sexy with this non dairy ice cream drink! I am real excited about this one!Read More A Cool, Sexy Summer Drink
I love health beverages, especially those that give a body boost. Please, enjoy a couple of my favorites!Read More Drink Like a Goddess, Be Sexy!
I love Lavender. It truly works for me. I drink it in herbal teas, inhale it, rub it on. I feel good, relaxed, and calm, however I use it.Read More Veganista’s Medicinal Herb of the Week
How Monique Samuels Uses Natural Remedies for Her Family and HomeRead More How Monique Samuels Uses Natural Remedies for Her Family and Home
This product is packed with nutrients. It has many of my favorites, and some new ones Blue Agave and Jerusalem Artichoke. I’m excited about this discovery!Read More Veganista’s Medicinal Herb of the Week
Senator Booker believes that the vegan lifestyle is growing; and inspires through consciousness-raising ☺️Read More Vegan Consciousness-raising from a U.S. Senator?!
My motto is Love lemons and live a happy, healthy life! I use lemon juice and lemon oil daily. It has played a great part in my weight loss and maintenance.Read More Veganista’s Medicinal Herb of the Week
Veganista inspires use of herbs for natural healing ability of spirit, mind, and body. Learn about this week’s featured herb!Read More Veganista’s Medicinal Herb of the Week
The former Meghan Markle, now Duchess Meghan of Sussex, is a 5 day a week vegan, a foodie, loves to cook, and practices yoga, and has her own healthy eating philosophy.Read More Meghan Markle: Duchess of Sussex is a Five Day a Week Vegan
For me, drinking water is boring. However, I know that it is important for better health and well-being. It helps with weight loss and metabolism, detoxification and flushing the body of toxins, and so much more. Also, as I age, drinking water is very important to enhance energy and muscle and joint functioning. I want […]Read More Drinking Water: Boring NO MORE!
Thanks for joining me! My journey of a plant-based eating style started almost 20 years ago, in Minnesota. I started as a vegetarian, for health and wellness reasons, and naturally progressed to a vegan lifestyle for several years. However, moving around the country affected my lifestyle and eating style, to this day, matter of fact! […]Read More My Journey Begins