Posts Tagged ‘vegan’

Juicing Infographic!

Hi guys!

I have a *juicy* infographic for you today.

I am a big fan of juicing. I don’t do it that much at home anymore, but I used to use my Breville constantly when I lived out in CA.

Now I tend to buy my juices, but if you have the time and the space for a juicer I’d highly recommend it.

Since moving into my second trimester, I’ve had a lot of trouble with sloooooowwwww digestion and bloating. I don’t like to skip out on the veggies so I try to get them in with juice if I’m not feeling so hot.

When Macy’s sent me an infographic they made about the benefits of juicing I thought it was good timing to post it!

What’s your favorite juice recipe? I love green juices – kale, celery, cucumber, maybe 1/2 an apple, some lemon, and ginger. Yum.

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The Benefits of Home Juicing Infographic by Macy’s.

This post is sponsored by Macy’s. I was invited to this opportunity by Blue Polo Interactive and received a Macy’s gift card for my time. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Foraged Chanterelles (Mushrooms)

Over the weekend my sister and mom came up to NYC to visit me.

Julia (sister) brought me some chanterelles that my brother, Rob, and his girlfriend had foraged.

I didn’t take a picture before, but here is the after…

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Simply roasted for 12 minutes at 450F. Drizzled with olive oil and some sea salt before roasting.

Yum yum.

This roasting method (evoo + sea salt, roast for 10-14 mins @ 450F depending on the mushroom) is my go-to recipe for all kinds of mushrooms.

Here are some mushrooms from another night (maitake on the upper left and beech -I think- on the right; these are organic and from a Japanese grocery store on 59th street).

japanese maitake mushrooms beech 500x500 Foraged Chanterelles (Mushrooms)

Always delicious.

What’s your favorite way to have mushrooms? What’s your favorite mushroom?

I think my favorite kind of mushroom is maitake, prepared this way.

It’s June!

It’s June! This is one of my favorite months. Bobby and my dad have June birthdays. It’s the true start of summer. Farmers’ markets start to open in NYC (the one near my apartment is coming on June 23rd). What else… Blueberry season starts. The longest day of the year happens in June. Lots of things!

May was a good month too. I participated in the Blog Every Day in May challenge, which helped me blog more than I otherwise would have (even though I didn’t actually Blog Every Day). I was very busy at work. I got better at handstands. I hung out with friends. I rediscovered my love of wine. Actually, that started in April. My brother graduated from college.

In June I think more good things will happen. I have a couple specific things I want to accomplish in June:

  • Participate in the Zen Habits June challenge, “Simplify Your Life”. The goal is to say “no” to something every day (commitments that aren’t important, tasks that don’t matter, stuff like that).
  • Take 15+ yoga classes. (I’ve been averaging 10-15 a month.)
  • Write more, whether it is on the blog or in my journal. And write more poetry.
  • Try going without sugar for a week. Eep. I’ve been eating a lot of (really good) ice cream lately.
  • Continue being pescatarian. (I’ve been pretty much pescy since March, which a few exceptions – like going on vacation in early April.)
  • Try out some new recipes like coconut bacon (what?!).
  • Post a couple recipes that I haven’t posted yet. (Gluten free vegan pancakes, butternut squash soup, carrot soup, vegan pesto, and more.)

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{^^Pesto Preview^^}

So, re: the Zen Habits challenge, I think I already did my “NO” for the day. I was about to sign up for 2 more magazines I probably wouldn’t ever read, but instead I said “no”, and threw the signup postcards in the recycling pile. I currently subscribe to a couple magazines, but I realized recently that they recycle their stories and send me the same content month after month. Here’s a stunning example. These are the April covers of Good Housekeeping from 2011, 2012, and 2013.

gh oz 2011 Its June!

{^^2011^^}

 gh oz 2012 Its June!

{^^2012^^}

gh oz 2013 Its June!

{^^2013^^}

Notice any similarities? icon wink Its June!

Some other things I might say “no” to…

  • Keeping my yoga studio membership. I might go back to doing podcasts on my own and springing for workshops every now and then that I really want to go to. My contract isn’t up until the end of July though so I still have 2 months to decide. An argument for keeping it is that Bobby also has a membership and we can go to class together.
  • Doing choir next year. It’s only once a week, but I feel like it’s always conflicting with something else I want to do.

What are you excited about for June? Do you wish you said ‘no’ more often?

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