1. tarastileseats:

    Sweet & Savory Mushroom Crunch Lunch

    You’ll Need

    5 mushrooms

    2 stalks celery

    1/2 cup lentils and rice mix

    1 avocado

    1 handful mixed greens

    Now What

    Prepare lentils and rice mix

    Chop veggies


    1 table spoon Dijon

    2 table spoons balsamic

    2 shakes your favorite hot sauce

    Stir until smooth

    Now What

    Mix everything together



  2. Monday February 18th

    So today was my first day. As far as no sugars, I went REALLY well. I didn’t even eat a single piece of fruit today, let alone anything sugary. My friends all had a shared lunch (consisting of cake, chips, lollies, dips etc) and I didn’t eat a thing (bar carrots w/ hummus). My only slip ups today were excess raw almonds in 5th period (I got peckish. Whoops) and some flaxseed crackers just before bedtime. I REALLY have to kick the after-dinner snacking habit. I was doing really well for dinner, with only a salad. My only carbs today (bar the post-dinner snack) were 2 pieces of wholegrain toast for breakfast, and chickpeas/nuts/corn at lunchtime. Here’s hoping I only improve; looking forward to what tomorrow brings.


  3. Sunday February 17th: Foreshadowing

    My new eating habits start tomorrow. Tomorrow’s goal? To cut out ANY unnecessary sugar. For me, this means no sugars tomorrow except for one serving of fruit, and two servings of complex carbohydrates. Sugar is my greatest addiction, and research tells me that the best way to ween yourself off of it is to go cold turkey. So, despite my vegetarianism, cold turkey it is. Wish me luck.


  4. r-spoopyton:

    I think it’s overly simplistic when people portray morality as a fixed concept which remains consistent across all areas. Like I could literally not care less about some sob story someone posts but I still have recurring flashes of guilt for the fruit industry because this one time I said “Papaya more like papaNO.”

    (via arependleton-deactivated2013010)


  5. nnaccmacissej:

    “War does not determine who is right, only who is left.”


  6. my life seems to be a constant battle between a love of food and cooking, a hate of exercise, and a fear of obesity


  7. adulting:

    (click for a larger version!)

    As you can all see from this infographic that I made up, many/most of us really hate exercising. At least I do. Always have. So many scars — still, to this day! — from junior high gym class.

    But that doesn’t excuse me from basic facts about physiology.


  8. tomjdavis:

    It’s kind of accepted that the fear of death is sort of the king of fears. Even the fear of death though, pales in comparison to the destructive power of fearing myself. If overcoming fear is my game, then loving myself is crucial. What does loving myself mean? Deeply accepting that my existence is not a mistake. If I deem certain thoughts, feelings, mental states, or attitudes off limits, this is a clear indicator of how much respect I have for this amazing organism that I am. Accepting whatever arises half of it. The other half is accepting myself without compromise.

    (via tomjdavis-deactivated20130320)


  9. "Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people."
    — Steve Jobs (via yourpalmal)
  10. beingblog:

    “A sense of humor is a sense of proportion.”

    ~Kahlil Gibran from Sand and Foam

    photo by JD Hancock