Today I ran for 4 minutes. That actually sounds more impressive than it is, because I ran for 30 seconds, 8 times. So why the heck am I bragging about it? If you've been following me for any length of time, you may have picked up on the fact that almost since I started my … Continue reading A story about running
I received an Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 programmable pressure cooker for Christmas this year (Thanks Mom and Dad!). To be honest, it wasn't something I thought I needed as I already had a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a yogurt maker and even a very fancy stove-top pressure cooker, which I had actually just sold because … Continue reading Do you need an Instant Pot?
A number of years ago, I read The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less by Barry Schwartz. In it, he talks about why even though we have fewer constraints and more choices in almost every aspect of our lives, we aren't actually happier for it. We certainly believe that happiness is linked to personal … Continue reading The delicious simplicity of eating plants
I’m not a scientist. Aside from watching David Attenborough on tv, I have done no formal study of life sciences since high school. I’m a gardener and I admit I would be hard pressed to correctly label a flower. Pistils, stamens, I always get them confused. That doesn’t mean I don’t do science in my … Continue reading Don’t believe me about the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet: why you should be your own nutrition scientist
I will be the first to admit that I am not a pious vegan. I adopted a vegan diet for the health benefits. I don't have a membership in PETA, and I am not part of any vegan activist communities. I am downright intimidated by angry ethical vegans as I know my lifestyle would not … Continue reading Eating plants to ease your mind