Indulgent Vegan Sandwich

At the moment I am reading
Woman Code by Alissa Vitti to help me get my endocrine system in check so that I may be able to love every single part of my womenhood. I will be able to balance out my hormones as they are meant to be and keep mishaps like PMS, mood swings, cravings and low libido at bay.

In the mean time, I am experiencing cravings for possibly the last time so I am going to enjoy them!

Today I was in the mood for something naughty and satisfying so I came up with a recipe inspired from both an old video I saw on youtube and my own concoctions left over in the fridge. The outcome was an amazing and extremely tasty sandwich resembling  a panini. Recipe below makes 4 sandwiches

Ingredients:

– vegan pesto (1/4 cup)
– vegan mayo (1/4 cup)
– 1 onion
– sliced mushrooms (I used 5 baby portobellas)
– bread of choice (8 slices)
– 2 tbl sp of vegan butter
– 2 tbl sp of balsamic vinegar
– 2 garlic cloves
– 3 tbl sp of olive oil
– 1/8 tsp ea. Of salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, rosemary, garlic powder

Sautee onions in 2 tbl sp of oil with spices (except rosemary), and add vinegar after 4 minutes. Cook until translucent. Add in shrooms with rosemary and sautee for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. Spread butter in one side of each slice of bread and toast in pan. Once toasted, spread pesto on one side of bread (one per sandwich). Add minced garlic into pan with remaining oil and cook for 2 minutes. Mix in mayo and cook for 1 minute then set aside. Assemble sandwiches by adding onions and shrooms to side of toast and add mayo on top. Put on toast with pesto and cut in half. Enjoy!

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Sunshine Delight

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I don’t always get my morning’s off, but when I do, I go ham on my breakfast because it is by far my favorite meal of the day!

I woke up this morning to an abundant amount of sunshine and a craving for something savory. To satisfy my happy and hungry mood I decided to make potato hash and tofu scramble. My concoction came out amazingly delicious and the tofu scramble was an incredible substitute for eggs.

Potatoes:

– 3 medium potatoes diced
– 1 jalapeno minced
– 1/2 an onion minced
– 2 tbl sp cilantro finely chopped
– 1/4 tsp ea. Of salt, cumin, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder and tumeric
– 2 tbl sp coconut oil
– 1/4 cup of water

Sautee onions in oil for about 3 minutes before adding potatoes and all other ingredients. Stir occasionally and cook for about 13 minutes covered and  3 minutes uncovered.

Tofu Scramble:

– 1/2 block of tofu ( pressed)
– 1/4 tsp each of salt, black pepper, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, paprika and turmeric
– 1/8 cup of nutritional yeast
– 1/2 onion minced
– 1 tomatoe diced
– 1/4 cup of greens finely chopped
– 1 tbl sp coconut oil

Cook onion in oil for approximately 3 minutes. Add dried tofu in pan by crumbling. Add spices and cook for 2 minutes. Add veggies and nutritional yeast and cook for 5 minutes uncovered.

Juice:

– 1 sweet potatoe
– 1 grapefruit
– 1 lemon
– 1 inch of ginger root
– 1 cup of greens
– 1/2 cup of cilantro
– 3 apples (2 green & 1 red)
– 1 cup of carrots
– 4 stalks of celery
– 1 cup of water

I juice all items in batches and add water with dry ingredients (carrots, greens, ginger and sweet potato)

Start your day, every day, on a good note, whether you are off or not, with a positive mind, gratitude and a full belly.

                 Peace love and light.
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What is your story?

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What is your story? What is the story that you are living? What is the story that you are always telling others about? Not only is this extremely important to know, but coming to this realization may help you to look through a new perspective and in turn transform your life around.

So those who’ve known me personally may know how I was as a child, a teen and a semi-adult. I was raised in an average home which was often filled with negativity, comparison and verbal abuse. Our main form of communicating was through raised voices or verbal attacks. Although I know my family’s intentions were good and I do not deny that we all loved one another, we were not the type of family to ever express those emotions out loud. To be honest, aside from when I was a baby, I only remember saying ‘I love you’ for the first time to my family just a few years ago.

I also grew up with old fashioned and semi-strict parents. They were hard to please, extremely judgmental of others, prideful and quick tempered. Fast forward to my teens and 20’s this is who I grew to be. I was an extremely sensitive, overly judgmental, pride overloaded and non-communicative “victim”. Since high school, I never had a best friend, and I was always quick to judge another person, point fingers and I was probably the biggest gossiper known to mankind. Behind all these defense mechanisms, I was always feeling extremely hurt and depressed. I could never understand why I couldn’t have amazing friendships and relationships, the career I wanted or do the hobbies I envied others for doing. I lived through a very narrow minded perspective on life.

My awakening journey didn’t begin until recently. Just like many people, it took something tragic to occur for me to finally open my (third) eye and turn my life around for the better. My mother was sick and I believe it was my younger brother who saved us all. He gave us the gift of The Law of Attraction. It is then that my spiritual journey and personal growth began.

What I see now that I hadn’t seen before is that the story I was telling was what I kept manifesting into my life. The more I said I couldn’t trust females, and that I couldn’t find a best friend, the more I fought with my friends and the lonelier I felt. The more I told the sob story about dropping out of college the farther I went from re-enlisting. The more I claimed I never had money and that I had a shopping addiction the less money I had in my bank and the more I shopped to fill personal and emotional voids in my life, thus increasing my financial debt. The more I complained about my job the harder it became and the more drama that ensued. The more I told people I was cynical and sarcastic and that I had difficulties communicating the bitchier I became (a bully even), and the more I would completely shut down during a serious conversation or confrontation. I had the outlook that the whole world was always out to get me.

I wrote a post recently about my gratitude list that I repeat throughout the day as mantras and affirmations. I’ve been practicing this in my thoughts, during meditations and out loud in the car or on my gratitude walks. This lifestyle change has completely helped me to turn my life around for the better. The story that I now tell is one that I am extremely proud of and grateful for as I have come a long way.

I believe that anyone could manifest the great life too just as long as they are willing to enter their inner self and finally persevere and put to rest all their troubles that no longer suit them. Once we have accomplished our mental and emotional detox over time (patience is key), we must realize our true intentions before we try to request each wish. Be sure that the wish is motivated by positivity and love. Make sure that the wish does not harm others because the last thing we need is to create more negative karma for ourselves when it is completely preventable. Although I think it is ok to have some wishes saved for material things, I do believe that we should also send out love and healing to the rest of the world. By being selfless we grow as a whole and help to increase our positive frequencies and create good karma that comes back to us. If we look at our past misfortunes as lessons then we can start learning from them and appreciate what they have come to teach us. There are many beings on this planet that may have lived lives in the past that they are embarrassed or ashamed of, but it is never too late to forgive ourselves for it and create a change and balance out that bad karma. Love is the answer to everything in life. Let us give and receive love effortlessly and unconditionally.

 

 

 

DAILY AFFIRMATIONS

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I have a long list filled with things that I am grateful for and what I want to bring about into the universe. I repeat these affirmations and mantras in my thoughts and out loud through out the day, every day. It is not enough to just say or think things into existence, but you must feel each mantra or affirmation fully and truly believe it. Put all faith into the hands of the universe and trust that it will bring what you ask for. Be grateful for it now so that it will appear later. This has truly worked for me. I advise people to research the law of attraction prior to supplementing this into their lifestyle.

  • Thank you for my physical and mental healing
  • Thank you for the decalcification of my pineal gland
  • Thank you for the opening of my third eye
  • Thank you for my properly functioning, perfectly aligned and opened chakras
  • Thank you for my increasing immunity
  • Thank you for my improving vision and hearing
  • Thank you for the healing of my anemia
  • Thank you for my intestinal, internal and digestive healing
  • Thank you for my great oral and dental hygiene
  • Thank you for my painless and easy menstrual cycle
  • Thank you for the detoxification of all metals, chemicals, acids, toxins, drugs and alcohols from my body
  • Thank you for my overall amazing health

 

  • Thank you for my empathy, patience, compassion, tolerance and respect towards myself and all other beings
  • Thank you for my harmonious relationships with myself and all other beings
  • Thank you for the four agreements:-Thank you for making my word impeccable
  •  -Thank you for allowing me to make no assumptions -Thank you for allowing me to always do my best, for I deserve my best chance in life
  • -Thank you for allowing me to take nothing personally, for only I can validate myself
  • -Thank you for removing all poison from my heart, body, soul, thoughts and words and replacing them with only unconditional love and truth

 

  • Thank you for school
  • Thank you for my financial aid, my Pell-grants, my scholarships and my loans
  • Thank you for my straight A’s
  • Thank you for making the Dean’s List
  • Thank you for my amazing and perfect memory, focus, and understanding of all knowledge
  • Thank you for my great communication with my professors and classmates
  • Thank you for my outstanding study habits and test taking abilities
  • Thank you for my perfect problem solving skills
  • Thank you for my outstand and perfect public speaking and presentation skills

 

  • Thank you for removing all fears and insecurities from my mind, heart, soul, words and thoughts and replacing them with drive, motivation, knowing, understanding, and confidence
  • Thank you for showing me the truth; the light
  • Thank you for my awakening and my enlightenment
  • Thank you for showing me my purpose in life
  • I am a life-changing, confident and confidence-boosting, motivational and award winning teacher
  • I LOVE teaching and being in front of the room. I am an amazing leader
  • I love to teach and to change my students lives
  • I have an amazing bond between myself and my students
  • I get along amazingly with my staff, coworkers and administration
  • Thank you for my increasing finances and my increasing savings
  • I live abundantly and I prosper in my finances and in my increasing financial wealth
  • Financial stability comes easily to me
  • Thank you for my successful blog and Youtube channel
  • Thank you for my car, it is gas efficient, dependable and it works perfectly
  • Thank you for my new home that I just purchased. I love it and it is amazing and perfect for me
  • Thank you for my increasing traveling and vacations. Thank you for all of my traveling opportunities that come frequently to me

 

  • Thank you for the breath and thank you for mediation. It is life changing and I am eternally grateful
  • Thank you for yoga
  • I am an amazing yogi
  • I am flexible, all-knowing, strong and confident in my yoga practice
  • I love teaching yoga and I am an amazing yoga and meditation teacher

 

  • Thank you for my pets; Thunder and Meaux
  • They are so kind, people friendly, caring, loving, gentle, playful, patient, tolerant, quiet, well-mannered, well-trained, obedient, clean, understanding, and protecting when needed
  • They are my best friends and I love them

 

  • Thank you for love; love is the answer to everything in life. I give and I receive love effortlessly and unconditionally
  • May everyone be happy, may everyone be safe, may everyone be healthy, may everyone feel love, may everyone see light, may everyone be at peace
  • Life is great, life is easy. ALL GREAT THINGS COME EASILY TO ME

Why I became a Vegan

So it’s been a few months since my awakening and I’ve slowly begun to see the truth behind everything including the true nature of the mind. To me we are all living beings, we are all energy and light, we all work in union with one another, and we are all one.

I’ve learned that whatever actions, thoughts and words that I send into the universe affect us all, but mostly myself. If I decide to send vicious and hurtful thoughts, words or actions to another being than not only will it affect them, but it will create karma and the universe will return it to me at another point in time. If we all choose thoughts, words or actions that are centered around truth and unconditional love, then we will be able to help all those around us and we will create good karma for the future and thus be able to save our beautiful planet.

When you step away from the situation of our meat-centered diet you can see it for what it is. As souls on this planet we come into this world with a desire to live and be in our true nature of love. Who are we to take that from someone else? Who are we to decide for another being what their fate will be? Who are we to decide which being is edible and which isn’t? And then go home to our pets who we claim to love unconditionally. How can we love unconditionally an animal, our planet, ourselves and then turn around and consume a helpless being, attribute to the number one cause of global warming and climate change, and continue to clog our arteries and fill our bodies with disease? I don’t believe that you can be an animal rights activist or an environmentalist and then go and eat animals. To save some mammals but not others, to fight for our rainforests and against pollution but find it ok when it’s for animal agriculture.

I’m not here to tell you what to do with your life, to save the planet or ourselves. You may all do as you please, but this is why I decided to go vegan. To me veganism isn’t a “diet”, and many become vegan for numerous different reasons, but I find to be a philosophy. It’s a way of life that is centered on unconditional love and truth. You don’t have to believe me or not believe me, I advise everyone to do their own research. But I choose love.

Below are some films/documentaries that have helped me along my vegan journey:

-Cowspiracy

-Fed Up

-Forks Over Knives

-101 reasons to go Vegan