Book Suggestion: The Vegetarian Myth

If you’ve been reading here for a little while, you know that I took a pretty rotten stab at being a vegetarian from age 9 – 27. Tofu-dogs, fake “chicken” and countless soy protein bars later, I have a full blown soy allergy that not only makes my face break out like a 13 year-old, but also throws my monthly cycles off, which reeks havoc on my entire body. If soy sneaks into my food chain on a semi-regular basis, like say a nondescript multivitamin, my body needs a full three months to get back on track. In case you’re curious, that’s a long time to wait with a pizza face.

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I’d die a happy woman.

If this were the only recipe on my blog you ever tried, I’d die a happy woman. I’m putting my reputation on the line for this drink, and you may not even like the way it tastes! You see, I have such confidence in the wonderfully healthy buzz you will receive after forcing down a few ounces; I know if you make it that far, you’ll be back for more. The drink heals, simple as that. One glass in the morning provides the good, stable energy a cup of coffee only wishes he could offer. And, I say this as a lover of the occasional cup of coffee.

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It’s a plate licker.

Pesto and EGGS?! Let’s discuss… one average California morning, I got the unexpected word that family was in town and stopping by for breakfast! Living a full country away from all family, we don’t get this news regularly. Flinging the fridge open for analysis, the view was stark, and thus results in Scrambled Eggs with Wild Arugula & Pesto. I actually surprised myself. They tout that necessity (or desperation) is the mother of invention. I’d concur, but after a quick google, invention appears to be a bit over-promised in this case. I’m obviously not the first. However, if you (like me) had never added a dab of pesto to freshly scrambled eggs, I encourage you to give this a try. Oh my… it’s a plate licker.

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