Think Vegan, Drink Vegan: Ethical Beverages With A Touch Of Fun

Think Vegan, Drink Vegan: Ethical Beverages With A Touch Of Fun

If you’ve been living the life of a vegan for a long time, you’ve probably experienced the turmoil which can come with choosing something like a drink. Restaurants, stores, and businesses have all started to work very hard to provide for people with these sorts of requirements, but will seldom consider the drinks which they provide. Of course, though, you want to live an entirely vegan life; not one which is just based around food. To help you out with this, this post will be helping you to find and choose your favorite vegan beverages, while adding a touch of fun to this part of your diet.

The Vegan Option: Canggu

The Vegan Option: Canggu

Wow, it's been quite some time since I've published on the blog. In fact, it's now been over a year since we were in Indonesia. Being the Aquarian that I am, I couldn't just NOT finish the Southeast Asia Travel Diary series. Indonesia was the final stop! And so, with this post, I finally complete the travel series, and will get back to blogging about other cool things soon, I promise! Plus a podcast in the works!

Travel Diary Days 41 - 43: Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia (Temple Photo Gallery)

Travel Diary Days 41 - 43: Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia (Temple Photo Gallery)

The Temple Complex of Angkor Wat was built from the 6th to the 12th century (I also read 9th - 15th) and is steeped in history. There's far too much history to cover in this post, but there's plenty of information on-line about the rich and tumultuous history of the Khmer people and of Cambodia. It's worth researching and visiting if you've never been (Cambodia, in general, and Angkor Wat, for sure). Angkor Wat is probably the most popular tourist destination in Cambodia, from what I gathered, but there's definitely plenty else to see and enjoy. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Cambodia. 

Travel Diary Days 26 - 35: Vagabond Temple in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Travel Diary Days 26 - 35: Vagabond Temple in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Pete & I had the pleasure of spending 9 amazing & enriching days at Vagabond Temple in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. We feel so blessed for the experiences we had there, and they have followed us on our journey through Southeast Asia. We feel more spiritually connected, we have a deeper understanding of yoga and Buddhism, we were spoiled with delicious homemade vegan food, and we felt (and still feel) part of the close & welcoming community that is Vagabond Temple.

Crossroads Kitchen: High-End Vegan Dining on Melrose

Crossroads Kitchen: High-End Vegan Dining on Melrose

It's a treat to retreat to the Mecca of vegan deliciousness - Los Angeles - every month or so to enjoy a favorite restaurant. Crossroads Kitchen is one such favorite. It's on Melrose Ave. and was created by Chef Tal Ronnen. VegNews awarded Crossroads the 2013 Vegan Restaurant of the Year and it's been showered in accolades ever since. Crossroads is fancy fine-dining, fit for the fanciest of patrons (we've seen a handful of celebs there), and features food that's guaranteed to delight vegans and non-vegans alike (or pre-vegans, as I refer to them).

Chia Pudding Parfait Recipe

Chia Pudding Parfait Recipe

A delicious and nutritious breakfast packed with super foods. You'll be excited to wake up and eat this every morning and you'll feel satisfied until lunchtime. The recipe can easily be adapted and transformed into a dessert or to match special occasions/diets

4 Ways I Know I'm Not a Cow or a Calf

4 Ways I Know I'm Not a Cow or a Calf

Perhaps we are facing a confusion of identity. It seems logical to me that many humans mistakenly believe they are calves, needing and craving the milk of their mothers (cows) in order to lead some semblance of a normal life. Stuck in perpetual bovine adolescence, these humans mock the thought of drinking human breastmilk while reveling in the opportunity to consume all things dairy.

In order to make sure that I'm not the crazy one (I mean, there are literally billions of people that must think they're calves so it's a possibility that I'm off my rocker), I examined the differences between myself and cows to make sure I'm not losing my mind.

Sweet Dumpling Squash filled with Quinoa Apple Stuffing

Sweet Dumpling Squash filled with Quinoa Apple Stuffing

Sweet Dumpling Squash filled with Quinoa Apple Stuffing

A festive and easy recipe to wow guests and experiment with Fall's bounty of squash varieties. This recipe is simple enough for the newbie chef but unique enough for the seasoned culinary expert who's crowd has come to expect a lot.

Rima's DIY All-Purpose Natural Home Spray & Disinfectant

Rima's DIY All-Purpose Natural Home Spray & Disinfectant

Make your own, cost-effective and non-toxic all-purpose spray at home with the ingredients in your cupboard. 

Have confidence that this cleaner will kill germs & cut grease and grossness. I've used this recipe in my home for over five years now, and it's the only thing I use the clean my whole house. 

This recipe is perfect for the person who wants to:

  1. Save money;
  2. Be eco-friendly;
  3. Have a chemical free home while still getting a quality clean;
  4. Have a non-toxic, safe environment for family, kids, and animals!

These 5 ingredients are gentle and safe on their own but they combine to make a mighty disinfectant that you can use for a multitude of purposes are the home. You can be confident that your space will be clean for whatever life brings your way. 

Fresh Lavender Lemonade Recipe

Fresh Lavender Lemonade Recipe

Summer's Nectar

There are many ways to make this recipe using dried lavender leaves/flowers, lavender oil, or fresh leaves/flowers (or a combination of all three!). This recipe just deals with the basics. Lemons, fresh lavender, water, and your favorite sweetener - and that's it! (Oh, maybe some ice, too!).

This recipe is the perfect non-alcoholic drink to mix up to appease your friends at any occasion (think summer BBQ, baby shower, kids birthday party, or housewarming party!) or as I said above, you can easily make it more adult-like. Got a lemon tree? Even better. Pick some ripe lemon, cut a few leaves and stem of lavender, and head insider to concoct your masterpiece. Squeeze, steep, shake, slurp - ahhhh... summer's nectar.

@ilovegurus: Sustainable, Natural Flip-flops Sourced from Rubber Farms in India

@ilovegurus: Sustainable, Natural Flip-flops Sourced from Rubber Farms in India

Who is @ilovegurus

Prem & Joe, CEO & President of Gurus, respectively, both have ancestors in India but came to know one another through work in New York. Coincedentally (or not), 5 years after meeting, they found out that their family’s lived within walking distance from eachother in India. Both of their families have rubber farms in India where they source fresh rubber from for their sandals (they make cool mats, too!). 

Buddhi Box: "Committed to offering product that is ethically sourced, cruelty-free, and created with intention."

Buddhi Box: "Committed to offering product that is ethically sourced, cruelty-free, and created with intention."

Sponsor for Week 7 of #JetSetYogi Summer Giveaway

Summer is in full effect and I've been getting my tan on at the beach each weekend while working hard each week to bring you fun challenges and giveaways! My current yoga challenge, #DaughtersOfYoga is on Day 3 and it's WEEK 7 of #JetSetYogi! Whoa - time flies! I'm super excited about this week's sponsor so let's get to know a little more about them.