Thursday, August 1, 2013

I fucking hate running.

I don't get it.

I've tried to like it, I've tried to use it as a stress reliever, but no matter how you slice it, I fucking hate running.

It hasn't stopped me from trying, but I still don't understand it.

It hurts, I look funny when trying it, my bladder doesn't like my body moving that just is plain uncomfortable!

I tried being one of those people who runs every morning and they feel good and healthy after, but usually I feel sweaty and out of breathe.

And yet, I still would like to do a 5k.

Am I crazy? Yes, I think that is pretty well established.

I think for me its more of a "look how far I've come" thing.

In high school we had to do a mile and I'm pretty sure it took me like 25 minutes.

It was embarrassing and I hated myself afterwards.

But now, I can walk a 15 minute mile, no problem!

I still want to push myself further though.

I didn't get a 5k done this year, but next year I shalt force myself!

Maybe I need a mantra, something like "Just keep running, just keep running."

I have often found running towards a goal helps. Like puppies! I will always run towards a puppy and then stop and play with it and then I forget about the whole running part.

Anyways, moral of the story, damn you running!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Vegan Living

I've decided to go partially vegan.
Am I crazy?
Is cheese awesome?
Fuck yeah.
Is custard even awesome-er?
Fuck yeah it is.

So why give it up?
For my health.
Cause I don't need it.
Cause I want to.

I'm going to slowly progress into this lifestyle.
However, if I crave cheese at some point, I will give myself some damn cheese.
My goal is to be eating 80-90 percent vegan meals on a daily basis.

So let's start by showing my first ever homemade healthy vegan pizza of doom!!!!!!

Okay, so have you heard of Flat Outs?
They are a flat wrap this is great for sandwiches but also rocks as a healthy pizza crust alternative, and its vegan! Woot woot!

Top this wrap/pita/crust of your choosing with some bbq sauce (one without honey), and some vegan cheese, and throw on some toppings of your choice! I went with cheddar cheese, faux chicken, onions, mushrooms, and peppers. This was the first time I'd experimented with vegan cheese, and its not awful! Its not amazing, but its not awful!

As you can see, the cheese melted. Kinda. It melted to a certain point and then just stayed there.
Would I make this again? You betcha. Each "pizza" is about 300 calories with the toppings I put on it, and it was damn tasty!

I will keep you updated on my journeys into the vegan frontier!

Buster approves of my vegan pizza!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Starting A New

I've been wanting to start and stick with a blog for the longest time now.
Each blog I've had seemed to have a particular theme whether it was food, fashion, or me just venting about society. I start out strong with each new blog, but then I let them fall by the wayside.
I want to make this blog something special, regardless if anyone reads it or not. I want to improve my writing, my picture taking skills, and I want to do something I enjoy.

I thank you for taking the time to once again start a new blogging journey with me and I hope I don't disappoint!

So...for my first blog I bring you...


As most of you know, I'm on a journey to find a healthier, happier me and this is one of my favorite recipe remakes! Falafel's are not necessarily unhealthy to begin with, but they are fried in oil. This recipe calls for very little oil and is VERY easy to make!

What you will need:

-1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans
1 small onion, finely chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (optional)
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Set the oven to 375. While the oven is heating, drain the beans and put them in a bowl. Take a fork or a potato masher and mash the garbanzo beans. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. I use a tablespoon measuring unit and place the mix into it to form my falafels. The recipe should make about 15 falafels if you make them tablespoon in size. Take a pan (I just us a pizza pan) add olive oil to the pan, and the place the falafel on top. Bake each side of the falafel for about 15 minutes until brown and crispy.

I usually put my falafel in a pita or wrap of some sort and add humus, lettuce, tomato and onion. Try throwing them on a salad, or adding it to tabbouleh! 

Keep in mind, as these are not fried they will be a bit softer than normal fried falafel, but the flavor and taste is still excellent!

I hope you've enjoyed my first of many postings!