Nourish Juice Bar

Located off W Gray, this juice bar is so amazing and I love the atmosphere. I had been there once before. I ordered the Pink Starbust juice and a Buddha bowl. Both were absolutely amazing. The juice really tasted like candy and the kick from the ginger was perfect.  The Buddha bowl was a curry…

Top Staple Foods For Vegan Newbies

When I became vegan, I did not know what I was doing and I wish I had this list for when I went vegan. So I am making this to help my fellow vegan newbies. These are foods that I have in my house at all times.  Grains: Rice, quinoa, amaranth, millet, oats Proteins: Beans…

Self – Love Sunday: Live in Your Purpose

“It’s not that the things and opportunities that we want in life don’t exist yet. It’s that we’re not yet aware of their existence (or the fact that we can really have them).” – Jen Sincero You are a Badass Did the quote above hit home or did it confuse you? When I came across…

13 Reasons Why: There are Always Signs of Suicide

I finished watching 13 Reasons Why, finally. I have so many thoughts and emotions about it because when I was in high school, we didn’t have to deal with the things the kids are dealing with in the show or what the kids are dealing with today. I was in high school when social media…

Detox Day 5 and Final Thoughts

Friday was my last day of my detox and I got so busy preparing for Saturday that I forgot to post. I broke my fast that morning with my chia seed pudding. It was amazing. I made hemp milk for the first time and it went amazingly in my pudding. For lunch I had guacamole…

Day 4 Detox

This morning I was super hungry but I had my smoothie and went about my business. I had a second smoothie for lunch and then for dinner my last juice. Did not experience strong bowel movements, kind of back to normal. I will be easing off my fast tomorrow starting with chia seed pudding. The…

Detox Day 3

Morning: for whatever reason I woke up at midnight. I went to sleep at 8:30 and woke up at midnight, wide awake. I stayed up until about 3:30 then went to sleep. When I woke up at 5:15 and felt groggy. I drank a juice and took my chlorella and spirulina. Again, like yesterday and…

Detox Day 2

Morning: I woke up with a slight tickle in my throat and sneezed throughout the morning. Not sure if that’s a side effect but whatever. I feel like I’m on cloud 9 right now, as if I’ve smoked some good marijuana, and I’ve never smoked a day in my life. I feel less irritable and…

Detox Day 1

Morning: When I woke up, I began drinking my first juice, taking my chlorella and spirulina tablets. I got an instant boost of energy. My juice contained kale, spinach, Swiss chard, rutabaga, cucumbers, apples, moringa, and black walnut oil. I had had a bowel movement before drinking the juice. I drank it throughout getting ready,…

It’s Okay to be Uncertain…Just Don’t Stay There

Uncertainty seems to be the bulk of my stress and worries. Where will I be next year? Am I making the right decisions for my future? Will I be a bestselling author by the end of the year? Will I ever fall in love and have kids? How much longer will I be single? Will…

Meal Prep Sunday

All of these meals were inspired by Kim at The Chic is Natural. Go check her out on her website, social media and YouTube. First up I have vegan chili, made with Beyond Meat Fiesty Beefy Crumbles, corn and rotel, with some crackers. As a pre-lunch or -dinner, we have pomegranate salad with blood oranges. If…

Why are Animal Products in Everything?

As I was making French toast this morning (vegan of course), I remembered how I used to make it before I adopted a plant-based lifestyle. The way many people make French toast is mixing eggs and dairy milk, adding cinnamon. As I was mixing my almond milk and flax seeds, I wondered, why does this…

Black Mental Health

I was talking to a friend a couple days ago about something that he was going through and we got on the subject of Black people seeking professional help. What also brought this to my mind is the recent incidents with Kanye West. Now I am not saying that he does or doesn’t have mental…

A Guide to Living Off Your Own Garden by Joe Thomas

There is a huge growing trend in people wanting to become more self-sufficient, where living off your own garden can provide enormous health and environmental benefits. Give it a try for a cleaner, healthier, more environmentally friendly and cheaper way of living. The following is a beginner’s guide, informing on the benefits, how to get…

Black Vegan YouTubers

This is not a complete list, but these are the ones I follow: A Breeze Harper Beyond Vegan Black Vegans Rock Brown Vegan Conscious w/ Conner Divine Veggie Mama DunguBook Good Vibe Vegan Kameelah Belgrave Korin Sutton Kinda Vegan Natural Vegan Mama No Future in Frontin’ (Jazzzie) Sadiya Marie SoTrueQ Sweet Potato Soul Tajh Walker…

Black Girls Mental Health

I came across this IG page, @blackgirlsmh, and I was blown away that there is a page like that. In the Black community, there is a huge thing about seeking professional help. Growing up we are told that as Black women, we don’t have issues and we are to get over it. Black men from…

Simply Vegan: A Guide for Newbies & the Curious

My book finally came out last Friday and I am excited! I have gotten great feedback and it has been doing well. If you haven’t gotten yours, please do so. It is in the side bar to the right. This book has so much information like recipes, a meal plan, shopping list, staple items, books…

Money & Health (plant-based living)

When we talk about veganism, many people right of the bat say how expensive it is. When I went vegan almost three years ago, I had never heard of people saying how expensive it was or how expensive it could be depending on what you are buying. I bought a lot of processed faux meats…

Breasts & Bras: The Stupidity

WATCH VIDEO FIRST I hate bras. They are uncomfortable, unreasonable and stupid. My ancestors didn’t wear bras or underwear (neither do I, on the latter part). Underwear and bras are European ideologies that were forced upon my people. Let me stop ranting. As you can see from the video, I don’t wear the typical kind…

Why Cures for Dis-eases Are Kept Secret

​​ I know this is a cartoon but it’s real. There are cures for all dis-eases, but the pharmaceutical companies try to dispute anyone who talks about it.  Let Mother Earth Heal You, Afro Hippie Vegan

The Truth About Your Milk

​​ I saw this video on Instagram and I wanted to share it with you all. Nobody thinks about where their dairy milk comes from and the reality of how it got on the shelf. I know this video was hard to watch but it is the truth of how cow’s milk gets into the…

Finding My Purpose

Often times people want to know why I post the things I post and what I want my purpose to be in life. I have often wondered about my purpose in life and I have finally figured out what it is. It was a long time coming and required me to go vegan, I assume….

Health & Wellness Wednesday: School Lunch Program

Many people who live in a low income area, qualify for their child(ren) to have free or reduced lunch. Essentially this saves the parents money, but in the long run, are they really saving money with all of the health problems that will occur? I have seen many kids in the schools that I work…