Sunday, 22 July 2012

pre V-DAY jitters!!

so, i've been playing around with vegan recipes for the past month or so and i've decided to push myself a little further by taking a 12 week vegan challenge.

i should give a little background first.  
i love food. 
a lot.  
i know, everyone does, and what's not to love?  it sustains us, makes us happy, it gives people a reason to get together and enjoy each other's company.  and for some, it is used as a way to make others know we care without saying a word.
what i love the most about food is that you don't have to have a lot of money to eat good food, you don't have to have fancy tools or machines, or be particularly skilled, you just have to love food, have an imagination, and want to create.  the rest, like all things where love is concerned, fall into place.

but back to my challenge.  
there's no one particular reason why i'm doing it.  people who know me know that i'm always trying weird and wonderful diets (and by diets i don't mean diets to lose weight, i mean the real meaning of diet, which is the chosen foods consumed by an organism).  
i was a vegetarian on and off since high school until my early 20's and for the past decade, i've eaten mainly an pescatarian diet, had periods where i maintained a vegetarian diet and most recently where i tried the paleo diet (that only lasted for 4 weeks, couldn't live without grains).
what i've noticed about all the different diets i've tried is how i have felt within myself.  it's really not rocket science that what you put into your body will affect the way you feel and perform.  research shows that diet is the major contributor to health, not just of the body but also the mind.
having said that, i'm not an expert and this is not a blog about what is healthy or better for you.  
i believe everyone is different and what works for one doesn't work for another.  everyone is unique and that is what makes us all amazing beings :)

so, this blog is primarily to keep me focused. to diarise changes (if any) that occur to my body and mind and to share the recipes i come up with to keep me interested.  
i would really love any comments, recipes, ideas, encouragement, research articles, e.t.c., that any of you may have ( and yes, i have made a big assumption that anyone is actually reading this).
i hope that if you are not a fan of veganism, that you don't submit any negativity, i think the world is too  full of that already.

peas, love and mung beans.



  1. you go girlfriend! Now i know your secret of looking fab 24/7!!! Hehehe good writing skills too! a mom with many talents!
    love you xx deiya

    1. Thanks deiya, you're a sweetheart and my friend so you're biased! But I appreciate the sentiment and love. Iku date soon please!
      besos manacita xx

  2. So happy to hear you're experimenting with plant based diet! If you're keen, have a look at the 21 day vegan challenge I did (sorry about the self-promotion, but here's the link to part 1 Good luck and let me know if you need any support or tips! Maria x

  3. Hello Maria,
    OMG, I love your blog and you are my inspiration!! Can't believe you had a look at my blog. Just a little bit star struck!
    I'm constantly checking out your blog for inspiration and will continue to do so. Your recipes and photos are amazing. Keep up the great work and thank you for stopping to read my blog :)