In my previous job, I spent pretty much all day, every day of the work week "scoping" news, government webpages, legislative bill trackers, and City Council agendas in order to report out to my team the policy changes being made across the rapidly-evolving cannabis industry in the United States and, to some extent, internationally as… Continue reading Cannabis & More: News Round-Up for the Week of August 19, 2019 to August 24, 2019
Once upon a time, I had a website before this one. To be fully honest, I had several websites. My parents even let me purchase a domain in middle school; it was called PlanetNica.net. This was before MySpace even, back when "blogs" were mostly just LiveJournal accounts on which you would divulge serious drama about… Continue reading Vegan MoFo Week 3: Spanakopita Sandwiches!
If there's any one food item that anyone expects me to be an expert in, it is most certainly the moist, white block of congealed soy protein known as tofu. Probably most people hear me say "vegan" and assume that this ubiquitous source of vegetarian protein is most of what I eat anyway. It's hard… Continue reading how to make perfect, crispy tofu – every. single. time.
Blogging doesn't come as naturally as it did for me as an indoor kid desperate for attention community or a discontented college student. Now it comes with much more self-flagellating pressure to produce something more valuable than the glorified data-entry demands of my administration day job. Now my creative brains meets every inspiration with an… Continue reading sunday love letters: to my stoner sheroes
Pho is my friend. No, pho is my family. Unfortunately not in heritage because as far as I know there is no Vietnamese in my blood. However, it has seen me at my worst, it has been there to celebrate my blessings, and I have introduced it to the people that I care about the… Continue reading my favorite munchies: vegan zoodle pho
"Your physique is 80% diet, 20% exercise." "Abs are made in the kitchen." "Enjoy everything in moderation!" Even if you only dabble in health conscious literature in magazines or online, you have come across at least one of those adages. When I started my fitness journey six years ago, the Internet was the single most… Continue reading cheat or treat: eating in moderation
Let's just get this ubiquitous sentence-starter over with on this very first post - As a vegan, I was frustrated by the lack of edible options in my neighborhood. I'm a Washingtonian born and raised, and this is well before weed was legal and every shop had every kind of oil infusion in a bottle. I knew a handful of, *ahem,* small-business owners, so cannabutter was readily available to me. That's all well and good, but I needed options. No shame in this game, but can we go ahead and say that I was an adult at this point so that I don't have to make the disclaimer that developing brains should not be playing with mind-altering substances? Great, let's move on.