I adapted this from Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Kitchen, I made a few changes not many because it’s perfect the way it is, I just didn’t use as much onion powder & salt.
Remove kale ribs (save for juicing or just eat whole as crunchy snacks -- if you have a dog they love these). Tear the leaves into large pieces, approximately the size of your palm. Wash thoroughly and dry.
Drain cashews. In a high-speed blender, blend with the remaining ingredients. The final product should be smooth and creamy and resemble a thick dressing. In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly coat the kale pieces with the cream.
On a dehydrator tray place coated kale, leaving enough room for air to circulate around them.
Dehydrate overnight until kale pieces are crisp and light. Trust me these wont last longer than a week because you will want to eat them all they are so good.
*This recipe took up my full 9-tray dehydrator if you cannot accommodate all the chips, split the recipe in 1/2 or do this in batches.
I am getting tired of having false news reports popping up in my google alerts declaring Beyonce is going vegan for Coachella. Beyonce isn’t vegan. She is plant based. Which is a diet. Vegan is a moral imperative, if animals matter we don’t harm them in anyway, we protect them at all cost.
Someone claiming Veganism when they have no intention of protecting the animals at all, triggers vegans and frustrates the animals because they literally thought you weren't gonna eat them again.
People on plant based diets do it for their health, and the animals they save are just a bonus. The environmental impact of being on a plant based diet is also a bonus. This is short lived most people that go on plant based diets for health end up doing it only for a short time. Those that learn about the animals and cannot turn back to eating them again become vegans. This is why my coaching always involves teaching my clients about the animals, the environment and health impacts of a vegan diet.
Beyonce wears fur. Beyonce eats animals when she's not claiming she's “vegan”. I am angry at Beyonce for being so irresponsible with her words, for not taking into consideration the animals that are slaughtered every day, for not even using her celebrity to acknowledge veganism in the right way, instead she's selling out. Using the wrong word to describe her diet is complete ignorance and she owes the vegan community an apology.
This is something simple and it is this she's not vegan, and this is why every VEGAN in the world is so angry and frustrated with claims that Beyonce is vegan. Beyonce is trying to sell veganism as a diet, a trend a fad, as a cheap assembly line product for her and to me that is insulting, sick and disgusting. (Insert cursing here).
Stella McCartney daughter of Paul McCartney is working with PETA and investment firm Stray Dog Capital to launch a bio-design challenge for college students throughout the United States. The purpose of this challenge is to develop a vegan wool. 30 colleges will be participating in this challenge. DOES this mean VEGAN Uggs in the future? We will see.
You maybe wondering right now, why isn’t wool vegan? This is because shearers are paid by volume not by the hour the quick work can result in violence toward the animals. This industry is also not environmentally friendly polluting the earth with methane, contaminating waterways and eroding soil.
I cant wait to see what this brings for the vegan fashion industry. As more and more innovations come out, it’s making it easier and easier to choose the more compassionate option.
So this has become my go to for breakfast in the morning. When I got bored with smoothies this idea came to me. I love it because it’s like having dessert for breakfast. Healthy, quick, fun, filling and sometimes it looks like a very cool pink swamp, especially if you use dragon fruit!! Ive made this using various mixes but my favorite is using cherries. I add maca for an energy boost. One of the reasons I don’t need coffee in the morning.
I love dreams. As a coach, it's my job to help you live the life of your dreams. I swoon when I write that. This is my high. Walking with you in your journey is an honor.
You are amazing! You are this beautiful creation that was created by the same thing that created glitter, unicorns, and sunshine. You are more than that you have this ability to see, perceive, think and feel. Humanity is this amazing gift you are all bundled into this package of dreams and hopes for the future. You are freaking BEAUTIFUL!!
So my dear ones, when things start to get tough and they will, this life isn't all sparkly stars and glitter dreams. It's hard and people can be cruel, but this isn't any reflection on who you are as a person, it's mostly their shit and it's easy to take it like something is wrong with us. The secret is you are doing the best you can every single day, you are giving life what you can give it, you are squeezing blood out of rocks you are creating time for things that matter. Name another creature that does as much complex work as you do in a day? You cannot.
This all being said when you start to shine like most of my clients do when they are crushing their goals and making their dreams come true. There is going to be push-back, there are going to be people that will want to bring you down, they are going to want you to gain that 10lbs back, stop wearing makeup and go back to the same old you.
So when people put you down like this it's the universe testing you yelling at you "How bad do you want this, babe?"
I want you to push back and yell "this is my right, I belong here, I deserve the right to shine, and how badly do I want it? It's immeasurable, you can't even fathom how bad I want it, this has been in my veins since birth, this life, and these dreams are my birthright."
Keep on shining like a bright disco ball. You are loved, keep that vibration up. Don't let anyone small bring you down and be the light for others to see because this world needs more people like you.
You have the ability to be the best version of you and it's my job to help you get there.