Hey friends! Happy Friday! First, thank you for all the love on Wednesday’s post. I am so hesitant to write things like that, but I remember how much it helps me to read other people’s stories, so I’m glad to hear it was inspiring for some of you. <3
I’ve been having a really lovely past few days. Yesterday was my birthday, and it was a wonderful day. I was basically doing yoga for the whole day: taught yoga at the jail in the morning, went to teach at the studio I work at, then took a yoga class there too. I can’t think of many other things I would have rather been doing. : ) After all the yoga-ing, Mike took me out to dinner at Ecopolitan, a raw vegan restaurant here in Minneapolis. I’m going to do a post about that next week, so stay tuned (spoiler alert: we ate very well!).
And the celebrating is continuing! We’re having a couple friends over tonight to share some birthday treats, and on Saturday I’m going to a monthly queer dance party with some of my favorite people. Then, my mom’s coming to visit for a very-belated celebration at the end of February (we plan her visits around the Oscars. #we’reobsessedwithawardshows #donthate)!
Hope you’re having a good week too. And if you’re not, maybe some razmataz from the interwebs will lift that chin.
1. Raw Hummus Pizza
I love the sound of this raw dinner pizza from Raw on $10 a day. I’m a zucchini hummus convert, and seeing it spread on the crunchy flax crust, with tons of fresh veggies? So sold.
2. PB Contamination
Did you know yesterday was National Peanut Butter Day? Did you also know that PB is not exactly the safest food on the shelf? And that there have been tons of reported cases of salmonella, and that, thanks to the Food Safety Modernization Act, the FDA was able to step in, but that in general, we should be aware that corporations have a lot more power to protect profit than the government has to protect people? Click here for a helpful infogram and video. And make sure that if you’re going to buy PB, that it’s organic!
3. Nut-Free Chocolate and Vanilla Raw Layer Cake
If anyone would like to make Love Raw’s amazing nut-free cake for me for a belated bday gift, I guess I’ll accept it. (beautiful, right?!)
The author of this controversial article argues that identifying with the label “eating disordered” is not helpful, and wants people to stop treating “abnormal” relationships with food as a disease. Thoughts?
5. THIS BABY PIG IS WEARING BOOTIES AND A SWEATER!!!!!
After I saw this picture, I asked the babycat how she would feel about a pig brother. She didn’t look enthused, but I think the idea will grown on her.
Do you extend your birthday celebrating for more than a day? Have you tried veggie-based hummus? Are you careful about the PB you buy? Are you so excited to make me that cake? Do you totally want a pet piggy now too?
Have a great weekend! xoxo