JOURNEY TO A NOURISHING LIFE, INSIDE AND OUT


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LATEST ON THE BLOG

My 10 favorite Vegetarian Blogs! + 1 YR Anniversary of NOT eating land animals!

 I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I made the decision to stop eating land animals. This space of time completely flew by! I didn’t make a big deal about it when I made the decision because honestly, I wasn’t sure I could stick to it. And well, if you put it on the internet there are literally a ton of people to hold you accountable for your actions and I didn’t think I was ready for that type of commitment. SURPRISE! I guess I was because I made the decision and never looked back.  SURPRISE! I guess ...
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I TRIED MAKE UP MADE FROM FRUIT

I tried makeup made from FRUIT!

Okay, first and foremost, I was not paid to do this review and I bought this all with my hard-earned money, pinky promise.  Now that that is out of the way, if you haven’t seen this makeup all over the internet we probably wouldn’t be good friends because Google will NOT stop showing it to me and Google knows me pretty damn well. We're like this 🤞 So if Google has been showing this brand to you too we’d probably be besties because girrrrrl we like the same things.The cosmetics brand 100% Pure pigments their products using FRUIT! How freaking ...
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Vegetarian Sandwich

The Perfect Gluten Free Vegetarian Sandwich

In the world I live in delicious or even decent sandwiches are a distant memory. Fluffy gluten free bread can be hard to come by and I am currently doing my best to live to an ovo-lactco-pescatarian diet. Sounds ridiculous when I say it but it’s the truth. I’ve been limiting my cheese, egg, and seafood intake while completely cutting out land animals like beef, chicken, and pork (which I haven’t eaten for about a year).So, WTF do I put on a sandwich?I’ve been trying to figure this out for a while now and I think I’ve hit the sandwich jackpot ...
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Haleakalā Trailhead, Maui

Hiking Haleakalā Crater – Maui Hawaii

Hawaii, the land of endless blue views and amazing hikes without the gross creepy crawlies that reside in the mainland mountains.  That was my favorite part about exploring Hawaii, I could wander freely without having to look down constantly for snakes and spiders.Before I tell you about my journey, allow me to provide you with some facts that I wish I had known BEFORE I went on what I was told was a “short and super easy sunrise hike". HA!
  • Haleakalā also known as “The House of the Sun” is the East Maui Volcano.
  • It is a HUGE volcano that forms around 75% of ...
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POPULAR POSTS

Sesame Crusted tofu w/ Hell Fire Sauce

Sesame Crusted Tofu with Hell Fire Sauce

Our home is a space of love, and in this space, we are doing out best not to consume animal meat. We have been phasing out eating animals for a while now, except for the occasional shrimp taco night and treating ourselves to oysters at ...

GIFTING WITH PURPOSE – 10 companies that give back – Gift Guide

 Tis' the season of giving! Which means we are all about to make a whole lot of purchases. Have you ever stepped back to think about the fact that with every purchase, you are making the statement that you believe in what the brand you are ...
Save on your grocery bill

Save on your grocery bill with these 3 simple changes!

Saturday morning meal planning has always been one of my favorite days of the week, but seeing my receipt total rise week after week had began to terrify me!  Two years ago I was spending $120-160 a week on groceries for TWO adults. I’ve since ...
banana almond pancakes

Banana Almond Pancakes – Gluten Free

Eating gluten free often means consuming a lot of foods that rate “eh” on the scale of deliciousness, especially when it comes to breakfast goodies.  About a year ago I ran into Buzzfeed’s Banana Pancake Recipe and fell in love, but they were still missing ...

World Peace for Dinner

I would like to go a place where guns do not exist. Where there are no such thing as ‘borders’. Where we see each and every one of each other as family and beautiful beings. Rather than seeing people for their ‘color’ ‘culture’ or ‘sexual ...
Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos and Simple Guac

Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos + Simple Guacamole

Is anyone else’s favorite day of the week Taco Tuesday? They sound even better when you tell me there is tequila and lime involved. Random fact about me… I eat limes & salt weekly.  Call me crazy, I don’t know what it is but I absolutely ...

Toxic Free Makeup + Skincare Review

I’ve been asked so many times what beauty products I use. Let’s face it, if you’ve been on this wellness journey for a while like myself you’ve done your research and you know that most of the makeup out there is barely regulated whatsoever.  Many ...
Vegan Bacon for the dirty hippie in each of us.

Dirty Hippie ‘Bacon’ (vegan bacon)

Slowly but surely we have begun the transition to loving animals rather than consuming them. YAY!A couple of weeks ago we went to a local animal sanctuary for rescued animals and made friends with some adorable little piglets. At this time it had already been ...
Fight Like A Girl

Fight Like A Girl

If you’re a frequent reader of my blog, you know that my mother and grandmother passed away from breast cancer. You can read more about what that journey taught me and how it had a positive impact on my life here. Because of my family ...
4 Day Meal Plan - All Vegetarian or with Veggie Option

VEGGIE 4 DAY – Quinoa Kale Bowl, Cucumber and Avocado Nori Rolls, The Ultimate Buddha Bowl, and Asparagus Salad

While meal planning I am conscious of the environment and try to use recipes with the same ingredients but are packed with different flavors. This way I am able to cut back on waste and ensure that everything we purchase is used up entirely. This ...
Why you should be modifying recipes and how it can help you feel great! - purposetonourish.com

Why you should be modifying recipes

Meal planning is my JAM!  I love to pick out recipes that have gorgeous photos and nutritious ingredients, but often I am unable to consume every single ingredient listed. Sometimes I can’t even eat FIVE of the ingredients, but that doesn’t stop me from modifying ...
Losing My Mother

The Day I Said Goodbye To My Mother

GRIEF – is a hard word. It’s a word we know exists, but a word we don’t talk nearly enough about. When we lose a loved one, we cope with the emotions of grief in thousands of ways. Some days we focus on the negative, ...
Visiting Elephants in Chang Mai Thailand

What I really thought about visiting one of Thailand’s Elephant Sanctuaries.

When you think about a trip to Thailand, I think it’s pretty common that most of us who have never been there see visions of beautiful beaches, night markets, and getting to spend one on one time with tigers and elephants.  Sounds like heaven right?For ...
5 Day Meal Plan

5 DAY – Raw Spicy Zoodle Bowl, Grilled Beets and Cilantro Quinoa, Corn Chowder, Spicy Asian Salad, and Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

When I meal plan I am conscious of the environment and use recipes with the same ingredients but are packed with different flavors. This way I am able to cut back on waste and ensure that everything we purchase is used up entirely. This meal ...