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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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Raw Oat Cereal

Breakfast with the crickets

Hello Friends!I want to tell you about a little gem I discovered last year. I am a celiac and gluten is my enemy so I am always looking for alternative flours to use in my life. One of my favorites is garbanzo bean flour if you haven’t used it, I totally suggest giving it a try for all savory dishes (this is most definitely not a baking flour). Last year I was at a food festival in Salt Lake City, Utah and came across cricket flour protein bars called CHAPUL and I thought WHAT in the world!? I stood there ...
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Friendship at 29

 Twenty-nine.Ah yes.. The age where half your friends are married, starting families and the only time you're lucky to see them is their kids birthday parties. While the other half of your friends spend their weekends overindulging in alcohol, dancing the night away, and staying up way past your bedtime. On top of that, so many of us have become more aware of politics. We begin to take strong stances and sometimes our views are the polar opposite of those we thought we’d be best friends forever with or even our closest family members.So, what do you do?When you just want ...
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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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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 ...