I finished my first week of running! I'm stoked because I was able to get out there and do it, even in such cold weather. I am a little disappointed as I munched on a lot of cheese today, all vegan and made from almonds, but still too much! I will say almond based cheeses are aaaamazing, but trying to keep the fat low. I've been trying to eat more melons and buy more organic foods as my budget allows. I just picked up some bananas that are as long as my arm! I can't wait for them to ripen…Continue
I've been trying to get back on track with running again. Went out and did three miles tonight, and ran as much of it as I could. Despite the cold, I went out and I put the miles in. I'm proud of myself, I was carbed up and it really helped. Tomorrow marks the completion of the first week of many months of training. Hoping eating clean and getting my move on will help to keep me in a better mood. Maybe along the way I will drop some unwanted weight, if only to make running a little easier on…Continue
Thought I would share my day's meals with you all in case there are any pro tips anyone might be able to offer me (I'm doing raw til 4 rather than 801010)
Breakfast: smoothie with 16 dates, 1 banana, 2tbsp coconut sugar and 1.5L water
Lunch: 1 mango (tony atkins, not my favourite but still ok), 6 plums, 1 cup of soy milk with 2 tbsp carob powder and a sprig of fresh mint
Dinner: approx 300g wheat pasta with homemade low sodium…Continue
Added by KiwiFruitBat on December 21, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I did my first 5K today. I enjoyed it and did a pretty good time compared to what I was thinking I was able to do.
You can see on the details that my pace of about 4 min/km was constant and I'm glad of that because I was not thinking of running so rapidly.
My position is 152 for 685 finishers (top 25%).
This morning I was wanting something a little more festive. So I made a green pumpkin pie smoothie and woooza it's good. I only had one banana left this morning so I threw it in, with 8 dates, about 1/2 can of organic pumpkin, some almond milk (what I had left), and a pinch of ground ginger, nutmeg, some cloves, vanilla, cinnamon and just a tiny tiny bit of apple butter from my friends home collection. (If you don't know, apple butter doesn't actually contain butter, just warm spices, apples…Continue
Added by Karri Underwood on December 20, 2014 at 7:17am — No Comments
The Interconnectedness of Life is featured on one of the largest Italian websites. Creators of vegan certification VeganOK, Italian VeganFest and veganblog.it http://www.promiseland.it/2014/12/19/libro-the-interconnectedness-of-life
Added by Michael Lanfield on December 20, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
Here is the final post in my series on self love.
Let me know what you think!
Added by Ali Washington on December 20, 2014 at 6:24am — No Comments
Sooo, my boyfriend told me that bananas make my breath smell terrible and doesn't want me to eat them anymore. I don't want my breath to smell bad and it makes me feel self conscious and unattractive. Does anyone else have this issue or is no one telling you that your breath smells funky?? Any way to remedy this because I am super sad and miss my bananas A LOT!
The first photo is a doodle we drew up. The cob home takes the shape of a spiral, similar to a sea shell or snail shell. I'm still unsure of the window facing North East. This is where the sun starts to rise, but I have heard from other cob builders that you'll lose heat having windows facing North East. I am definite on small windows in the South East and West, and a large window facing South.
As of now, the trench spans 26 foot wide and 26 foot in length. I'm not too…Continue
Citrus and apples are in season, of course I have been buying them every week.
Instead of discarding orange peels, I have been drying them for POTPOURRI. I hate the holidays, but I always try to make crafts (free gifts)…Continue
I'm running my very first race this Saturday, and it will be as a fruitarian (principally fueled by the amazing bananas of the canary islands).
I'm seeking advices for the race.
I have a GPS + CF watch to help me, but I don't really know how fast or at what cardiac frequency I should run.
I know durianrider advice not to eat for 3+ hours before the event. Any other advice is welcome :-)
Latest up on the blog!
Part 5 in our Self Love 101 Series. How To Love ALL Of You
As always, let me know what you think!
Added by Ali Washington on December 18, 2014 at 10:19am — No Comments
My book The Interconnectedness of Life is finally available in the US from BARNS & NOBLE. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-interconnectedness-of-life-michael-lanfield/1120906114
Oh boy oh boy. I made this delicious treat today! I added some coconut flavor and it really helped it pop. I regret adding frozen berries to the mix, as they just don't have the same pungent flavor as fresh. I think next time I might try pumpkin ice cream. A banana base, organic canned pumpkin, warm spices, vanilla and maybe just a teeny tiny bit of maple syrup for sweetness. I'm excited to try it.
I have started today strong. I made a yummy smoothie for breakfast and am thinking…
Added by Karri Underwood on December 18, 2014 at 7:54am — No Comments
Exciting news! Australian Fruit Festival is organised!!
Ticket sales are now available to you. Thankyou all for waiting patiently, there has been a lot to organise.
Secure your tickets now at the starting rate before the go up on Monday 29th December. Your support in purchasing tickets now will allow this event to go ahead smoothly with all the awesome things we have organised for you.
And the best thing is we could make it very affordable for what will be one of…
Added by JackfruitJames on December 17, 2014 at 11:08pm — No Comments
I am dissapointed in myself today. My first two days I did really good with eating vegan (except unknowingly consuming pasta with eggs in it on day 1, I didn't think to check! Learned my lesson) and on day two, but today I dropped the ball. I ate some cheese and crackers and had a cookie. Neither of these follow the diet and aren't vegan :(
I was trying to wait to make dinner and should have gone for fruit instead. My bananas aren't fully rippened yet and I had already killed my…
So I opened the discussion today with my fiance about becoming vegan. Even about trying it for 30 days like I did when I decided to become a vegetarian. He asked me what my reasons were, and when I stated that the idea of an animal who gets one chance for a life on this earth, just like we do, spends it inside in a dark factory scared and hooked up to machines, makes me quite sad. He after some discussion agreed but he doesn't want me to become a vegan. He believes it is too "expensive" and…Continue
I started 80/10/10 Raw Till 4 a year ago. Ever since then, I have binged a handful of times on bags of tortilla chips, cans of salty beans, and other savory treats because I was SO stressed from work (vegetarian grocery store) late at night. I was feelin 10000% great during my first 5 months, especially during the times when I didn't rely on those fatty salty foods!
My weight stayed the same, I would estimate around 115-120 lbs. I'm 5'4". However,…Continue
Terra Frutis is a new fruitarian community + food forest in south east Ecuador. It is a mild tropical climate, not too buggy, and almost nothing in the way of malaria/parasites/etc. Bananas, papayas, durian, and other tropical fruits grow here easily.
Recently we began preparing the cabin for people to live in, planting more seeds, harvesting bananas, and clearing overgrowth around the cabin and some of the fruit trees.
If you're interested in checking out Terra Frutis,…Continue
So I went home to florida a few weeks ago and my mother started me on this detof coconut oil and apple cider vinegar. I thought it was BS then I started to feel it about 10 days into it and I must say it's a really good detox. Anyways I'm starting this full body detox tomorrow, it's a full body detox. I'm excited because it's recommended that I eat a raw food diet. I must say eating raw has been an amazing life style change. I will also say it's crazy expensive but I'm learning how to shop…Continue
Added by Dave Gregory on December 15, 2014 at 8:51am — No Comments