Serves 10: Ingredients: 3 cups dry red lentils 6 cans black beans 3 cans red kidney beans 28 oz crushed tomatoes 2 x 6 oz cans tomato paste, or 1 large can tomato sauce 3 x fresh Roma tomatoes chopped 2 x onions diced fine 2 x bell peppers diced 1 x hot pepper (we use whatever we are growing or new varieties in the store) 2 x cloves fresh garlic chopped 2 x tbsp. chili powder 4 – 6 x tbsp. Nutritional Yeast 2 x tbsp. salt (less or more to taste) 4 x tbsp. coconut aminos when I have on hand (for me, Cocunut aminos act as worcestershire sauce) Crackers, cheese shreds, fresh herbs and sour cream to[…]

Remember when money was useless to us? Back when we were children and felt calm in any financial situation, economic events always remaining meaningless to us. We could feel free within ourselves and our environment and exist without the restrictions of concepts such as time and financial wealth. We have made the mistakes of confusing these concepts for actual events. Money can be made back your moments cannot be. The universe shifts constantly, constantly presenting us with passing forms, sounds, and waves of light to interpret. We cannot reverse or alter this  experience, once a moment that has passed, it has passed. The cosmic happenings that allowed for the event which we may admire are passed and have taken a[…]

If you do not have a pet, I would advise you to rethink that choice. I do not aim to be pushy, but I believe there is much we can learn from our fellow sentient creatures. Many afternoons most of us are afflicted with that terrible exhaustion that seems to push us towards collapsing in the middle of our workday. It sends depressive thoughts from our gray matter of our brains to the tip of the spine. Sometimes it physically hurts to get through the day, and we seek any possible alternative. Some go to work high, some drunk, or some other combination to numb themselves before toiling away another day. Some smoke to calm the stress and some complain[…]

Our society is stricken with the plague of excess, which leads us into the depravity of our spirit. I use excess, not only in material terms, such as the vast amount of food that is wasted and thrown in landfills rather than being found in hungry hands. I mean an excess of everything, an excess of sensory input, an excess of socialization, an excess of conscious attention solely dedicated to caring too much, and perhaps most importantly too much chatter in the skull. We all are simply doing too much We are stretching ourselves too thin by means of employment, which is multiplied by the fact that our employment often does not even fulfill us, we just mindlessly complete tasks[…]

We love plants. We love all types, we love using them in our food, we love using them as food, we love just staring at them for long periods of times like people who actually may need some people to share with. I mean, we love plants So, we wanted to make a list of what we have grown, successfully or unsuccessfully, as well as what we would like to grow. When TJ and I met, we each had some plants that we had either received as a gift or nearly dead on clearance at some store. Luckily we were both at least familiar with gardening, we had a bit of experience and a love for researching. The first six months of[…]

We both struggled with walking our dogs, both for separate reasons, but it all seemed to be rooted in the same place. I would walk Luna and pray there was no one nearby because she was so friendly, yet so big. It was a big, hyper puppy that sounded like she was going to eat someone, who did not understand why she couldn’t lick everyone’s face. Now, she did not just drag me down the road as other dogs have before, but it was not a pleasant experience, so much as an anxious one. I had to stay hyper-aware of my surroundings so I could maintain her. Branden, on the other hand, was having the issue that no matter how[…]

We have two fur babies in our home who are just two toddlers really. They give us so much joy, and at the same time, keep us on our toes. Every day is not perfect, but we truly could not imagine a life without them. Diesel was born roughly September of 2016 and Luna since February of 2017. They met through our close friendship and budding romance, and they have been just as crazy about one another as we have since day one. I had Diesel before I met TJ, and I wasn’t the best about making sure he was getting the best nutrition, but a large part of that was financially being completely unable to get him better dog[…]

This recipe is truly my favorite one, above all others. This is also because it is the recipe I’ve known the longest and experimented with the most broadly over the years. Well, the one I’ve known the longest other than the ol’ egg-in-a-hole. But I enjoy cooking rice because of its simplicity, its versatility, and it’s a meal that doesn’t take much to fill you up. Ingredients: Feeds 2 2 cups dry rice (White or Brown, your preference) 8 oz chicken (Use about the size of 2 decks of cards) Sauce (another personal preference, I’ve tried Barbeque, soy sauce, sweet & sour, General Tso’s, Teriyaki, there is a broad range of possibilities to try) Oil (Avocado, coconut, etc.) Spices: Again,[…]

Feeds 3-4 Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups of crushed tortilla chips Sweet Peppers 1 tbsp Flour Tomato Onion Chopped garlic Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup Spices: Garlic Powder Onion powder Cumin Turmeric Cayenne Sea Salt Pepper Herbs: Fresh chopped from the bedroom Sweet Basil Lemon Basil Cilantro Parsley Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees for a 9 inch baking pan 1. Crush the tortilla chips, the size is up to you you can leave large chunks or grind it into a finer powder. This will provide a crunchy base for the meal. 2. Crack five eggs into a large mixing bowl. Then add 1 heaping tbsp of flour, mix well. Add any vegetables and spices, and mix together thoroughly. 3. Then, cook for[…]