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Easy Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Before turning vegan my go-to pumpkin bread was the one from Starbucks. The texture and taste of the pumpkin bread begging me to have more. But I have made some changes and I am not sure if the bread contains dairy and eggs. So if […]

Becoming Vegan: My Journey

Becoming Vegan: My Journey

I have some exciting news! I’m becoming vegan, finally after being a vegetarian for a while. It’s been one year and a half of giving up meat so I decided to give up all animal products. Which includes dairy, egg, and honey. Why now? Why […]

How to Make Tofu Tasteful

How to Make Tofu Tasteful

So I’ve got a confession to make about tofu. I used to hate everything about it. Yup, I hated the texture, smell, and taste. I didn’t know how to make tofu tasteful, making it a major struggle when I turned vegetarian. Also, I didn’t understand the difference between soft, firm, and extra firm tofu. Thinking everything was the same so I didn’t bother choosing a specific one. But I started to learn some tricks and gained some tips from my mom and friends. Like meat, you can season and marinate the tofu to make it taste better. So I’ve decided that I want to share my favorite ways to make tofu more tasteful. (more…)

Blogtober and Life Updates

Blogtober and Life Updates

So I have been gone for almost half of the month of September, or more I should say, not really posting much. Disappointing, I know, tell me about it. But I’ve been working on some exciting stuff such as planning and creating new blog posts/youtube […]

Having a Meat Eater as a Boyfriend: My experience

Having a Meat Eater as a Boyfriend: My experience

Dating, for many of us it’s a struggled to find the perfect love match. Others, or should I say the older generation think it’s way harder to find someone in this day in age. Why? Well dating apps, people always stuck to their phones and […]

Documentaries that will make you stop eating meat

Documentaries that will make you stop eating meat

Do you ever wonder if people are thinking the same thing as you? Or thought about doing things that you wish to do or become? Pretty deep, I know. But that’s what I ask my self all the time when I’m in a city full of hundreds and millions of people like San Fransisco. Walking amongst people who might have the same ideas. It makes me wonder if anyone has ever thought of trying something that I wanted to do. You ever wonder? Let me give you a scenario to make things easier and explain what I mean. Imagine walking down the streets of China Town. You hear people yelling and stomping their feet trying to get the best deal on avocados. You turn to your left and notice someone selling beautiful flower arrangements. Your favorite flowers, perfect for your kitchen table. Suddenly, there is a familiar and unpleasant smell. You turn to your right and notice a pig being butchered. Instead of thinking how you forgot to buy bacon or pork chops for dinner, what if you saw the pig as an animal and not an object you can cook. Have you ever thought about it? If so, I have too.  The way we look at plates and cups is the same way we look at meat, for our personal use. We look at things as objects because we humans are superior to anything on this planet.

You know, I always thought about humans as superior but never really noticed how everything is seen as an object until I stopped eating meat. I decided to watch more documentaries to keep me informed and motivated. That made me realize how eating meat wasn’t for me and that I made a good choice. There are three documentaries with a lot of great information to help you stop eating meat or just to gain knowledge of what you’re consuming and the meat industry. How did I stumble across these documentaries you might ask? Easy, Netflix and Youtube. Now the first documentary that I am going to introduce is COWSPIRACY. This documentary goes into more detail about the environmental issues caused by something that the environmental groups are too afraid to talk about. That something is animal agriculture. It is creating deforestation, pollution, greenhouse gases, amongst other things. I discovered the second documentary on Youtube, someone was talking about how they couldn’t finish watching it so I took the challenge and decided to watch it. It’s called EARTHLINGS, this documentary goes into more detail of how we humans are using animals for our economic wealth. Whether it is for consumption or to have as a beloved pet. There are five chapters that talk about pets, food, clothing, and amongst others. This film is very descriptive and really makes you reevaluate your customs and beliefs. I found the third documentary on twitter, my friend tweeted that she wanted to watch this film to help her make better health choices. I was curious and asked my sister if she wanted to watch it and she agreed. We found WHAT THE HEALTH on  Netflix, but it’s also on Youtube. The third and final documentary is about the health industry involved with the meat industry. Shocking I know, but the narrator tries to unwind why the health organizations (like the American Heart Association etc.) and doctors are lying to their patients. 

All three of these documentaries are very informative and life-changing. If you decide to continue eating meat, that is okay with me. Many people try to force others to stop doing something that they don’t like. To me, the most important thing is to have you understand whats going on in the meat industry, what it’s doing to your body, and the environment. To acknowledge that the bacon you’re eating might have been mistreated. As long as you have that knowledge and you’re aware, I can live with that. I urge and encourage you to watch one of these documentaries, trust me, it can really change your life. Feel free to click on the links of each documentary. I’ve linked the full movie that you can watch for free on Youtube.

COWSPIRACY (click here)    EARTHLINGS (click here)    WHAT THE HEALTH (click here)

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Visiting Tepatitlan, Jalisco

Visiting Tepatitlan, Jalisco

I am finally back from my week-long vacation in México, and I am a little bit upset. It’s always nice to visit the motherland, walking around hearing the language. Experiencing the culture in full swing. It really is what I enjoy the most. But like any fairytale story, […]

How To Travel As A Vegetarian | My tips & tricks

How To Travel As A Vegetarian | My tips & tricks

I am so excited to announce that I am going to Mexico this month (or in a couple of days I should say). It’s been years that I’ve been to a rural part of Mexico. Around 10 years! Not to mention that I was not vegetarian […]

HOW TO VANISH ADULT ACNE | Using Cruelty-Free Products

HOW TO VANISH ADULT ACNE | Using Cruelty-Free Products

Acne, something that was foreign to me. I only experienced its presence during that time of the month. But as I got older, I began to become more aware that I needed to be loyal to my skincare routine and take it more seriously. At that time my only concern was to begin an early anti-aging regimen, but then everything changed. My skin became acne prone. I began to get acne on the right side of my chin. I didn’t freak out, I thought it would go away like it always does, but it didn’t. I woke up with acne on my right and left cheek. I knew I could easily cover my acne with makeup and everything would be okay. It only meant that I could not leave my house without it, and so I did. I got ready put my makeup on and tried to take a selfie. All the bumps were there, my concealer covered up all of the redness very well but the bumps didn’t disappear. I began to stress out, panic and became insecure. I never had acne and I didn’t know how to deal with it. Yes, I could google how to get rid of acne but I decided to turn to my sister. She had bad acne growing up, something she has under control now. The first thing she advised me to do was to stop freaking out and start washing my face every day. So I did, I washed my face every day and with help of others, I got my adult acne to vanish. Here are my holy grails, the cruelty-free products rituals that helped me vanish my adult acne.

First thing is first, drink a lot of water, trust me when I say this. Drinking a lot of water will help your skin become more hydrated, especially if you have dry skin. Now to the products, I am committed to the Mario Badescu Rose Water Facial Spray. This product is amazing, it really does hydrate your skin. I like to spray this in the morning or during different times of the day depending if my skin needs a picker upper. Now I am going to repeatedly say this, if you are warring makeup please don’t sleep with it on. I know everyone has said this but I used to ignore it. I would wear my makeup to sleep and even reuse it the net day, I know gross. But now I am loyal to an amazing cleansing oil by Little Barn Apothecary. I find that using cleansing wipes tugged on my skin so I prefer to use a cruelty-free cleansing oil that really helps remove my waterproof makeup. My favorite cleanser that has helped me diminish my acne is the Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser that retails for $15. I usually like to use a small amount of product on my face. Followed by my favorite moisturizer by Sheamoisture that helps hydrate my dry and sensitive skin, retails for $12. If I wanted to do a face mask (which I highly recommend you to do) I would moisturize my face after my face mask. Yes even if you use a hydrating mask you should use a moisturizer after. Then I like to apply the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion over my acne. I swear by this, it helps dry and eliminates your acne. If I had to recommend only one product, that you SHOULD buy it would be the Drying Lotion by Mario Badescu. Why? Because it does the job! I use this every night and I also apply it over my acne scars; which also helps diminish. Another thing I used when I started treating my adult acne was tea tree oil. It helped diminish my acne but since I have very sensitive skin it irritated my skin. If your skin isn’t sensitive I encourage you to use tea tree oil. I hope you guys can benefit from this post. If you’ve used any of these products leave, let me know how they’ve worked for you. Xo

Cruelty-free acne products

Cruelty-free acne products

Cruelty-free acne products

Cruelty-free acne products

Cruelty-free acne products

Cruelty-free acne products

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Why You Should Visit Point Reyes Lighthouse

Why You Should Visit Point Reyes Lighthouse

May is honestly the busiest month for me, not only are graduations going on but it’s also my birthday month. Okay, let me be less dramatic, my birthday is also in May. But honestly, this past month has been full of celebrations. Getting away from […]