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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 […]

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 at that time. So I didn’t have to stress over what I was going to eat every day. Well fast forward 10 years later and I am stressing out, well not really. Luckily, I’ve traveled enough and done some research to gain some tips and tricks. Even if you’re vegan or have any other dietary restrictions, you’ll learn some new info. If you’re not traveling to a rural place like I am, then searching for a vegetarian/vegan-friendly restaurant on Yelp will be easy enough. People post images of their food and write reviews. So you have an idea if you should order that vegan tikka masala or not. But I find that taking too much time. A helpful website that I like to use is Happy Cow. It is more efficient because it searches for vegan restaurants, vegetarian restaurants, Veg-Friendly Restaurants, and grocery stores around your area. Or wherever you are planning to travel, which I think is pretty amazing. If you’re going to any popular cities abroad, this is going to be really helpful. I usually like to look for restaurants before I get to my destination because I am a control freak like that. Now if you’re going to a rural area or you can’t find the city you’re visiting on Happy Cow, ask for dishes without meat. You want to be more specific. You’re in a different country so saying your vegetarian might mean extra veggies for them. Now they might not have an extravagant dish for you so you might be settling for sides like beans and rice. Every restaurant has vegetables so ask for a side of cooked veggies. 

Another alternative is staying at home and cooking your meals. Home away from home, I should say. I prefer to stay at an Airbnb because it has a home feel to it versus being stuck at a hotel, not to mention you get a kitchen. Explore the neighborhood and visit local markets where you can buy fresh ingredients. My boyfriend and I got an Aribnb in Seattle and it was the best idea ever. We go to explore the market and had fresh pasta for dinner. But overall be positive and enjoy your trip. Don’t stress over not having what to eat or be angry at the locals for not having any accommodations for you. 

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The Perfect Bomber Jacket For Fall

The Perfect Bomber Jacket For Fall

Happy New Year! Yeah, I am about a week or so late but I’ve been so busy trying to stick to my New Year’s resolutions and let me tell you, I’m struggling. To end the year My boyfriend and I visited a cool coffee shop […]

The Starbucks Reserve Experience

The Starbucks Reserve Experience

This weekend I got to visit one of the Starbucks reserve stores in Los Gatos, Ca. When we entered, my first instinct was to get in line and order a latte. From the corner of my eye, I noticed my sisters boyfriend (Oscar) waving at […]

Voltaire Coffee House Date

Voltaire Coffee House Date

Who said shades of green are only appropriate for fall? I live for olive tones and dark greens during winter. But besides that, happy holidays! Christmas is around the corner and I have definitely procrastinated this year. I just purchased all of my Christmas gifts and I think I need a couple more. Let’s hope I don’t forget anyone. What was I going to say? Oh yeah! I finally got to visit a coffee shop that has been on my boyfriend’s bucket list for a while and guess what? They had a Spanish Latte. If you weren’t aware, my boyfriend and I became obsessed over Spanish lattes after our trip to Venice Beach. So when we see Spanish latte on a coffee menu, you bet we are going to order it and compare. Here’s my review, when are we going back to Venice? Honestly, the latte was good, but not great. My sister also tagged along and ordered the chai latte. Let’s just say she went nuts! We are the complete opposite, she loves tea and chi, and well I love coffee. Wait, I haven’t mentioned the name of the coffee shop. Wow, Lupita, well it’s Voltaire Coffee House and it’s located in the heart of San Jose which is basically downtown if you ask me. Will I visit again? Yes! I think I need to give it another chance, to be honest. It has a cool vibe to it and the interior is so cute. 

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Fall Vegan Essentials

Fall Vegan Essentials

Fall is officially here! This season not only attracts pumpkin spice lovers but also inspires me to incorporate neutral colors and warmth to my wardrobe. It is important to have statement pieces and essential products for this season because it can really help complete an […]

Caffeine Confessions

Caffeine Confessions

I still remember the smell of coffee coming from my parent’s kitchen every morning as I woke up for school. It’s a vivid memory I have that keeps replaying in my head when I take the first sip of coffee. My mother laughing as my […]

Vegan Ice Cream

Vegan Ice Cream

Is it just me or is vegan ice cream becoming more popular? Well, whether it is or it isn’t I wanted to try it before summer came to an end. Last week I was surprised with a treat as my boyfriend and I strolled through the streets of Berkley. Ice cream date at Mr. Dewie! What better way to enjoy ice cream on a hot summer day than with your beloved one, right?

As we walked into the shop, the name on the menu caramel almond crunch caught my eye. Mr. Dewie offers a variety of ice cream flavors made out of cashews (no dairy, yay!) and other organic ingredients. Which is a great option for those who want to explore without feeling guilty or are vegan, the best part of it all is that they offer vegan cones, they taste just as delicious as their sugar cones!

My personal favorite was the caramel almond crunch, the rich and creamy consistency made it clear that this was better than your regular old dairy ice cream. I definitely want to go back and try the other vegan flavors that they have to offer before summer comes to an end.

If you haven’t been to Mr. Dewie yet, you must!

Stay amazing,

lupiitabonita

Culture Clash: Being a Mexican Vegetarian

Culture Clash: Being a Mexican Vegetarian

Alright, guys, I had to do it. I had to dedicate a blog post where I talk about all of the comments and questions I encounter on the daily basis. So, let’s begin with a quick intro. As a Mexican American, I find it that […]