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I Can Eat That Too!

“What do you eat,” “I can’t go without meat,” “You can’t eat anything…” I’ve heard it all, but guess what?…I can eat everything you can eat if you think about it. I saw a picture on Instagram that inspired me to write this post. It said “Anything you can eat, I can eat vegan.” So true! In this post I want to compile several foods I’ve been enjoying even while eating out. By the way, when I eat out, it isn’t necessarily the healthiest thing on the menu. I eat healthy everyday so when I eat out its a treat for me. Oh and if this turns into a mini restaurant review, please forgive me…I’m still amazed at how a lot of restaurants are catering to vegans also 🙂

No Eggs, No problem!

Brunching is my favorite! I love breakfast food any time of day! Although it has been a little difficult finding new places where I can enjoy breakfast foods, the key is finding a few places where you know you can enjoy. I’ve mentioned this in a previous post Eating Out While Vegan .

I can still eat pancakes and waffles…

 

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Spiral Diner! My go-to vegan restaurant. They serve breakfast all day and their pancakes are to die for! So fluffy and so flavorful. Just like the “normal” pancakes that I loved…actually even better:)
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Homemade Waffles. With networks like Youtube, Pinterest, and the web, you can find tons of cruelty free recipes.
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Cereal w/ non diary milk. Weather it be almond, coconut, or soy milk…you can still have your fav cereal.
Pizza, Sushi, Burger Cravings???…no problem

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Pizza from Papa John; Order a veggie pizza w/o cheese! Suprisingly sooooo good!
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Pizza from Mellow Mushroom. If you must have cheese..they have daiya cheese (vegan cheese) made of cassava and arrowroot. Has similar taste and texture as cheese. I have come to love vegan cheese.

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I love sushi! When I heard Blue Sushi has an array of vegan friendly sushi…I was sold! My new fav. sushi spot!
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Burrito Bowl from Chipotle! Did you know Chipotle has tofu. Its called Sofritas!
Now yall know how I feel about my dessert…I can still have that too!

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Omg…these brownie cheesecakes from Reverie were DELICIOUS
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A vegan red velvet cupcake from Sprinkles. I’m not gonna lie I ate 2 of these mugs…They were so good!
 

 

So you can see; it’s not as hard as you think to go vegan. Yea you have to do a little research and plan your meals, but it has been worth it for me. I do sometimes get frustrated with some restaurants who charge extra or simply don’t have options because it makes me feel like I’m different. More and more people are becoming vegan and places need to recognize this and get with the program…ok ok enough of my soap box lol but I am enjoying those places who has embraced veganism.

Going Natural or Naw???

Happy Sunday Funday peeps!

While I’m enjoying this “too close for comfort” Cowboys game, I thought blogging would help calm my nerves lol.

Am I going natural or naw???…If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you would know that….yes your girl is going natural…well I’m already natural. I did the big chop!

As you know from previous post I was transitioning to texlaxed for some time, then fully texlaxed for a little while. The next step for me is to go natural. Since texlaxing my hair I always knew that eventually I would be going natural. That was my ultimate goal….who knew it would be so soon though??? I am super excited to be starting this journey and I have tons of help from the natural community. YouTube, my sister, friends, and other forums like Hairlista will be my source of help. Let the fun begin!

Cutting my hair felt so therapeutic. Even though I have to literally start all over with my hair journey, it was like a “new year, new me” kind of thing. I am not my hair. I know this journey will test my confidence, patience, and will power and I am ready for the challenge.

*I transitioned to texlaxed for about a year

*I was fully texlaxed(cut all bone straight relaxed ends) for 3 1/2 months

*I big chopped on January 5th, 2015.

I will rock my twa (teeny weeny afro) with confidence even though I’m still nervous about it. I will also still be wearing my wigs for protective styling. I’m excited about this journey and ready to see how my hair will thrive:)

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braidout (transitioning to texlax)
braidout (transitioning to texlax)
protective styling with marly twists (transitioning to texlax)
protective styling with marly twists (transitioning to texlax)
fully texlax
fully texlax
Protective styling with wigs (transitioning to texlax)
Protective styling with wigs (transitioning to texlax)
transitioning to texlax vs the big chop to fully texlax
transitioning to texlax vs the big chop to fully texlax
protective styling with braids (fully texlax)
protective styling with braids (fully texlax)
transitioning to texlax
transitioning to texlax
braid out (transitioning to texlax)
braid out (transitioning to texlax)
protective styling with a wig (transitioning to texlax)
protective styling with a wig (transitioning to texlax)
protective styling @ work (transitioning to texlax)
protective styling @ work (transitioning to texlax)
fully texlaxed vs fully natural (big chop)
fully texlaxed vs fully natural (big chop)
gelled twa (fully natural)
gelled twa (fully natural)
rocking my twa (fully natural)
rocking my twa (fully natural)

 

Birthday Recap: “It’s a Celebration”

My twin and I celebrated our 24th birthday on September 12th…These pictures are from the entire week–from work to out and about on the town. We had a fantastic time!

We started off the week with a photo shoot! Pictured is me and my sis with our fabulous makeup artist, Ellie
We started off the week with a photo shoot! Pictured is me and my sis with our fabulous makeup artist, Ellie
My bday week started with my work team going to Jonathan's for a "meeting"
My bday week started with my work team going to Jonathan’s for a “meeting”
Spending the morning of my bday at work but...
Spending the morning of my bday at work but…
...they let me go early and suprised me with these goodies:)
…they let me go early and surprised me with these goodies:)
Later on that day, we got manicures and pedicures with our friends!
Later on that day, we got manicures and pedicures with our friends!
My sissy enjoying her margarita!
My sissy enjoying her margarita!
My other sissy relaxing while she gets a pedi
My other sissy relaxing while she gets a pedi
Shameless selfie...its my birthday!!!!
Shameless selfie…its my birthday!!!!
My friend Alexus getting her nails done
My friend Alexus getting her nails done
That night we went to Wolf Gang Puck's Five Sixty at the Dallas Reunion Tower
That night we went to Wolf Gang Puck’s Five Sixty at the Dallas Reunion Tower
Mi familia:)
Mi familia:)
Food was soooo good...had an amazing time!
Food was soooo good…had an amazing time!
Next day...sushi with my line sisters!
Next day…sushi with my line sisters!
24 years down with this chick...100 more to go
24 years down with this chick…100 more to go