The Day I Got Off Social Media

It was July 14th, a Sunday. I had decided I had enough. See, I’m not a middle-ground type of person. I can’t be reasonable and check my social media once a day. That day came when everything I looked at, everything I did was seen and done through the lens of a post. Everything became a potential post. I was making everything “postable”. I was seeing everything through my phone camera lens, just in case it would land on My Story.

And then I started thinking… As much as I wanted to say that I was posting for myself, because I love food, photography, and gardening, the truth quickly made itself clear. I was posting for others. We all post for others. Nothing we do on social is for personal reasons. And then I thought… If I went off social, nothing would change for the rest of the world, but a lot would change for me. I would have more time and my mind would definitely feel lighter.

Something weird started happening too. I started seeing my surroundings as if I had not seen them before. Mountains were suddenly more majestic, because they were not the object of photography. The garden was making itself heard, and I could spend more time just enjoying its beauty. And today, even the silence feels a little different. Maybe because I’m looking at it.

Please note that I have plans to keep sharing food and gardening tips, so stay tuned for more on this platform. Thank you all for the support, throughout the years! MORE TO COME!

Taking Your Taste Buds on a Culinary Trip to India with the February Vegan Blonde Cooking Club

The Vegan Blonde Cooking Club takes it to India this month
The Vegan Blonde Cooking Club takes it to India this month

Discover. Create. Share.

The Vegan Blonde Cooking Club would love to welcome you for a recurring monthly plant-based cooking event in Phoenix, where we will discover what real food is about, in an intimate and casual setting.

We will learn the logistics of a vegan kitchen and how to prepare balanced, plant-based meals, using different cooking techniques We will talk about food shopping, and will even use vegetables from the garden.

We will share tips and tricks every time we meet, but most importantly, we will cook a delicious plant-based meal and enjoy the results together. During prep, each of us will have our own station, and will be able to navigate from one station to another, trying our hands at different tasks and techniques.

I wish for these monthly rendez-vous to be reflective of the simplicity and minimalism I strive to create on my plate every day. I want you to leave with a feeling that eating plant-based is easy and satisfying.

This month, I take your tastebuds to beautiful India, as we explore the spices, techniques, and staples of this unique and fabulous food culture. Although this will be a condensed version of what my Mother-in-law taught me over the years, you’ll be able to go back home and recreate a tasty, plant-based Indian meal for your loved ones. So fly!

When: Saturday, Feburary 23rd at 11:00AM
Where: Paradise Valley, AZ
Cost: $60 per person BYOB
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Please note that tickets are not refundable (unless the event is cancelled by the organizer), but always tranferable. So if you can’t attend, send a friend!

For tickets, please click here.

The Vegan Blonde Cooking Club is coming January 26 | Get your tickets today

The Vegan Blonde Cooking Club would love to welcome you to a recurring monthly plant-based cooking event in Phoenix, where we discover what real food is about, in an intimate and casual setting.

We will learn the logistics of a vegan kitchen and how to prepare balanced, plant-based meals, using different cooking techniques We will talk about food shopping, and will even use vegetables from the garden.

We will share tips and tricks every time we meet, but most importantly, we will cook a delicious plant-based meal and enjoy the results together. During prep, each of us will have our own station, and will be able to navigate from one station to another, trying our hands at different tasks and techniques.

I wish for these monthly rendez-vous to be reflective of the simplicity and minimalism I strive to create on my plate every day. I want you to leave with a feeling that eating plant-based is easy and satisfying.

This month, we are going simple and minimal. We will explore ways to make our plant-based life simpler, how to prepare quick weeknight meals, how to pack healthy lunches, how to make extra nutritious smoothies, snacks, and breakfasts! This is perfect to start the year right and on track!

When: Saturday, January 26th at 11:00AM
Where: Paradise Valley, AZ
Cost: $60* per person BYOB | CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

*Please note that tickets are not refundable (unless the event is cancelled by the organizer), but always tranferable. So if you can’t attend, send a friend!

The Vegan Blonde Cooking Club is Back on January 26

New year, new beginnings… I am thrilled to host the FIRST Vegan Blonde Cooking Club of the YEAR 2019 on January 26th, at 11am. Come meet with friends, share and cook delicious plant-based food, in a casual and intimate setting. I will unveil the menu in the coming weeks, but get ready to discover useful recipes that you’ll be able to include in your weekly rotation. It’s all about whole foods and simplicity!

 

The Vegan Blonde Cooking Club | Discover. Create. Share.
The Vegan Blonde Cooking Club | Discover. Create. Share.

There are still tickets available for SatyaSOUL ThanksLIVING this Saturday

Thanks Table-2There’s still time to reserve your spot for SatyaSOUL ThanksLIVING this Saturday at 5PM, in #Phoenix!

Join us for a gentle introspective yoga and meditation session with Tiana Hill, from Live Well. Be Well. We will then head to the kitchen for a live cooking demo, where I’ll show you how to make lion’s mane steaks. These will then join the rest of the wonderful dishes we will have for you to enjoy. Always fresh, always plant-pure! On the menu for our special SatyaSOUL ThanksLIVING:

  • Creamy Sunchoke Soup
  • Green Chile Stew
  • Wild Rice with Watercress and Hazelnuts
  • Tepary Bean Chili with Lion’s Mane Mushrooms
  • Cornbread
  • Succotash
  • Butternut Squash Pie
  • Huckleberry Bread Pudding

Please click HERE to reserve your spot! We can’t wait to see you on your mat, SatyaSOULS!

The Second Vegan Blonde Cooking Club on a Culinary Visit to Greece and the Middle East

The food was fabulous, the cooks were even better! What a grand time at the second installment of the Vegan Blonde Cooking Club, a monthly plant-based cooking event in Phoenix, where participants can cook in an intimate and interactive environment.

For October, I had chosen to make Greek and Middle Eastern food because 1) I love it so much, and 2) because it’s already half way to plant-based, and 3) because SHAWARMA and lion’s mane mushrooms are a match made in heaven. We made Falafel, Baba Ganoush, Tabbouleh, Lion’s Mane Shawarma, Tzatziki, Toum, and Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce. Everything was excellent and we ALL learned quite a few things!

Stay tuned for the next #VeganBlondeCookingClub!

First SatyaSOUL event: living your Truth

SatyaSOUL  started with this idea of truth. Truth within ourselves, truth with others, truth with nature, and truth with creation.

When we tap into our inner truth, we become free. Freedom of the mind is a beautiful thing. It gives “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint”. And once you exercise that right, you realize there are many things we do as a society because we have been conditioned to eat, activate, and rest a certain way. But as Earthlings, we all understand, deep within our Soul, our oneness with every living being and our deep-rooted symbiosis with the natural world.

We developed SatyaSOUL so that it all makes sense. From setting an intention on your mat, all the way to your plate, we breath in compassion and kindness, to foster a life in Truth and compassion, on AND off the mat.

We had a truly magical first session, and we are forever grateful for all SatyaSOULS who came out and shared their fabulous energy with us. You were all so inspiring! Until next time…

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