Posts tagged barbecues
On Changes and Fear

In last week's post and episode we covered the topic of changes and the importance of practicing patience. Something we've lost touch with in this "want it now, get it now" society we live in. Today I thought we'd talk about fear, and the attachments we have to certain ways of living our lives, to eating in a certain way, to cooking in a certain way, and how changes can be scary and how we can move past that.

We'll discuss why lots of people got angry at a hot dog recently, why going against the mainstream can be so tough, and why we ourselves sometimes carry judgements that make changes a bit scarier than they should be. We'll also talk about some simple questions you can ask yourself when the road gets tough, to go from "I'm fearful of this change", to, "this little part actually seems doable!", and we'll talk about how sometimes it's the fear of change in our loved ones and the world around us that keeps us from giving things a try. All of this can apply to so many of the things we discuss in this podcast, including eating in a different way and going vegan, saying goodbye to the dieting and weight centric paradigm, practicing body acceptance and so much more. In the podcast version of this post I'll also answer a great listener question from Sam, on being a new vegan in a non-vegan barbecue, and much more.

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Grilling Season is Here! A Great Tip for Eating Really Healthy Throughout the Week

One of the things I love most about the summer is cooking and eating outside. We're blessed to have a terrace where grilling is an absolute must while the weather allows, and there are SO many ways to enjoy a completely vegan barbecue. Not only can you indulge in some of the vegan meats available nowadays, which I reserve for special occasions, but the beauty of grilling is actually that you can take very basic veggie ingredients and make them shine. 

To me there is no bigger flavor enhancer than the smokiness given by the grill.

If you're a grilling nut like we are, today I have a grilling trick that will help you eat extremely healthy during the week. It's something we've been doing for years every time Carlos fires up that grill.

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