As much as I love cooking sometimes the laziness takes over. It’s not so much the act of cooking, but more the preparation. Grocery shopping can be fun, but sometimes the Millennial in me just wants to exert zero effort and instantly have food delivered to my door. For this very reason, meal delivery services exist. They send you exact quantities of ingredients needed to make healthy and fresh meals a few days a week! Unfortunately, most of these meal delivery services are heavily based on animal protein and dairy. The only fully plant-based brand that offers this service (that I know of) is Purple Carrot. They offer only vegan and organic ingredients for you to create some incredible and simple recipes. Needless to say, I finally decided to give it a go and order my first box last week. The three recipes were Jackfruit Shiitake Stir-fry, Butternut Squash Caponata, and Buffalo Tempeh Tacos.
As you may or may not know Southern and Eastern parts of the U.S. gear up for hurricane season every year beginning in June and ending in November. Although not every year is extremely active if at all, this year Mother Nature has decided to rile us up with quite a few massive storms. Living in South Florida my family and I had to prepare for the biggie that was hurricane Irma two weeks ago. I hadn’t been in a storm since becoming vegan and was curious to figure out how easy or difficult it would be to stock up on vegan non-perishables, and/or easily cooked food items. Turns out it was not as difficult as I suspected.