A shift. A change. A life-altering moment. That's usually what leads one to talk about their life. For me it was the mastering of the one ingredient I said I would NEVER eat, tofu. Tofu brought me to this wonderful world of blogging.
Growing up and for most of my adult life, I lived a life of loving, devouring, and appreciating GREAT FOOD. Yes, food! It has been a consistent love in my life. I'm talking about a juicy, meaty burger with aged cheddar, caramelized onions and smokey, hot BBQ sauce, the PERFECTLY layered BLT with Duke's mayo, a moist, chocolate cake with a lovely, decadent vanilla buttercream, or a simple, imported pasta with grassy EVOO and shavings of Parmesan Reggiano. As you can see, all of the aforementioned food is NOT tofu. So how did I get here? Bloodwork. Yep. My cheese-loving, meat-eating life did not love my body. Pretty much all of my markers were not healthy, and this, for a yoga instructor was kind of shocking! I ate pretty healthy, but honestly indulgent when I wanted to. So I refused to go on any statins, or meds, and I embraced this 53 yr old body, lovingly, and said, "we are gonna get through the rest of this life with being as healthy as we can." Research throughout the years led me to more research, present day, especially now that I had a reason! And I have come to believe that my body wants to consistently heal, I just need to let it. And this is the basis of being vegan, or new buzz word, "plant-based." So now TOFU, my nemesis, needed to be taken down if I was going to live this new life. So I created a deconstructed zucchini & eggplant lasagne with tofu ricotta & homemade marinara...WOW. I believed!!!! I believed not only in tofu, but in the magic of eating this way! I'm telling you, my taste buds have been awakened, my energy, sky high, and most importantly, I just FEEL GOOD, Period. I love this new life!
YOU! Where do you come in? Well, as part of the Body. Soul. And Tofu. community, you are the contributors of my story, and of OUR journey...your journey! Maybe you will be inspired by what I write/share, and you will try new things, or look at life differently, because this blog is not just about the whole 'vegan thing." It is about change, evolution, life, love, perspective, and hell yes, humor! But you have to do your part...I NEED YOU to ask questions, to get involved, to request what you want to see/hear/learn. My hope is that we do this together, because God knows, we all need each other. Really we do. SO JOIN THE COMMUNITY BY SUBSCRIBING TO THIS BLOG! Do it for you!
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