Friday, September 4, 2015

It's Like Weird or Something

Today's Mofo prompt is to talk about a weird food combo that you love. I have to admit this was another prompt I struggled with. I, like probably every single vegan or vegetarian EVERYWHERE have been teased, and side-eyed and all of that for being a vegan. Most people can't imagine a life without ... whatever animal product is their favorite. But just because people tease, or side eye doesn't mean the food is weird. And besides, weird can be awesome. I do like peanut butter and pickle sandwiches, and I'm not pregnant, is that weird? I actually have never met a pregnant woman that likes peanut butter and pickle, but I have met several other non pregnant people who dig this combo. I'm not a boring eater, but at the same time I'm not some one who puts pineapple on pizza(GAG) or experiments with tons of fusion style dishes. I like my sweets with my sweets, and my savories with my savories, within reason. And I always love spice. Speaking of spice, I made this delicious, spicy potato curry last night.
Not a weird combo!

I very loosely followed this recipe. I loved it, and I love making curries because they always taste soooo much better the next day!
In non-food news, I did something the other day that is weird for me. I used to be a real product junkie. I loved all things lotion and potion. In the past year and a half or so I have really dialed that back a million notches. I use baking soda for shampoo and face scrubbing, and coconut oil for moisture. My hair and skin have never been healthier, so I feel great about my choice. But I do like to try all natural vegan face masks and serums from time to time, as a treat. I bought a few things the other day, and it felt weird, not to mention much more expensive than baking soda!
Cruelty free beauty.
The face scrub and serum are from a company called thesis and I really like them. I had already purchased their Chocolatier's Gift face mask and my skin really loved it. The face scrub is made with poppy seeds, clay, rosehips, and all kinds of good stuff, including baking soda, ha! Yesterday I had a beauty day. I scrubbed my face with the thesis face scrub, and followed up with the even advanced mask. I also soaked in a ginger detox bath, and dotted my face with the face serum after. I felt and looked like I took a long and relaxing rest. These companies are showing that you don't have to test on animals, and put a ton of harsh toxins to make really nice lotions and potions. I'll still stick to my minimalist beauty routine for the most part, but it's fun to have lotions and potions for those times when you feel like you need an extra pampering. Plus, I like to support companies that choose to be kind when I can.
Happy Friday!


  1. This mask is the first Alba product I've tried. I really like it. It didn't make my skin feel tight and parched after. I will definitely try more products from them in the future.

  2. i use baking soda to clean my scalp and apple cider vinegar to condition my strands! I only use baking soda on my face about once a month to exfoliate. I use coconut oil as my facial cleanser and my moisturizer for everything.

  3. Great minds think alike! My hair health has improved so much since i stated using bakng soda and ACV!

  4. I know what you mean...about 'others' thinking what we eat normally is weird...this prompt made me realize I'm not the only one who LIVES that way and responds a certain way when 'others' tell us how 'weird' we are...but...then again...wHy bE nOrMaL? I prefer this way :)

  5. I agree, I never want to be considered Normal!