In My Mind's Zen Garden
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    More Random Thoughts on a Vegan Lifestyle

    Overall, my journey through this vegan lifestyle is going pretty smoothly and with great success.

    Of course, I am well beyond all the meat cravings some newbies would have when they first start going vegan.

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    Recapping the Latest Vegan Recipes at the Zen Garden

    I’m not very good with cooking up elegant vegan dishes. I feel I’m still learning and have quite a ways to go. But there are some favorite vegan and raw vegan chefs who inspire me, and they have taken the art of food preparation to an artistic level. Matthew Kenney comes to mind.

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    Is This Vegetable Soy Tempura or Vegan KFC?

    I was experimenting in the kitchen yesterday, trying to make a vegan, gluten-free vegetable tempura. But what I got looked more like KFC, almost. Soy flour is brown colored, similar to brown sugar, so thus the result.

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  • What is Optimal Health? And are We Trying to Get There?

    What is optimal health? What is wellness for that matter?

    I’m a drummer and pianists, a musician who practices my instruments daily and performs week in, week out doing gigs.

    I’ve realized that I don’t perform well if my mind, body and spirit aren’t in optimal health.

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    Finally! A Decent Blender!

    For well over 10 years, our family was content on creating smoothies with our old Krups Blender. I mean, it fulfilled the need and we always looked at those outrageously expensive Blendtec and Vitamix blenders as professional grade equipment that was beyond our reach.

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