I wanted to also share how my vegetarian food blog has changed as a consequence of the pandemic. The pandemic has clearly impacted our relationship with food especially in a myriad of ways.
As you know, I love cooking vegetarian food at home but how does one do it when they don’t live near a grocery store? As an Amazon Influencer I have curated an Amazon storefront page, which includes the spices I use, vegan proteins, and cooking liquids.
Plant Chicago hosts a monthly farmers market and is also hosting the first of their Eating for Eight Billion meal series at Whiner Taproom this upcoming Sunday, April 14th from 1-3pm. Their meal series brings awareness of the world’s ever-growing population with the hope that people will become more aware of their daily choices as consumers and become agents of change. The first iteration of their meal series will include a 3-course vegan meal using Emergy Labs mycelium protein (derived from mushrooms) with a drink from Whiner Taproom.
While I primarily post vegetarian recipes and restaurant reviews, I am an academic at heart who is committed to making philosophy understood by a wider audience. Vegetarianism is not just a healthy way of eating for me, but it is a means of active resistance against the unethical factory-farming industry. It is a way of life, a means of resisting so many oppressive structures in our society – though of course much more needs to happen than solely veganism.
Veganuary and Dry January are just a few of the goals people have been undertaking as a means of cleansing, changing, renewing, and growing. How hard is it to cut something out of your diet or to radically transform your diet and your relationship with food? While everyone may not become a sober vegan, there are many dietary changes people are undertaking – perhaps you are trying to cut meat out or eat smaller portions…
Lifestyle changes simply do not happen overnight. With many other lifestyle changes I have made over the years, changing my dietary habits has been slow, which, I must add, benefits me tremendously because it always gives me adequate time for self-reflection. Moreover, going at a slow pace helps me to truly let go of the habits so that I won’t re-acquire them in the future.
Decolonizing Our Diets, Nourishing our Souls: Interview with Keon Dillon, Founder of Millennial Soul Food
I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Keon Dillon, Founder of Millennial Soul Food, which is a spiritual, life-coaching, tarot project based in Chicago but practiced all over the country. Keon is a dynamic and innovative Chicagoan who has thought deeply and comprehensively about food and our relationship to it for a very long time.
As you know, this food blog is written from the perspective of a self-identified “vegetarian-pescatarian”. What is a vegetarian-pescatarian? Someone who eats fish and seafood, but no land meat like chicken, beef, pork, turkey, lamb, etc. Why would one willfully choose to eat like this? Well, let me tell you a little bit about my journey towards being a vegetarian-pescatarian…
I explore ethical and affordable eating and drinking in Chicago. I provide an overall rating, a vegetarian/pescatarian rating, and an affordability rating.