On Saturday morning my friend and I walked down a steep hill into a sunny defrosting park. I clutched my latte and we let the sun seep into us, the air warmer than it's been in a long time. We couldn't help but smile, even talking about the things that make our hearts ache.
We talked about extremities in our culture, and I laughed "I'm a lovetarian". In a land of labels I love to make up my own, as the ones that exist never seem to stick. A lovetarian does everything out of love. The lovetarian diet is to eat what you love, to prepare it with love, and to accept food made for you with love.
At home I cook plant based meals for myself, but if I'm out, dining at a friends or traveling, I want to try it all. If you do whatever feels right in your heart, then you're a lovetarian too.
These big hippie bowls are my favourite thing to make when I'm home alone. While I live to cook for others I often struggle to put love and care into meals for myself. But once and a while I remember to show myself a little tenderness too.
- Tempeh fried in tamari and coconut oil
- Toppings: sriracha, avocado, hemp seeds
- 3 tbsp miso paste
- 4 tbsp rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 4 tbsp water
- fresh ginger and garlic optional
- Rinse and cook quinoa
- Fry tempeh in a high heat with coconut oil until crispy on all sides then fry in tamari
- Blend miso dressing in a food processor
- Add miso dressing, tempeh and chopped vegetables to quinoa
- Add your toppings and serve in a big messy bowl
- Eat with love
I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.F. Scott Fitzgerald