"Rosie the Riveter" is a cultural icon representing the American woman working during WWII. She symbolizes the strong, independent woman of that time. -- Now, more than 70 years later, the symbol stands as strong as she. I am proud to be a woman and am grateful for other brave women before me that endured the struggle of sexism and paved the equal path to our society today.

These are the confessions, lessons learned and experiences from my life. A single, independent, strong, young professional woman living in a busy Downtown city in Northern California.

Embracing my domesticity while enjoying the freedom of being perfectly lonely.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The making of a vegetarian foodie.

One of the many domestic hobbies I have is cooking. I love to cook! Probably because I LOVE to eat! I am a vegetarian and my parents claim I have been a veg-head since I was able to say, "No".

My parents are very meat & potatoes. My mom's father owned a slaughterhouse her whole life and my dad's brother owned a slaughterhouse. I remember being young and visiting the companies. Walking through the huge, cold doors to find slabs of meat everywhere, carcasses skinned & hung upside and all the large silver hooks and scary equipment. I even remember the distinct smell. I can't even describe it but I know it when I smell it. I always think of a Texas Chainsaw Massacre scene when I reminisce those times. I account those times to way I am a vegetarian. Not even understanding or knowing why I didn't want to eat the meat. It's really the only thing I can think of now.

Now that I am older, I have had to learn the hard way to eat and maintain a healthy diet because of my vegetarian ways. I stumbled and fell hard in high school and once I gained about 15lbs in a month I realized, I needed to start eating cleaner and healthier. It has stuck with me since and I have learned to love healthy food and the way it makes me feel.

I will compile a list of recipes I have found and created that I absolutely love! Even if you aren't a vegetarian, many of these recipes can be altered to add a healthy meat like chicken, fish, sausage or turkey.


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