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My Vegan {Foodie} Life: Pepper Jack Mac & Cheese Mushroom Burger Featuring The Beyond Burger #CurvesGoneVegan

One of the things that I love about food is that you can always be as creative as your palette desires. And while my list of foods I love runs long and deep, three in particular hold a really special place in my foodie's heart, cheese, mushrooms and burgers.  And being vegan has not stopped me from having all of the above in almost any kind of a way that I have wanted.
{Insert Praise Dance 💃}

One of my goals for the year is to cook more so I started off the new year with my take on Vegan Hoppin' John and then I was sick for 2 weeks, so the last place that I was even thinking of being was the kitchen.

But now I am back at it and I wanted to do something fun with the Beyond Meat's Beyond Burger, which is the first plant based burger sold in the meat section of select Whole Foods stores.  The company's purpose for creating The Beyond Burger was to show that you can eat plant based and still get that familiar meat texture and taste without the health, environmental, and animal welfare baggage basically. It is sold in the meat section to essentially meet meat eaters where they shop and let them know that there is a plant based protein option for their meat free days.

It was love at first bite for me when I tried the burger a few months back, so I have been adding them to my regular store runs and I am planning to mix up the fixings I put on them often.  And every since I had The Cinnamon Snail's Beastmode Burger Deluxe last year in New York City, I knew that I wanted to do my own version of a burger with mac and cheese on it.  So I decided to combine my love of mushrooms, mac and cheese and burgers and Ohhh Emmm Geeeee!!!!😋


{What I Wore} Peg Leggin' It

Hey Delights! I am not normally a peg leg pants kind of a girl but this year I will be all about branching out & trying new things in every area of my life but especially on the fashion front.

So during a recent fashion haul of some serious sale items, I scooped up these fab faux leather peg leg pants, this soft pink crepe blazer and matching ankle grazer cigarette pants, this velvet cami dress & this cute "life's a beach bag" for the beach, one of which I hope to be on in the next couple of months.

Besides being a deep, rich oxblood, these beauties had 3 major 🔑's going for them.
  1. They are on sale for $23 
  2. They are a really nice weight faux leather, like reallllyyy nice & well lined. So I will be rockin' them all year long. 
  3. They are only $23!! Oh yeah I mentioned that already didn't I? Well a girl is really all about stretch'n her coinage this year, so that price is in the words of DJ Khalid, #MajorKey 🔑

Faux Leather Peg Leg Pants | Faux Fur (last seen here) | Blue Suede Booties (I need them in green) | Zoya Polish in Blair

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The CurvaCast: The 12 Days of January | Day 12 Finale + Giveaway #12DaysofJanuary

The idea for this project came to me one day while I was in my happy place, the bathtub and I was instantly excited about it and began recording my ideas for it right there in the tub.

I did not want to let the fact that the circumstances at that moment were not optimum stop me from
doing something that really felt good to me, so I went with it, water splashing and all.

Today on Day 12 of The 12 Days of January I come to you still sick but healing and even more excited than I was when I got that first inkling of inspiration for this project while soaking in the bubbles.

For one, I have never in the history of my site EVER posted every day for an extended period of time, so the fact that I posted 12 days in a row is a huge success for me and exactly how I wanted to start the year off.
 {Insert Praise Dance 💃}

And while my goal to intersperse fashion & lifestyle, etc posts in between the The 12 Days of January posts did not come to fruition because I was sick and could not shoot, etc, I am ok with that.

I am taking Joe's advice and being patient with myself and so today on Day 12 of The 12 Days of January I am encouraging you to do the same in your life.

The CurvaCast: The 12 Days of January | Day 11 #12DaysofJanuary

Hey Delights! 

I am so bummed today. I do not have a voice, so I am unable to complete the recording for Day 11 of The 12 Days of January. I was hoping that as the day went by that my voice would get stronger but it has not.

So, until I am able to, I will just write this for Day 11 of The 12 Days of January.

Being sick for the majority of this project has definitely confirmed for me that although some things may not go the way that you might have hoped they would, that most of us are stronger than we think we are and have it within us to do more than we think we are capable of.

For the last few days, I literally could not do much other than sleep most of the day and Joe kept telling me to rest and to be patient with myself but there was this need in me to finish what I had started.

As someone who definitely deals with procrastination on a major level at times, this project at the beginning of this brand new year was really important for me to prove to myself that I can actually take on something of value and see it through to completion.

So as I am somewhat sulky because I could not record today, I am grateful that I can still write this. That tomorrow is a new day and hopefully it brings with it more of a voice for me, less malaise and breathing issues so that I can complete this project with a BANG!!

Until then, thank you for reading and if you have been following along during The 12 Days of January, I hope that you have been inspired to take small actions of your own to make your life better.

EDIT: Better late than never. Check out  Day 11 of The 12 Days of January

The CurvaCast: The 12 Days of January | Day 10 #12DaysofJanuary

Hey delights!   

I have finally mustered up the energy to get up and record today's podcast for Day 10 of the The 12 Days of January. It has definitely been a heck of a few days for me but I am committed to this project. So while I am posting way later than I originally planned, I am giving myself a pass and just feel grateful that I am able to do it at all.

The action that I talk about today is is something very short and sweet but is a very big deal. And it plays a huge part in our lives. It is something that comes up a lot when I am talking with friends who feel like they don't have enough time or energy for themselves and the things that they really want to do.

I am grateful that I have learned to utilize this action pretty well in my life. Doing so has been incredibly freeing and brought about a great sense of peace of mind for me. 

But take a listen to Day 10 of the The 12 Days of January and perhaps it can do the same for you.
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