Vegan for a Day

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Today’s post is a little bit different from what I usually post here on my blog, but I am super excited about this one! I am pretty much obsessed with food, and yet I am not skilled at cooking, and I’m basically the queen of takeout and frozen meals. Rarely do I ever prepare my own food. I usually order food and go pick it up, or I just pop something in the microwave for several minutes and voila. Most of what I eat on a daily basis is not exactly healthy, and some type of meat is usually included. I’ve wanted to do something like this for a while, and I finally decided to go for it.

I thought it would be a fun experiment to step outside of my comfort zone, at least for one day. Not only would I be preparing all of my own meals, but each meal would be vegan. It sounds easy enough, right? For someone like myself, who never thinks about what I’m putting into my body and just eats whatever I’m hungry for, this took quite a bit of planning and dedication on my part.

I recently found out about vegan testing, which checks for possible nutrient deficiencies you might encounter if you decide to switch your diet. You can also test for animal-based allergies to see if removing animal products from your diet is the better choice for you. Sometimes we get headaches and/or stomach cramps and not think much about it, but we could have an allergy to something we are consuming, yet never even realize it. The tests at HealthLabs.com are a great way to discover what works with your body. If you’re interested in trying one of these kits, use my code: SURREALISTIQUE25 to receive 25% off all vegan testing.

Uncommon Goods: Christmas Gift Ideas

Although I’m super excited for Fall activities and Halloween, I’ve already begun thinking about Christmas and brainstorming ideas of gifts that I might want to put on my Christmas list or to give to others. I generally like to do my shopping in October and November, before December even rolls around. I also prefer to do online shopping because it’s more convenient and you can find super cool items that you might not find in local stores.

I recently came across a site called Uncommon Goods, which has so many different cool items to choose from. Whether you are shopping for gifts for your mom, or trying to find something to buy for your dad (Guys always seem to be the hardest to buy for), this site definitely has something for everyone. One thing that I love about this brand is that they are cruelty free. They do not sell leather, feathered, or fur products. Another thing I love is that when you make a purchase, you get to select a non-profit organization to receive a $1 donation from them.

Below are just a few items that caught my eye.