The Nacho Lord has returned.

Baked Tortilla Chips with Refried Black Beans, Red Onion, Green Chile Pepper, Jalapeno, and Teese Cheddar - topped with Romaine and Hot Sauce.



Vegan deep dish pizza.

Vegan deep dish pizza.


I have been met with sadness recently.

Not a big deal. Emotions are just fleeting directions of an unreliable breeze.

But still. I am a scientist. I am highly educated (not to mention, aside from formal studies, an intense personal drive to learn). I know an extraordinary amount about human physiology and biochemistry.

I know an extraordinary number of people I care about who are literally killing themselves with not only the foods they eat but also the way they eat.

And for all I advocate spreading well-being, I am more chiefly an instrument of peace, meaning that my current purpose is primarily to help people find contentment and joy.

So I begin to question. Perhaps my primary purpose should be to help people live healthy, fulfilling, and prosperous lives instead of merely taking enjoyment and calling it a victory. (Am I selling myself short?)

But how to do that without being a douchebag? Nobody listens to a vegan about matters of health, no matter how highly educated he or she is.

Uncertainty is the most constant state in the universe, and I embrace it. The path will find me or I will find it, and time shall eventually reveal.

Anyway, this was my lonely birthday night concern this year. Be well, treat others well, and - most importantly - treat yourself well.


Today I made fresh salsa and guacamole for dinner. Not that that particular decision is unusual. But I made it with the most gorgeous (not to mention enormous) avocado I’ve seen and more jalapeno than you would guess. This is a day of simple gratitude.

Today I made fresh salsa and guacamole for dinner. Not that that particular decision is unusual. But I made it with the most gorgeous (not to mention enormous) avocado I’ve seen and more jalapeno than you would guess. This is a day of simple gratitude.


VEGAN DONUTS have landed in Ypsi. They have touched down in my sister’s apartment.

VEGAN DONUTS have landed in Ypsi. They have touched down in my sister’s apartment.


Had a curry date with my sister at the wonderful Nirmal in Ypsilanti. SO GOOD, as always.

I had the Potato Saag (Spinach Curry) with Rice and Roti. She had Vegetable Curry with Rice and Garlic Naan.


I worked for like a million hours today.
And it turns out good things happen when you give of yourself for others.
My best friends, The Frys, dropped by work to give me a Bourbon Barrel Aged Hard Cider. Yeah. You read that right. Whisky Cider. Fuck.
Then, a bit later, my benevolent sister drove up there (Corrie came too) to bring me VEGAN DONUTS (!!!!!111!!!1!) that she made.
Seriously, the greatest dinner ever. I am in heaven and full of gratitude.

I worked for like a million hours today.

And it turns out good things happen when you give of yourself for others.

My best friends, The Frys, dropped by work to give me a Bourbon Barrel Aged Hard Cider. Yeah. You read that right. Whisky Cider. Fuck.

Then, a bit later, my benevolent sister drove up there (Corrie came too) to bring me VEGAN DONUTS (!!!!!111!!!1!) that she made.

Seriously, the greatest dinner ever. I am in heaven and full of gratitude.



Went to La Pita in Dearborn today for the first time in a while.

And for the first time in many years, they’ve updated their menu, added some new items. How exciting!

This was the “Lentil Salad,” and I couldn’t resist. Basically a Fattoush Salad combined with Mujaddara (Lentils, rice, and onions), drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil. Plus their amazing bread. SO good.

Also, why do I feel like I fall in love, quite literally, every time I visit here? My server today was the gentlest, loveliest young lady perhaps in the world. Anyway, living in gratitude for the whole experience.