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Peas are such a lovely, flexible legume, and, like other legumes, they’re packed with protein. If you’re new to plant-based eating and are concerned about protein intake (as many are), fear not! Plants are dense with macro and micro nutrients to keep the your body fueled and fit. As always, I like to keep my intros short so we can get right into the topic of peas as a plant protein.

Nutrient Analysis

First, let’s compare peas to some animal-derived proteins.

I’m going to stop right there to save you the reading and me the writing and give you a spoiler here…


My household loves Chipotle. It’s cheap and very healthy when you can make it your own, and it doesn’t sacrifice flavor for nutrition. So, it was natural that I’d get very excited over the introduction of cauliflower rice. It’s only out for a limited time in the USA and Canada, so I was quick to grab some lunch and try it out. Here’s my review of Chipotle’s cauliflower rice option:

My Order: Veggie Bowl

  • 1/2 brown rice 1/2 cauliflower rice
  • Pinto beans
  • Extra fajita veggies
  • Guac, mild salsa, corn chili
  • Lettuce

Taste 5/5

The taste is fantastic. It’s grilled, smoky flavor is a very nice addition…


I apologize for a lack of content last Saturday. After the Fall 2020 semester’s finals, I decided to take a break and play some World of Warcraft. It was very relaxing, and I’m glad I made time for myself. The holiday season can be stressful, so don’t forget to make time for yourself as well!

Anyway, back on track.

Every year, a Discord group I’m a part of does a secret Santa gift exchange. I end up buying a gift for someone I’ve never met in real life and do not know much about. In my frantic search to figure…


So, Shadowlands, the newest expansion in the World of Warcraft franchise just dropped on Monday, November 23rd and it got me thinking: How can I enjoy playing copious hours of this game and still maintain my personal health? So, I’m here to provide some tips on how to not destroy your body and mind from hours of gametime, whether you’re bingeing a new league on Path of Exile, enjoying Shadowlands, or just doing your usual long runs of League of Legends or Fortnight.

Stretching

During a stint of PC or console gaming, you’re probably not moving around much. To keep those…


Last night’s dream was a normal (non-nightmare) dream, but with an unsettling feeling and stressful situations.

Disclaimer: As with all dreams, things tend not to make sense and jump around a lot. Each new part of the dream after a “jump” will be explained as best I can in parentheses. This helps me avoid saying “then suddenly” or “all of a sudden” too often.

My boyfriend and I drive to a farmhouse known to be haunted. He wants to check it out for himself and overcome the challenge of going inside and experiencing the spookiness. As I walk toward the…


My dreams have been short and uninteresting lately. This is another one of those.

I had taken a solo trip to Disney World, which is something I’ve always wanted to do. I was walking around in the Tomorrowland area of the Magic Kingdom park. It was suspiciously empty of patrons.

“Either the park is closed or I picked an excellent time of year to come visit,” I thought to myself. I saw one or two people pass by every now and again which confirmed I did, indeed, pick a good time to visit.

After a while of walking around, I…


It was a pretty short dream last night, but I need to get into the habit of journaling my dreams again, so here it is:

I walked into a cafe where I was the new owner and operator of a small coffee stand within the establishment. There was a small counter next to a window with a coffee maker and several varieties of coffee beans. It wasn’t quite opening time yet, so I rearranged and cleaned the counter, learned the equipment, and made a list of supplies I needed. There were already customers coming in to the cafe, and I…


I had this dream about a week ago, but it was memorable enough to have stuck with me throughout the week. It’s time to tell you about it.

The dream begins with myself, one of my brothers (we’ll call him Nick), and some unidentified friends hanging out at a park. It’s a clear, overcast day, and there are lots of people. The park is a flat, grassy area with a few trees dotting the landscape. Strangely enough, there was also a small cliff (about 7 feet tall) that dropped down into a long, endless, dark blue ocean.

I laid in…


Last night’s dream was very brief, and I remember very little.

In real life, not long ago, my boyfriend and I were rear-ended in the car. This is important to know because I remembered it in my dream.

My boyfriend was getting ready to leave (destination unknown) from our condo. I wave goodbye as I watch him slowly drive away when someone comes up behind him and rear-ends him.

“What the hell?! This is the third time this has happened in two months!” I yelled.

The “second” time he was rear-ended as just a false memory in my dream. I…


My sisters had somehow come to possess the historic grimoire The Lesser Key of Solomon. It was an ancient, large book with a worn grey spine with red covers decorated with strange runes. Two young, neighborhood cats I like had recently died which devastated me. My sisters wanted to make me happy again and use the spells in the demonic grimoire to resurrect the cats. Although a kind thought, I would never have wished them to do so.

I stumbled upon my sisters and an unknown friend of theirs sitting around a runed circle with candles in our backyard. The…

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