My Chat With A Vegan

J.D. Goldschmidt is a busy husband, father, actor, producer, model and healthy living advocate. Based in New York City, he’s kept busy over the years working on independent films and web series, while most currently working as the stand-in for Aaron Paul (see Jesse Pinkman, Breaking Bad)┬áin Aaron’s new show. With such a hectic career, J.D. needed optimal nutrition to feel his best and maintain his busy schedule. After stumbling upon a YouTube Channel called Vegan Gains, and exploring further into the subject with documentaries like Forks Over Knives, J.D. had learned enough about animal cruelty, plant-based nutrition and the healthy lifestyle veganism could offer to completely change up his diet and refocus his nutrition to assume his new nutritional quest as a vegan.

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J.D. was kind enough to chat with me and give me a little insight over his lifestyle, the changes he has made, and how it affects his daily life. Keep reading for more information on how and why this multi-threat SAG member maintains his vegan lifestyle with his busy schedule. Continue reading

Let’s Eat: Mango Salsa

Our grocery cart was filled with TONS of fruit this week… kiwis, strawberries, blueberries, apples, bananas and mango. Normally, I don’t buy mango even though I happen to love it. I guess the whole peel and eat thing really gets in the way of enjoyment so I tend to eat it more often when I’m outside the home.

However, this week I was craving mango salsa. I told my husband that and he said, “mango what?!” I thought mango salsa was a pretty popular dish, but apparently I was wrong. Now that he knows what it is, he thinks it should be available everywhere, served somehow with alcohol, eaten by itself, or enjoyed how we did– on top of grilled chicken.

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Let’s Eat: Healthy Crockpot Mexican Chicken and Rice

It’s been quite a while since I have been able to sit down and put together a post. I haven’t been home in a few weeks, traveling to Michigan for a family vacation and then Pennsylvania right after for work. However, I’m happy to report that I’m back for a few weeks and will be trying to hunker down and actually put forth some quality posts.

Eating while traveling can mean a lot of unhealthy options and dinners out, so when I get to get home for a few days, I try to meal plan some healthy dinners straight away. Having made this dish by accident once before when I was in a jam and didn’t know what to serve, I am happy to announce that it’s become a repeat entree and is easy, healthy and very filling. It’s delicious with a dollop of sour cream and a few dashes of hot sauce!

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