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My New Vegan MoFo'n Friend

Reach out! Make a new vegan friend and tell us about it.

Let me tell you about my new friend, Hemp Hearts. It was just yesterday, maybe the day before (or the day before that), that I was walking around the bulk aisle in the local, employee owned, grocery store, Winco. Bam! There she was looking cool AF in the "tree hugger's" aisle. I'd never seen her there before, though I'm sure she is probs there all the time. She just totally looked like the kinda new friend I didn't know I needed. So I introduced myself.

After a few awkward moments of small talk and non-aggressive side eyes we decided to hang out. And it was cool! We had the best time together. She's all about nutrition, just like me! Hearts is always carrying around about 33% protein, 9% omega-3 essential fatty acids, and she's packing a few extra hits of iron, vitamin E and GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), an Omega-6 fatty acid.

I realized quickly she was going to be great friend of mine because omega fatty acids are something I  cannot make on my own (and neither can you). So this new relationship is totally gonna help me get my omega-3 fatty acids which in turn is gonna help my brain, skin, joints and heart. The GLA, omega-6 fatty acid I mentioned above is apparently super important to my hair, skin and bone health; and it regulates my metabolism and reproductive system. All that from one tiny seed heart.

Since we met, Hemp Hearts and I have spent a lot of time together. She's tasty and versatile with a light and nutty flavor so we've been doing a lot of hot and cold cereals, smoothies, salads, soups, and even ice cream together. And tomorrow we're doing muffins :)

If you get a chance, you should meet her too. She's a radass friend.

1 avocado, halved and pitted
spring mix, finely chopped
1/4 c chopped bell pepper
2 tbsp hemp hearts
1/2 c pineapple
juice of 1/2 lemon
red pepper flakes, to taste
  1. Line the inside of the avocado with lettuce.
  2. Add bell pepper.
  3. Sprinkle hemp hearts on top.
  4. Combine the pineapple and lemon in a blender and do the damn thang til it's smooth.
  5. Drizzle with dressing and shake some flakes on it.

P.s. also wanna give a shout out to my girl, Velate, who is not a new vegan friend, but an old friend newly vegan. I LOVE YOU!

photo by Matthew Wordell
Tomorrow: Most retro recipe, see y'all there.
ICYMI: Here's Day 6: Make/eat something inspired by a book or film.

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All the love,



  1. I love how your new friend is a product! :-) It is very fitting for us vegans!

    1. I felt like a total slacker

    2. I totally don't think it's slacking. I think all the prompts are just there for creative interpretation. I loved this spin on it! I actually have SO MANY hemp hearts in my fridge. So many that it's just silly. I need to start eating them more often.


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