Rules of Edible Engagement

LqZP1EMN“Eat Food, not too much, mostly plants” is what our species has done for hundreds of thousands of years. It’s good universal advice that is timeless & has been proven effective.

Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. Eat food that comes from a plant, not made in one. Food that doesn’t need a label is what nature intended. Pluck it off the vine, off the tree, up from the dirt if ya can.

If you are gonna choose to eat meat, treat it like a treat, eat it once a week. Consider dairy alternatives. Purchase only local organic humanely farm raised fare. Regard seafood as sacred. Behave accordingly.

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Eat deliberately to enjoy & savor texture, flavor & the moment to moment experience. Eat s-l-o-w-e-r. Take your time. Try to spend as much time enjoying the meal as it took to prepare it. Appreciate your bites. Chew mindfully. Pick out a smaller plate, bowl or cup. Eat in smaller portions. Stop before your full.

Enjoy food in good company. Eating is a celebration with others, a tribute to your health. Recognize in the moment how food is serving your nutritional needs. Praise the beauty of its nourishment. There is pleasure in eating. Sit, cherish, relax & chew cheerfully.

Be in bright spirits with merry thoughts. Cultivating a relaxed, non-punitive attitude toward food is essential to the dissemination of nutrients & the assimilation of their benefits. Being anxious about eating is not the ideal. Make your everyday default practice, one that is nurturing.

“All things in moderation, including moderation” —Oscar Wilde.

That said…break the rules once in a while. Go ahead & share dessert with guiltless zest!

Eat many colors. Propose a toast. Say grace. Always tip your server generously & always hug the Chef! Bon appetit! Cheers!

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JZapp 🙂

Inspired by:

In Defense of Food PBS Documentary Film by: Michael Pollan

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Vegan Wild Child: A Day in the Life

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I eat Root veggies for grounding & connection to Mother Earth. I eat raw Ginger, & local raw honey for a zing & a zang. I eat orange & lemon for a quik pop of C. I eat lovely leafy shades of GREEN for protein & overall nutrition. Berries are brain food. Garden veggies are the energy of the golden sun. Bananas are not just for monkeys. A swig of apple cider vin for PH balance. A probiotic is a “smooth move.” lol. Turmeric is a wonder drug-spice. All fresh herbs are living antioxidants. Chia seeds expand with exceptional essential benefits….so I add them to calcium-fortified almond milk & shake it up! Happy hummus is my spreadlicious best friend. Olive oil, & avocado keep my skin radiant… not to mention they are packed with Omega 3s, good fat & well over 20 nutrients in that great guac ya just made 🙂 Grainy toast is my guilty pleasure, with a touch of melty creamy coconut oil & a sprinkle of sunflower seeds. And, oh Romeo, oh Romeo where for art thou… with my delicate squares of sexy sea salted Twilight Cacao…? I wish to pair them so perfectly with a dark inky plum red Zin-tabulous vino with that fruit forward flash, my love!

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Frienemies Versus Kindred Spirits

I am gonna go ahead & rip up the rulebook now. I think it’s time. My writing career has reached that season, as my spirit has evolved to the hum of holy holographic heights, & my range of worldly motion has reached prolific peaks. Click Follow. I’m on a role & plan to stay here.

This blog is essentially my online magazine of sorts. It was originally launched as a website to promote my book, but it has now evolved into a weekly publication of various informative & entertaining articles from all different directions. God works in mysterious ways. I am who I am, & if you don’t like me, where I came from, who I roll with or the powerful presence of mind I may have, oh well. Keep it steppin’ then. With that said, here goes my newest invention, ripped with style & grace as always. Thank you for attending the service 🙂

If two people have nothing in common, they don’t hang out. If two people disagree, they work it out, agree to disagree or go separate ways. So why do so many people mindlessly spend so much time around others that harm them, cramp their style, tarnish their ideals, victimize their hearts, & steal their mojo? It is simply not necessary or good for ya even. And, that’s around-about what this article will touch upon.

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Super Zapp! Here to shed some lustrous rainbow faceted diamond light again, folks.

I am gonna start with something a little taboo, though first…Since these days people seem to like to be lured into reading as if lustfully enslaved. I am gonna do just that from now on BTW. People do oftentimes read books still, but circa 21st century, they seem to read em on an e-reader. In the dark ages of the 80s & 90s…lol… folks used to pick up a mag walkin’ thru the local convenience store line, nowadays everybody reads headlinesonline.

Speaking of books, ya can’t help but notice the significant levels of endorphins that arise when one engages in the activity of reading escape-worthy delicious novels. The handsome hunk of a hero prevails, the seductive damsel in distress is rescued & ravished, vikings & villains have this sexy talent for illuminating intrigue, & the townspeople are all interconnected in mysterious rather promiscuous twined tales. The games they all play are riddled with scandalous wild forbidden provocative pursuits. Blood pressure rises, hearts beat with a bit of butterflies, & flying by the seat of the pants on a wing & prayer is quite stimulating, erotic & esoteric even. Spray me down with a hose there, Bill-bob…my ears are hot, my cheeks blushing…

I am not so sure how I intend on integrating that salacious edge into the prose I compose. But we will soon find out together. Mainly, cause I usually don’t see what’s comin’ til it gets here.

Sex & spirituality coming together in one sentence, on one platform… in not two separate chairs, but quite frankly…on a very cozy hammock. Swinging back & forth, & back & forth again, on the air & breezes of a lazy summer day. Happy together. Drawn to each other like two entities swirling in a magnetic cosmic dance of sorts. Essentially, exploring the many hallways of “a good-time.”

Can’t have a successful union without the consummation of sex with a spiritual backdrop. Period. Sex without the spiritual backdrop will be the kind that just feels…kinda empty afterward. We’ve all been there. Ya live & learn as they say. Some of us may still even be there, no biggie. I’m sure you’re open to improvement, & that’s what I am here for.

 

With that said, to be on the same wavelength & energetic pathway where chemistry is a no-brainer is to be kindred spirits. If one decides to lay down with a person who doesn’t fit that profile via matching them vibrationally (said kindred spirit), the sexual encounter with certainty, will be lacking & unfulfilling any further than the act itself. Then when the lust factor subsides, what’s left…is very simple: blah. Yes, you heard it right…BLAH is left. lol. Leftover buzzes work to mask the blah. But, when the rose-colored glasses come off…one see’s how senseless & unmeaningful it all was. Hey, it’s all a person’s preference. If you are the type to be cool with the surface illusion of a great time masking the truth of a rather spiritually toxic time…that’s absolutely your god-given right to choose, baby. Who am I to judge?

Goin to the bone-yard without a condom or a clue…is just plain stupid if ya ask me. Sex with a kindred spirit on the other hand, always has a sweetness to it. Like fruit from a tree… so naturally satisfying, all aged to perfection with sunshine & raindrops, bursting with nutrients & flavor. Now what’s not to like about that?  That’s what I’m talkin about. Ya just can’t go wrong. If you wanna eat raisins, it’s certainly your prerogative. But I like grapes much better. Plump, alive & juicy…. OR… dead, shriveled up, & preserved with sulfur. You choose. lol

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As long as two people are connected to each other by way of wavelength… then energetically their spirits will thus blend & bodies will then just follow. It’s law. Easy breezy. Can’t feel crappy after that one…unfulfilled or shameful. It’s a “good time” not just cause of the benefits, but because each person’s soul gets fed too. It’s quite natural actually. How it goes down. hahaha (no pun intended).couple-in-love-drinking-coffee-in-coffee-shop-2-640x426

Two people blend & bond & benefit each other sexually & spiritually if they indeed are kindred spirits. If they are…then unconditional love is present within the union & the God-Force dominates & orchestrates their togetherness shared. You don’t have to be married to have that. You don’t have to even be exclusive or monogamous. Not that I am in favor of promiscuity or promoting irresponsible “free-love.” I am just saying that there doesn’t have to be a requirement for a label or expectation until the two folks decide otherwise. Communication is in place just for that very purpose.

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What I am speaking of here, is a brand of sexual connection that is healthy, healing, holistic, happy, & the ultimate rush, I think. The ultimate high. It makes perfect sense, for those of us who have grown tired of outdated dating. For those of us who are looking to change up the so-called rules & regs of the sex game. Trade out the dirty socks for clean ones….it is indeed 2017, last time I checked. A redefining of plenty of things is surely at hand, & that definitely includes sex & spirituality.

Things just unfold easily when you are in the arms or presence of a person who gets you. It’s never a trying experience. Time not only flies, but typically disappears. The quality of thoughts & feelings exchanged is enchanting. Magic seems to be all in the air. Things make sense. The environment begins to fall into focus. Warm vibes crown you both. Each is a muse to the other. No shortage of smiles. Giggles shall be plentiful. Mutual respect & admiration is king. You CARE. And, hugs, hands & hearts blend like butter & toast.soul-300x250

We obviously cannot have loose sexual boundaries with all of our kindred spirits. But we certainly can allow ourselves to feel good with each of them. It’s perfectly natural to favor a kindred spirit in such a way that your presence is complimentary to their flow. I personally, want to help up your game in any way I can. I want to be an asset to folks. I want to accentuate the good & great & powerful aspects of a person just by being fully present & aware. I expect, command, & decree the same in return. We weren’t put on this Earth to put each other down. We were born here to build each other up. And in order to do that, we must have open hearts, which I will explain further in a sec.

As I just mentioned, not every kindred spirit you meet, you will have sexual chemistry with. But, make sure the one you are sleeping with…is indeed a kindred spirit. Some kindred spirits are work or school ones. Some are family ones that you are related to. Some are friends, young, older, male or female. Some are both friends & lovers. All…serve individual purposes in your life. And, there is nothing like a life chock full of kindred spirits.d8053138b9a521481928f0a39808a173

It’s fun, it’s rewarding, it’s like a pleasant afternoon walk through life’s various scenes & circumstances…with little or no opposition or “frienemies.” I say “Frienemies” because the> “enemy in the brush” as I call it…is usually someone close. The more we excel as humans who identify with the spirit having a human experience, the more we supersede the attraction to us of said “enemy in the brush.” We essentially graduate “Red Flag School” with Aces, as we have learned the art of spotting the snake in the grass a mile away. No more do we endanger our lives, or jeopardize our progress, by accidentally allowing some brand of enemy to come around or scope us out. The static interference of the enemy in the brush no longer corrupts the sound system. Crystal clear sharp vibratory frequency then thus ensues, as all the folks in & out of our lives are…the “right ones”>>>kindred spirits.img_4253

When we have developed to a point in our personal evolution, where we are not tarnished or tainted any longer by past hurts or pains from residual effects of former relationships…that means that we have deliberately dug up certain weeds & consciously planted new seeds. We have done this in order to allow ourselves the opportunity to fully breathe again, & to honor our natural birthright to experience life to its fullest.

Humans seem to be so darn good at playing a victim role, self-sabotaging & depriving themselves of their true gifts, talents, joys & pleasures. It’s quite disconcerting. It’s time for us to grow out of these nasty habits & patterns, & replace them with new improved standpoints of being… where we shine way brighter, & tap unlimited resources within us rather than relying on temporal fleeting flawed elements in the material reality. Cosmic consciousness is eternal, infinite & immortal with limitless potentials. I say we learn to pick fruit & flowers from that garden.

Many folks are indeed doing themselves an injustice when they continue to cover up past pain via substance overuse or distractions. The acid reflux of the repressed emotions will continue to haunt & taunt until they are regurgitated completely & discarded &/or the emotional ties are severed via cutting cords. Snip! Snip! Snip! Up, up & out! Up, up & out, my friends. Locate it. Look at it. Let it go. Breathe in the good life. Breathe out what no longer serves you. Inhale prana life force energy. Exhale all toxic densities. Ghosts be gone!

As I stated before, we were born to this beautiful 3-D Earth plane planet to serve each other, lift each other up, not break each other down, or chew each other up & spit each other out. With that said, we must unquestionably have open hearts. What exactly does open heart mean? well, unclogging the Heart Chakra via unearthing & unleashing stuck old harbored hurts, guilts, fears, resentment, shame, pain, bitterness, distrust, disappointment & heartache, would be a nice big fat healthy jump off to the uncloggage process.

A little Chakra Ed 101: The 4th Chakra is the Heart Chakra. The Heart Chakra is located in the chest area, the Heart Chakra bridges the lower and upper chakras. It’s the bridge between the physical and the spiritual. The color of the Heart Chakra is a range of shades of gorgeous green. It is linked with feeling compassion, love, acceptance and gratitude. So when it is closed or repressed, the emotions of compassion, love, acceptance & gratitude are impaired….resulting in the experience of being a prisoner to the “painbody” rather than living a sweet human experience with a sense of excitement, joy & freedom. A closed or semi-closed Heart Chakra will lead to a very unfulfilling existence that indefinitely leads to much suffering, & a slow lonely death, basically.

Chakra is Sanskrit for: spinning wheel. 4809979-small-copyThey are essentially energy vortexes made of light & color that spin & churn energy, transmute it & distribute it accordingly. Opening & cleansing chakras can result in increased physical comfort & significantly improve health & well being. Since we are mainly just focused on the Heart Chakra for now, I will give you a visual so that you may use it as a tool to cleanse & unclog, so to speak.

maxresdefaultThe Heart Chakra is related to the element of air. This is why conscious breathing & the letting go process is so relevant here. So while you are consciously breathing…visualize the green golden spinning light vortex. It spins at medium speed, clockwise. The colors of this chakra are emerald, jade, & teal green shades of a beautiful lush sparkly forest. Located at the very center of your chest, you may focus your attention mindfully. There is a smaller chakra as well called the “Higher Heart Chakra” located to the upper right of the Heart Chakra that spins white hot golden pink firelight. They work in conjunction with one another. The Higher Heart Chakra echoes into the rich vibrant colors of the lushy green forest of the Heart Chakra. Sometimes I like to imagine each chakra as an alive, living,  pulsing many-petalled light-filled flower blooming, if that makes sense. Can you see it? It’s similar to like when time lapse video segments are combined into a one-minute piece, showing a flower growing fast before your very eyes. To me, that is the gorgeous green petalled Heart Chakra. It seems to be… just sat there as if breathing in a state of eternal bliss & blooming. Quite cool actually.

In order for the Heart Chakra to be clean & open it must be properly maintained. Like the engine in a Mazzaratti must be serviced regularly in order to keep it at its full operating capacity for optimal performance. One could say, that the Heart Chakra is the engine of us. It, therefore, must be free of all build up in order to function properly. All its pistons must be free of gunk & lubricated accordingly, in order for the rest of the car parts to function at their best. Past pains keep the heart center either closed or clogged. If the Heart Chakra is not renovated & deliberately opened… then it will warp a person’s emotional reality & stunt their capacity to give & receive love. It will disable their ability to feel good outside of artificial temporal means or the usage of others to feel good like a vulture or vampire.

Love from within comes from the Heart Chakra. Self-love is seated there. The only way a person can be whole in this lifetime & position themselves for superior success on all levels, in every area of life…is to heal & develop the Heart Chakra. Period.

When we learn to become one with our own true identity through this…subsequently, we become free of the belief in scarcity, neediness, greed, & selfishness. We will experience much less grief in the form of dis-ease, suffering, pain, chronic sadness, depression, fear or anger. We will be more inclined to float above, so to speak, the constant undercurrent of human-hood. We will learn how to manage not being caught within the ebb & flow & push/pull of the paradoxical reality of the opposites, consequently letting it affect & dominate our moods & attitudes leading to the Bi-Polar Nation we seem to live in today.

What were once manipulations, now become manifestations instead. We lose the need to manipulate because we have learned how to autonomously manifest our own chosen realities. Who needs to manipulate others & circumstances in their favor if they have harnessed the powers of deliberate creation via the law of attraction from within? Becoming a master manifestor eliminates the need for competition as well, for he knows that there is no need to compare or compete in order to manifest glory or significant increase. There is plenty to go around. One does not have to take away from one thing to give to another. Abundance is just that: Abundant. A master manifestor versus a master of illusion with a poker face… is much more admirable & evolved.

Where we were once inclined to feed off the TV, mindless fruitless activities, food, alcohol, drugs, sex, or any kind of over-indulgent behaviors…such as over-compensating, over eating, over working, over mothering, over gossiping, over spending, over exercising….we are now more inclined to be balanced & to be content with the stillness of the moment. The here & now…as they say.

Living successfully within the present moment, indicates that we have now learned to bask in the sun of the ever present eternal now. Unmoved like a tall strongly rooted tree in the midst of a raging hurricane. Be that eye of the storm, the peaceful calm…in the center of it all. Affirmation: ” I am! The eye of the storm!”

We become masters of our own realities as we have learned to tap source from within as opposed to lookin’ all around & out & about for things outside of us to cleanse our pallets & stimulate our appetite for satisfaction & fulfillment.

As of late, anyone that has been following my journey will know, I have chosen to become Vegan. I am now choosing to only eat vibrant plant-based foods. I have chosen this, not only for the sake of animal rights but by consuming natural earthy elements only,  it assists my soul in evolving more freely & rapidly. Leading to a more peaceful existence undone from the conditioning of the past in such ways via the harsh DNA strands in slaughtered & abused animals, my world shines much brighter & life becomes more of an effortless journey.

The heavyweight of any toxin that may have been a hidden “enemy in the brush” of sorts, concealed & lurking in the foods or liquids I may have been consuming for so long, is now lifted. The elusive threat to my well being is now removed. My spirit is now freer to animate & orchestrate my behaviors, choices, desires, thoughts & feelings accordingly… and my life, body, mind & soul are the beneficiaries thereof.

I am a firm believer in freedom of will & choice. It is up to each of us to discern what our own personal requirements are. Jesus once said: “Know Thyself.” It applies here. If you are to choose to partake of meat & dairy, please choose to do so responsibly. Choose: grass-fed, organic, free-range, humane farm raised everything. And, keep in mind: Moderation=Maturity.

There is an ancient Hermetic quote I like to refer to with regard to these concepts. It is as follows:

“As above, so below; as within, so without. All is mental; all is energy.”

—Hermetic Law

original_etched-apothecary-bottle-kindred-spiritMy advice…stick with your tribe. Life is much more fluid that way. Within the context of a life lived alongside kindred spirits…is joy & peace; serenity & fulfillment at it’s finest. La Dolce Vita! And, one more thing…detox the Heart Chakra…& you will finally realize what you’ve been missing all this time 🙂

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You talkin’ to me?

d010645ad0741cfc29b67f86b71b1f07Im gonna go ahead & out myself. People don’t know it. But, I am actually an undercover Boss. I sit on billions. I am an heir to old money & fortune with a family stamp that could & would have anyone’s head spinning. The mob used to be a real thing. Not just a depiction in the movies. My Grandmothers real Godfather was a well known infamous organized criminal with serious street cred & a valid license to kill. The mafiosos were never a joke. They kinda were the real deal. And, I am a living heiress to their legacy. I am 100% Nahb-la-dawn. Napolitano is my heritage & I am proud of who I came from. And despite the common trendy craze for Sicilians…we are the true dominant brand of Italiano. Don’t get it twisted.

My late father had our house wallpapered with gangsta pride growin’ up. I kid you not.godfather

Not only are we a lovely clean shot between the eyes if need be… but we definitely are the true love makers & heartbreakers of all time. We are the perfect blend of pasta, passion, prayer, pinot & payment. I am either paying you or you are paying me, I am either feeding you or you are feeding me. I am either praying for you or you are praying for me, I am either pleasuring you…or you are pleasuring me & there is no in between area of lack or limitation involved. Both people in the equation are beneficiaries. Both bonded by blood, booze, broads or bank accounts. Both ever sure of their standing. Why? Cause…”I said so.”ac2e4968e9974ef54359c34533f6c06c

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Na, just playin. I am just a little ole me, folks. Well…

And, even though I have many given talents that seem to reveal on any given day…I will remain modest & anonymous. I might gift you some day. Heck, I might be gifting you now with these words.

By no means am I a follower. I am a dreamer at worst, a superhero at best. I will take you places you’ve never been before. I will broaden your horizons. I will make you blush— crush—- & flush out all your demons. Prance around in the middle of the nite with a fly feathered hat & a cigar smoke halo. And there is no tellin what time it is, cause it is always wine-thirty & beer o’clock…& it is always…. time to shine.

We can shine together. Free-style.

Despite edgy appearances…Snoop D-O-Double-G has a golden ticket…believe me. He’s in the Vortex with a capital V…as are many others, friends…

Pay attention.

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  1. a mass of whirling fluid or air, especially a whirlpool or whirlwind.

     

    voa-43dmainWith regard to “Ester Hick’s & the channeled “Abraham’s teachings” : The vortex is Abraham’s term for alignment to Source energy>>>

    The vortex is Abraham’s term for alignment to Source energy.  (Or whatever you call Universe, God, All That Is, etc.)

    Being in the vortex means you’re at one with who you really are, you’re feeling fab, and in vibrational alignment to your desires.  It’s represented by feelings like enthusiasm, inspiration, passion, joy, and appreciation.

     

    Being out of the vortex means you’re energetically kinked, not letting in the good stuff you’ve been calling in.  It often feels frustrated, hopeless, fearful, or angry.

    Need I say more?

    I think that about does it.  I must recommend that you stay tuned for more juicy juice. This shizz-azz-le has only just begun. The jump off is officially up in the air. 24 Karat Magic actually…is in the air 🙂 Watch, listen, learn, dream, fantasize, energize, supersize, materialize, micacle-ize-the-magic-here.

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    Um…yea. Pow pa pow pow pow! For now.

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A story about Jack

20150316_174643I had a friend once, he lived in a beautiful loft-like high-rise condo up 15 stories or so…right smack front & center of the beach. Beachfront as they say. Myrtle Beach to be exact. “Dirty Myrtle” as they call it. The gritty Southern twang version of a “what stays in Vegas” underbelly. Myrtle Beach: the Jersey Shore of the South…lol.

3 whole Bike Weeks, an Inlet Coast that stays speckled with local live music venues & Sunday Funday is always spilling well over into the weekdays. Jet skis & jello shots, party boats & casino floats, clambakes & bonfires, DJ’s & dancefloors, fireworks & hot tubs, water slides & wet tee shirt contests…light that underbelly right up in flames. Not to mention the neon girls wearing thong bikini’s strollin’ the strip, flyin’ by on skateboards jiggle jagglin’ what the good Lord gave ’em. It all makes for some saucy people watching. Yessiree-bob…..

Anyway, back to my friend’s beachfront condo…the heavy sliding glass hurricane-proof doors opened out to a balcony overlooking the sea…

The ocean waves crashed practically right down below us, depending on the swell. At night the moonlight was strewn across the ocean waves like a sea of sparkles right in clear view from the kitchen bar stools. He had wicker everywhere, only Pepsi, beer, butter & eggs in his fridge, Stoli Vanilla in the freezer next to sum frozen hot dogs & a cabinet full of Ramen noodles n dog food. He had all kinds of signs hung about, like “kiss me I’m Irish” & “Life is better at the beach”  & also probably upwards of 12 or 20 others, it was quite the collection.

He had a big ole white shag soft & fluffy throw rug by the sliding glass door that one could easily find very inviting. Then for the stoners & stragglers, there was the super comfy crash couch across from the vintage wooden cabinet jukebox that played retro fuzzy recordings of Bob Seger & Foreigner tunes.

I can still hear the waves crashing. It was the background music to life there. All day every day, you had a front row seat to Mother Nature’s bountiful display of Ohm ness…wasn’t I a lucky girl!

We lived together for a brief window of time. He was a good friend. One could say, I crashed at the crib for a bit, when I needed repose. He was my Angel then.

I stayed in the back room with the bunk beds, cause the master had the master. We were buds. And, I was blessed more than ever indeed, to be waking up every morning, to the cool breeze of the blue beach & the shiny sunshine bouncing off waves. Free of charge I might add, with my own key chain & only two daily chores: 1.) walk Rocky the dog. 2.) honor the OCD….lol.

Every morning I would skip down to the breakfast cafe, hop on deck with beachfront benches for some eggs & OJ, the sunrise & slow-motion Reggae. The scent of hot fresh coffee tangled so perfectly with the cool morning salt breeze, it was the sweetest nectar. After only just a few moments of staring out into the deep blue distance, I’d get the Pool-Jones. I would then pounce from the palm tree lined oasis to the pool patio where the 8 foot deep dive down into the gorgeous salt water pool was salacious. Such a sexy sidekick to the sandy dunes it sat right within.

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Yep, that’s right…the condo stood 15 stories up into the sky blue. 15 feet out was the ocean blue. Then 15 stories down was the saltwater pool blue. The perfect place to live. The seagulls were happy. So was I.

I stayed in bikini bottoms. Underwear wasn’t even in my vocab that summer. Tan lines shmanlines...topless it was, if I could help it! I was water-ready at all times & aqua bound most days & most nites even. It was great. Night swimming. Day swimming. Nite drinkin’. Day drinkin’. On a boat. In a pool. At a tiki bar. At the beach. On a balcony, deck or pier, on a towel or a dance floor. In the backseat of a car…oops, did I say that? Definitely, cruisin’ droptop style. And there sure ain’t nothin’ a little healthy Harley ride can’t fix. I hung out. Tough. It was fun. Fun in the sun!

So yea, let me tell ya the real reason I mentioned this cool venture I was blessed to partake of. It wasn’t to brag…lol. Well, maybe a little 🙂

The man I stayed with, we will call him Jack. Jack was a handsome man with a long dirty blonde ponytail, a quik wit & a dry sense of humor who wore surf tea shirts. He was smart, a business owner & kinda jaded by betrayals throughout his life. But he seemed content enough. Livin’ the dream, as they say.

Jack always told me that he didn’t want a girlfriend. He was married once & she took him for a ride, & now that he is older with a thriving little gig, Rocky the grey-bearded royal dog mut & the hottest crib ever (if ya ask me)….who needs the stress or complication of a relationship? …He would smirk & giggle.

“I do what I want, when I want, how I want, with whomever I want, & I don’t owe anyone anything other than a good time on occasion when duty calls…lol.”

“It works for me.” He used to say. “I have friends when I need em, I have the boys to help me run my business, I have a smart & beautiful daughter who is the apple of my eye…& most of all I have my best friend: Rocky the dog…a rescue &  love story like no other. Who needs a wife?”

Check it! The real ROCKY>>>

He’d say…”Companionship is great n all. Good sex is even better. Affection & tenderness is a nice treat once in a while. But this is the way I see it…. remember what Charlie Sheen said?”

And I would say…”What’s that Jack?”

And he said: “Well the courts were sentencing Sheen for using a prostitute & the judge asked him why a man like him would have to pay for sex. So Sheen reportedly replied: ‘I don’t pay them for sex. I pay them to leave!‘ Brilliant, I thought. I’ll– take– that!”

Jack said, “When I wake up in the morning & she is still there…I swat down the stack on the dresser & say: thanks, hon, bye bye now!”

I personally am not a real fan of Charlie Sheen. He’s definitely not your typical role model type. I giggled, but felt offended the first time I heard Jack say that. But, then…all of a sudden, boom! It all became clear. Even sexual deviants have wisdom on occasion, I guess.

So here is what dawned on me…

Let’s revisit the subject of “Prostitution.” I would like to redefine it.

There is a brand of dudes out & about in society, that due to damage, circumstance, profession, preference, age, maturity level, or just sheer independence or choice… that prefer to not have to be engaged or interested or at least, be obligated to be engaged or interested. They might fancy a lady but do not want the bells & whistles. Thee…” wham bam thank you, ma’am, keepin it simple plain Jane Jackson for a nite will suit me just fine“… guy. Yea, that guy

When the few hours are up & the rendezvous subsides, the out of service sign flips on. Jack says: “The action of payment is essentially just like Sheen said….a payment for leaving. The boundaries of a paid timeslot allow both parties to frolic about, be themselves & not have to be concerned with catering to the other outside of it. No expectations exist other than the payment & pleasure. It removes any & all stress, tension, attachment, or tangly emotional ties from the equation.

So…what does “paid to leave” mean actually? The female is getting paid, to essentially keep her feelings at bay. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Since woman are the softer brand of human…it is important for us to know if we do indeed have to practice self-discipline in an area that has always been challenging for us. Getting “paid to leave” gives us that clarity. It makes it perfectly clear that there will be: no strings; no expectations; no emotional ties; no lingering feelings, friendships, or familiarity. It is payment for a fantasy fulfilled without further depth.

68d26d5583d32650705ada54736250c2It is a Rent-a-Lover for a day, hour, or evening & then “clock out, baby, when the gig expires”…with no questions, no lip, no back talk.  No resistance. No drama. No adversity. No disagreement. No opposition. No explanations. No guilt. No apologies. No misunderstandings. No guessing games. We have sealed the deal, & now I am paying you….TO LEAVE. And… that very payment makes it much easier for us to put the kybosh on the crackin’ of the feelings vault, for sure.

It might seem callous or abrasive, but really it’s just rather blunt, is all. It cuts out the coy, beat around the bush demeanor & lays it all right out on the table to be signed by both parties. It’s a contract. It’s a deal. It’s an agreement. It’s fair.  It’s honest, upfront & transparent. It actually makes perfect sense for both sides.

If you are a woman & you can handle the detachment within this kind of sexual connection with a man, then go for it. You may just as well be in a similar position as said gentlemen & would just as well prefer to be “paid to leave.” It is a business agreement that can indeed suit both parties equally if both candidates are on the same page with equal intentions. Furthermore, treating each other with a mutual respect goes without saying.

Neither might have time for a relationship or what not. A woman’s worth is not devalued by the act of payment. the service rendered is actually not the sex, it is the casual non-commitment that goes with it. I can see how honorable it is in a way, that a man feels like it’s only right to compensate a lady for her time & attention if he wants no further commitment past that. He is just being fair, in my book…& honest & behaving accordingly. Props, there Jack…props!

Whereas the one nite stand guy that she met at the bar the other nite who calls her only for booty calls once a week n doesn’t even buy miss thang a candybar…is totally out of line & not acknowledging a woman’s true worth at all. If you pay us to keep it simple, we will. If you do not pay us to keep it simple, we might then end up feeling used, or mistreated if you do not engage, connect or show interest in furthering the relationship. That will create unnecessary static,  conflict & all kinds of issues that can indeed be avoided. if you prefer to have FWB relations only, then compensate accordingly. FWB might not cost you a commitment but it will cost you a fee. Just sayin’…

As long as everybody sticks to the game plan, no one gets hurt. Kinda like a bank robbery. lol. Catching feelings is a no-no in the case of FWB, & should be avoided at all costs, for then the game changes significantly & unless both people start to fall in love mutually, the contract becomes null & void, due to an accidental breach. Otherwise, if they both wanna move it to the next level…FWP (friends with potential) is the next natural move.

The minute the fee is lifted, is the moment two people have decided to go from FWB to FWP. (Friends with benefits to friends with potential) Which can happen.

We are all adults here.

Ladies…some advice: If you are into the NSA (no strings attached) & FWB Sugar Baby lifestyle, it’s all good. But my advice to you, is to find a man you like. Period. Anything less, will leave you feeling subpar. Don’t ever settle.

Gentlemen…If you are going to play with a girls heart…get out of the game.

You have two choices: A.) Be an eligible bachelor who is willing to be engaged & interested with an open heart… or B.) unleash the credit cards & remain anonymously the “Sugar Daddy.” Whatever you do…do not misrepresent yourself, please.

When you approach a hot dog stand…you don’t just stand there looking stupid & expect the food truck guy to guess what you want on your dog. You tell him.

So yea…don’t expect us to guess either. Women deserve to know your intentions. We deserve to know your level of commitment. FWB or FWP. You are either available or not. Indecision is slow poison. Hidden agendas are plain unfair. And, nobody deserves to be taunted with mixed signals. Period.

Jack would say…”watch out kid, for those landmines of red flags!” He often said that I needed to go to “Red Flag School” to learn to spot them better…lol! He said he had the skill to spot red flag city from a mile away. He was a good dude, a great advice giver, & ya know, for such a detached man, he had a very warm heart. I kinda miss that guy…

Let’s mull over some definitions, shall we?

FWB> Not emotionally available

FWP> Open Heart

FWB> Expects nothing other than that each will honor the mutually beneficial agreement with respect & honesty.

FWP> Means there are two open hearts laid out on a table & to go forth & tread lightly, is an understatement. Humans are sensitive creatures & emotions don’t discriminate. Catching feelings is always a delicate subject for a woman or a man.

With that said, it’s only fair gentlemen, to be honest & upfront to any woman crossing your pleasure path. Dig?

Must I repeat that? Cause it’s very simple. It is either black or it’s white in this case. Greyscale leaves too much static & fuzz on the screen of the imagination & leads to wasted time & heartache.

So…state your case. Behave accordingly. We are not a revolving door you can keep walking through over & over again. We are your walkway to satisfaction, freedom & fun, if you know how to communicate like a grown man.

Who likes to watch a black & white Tv with crummy reception? I myself prefer an HD flatscreen. So can you do a lady the service…of wheelin’ in the flatscreen por favor…? It’s a no-brainer really. See for yourself>>

You either take me out & show me a good time, pay my way, my bills, or drop a stack of Bens in my purse pocket…many-100-bills-bundle_77cd5d9b9ae7847a

OR> you choose to meet me halfway with availability, openness, care, consideration, interest, engagement, intimacy & true friendship…& your wallet too, I might add, for all the fun adventures we will end up having together…stock-vector-valentine-s-day-two-people-in-love-holding-hands-cartoon-children-s-drawing-style-series-see-more-68546989

You choose. I will respond.

But DO NOT. I repeat, do not…let us just guess which car you are driving. It’s annoying.

Round of applause for Jack & Charlie. Thanks for the insightfulness.

And thank you… J.L.C.— for being on the fence. It inspired this article.  🙂 (Don’t blush…it’s all good, honey)

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The Last Meal

The Last Meal> BFF: Bacon & Eggz

Back in Culinary school, we were asked to name the “Last Meal” we would choose to have if we were gonna pass on in a few hours. If we were given the option to enjoy one last delicious Hoo- Ra before we sail off into the sunset to meet the Big man in the sky….just… what would it be?

ronswanson4Ya know what my answer was every time someone ever asked me that? Bacon & over easy eggs on buttered toast. Hands down.

“Dippy eggs” we used to call them as a term of endearment for the poor little unhatched chic sweet peas. Then we have the slathered melty, buttery, good ole polka dotted wonder white, nutrient-free, bleached fake fortified bread product…lol. And at last… we have thee most elite guilty pleasure of all to ever to hit the pallet or plate stage…

Thee RockStar of every kitchen across the globe: BACON.

I am it’s #1 fan, believe me. Just like the fat kid that loves cake I love bacon, just as much as the next guy. Crispity, greas-pity, crumble in your mouth-watering; lick your lips sizzling; mini orgasm in a pan frying: BACON. Geez, it’s even fun & satisfying to muse about.

october-1997-he-looked-good-seven-years-tibet-laBecoming Vegan & giving up bacon, is just like dating a super model or Matthew McConaughey (for the ladies) & then… breaking up forever…to never again partake in the fantastic pleasure of their acquaintance ever… ever…. again. All that’s left is a dreamy memory, a fantasy of what was, & pretty much… a skeleton in the wind. Then the usual forward motion protocol… is typically to compare every next person to the god or goddess template, who will essentially never really truly compare. We’ve all had that template person at one point, I’m sure.supermodel-perfection-1419587607

Well, in this case, BACON is that template person, & it’s not the easiest break-up to shake. We as a society…revere it. We put bacon on a pedestal, & have praised its greasy glory for many moons. We definitely are a peculiar brand of people, I must say.images-1315baconfestwinner

.mw-bv926_breakf_mg_20140304230342This photo is fondly named: “Breakfast in America.” Wow, right?

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But, look how simple… Look how beautiful…

Eggs, butter, bacon & cheese are RockStars in my book. As a Culinary Artist, moving forward, I find it depressing to not be able to utilize these essential ingredients to every Chefs forte. But….oh well. I will suck it up, I guess. It is a small sacrifice for a morally worthwhile very significant cause. Saving God’s creatures is King. On the ethically-correct scale…preserving Mother Nature & respecting all life is Top Dog. I’m not a jellyfish with no backbone who can’t sit up straight or practice a little healthy self-discipline for the sake of the greater good. I don’t just talk a good game cause I can. I talk it, cause I honor the unspoken code of loyalty to mankind & integrity of personhood. My money is where my mouth is. Is yours?

I am a bonified 100% American Chef trained foodie who loves & appreciates ALL cuisines, & If I am willing to go Vegan for the sake of: service to the Planet…..then….so can you, my friend…so-can-YOU.

Not sayin’ it’s gonna be a walk in the park or a sail down the waterslide….but it’ll be an adventure worth every mini attitude adjustment made. The cleaned up karma alone, is one valuable long-term benefit to look forward to. With regard to a spiritual standpoint…due to the elevation of vibrational frequency via the consumption of vibrant plant-based foods, both personal & planetary karma will be reversed naturally.

All in the scheme of things, like a series of events that follow one after the other in sequence, the significant behavioral changes that take place due to a newly launched or practiced Vegan lifestyle…result in a new set of circumstances. “Cause & effect” is altered when the new invisible energetic trends fall like dominoes through the portals of planetary improvement. Thus… a new found freedom transpires. Freedom from the ball & chain of outdated toxic programs & patterns. Wonderbread be gone!

Breakin’ the unbreakable chain is a worthwhile feat… for the advent of a New World order is at hand, & the dawn of a better day is upon us. Essentially, the toilet is getting flushed of all the substandard practices of a formerly morally corrupt human society.

Keeping in mind that the decision to embark upon a Vegan lifestyle can be a gradual change for those going at their own pace… progress, not perfection would be appropriate to insert here. ANY small change is contributing to the welfare of mankind. The greater good surely appreciates all effort & steps toward positive change. Going Vegan cold turkey (lol) very well may be a challenge in such ways. However, effort & small adjustments do indeed add up to bigger ones eventually, for sure. Mini changes are changes too. Adjusting one’s self, life, daily habits & patterns may take some time & concerted effort. Prioritizing accordingly might indeed be called for…a Re-Eval as they say. Even a certain death may seem to take place. Grieving the loss of not only cherished edible delights but also the fond memories that go with them.

All the lavish warm holidays spent gathered around a juicy browned turkey by candle lite with all the tidings & trimmings of a meat & dairy infused love fest. The Sunday dinners at Mama Lucia’s house with a big lush bowl of spagetts & meat-a-ballz-a. I for one… grew up in an off the boat Italian family that did not take no for an answer! lol. One did not sit at the table with my grandfather at the helm &….not partake of all the hard work & effort of my Mom-Mom Zapparelli & her kitchen entourage. That would be disrespectful! The cold hard stare could make you cry… lol. So yes, many of us will have to make certain calls at certain times…understandable. Life certainly is not black & white. It looks to me like life actually has a pretty extravagant full-color 3-dimensional scheme like OZ. So yea, use your best judgment. People matter too…

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But, oh will I miss….that endearing paper thin prosciutto puffed up upon the slate plate, the creamy decadence of French Brie, the tart crumble of ripe herb rolled Chevre, Spanish Manchego aged to perfection, the smoky or nutty caramelly flavor profiles of  gratifying Gouda & the sharp & lovely bite of champagne & cheddar together. Not to mention, the superior smothering skills of magnificent Mozzarella!!

What else will be missed? The Antipasti spread charming the pants off a good gathering of precious pairings of people, wine, brew & spirits off the deck or by the pool & bonfire. The backyard grill-outs that coined dogs & brats & burgers king of the food chain. Who doesn’t love love love wings & football? The New Years Eve after party bacon & eggs at 3am, that fantastic smoker out back by the barn, KFC, Taco Bell Grande, Micky-D’s, Mc-Everything!

Cook-OUT, Pizza Pizza Pizza! Mom’s homemade meatloaf, Prime Rib at the club or convention. Succulent sauced low n slow cooked baby-backs with coleslaw, mac salad, or potato salad. Biscuits, sausage & gravy,  or (S.O.S.) creamed chipped beef. Southern fried genius, corned beef & cabbage, pulled pork, beef brisket, jerky, BBQ & stew. Quiche, Crepes, souffle, creme brulee, mid-rare grass fed filet. Cheesy mac, cheesy fries, cheese steak, cheese sauce, cheese curls, cheese balls, a loaded baked potat-a, a chicken Pot-Pie. Baked ziti, lasagna, ravioli, parmesan encrusted everything. French toast, French Crullers, buttercream frosting, pudding, sundaes, yogurt, m&m’s……. WTF???

Not fair. I get it. lol.

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Vegan Challenge: Day 2

pigs_natural_lifeWelcome to my pages, thank you for stopping by. This entry is Day Two of my “7-day Vegan” challenge. SHARING IS CARING. Share this article if you care 🙂 Stay tuned for more, as I plan to continue to educate & inform, as well as document my progress in blog posts to come. I invite you all to join me, it’ll be fun!

Today I am gonna start with some Pig facts. I think pigs are cute. They are like fat curly tail dogs with giant snouts.

  • Pigs are extraordinarily intelligent. They are curious and insightful animals who are widely accepted as being smarter than young children of at least 3 years of age, dogs, and even some primates.
  • Pigs are extremely social animals. They form close bonds with other individuals and love close contact and lying down together.
  • Pigs are very clean, keeping their toilet area far away from where they lie down and eat. Even newborn piglets will leave the nest to go to the toilet within hours of birth.

 

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So next time you might be compelled to call someone a “pig” for being sloppy or unclean….think again!

I too was guilty of wearing blinders in previous days, weeks, months & years, by over & over & over again, remaining ignorant to: the undeniable inhumane treatment to other living creatures & royal species on this Earth… by none other than… humans. I am horrified with regard to the matter, & get completely jacked up with a warranted rage within, when I so much as think about for one second, the way that our society has deemed the slaughtering of animals as a noncriminal act. ANY HUMAN BEING THAT HAS THE GALL TO MISTREAT, ABUSE, HARM, HURT, OR TORTURE ANOTHER LIVING BREATHING CREATURE SHOULD BE IMPRISONED IN A CELL WITH NO WINDOWS, FOUR WALLS PAPERED WITH PHOTOS OF SLAUGHTERED ANIMALS, & A BIG GIANT MIRROR TO FACE THEMSELVES WITH… NEXT TO WHAT THEY HAVE DONE… FOR THE REST OF THEIR NATURAL LIFE. That sounds about right. Either that, or hung….like in the old Wild West days in front of all their peers in the town hall like the spectacle they are. Heck, burn them at the stake for all it’s worth, they are the real Heretics of our day. These people are psychopaths, just as serial killers. They are the serial killers of the precious animal species. They are murderous people that deserve legal backlash & karmic consequences.

The Special Victims Unit (SVU) is the name of a specialized division within some police departments. The detectives in this division typically investigate crimes involving sexual assault or victims of non-sexual crimes who require specialist handling such as the very young, or the very elderly, or the handicapped. There certainly is room available in that slot of specialty for: crimes  against animals. Government can easily add this crime to their docket. I believe animal killers should be held accountable with the same laws & standards that convicted murderers are, such as being sentenced to Death Row,  life w/o parole, 23-hour lockdown, slop food & minimal human interaction for the duration of their days.

The accepted standard we were taught as children when we were vulnerable spongey students of the collective mind was all wrong all along. If you grew up in America, at least….you were told by sensationalism, media, propaganda, teachers, schools, TV programs, churches & marketing models that to consume the likes of bacon, lunchmeat, hot dogs, burgers, pork, chicken, beef, duck, turkey, lamb, Foie Gras, steak & lobster, meatballs & sausage, cheese, milk, butter, yogurt & ice cream, is ethical proper behavior. We were told that it is healthy & necessary for optimal health & nutrition, physical strength, endurance, well being, growth, & weight control when applied accordingly to various diet plans or bodybuilding strategies. For example, the Atkins diet promotes nothing but a protein packed strict adherence mostly via animal products. The theory behind Dr. Atkins’ diet is that by cutting down on starchy foods like potatoes, bread, and pasta and eating mainly protein and fats like meat, eggs, and cheese you can eat as much as you want and still lose weight. Holy cow! (no pun intended) Isn’t that a dream come true for most people!… It was contagious & trendy, folks were obsessed with this “all protein” fad & the craze of this particular diet swept the country at one time…giving the animal killing industry a big economic boost, I bet.

Here are some familiar examples of slogans, advertisements, subliminal messages & hypnotic repetitive suggestions that we grew up with: “Pork is the new white meat” “Milk does a body good!” “My Bologna has a first name…” And… “Happy Meals” are….well…HAPPY! Hamburgers & hot dogs are the All-American party favorite. “BallPark Franks” are the prime staple on the bleachers of all sporting events. My personal favorite…pizza, pizza, & more pizza! I am willing to bet that any one of the following pizza joints are less than a mile away from where you are right now…Domino’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Chuck E Cheese’s, or Little Caesars. Lets’ not even start the “chicken wings” industry conversation, it’s upsetting & appalling. We’ll save that awful demonstration of straight human debauchery…for a later discussion. It’s not okay, btw, to consume chicken wings. Not on “Gameday” not on 10cent wing nite, not cause your drunk at 2Am, and they just well….you couldn’t resist.

Mac & cheese is every kid’s favorite thing. And I am willing to bet that upwards of 85% of American restaurants nationwide offer “chicken fingers & fries” as the first item on the kid’s menu. Shit… diners, waffle & pancake houses, Denny’s, & Perkins everywhere would go out of business if we didn’t mass produce eggs by the thousands. The colorful dying of eggs at Easter time is considered an endearing family tradition. Eggs seem to be that go-to prime source of inexpensive protein that all demographics have access to no matter what socio-economic class they are in.

I gotta say…fish oil & krill oil is actually really just a disguised fancy snake oil, if ya ask me. Omega 3 fatty acids are found in flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, beans, leafy greens, berries, wild rice, honeydew, mangoes, herbs & spices…just to mention a few. It is simply not necessary to take this supplement…for any reason. Fisheries can be cruel operations just as the slaughter houses & factory farms. We will explore that subject matter later.

Then we have the wildly celebrated “Turkey day” better known as….. Thanksgiving. The Turkey has long been associated with the connection to the Earth and its blessings. This spirit animal reminds us of the importance of our relationship with the land and nature as a reciprocal source of nourishment and sustenance. It tells us that in order to receive the land’s blessings, we also need to honor the land. Isn’t that ironic? We behave quite to the contrary …..this sacred animal is shot instead, with hormones & antibiotics & then mass produced like lemon drops on a conveyor belt in a most invasive, unethical, inhumane, & criminally dishonorable way, just to DIE a tragic death essentially & go overstock supermarket bins everywhere. It’s shameful. The Thanksgiving holiday has turned into a greedy money market of Turkey killing. It’s a sham disguised as a worthwhile celebration of thankfulness. We shouldn’t need a holiday to practice gratitude anyway. Not to mention, the whole traditional historic truth on what we are even celebrating on that day, the story of Thanksgiving, is a farce. We were only told a portion of the truth. Native American Indians were tortured, raped, burned alive, beaten & killed shortly after that original “feast” circa 1614. Their land was stolen from them, & they were taken as slaves. Check this out> THE REAL STORY OF THANKSGIVING by Susan Bates

I have always been a positive person. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt. Christ, I just wrote a book called “The Book of Beautiful Feelings!” I realize that we all associate fun-loving, family, friendly, romantic, cozy, happy connection, affection, togetherness, warm & fuzzy feelings….with all the countless preparations of meat & dairy products that we have shared & prepared over the lengthy decades of our lives. Our memory banks are stored with fond significant recollections of these food memories. In times past, the use of meat & dairy in the cultural rituals & traditions we shared with each other even so far as defined us on some level & reflected our quality of life experience. Holidays & celebrations of all kinds were built around decked out tables or extravagant feasts with meat & dairy so proudly displayed… after much hard intricate careful kitchen craftsmanship & work. Most celebratory feasts seem to always showcase an animal guest of honor browned & decorated & lifeless upon the lovely spread rich with side dishes likely infused with cheese, milk & butter. Meals built with meat & dairy are used to reward, recognize, reach, bless, impress or inspire people, especially in the culinary world. The rabbit hole goes deep. I am fully aware of that. All the beautiful feelings associated with these foods are actually strung quite boldly & fluently throughout my book. I pay special tribute to American traditions, food customs & warm memories that most of us relate to that include meat & dairy. I obviously wrote the book before I woke up to Veganism. But it is still all good. The book contains all the relevant features of us as an “American Culture” & there is no harm in the capturing of that essence. It is essentially where we came from, & we cannot just discount our history. It is a part of who we are & that is a beautiful thing. And, I feel blessed, because going forward, I will now be able to look back & say that I have experienced the best of both worlds…. And, I chose to stick with the Vegan lifestyle based on knowledge & experience.

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As I was saying, I believe in the general goodness of humanity, I see the glass half full. I practice a life of gratitude & I would love to be able to sugar coat everything while wearing a sharp pair of rose-colored glasses. But, sometimes, ya just gotta say what has to be said…because it is the right thing to do. Revolutionaries, peacemakers, Nobel Peace Prize nominees, saints, prophets, gurus & great leaders were not docile inhibited people who were afraid to speak the truth in fear that it would tarnish their reputations, shatter perceptions, break belief systems, rules, laws, regulations, traditions or habits. Eg: Bono, Malala, Nelson Mandela, Bob Marley, Rosa Parks, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Oprah Winfrey.

With that said, If I could picket outside in front of every single slaughterhouse nation & worldwide, I would spend my life waking up on the lawn of a different house of horrors every single day if I had to….just to wake up: EVERYONE ELSE. Not to mention the IMMENSE carbon footprint that factory farming is responsible for leaving. It is the #1 cause of climate change/global warming beyond ANY OTHER action or operation in the world. Should I repeat that?

I will not support the unnatural senseless, unnecessary murder of animals any longer. From this day forward, I will choose to be an animal rights advocate &  will boycott any & all animal products within my own personal domain.

I will be the first to admit, that a Chef trained individual aspiring to go Vegan, like myself… will certainly be at odds with what they were taught with regard to traditional French cuisine, the history of food & all the several generations of classic techniques & traditions passed down as gifts to be cherished, & recipes to be treasured, persued, & practiced. I myself certainly am having an inner conflict. I am an adventurous explorer of all foods. Food is Art to me, & I have a sincere & well-developed palate of appreciation for all food groups & the endless variations of creative flavor, texture & combination that defines the Culinary world.  Anthony Bourdain’s adventures across the globe to expose & explore all sorts of different cultural traditional cuisines, styles, street snacks & what not….is fascinating to me. I am an advocate for the Culinary fantasia that is inspiring, delicious, artful, creative, magical, alchemical, ritualistic, classic or nouveau & beautiful. But, by no means do I endorse what is happening on an industrial scale in our world & society at large. I believe that to partake in the indulgence of an animal is a very sacred & special privilege & should not be simply revered as a common commodity that you may just roll into any Walmart & buy for 2-20$ in the “factory possessed” meat dept.

When I was a Culinary student 12 years ago, one day, our Chef Instructors told us that we had to come to class the next day prepared to kill a live lobster. I was absent that next day.

As a Culinary Artist & food stylist, I am required to work with all types of ingredients. It is my job & duty as a food professional to have this skill set. We were taught that this is morally correct according to collegic standard & the American Education System with regard to a Culinary Arts program, degree, certificate or diploma.

Hunting for survival or Native American tactic & technique is one thing…A caged-free, free range chicken that lays eggs on the local family owned farm is acceptable to some extent once in a while, fishing can be a fascinating endeavor & experience on appropriate occasions. But, have you ever gone to an aquarium & visited the lobster tank? Well….I have. These guys are like giant prehistoric monster creatures, that seem to have the ability to communicate with their eyes through the glass. They are amazing & beautiful creatures that appear to be conscious actually.  I do not believe they should be hurt, captured, harmed, or killed for food. It is simply not fair, moral, right or necessary to ever eat a lobster. Period.

Pescetarianism /ˌpɛskəˈtɛəriənɪzm/ (also spelled pescatarianism) or Pesco-Vegetarianism. It is the practice of following a diet that includes fish or other seafood, but not the flesh of other animals. Now, I just might be inclined to label myself accordingly if I must. But, I certainly will not ever choose to overindulge on the matter or ever eat a lobster. And, fresh-caught, unprocessed, nonfactory seafood will be my only option EVER. So if you have such conditions as Hypoglycemia or Diabetes & your daily dietary requirements are to have mostly fruit, complex carbs & protein, this Pescetarian diet might be suitable. (refer to protein chart; click on protein guide; see complex carb list)

These whole plant foods are great sources of complex carbohydrates:
  • Green vegetables.
  • Whole grains and foods made from them, such as oatmeal, pasta, and whole-grain breads.
  • Starchy vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, and pumpkin.
  • Beans, lentils, and peas.

The Native Americans were beautiful human beings that celebrated the sacred nature of everything. From the rock on the ground, to the fire in the pit, to the rain, to the sea, to sleep, to sex, to survival, to the humane hunt & kill of any living creature that had to die for the purpose of human nourishment. That animal was respectfully surrendered. That is the way it should be done, if indeed it must be done at all.

Our society has crowned the over indulgence of dead flesh…KING of our food pyramid. That is hypocrisy of the strongest sort. It’s a wrong recommendation & a wrong ideal. It is a lie. It is NOT the healthy best most nutritious option & choice.  And no longer do I believe that we have the right to even do such a thing! Why? it’s very simple. It is excessive, extremely violent, disrespectful to Mother Nature, greedy, lustful, gluttonous, & so goddamn UNNECESSARY for our survival. Not to mention, KILLING US ALL SLOWLY…via:

Cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressures, deficiencies, disorders, diseases, conditions, headaches, heart attack, anxiety, stress, illness, unrest, volatility, anger, arguments, abuse, pain, depression, sadness, grief, addiction, terminal illness.

Plants predominantly contain an extensive abundance & variation of phytonutrients, whereas the phytonutrients contained in meat products are fewer, as well as not even worth the risk of potential collateral damage to our bodies in the long run.

phy·to·nu·tri·ent
ˌfīdōˈno͞otrēənt/
noun
plural noun: phytonutrients
  1. a substance found in most plants which is believed to be beneficial to human health and help prevent various diseases.

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In addition, a plant-based diet generally helps to minimize the consumption of Gmo’s, MSG, processed foods, artificial ingredients, harmful fat, cholesterol, & poisonous sugars which endanger the human body as opposed to nourish it, leading to sickness & disease. Not to mention… the following interesting example demonstrates how important it is for us to recognize that the food we eat becomes a part of us alchemically.

Fact: When a person donates say, a kidney to another person, the cells in that kidney are alive with the DNA that contains the memories of the donor. Studies show, that it is actually possible for the recipient to then experience emotional ties to the donor’s memories, simply because now he has the donor’s kidney melding with his own DNA, they integrate & mingle, & it truly is possible for the recipient to now experience the memory fragments contained in the cells of that organ.

When Deepak Chopra said: “We are what we eat” That is what he meant. He was simply saying that the energies of the living cells inside the particular food item that we choose to eat, are going to be inevitably transferred over not only to your body & digestive system, but also to your DNA, cell memory, neurons, and essentially acclimated to your life force energy…manipulating it accordingly. We do then in truth, indeed become what we eat.

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If a pig is screaming at the time of slaughter, in a state of fear & violent resistance, grief & torment… the toxic emotions will be inevitably stored in the pigs cellular DNA. No wonder why we continue to breed a race that continues to suffer, struggle & endure pain, sadness, & fear….BECAUSE WE CONTINUE TO EAT IT! It then becomes us.

When we fry that bacon up in the pan so innocently on Sunday morning & strategically place it next to the high fructose corn syrup smothered pancake & caged, non-organic chicken fetuses….whose hen mother was likely herded in an overcrowded pen, treated like shit, force-fed, stressed out, & shot with antibiotics……We are essentially feeding our loved ones toxic karma. What we were raised to believe is nourishment for our families is actually the complete opposite. Not only is dead flesh in fact dead as opposed to alive with life force energy… containing many toxic elements that contribute to heart disease & cancer…but, also its dead flesh is the harbinger of the likely experience of toxic emotion on some level. A significant amount of our experience of toxic human emotions could be directly related to the animals toxic cellular DNA memory during its imprisoned, herded, life & likely irrational, inexcusable, unnecessary, profane, immoral, painful, tragic, death. You get the picture. We are indeed….what we eat.

With that said, a plant-based diet is composed of mainly fresh, living, food options that contain vitality, living life force, natural vitamins & nutrients that exceed nutritional expectations. Consuming plant-based foods allows Mother Nature to pass the sacred gifts of all 4 life-giving elements over to us: Water; Air; Fire (Sun); Earth. When the cellular & molecular electric vibration of food that is plant-based & alive integrates with human DNA it is essentially blessing all the organs, blessing the body, blessing our vibration, blessing our health, wellness, & enhancing our human experience thereof. The superior alchemy of a plant-based diet is far more enchanting, energizing, nourishing, uplifting, elite & beneficial than any kind of omnivorous diet could ever possibly be. Period.

Cows, Pigs, ocean creatures have spirits & souls too. Not only do their bodies go through a series of unfortunate events when people capture & kill them, but their spirits get squeezed out of them with ungodly force. It’s disgraceful, deplorable & all of the above. All of the above doesn’t even cover it…actually.

I am so disgusted at how the vast majority of people in our modern day current society & pop culture just appear to accept such a false fascist based belief system without even question or research. What ever happened to individuality? Whatever happened to our ability to see beyond lies & manipulative brainwashing? We are not meant to be blind followers. We are creatures of light that were put here on Earth to rule it with kindness & grace. To have domain over all the Earth & its inhabitants is a powerful privilege & a sacred responsibility granted to humans for the purposes of harmony, health, wholeness & balance…not for the abuse of agriculture, animals & the elements… for the sole purpose of greed. That is unacceptable behavior on our part, as humans. I think we should seriously reconsider our approach to the acceptance of a dictatorship like this, endorsing false principles that the “powers that be” deem correct, proper, & honorable. There is NOTHING honorable in the murdering of an innocent creature. Nothing manly about eating a lifeless piece of dead flesh on a plate.

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The acceptable belief that it is ethical to chemically induce, mass produce & then slaughter millions beyond millions of animals daily in our world, for justification’s dynamic duo of: unnatural mass human overconsumption & the almighty dollar……..Is not only absurd, but diabolical.

Yes, you heard me…..DIABOLICAL.

di·a·bol·i·cal

dīəˈbälək(ə)l/

Belonging to or so evil as to recall the Devil.

“his diabolical cunning” “his diabolical plans”

synonyms:

devilish, fiendish, satanic, demonic, demoniacal, hellish, infernal, evil,

wicked, ungodly, unholy.

You would have to be complete evil to harm this beautiful animal for only the purpose of self-gratification & material gain1399673924_eeec39dad5_zHence: Diabolical.

It’s WRONG.

Just like child abuse, just like rape, just like child pornography, just like human trafficking, just like slavery, just like terrorism, just like every single criminal act man’s government condemns. Animals have rights too. And the only thing that separates us from them, is the human ability to think about what we are thinking about. We are conscious creatures with the ability to choose, the freedom of will as they say. Just because every other species doesn’t have that feature, doesn’t make them less than valuable or lower their worth with regard to the eco-system. The fact that they have no free will, is actually more honorable, because all that really means, is that they have already passed through the gate of spiritual evolution, & now are in complete unflawed alignment with Universal law. They don’t need to think about it….they just act on the instinct of the higher mind for the good of all beings. period. No complexity in that, no drama, no argument, no resistance, just natural unadulterated freedom & flow. They are woven perfectly into the Divine design from the minute they are born to the minute they die. There is no such thing as malice or greed or hatred within the animal kingdom.

Humans were essentially endowed with the freedom of will & choice, for the sole purpose for us to have a dominant noble rulership over the Earth and all its inhabitants in a most harmonious zen-like fashion for the holy sole purpose of serving the greater good, the highest good of not only humanity, but nature, life & all of the Earth & it’s creatures.

People make excuses. People act like we NEED the protein that dead flesh contains. Or that we need the omega 3’s or the Iron, zinc or Vit D or calcium, in milk, eggs & seafood. But it’s NOT TRUTH.

mommys-milkWe can get all those nutritional benefits 100 fold from a plant based diet. Period. No argument. No excuse.

Below is a list of Dairy-Free Alternatives. Read this excellent informative article on Milk replacement here>Vegan How To: Replacing Dairy Milk

  1. Soy milk
  2. Almond milk
  3. Hemp milk
  4. Oat milk
  5. Coconut milk
  6. Rice milk
  7. Almond-coconut milk
  8. Quinoa Milk
  9. Flax milk

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People tend to call Vegans weird, or hippies, or they stereotype vegetarians as a weaker, less dominant brand of humans. But that’s all bullshit. Stereotypes & labels are such an injustice to the breed of people that are brave enough to change their habits by practicing a good bit of old-fashioned self-discipline, & who are brazen enough to stand up for what is our moral & ethical duty as human beings walking upon this earth. These people are leaders, good examples, shining representations of what a true good human looks like. Don’t let any false prophet bully your mind to the contrary. We were put here to protect & serve animals just as we would do for each other. To behave in a manner that is anything less is sheer corruption, not to mention a most severe violation to the cardinal rule of Divine countenance…”Treat others as you would want to be treated.” Luke 6:31 & Matthew 7:12.

Don’t you dare tell me that if Jesus showed up on this Earth today in a suit & tie with a great haircut….he wouldn’t be in the form of a top notch RockStar NYC Attorney with one bad-ass entourage for the representation of Animal Rights Activists. What would Jesus do? Fucking bring them all down in a Court of Law…til bills were passed, new laws were made & enforced in every state & district, slaughter houses were all shut down & the factory farming industry was put out of its misery. The death houses would no longer exist, the ghosts of all the slaughtered animals would be free to ascend into the light, no longer would we be spraying massive chemicals on endless fields of wheat & corn & vegetation for the purpose of feeding the over population of farm animals. The Agriculture Industry (Agribusiness) would be flipped upside down & local organic family farms would be restored back to good health if that is even possible. Our whole economy would revolutionize, & the hedonistic meat industry would be ostracized accordingly. The media would be compelled to tell the truth. Genetically modified foods would cease to exist because the chemicals would no longer be legal. There would be a significant economic boost from the natural organic vegan/vegetarian market, fresh produce & products. The energy & vibratory frequency of our planet would rise, reboot, rebalance & realign naturally. We would minimize sickness, disease, ADHD, depression, suicide, crime, war, addiction, abuse, violence, sin, sickness, & death. We would revolutionize the planet & elevate our human consciousness & status to a whole new next level. the greenhouse effect & global warming epidemic would subside & so would obesity, stress, unrest, imbalance, laziness, conflict, mental & physical illness.We would be a happier healthier better more brilliant race. Period.

That’s admirable, wouldn’t you agree? I would love to be able to say to my grandchildren’s children, that I lived in a generation that changed the whole game here on Earth, & I am proud to have been an integral participant in the movement to save the planet.

Seriously, Jesus needs to show back up here. We could use a modern spin on the whole outdated religious ruse of faulty, backward creeds & codes built on fear & control. We need a new example to follow, some new witty quotes to toss around, some new codes & creeds to model ourselves after & pass on to our children… that don’t take a big giant heavy misunderstood book to prove, called “Bible.” A fresh clear explanation of things that hasn’t been translated countless times in 70 different languages, through a whisper down the lane formula that constantly is misinterpreted in every possible way imaginable.

Maybe, I will just write one. The New Bible….channeled by JZapp….from the higher dimensions.

in·cu·bus
ˈiNGkyəbəs/
noun
  1. a male demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women.
    • a cause of distress or anxiety.
      “debt is a big incubus in developing countries”
    • archaic
      a nightmare.
The insidious industrial incubus of factory farming & unnatural food mass production has been fucking us while we have been sleeping, for far too long.
I am awake now, are you??
copyright2017 by JZapparelli

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