Caramelized Onion, Arugula, and Cherry Tomato Pizza

September 30, 2011

Can you tell I’ve been eating a lot of vegan dishes lately? I have. But not because I want to be vegan…

There is nothing wrong with being vegan, I’d just rather be a Lori that eats vegan meals, vegetarian meals, Paleo meals, and has fun with food.

Eating a certain type of way does not define a person, or at least shouldn’t. Who cares if someone doesn’t eat gluten? Who cares if they don’t eat grains? It’s not who they are, it’s what they eat.

There are many times I have considered myself a label in the diet-world. I was raw-vegan for a while. Then I was Paleo. Each time I placed a certain emphasis on who I was based on what I ate.

With that label, a huge ladder was erected and I was to stay at the top of that ladder as high up and for as long as possible.

What I mean is that placing a label can sometimes do more harm than good. Sometimes. For my personal experience, when “I’m Paleo” I feel pressure to only eat Paleo, being loyal to other Paleo eaters, almost not conversing with the non-Paleo followers. Maybe it’s just my weird, twisted mind placing all these unspoken rules. Or maybe there are others out there who feel the same way.

I have definitely tried out many ways of eating, each have been awesome learning experiences to figure out what may work, what may not. But I always find that after a few months I’m down in energy again, feeling a bit unbalanced, and pressure to stay with that label.

If you’re in the same boat, struggling to figure out which “label” you might fit into, how about try taking away the noun.

Replace that noun with an adjective. Take away the phrase, I am vegan, and replace it with, I eat vegan meals. Works in my head and leaves all the labels and stigma and rules out of eating.

Alright, now that I’m done preaching (probably to the choir), I’ve got a recipe to share.

If you’re avoiding dairy products and today your wanting to try a fun, new vegan recipe and meal, here’s a pizza you’ll have to try.

 

 

So, that’s my pizza of choice. It was actually pretty darn good. Not fantastic as it could be, but pretty good. Worth making again with added spices to the crust to jazz it up a bit. And I’m working on a Paleo pizza crust recipe… soon!

What’s on your pizza?

How do you eat? Are you what you eat or how you eat?? Or are you just you… eating well?

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Sarah September 30, 2011 at 8:56 AM

Admittedly, I started following your blog because of some of your paleo desserts (probably got here from dessertstalker haha). And honestly I was a little disappointed when I started seeing more non-paleo stuff, but I still enjoy reading the things you say. Especially that we should replace the locution “I am x” with “I eat x-style” meals. Depending on one’s motivations for eating a certain way, identifying your person with a way of eating can be more or less problematic. But ANYWAY, hope you eat something yummy today. = D

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