" So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
"
by Veronica Shoffstall, “Comes the Dawn” (via larmoyante)

(via lowtide-voyage)

Anonymous inquired Omg Chelsea I have to confess yesterday I ate no food. I had 15 delicious nutritious smoothies I just can't help myself sometimes 😂 should I be eating things instead little bit confused! Stay beautiful inside and out lovely!xx

So you drank 15 smoothies but ate no food?

Well at least that is better than nothing! I mean smoothies have some substance.

HOWEVER
I do not think this is an okay thing to do regularly, like you should aim to eat 3 meals and 2-3 snacks a day. And you can have smoothies as part of meals or as part of snacks… but not all you eat. You can’t possibly get all the nutrients you need just from smoothies alone, I’m afraid. I know what you’re saying, I love smoothies. But still, ain’t going to do us any good by only having smoothies.

Lots of love xxx

Anonymous inquired Hey girl I'm so sorry to hear about your friends! - it sounds silly and I'm sure your not like this bit our lifestyle choices can make a huge impact on matters such as our diets ect and sometimes people have to find it difficult to adapt to them and kind fin our types of diests obsessive when they don't understand and then again as we are passionate about it can seem the stereotypical "preachy" however real friends shouldn't be like that tbh! Hope it works out okay lovely!xxx

Hey honey, thanks for being so sweet.

Sadly all of these people are health concious, and most of them are vegan themselves. So they eat exactly the same way I do. So unfortunately your answer might not be right for this situation.

I really appreciate you trying to help me feel better though. You’re so absolutely wonderful and I can’t thank you enough xxxx

Anonymous inquired Hey! could you explain the difference in 'smoking point' of oils? If an oil has a high smoking point does that mean it's better for cooking/baking because it doesn't burn so easily? I don't get it.

Hey!

So yes, you want to (for cooking especially like frying etc.) want to use an oil that has a high smoking (or flash) point, such as coconut oil or some other oils such as macadamia nut oil or sesame oil. Avocado oil has the highest smoke point.

What high smoking point oils do is when it comes to high temperature cooking, it is free of radicals and toxins that are poisonous to our bodies. HOWEVER, olive oils etc. are very valuable in our diets, but used at very low temperature cooking and as salad dressings/ tossed through meals at the end, so you do not exceed their smoke point. Because if you do, they can produce toxins which are harmful to your body.

You want the Omega 3’s that olive oils can provide, so don’t not have them in your diet. But look to alternative oils that will not harm your body when cooked for your high temperature cooking. xxxxx

Anonymous inquired May I ask why you cook with coconut oil?

Because
a) it doesn’t go bad when you use it at high temperatures, so deep frying and frying with it is a good idea. I use olive oil or vegetable oils in non-high temperature purposes (like salad dressings etc.) but coconut oil doesn’t go rancid so it is better for you in that sense
b) I like the taste.

:)

Lately, I have struggled with feeling very friendless. I feel like people I considered friends are trying to escape me, they never have the time to catch up with me and they seem very distant. And it seems the people who live far away want to spend time with me, which is unfortunate considering distance is an issue.

I see these people who don’t have time to catch up with me catching up between themselves, and it’s made me really depressed. I’m not sure what it is I have done wrong, or why they don’t seem to like me, but it honestly has made me feel so terrible.

Luckily enough, a few bright stars in my life have shown me that if people are making me feel this way, I need to just let it go. Because I don’t deserve those kinds of terrible feelings. I deserve to feel good and loved.

So I’m trying to not look into it anymore. However, it is a struggle. Especially when it is in your face like our modern technological world is. I can’t really escape it. But maybe if I can’t figure out why they don’t like me, I just need to stop fighting it or trying to fix it and just accept it. I’m not worthy of their friendship, and maybe that’s all there is to it.

Anonymous inquired Holy shit please please give the recipe for the French toast you posted on insta mk love you xoxox

It is on my blog you sweet thing :)

aspoonfulofchelsea.blogspot.com.au xxxxx

The biggest mistake I ever made was not going to bed at a reasonable hour.

Every single night.

Anonymous inquired hi :) can you please tell me how to stir-fry with coconut oil? because I tried scooping like a teaspoon out and it's like rock solid... so am I suppose to scoop the amount I want out and then melt it (via microwave) to use for stir-fry? or can I just plop the solid coconut oil into the pan for it to melt first and then stir-fry? thanks :)

Hi! Well I generally just put it in an already hot pan from shovelling it out of the bottle with a spoon and it melts away in the pan, like you suggested as your last option :) xxxx

Just a reminder I care about every single one of you, and if I can help you or answer a question you want to know the answer to, I’m here for you 100%. I want nothing more than to serve you all in any shape or form necessary.

I care so much. And I believe you’re all wonderful and you deserve to feel the same.