Tempeh Reuben in Ann Arbor

I went to The Lunch Room in Ann Arbor. The seemed like the “best” vegan restaurant in town (after doing a Foursquare and Yelp search). I was looking for somewhere with good food, but also relatively healthy. I found them on social media, because they have good looking fan-posted images and their reviews overall seemed positive.

I got the Tempeh Reuben (I’ve been a fan of good tempeh reubens for the past couple of years).

And… it didn’t disappoint. THICK-CUT, homemade rye bread, with (no sugar added) slow caramelized onion… and sumptuous tempeh! Yum!


The Lunch Room is a highly recommended place to eat vegan food in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Here is a photo of the inside:


And… the beautiful terrace, outside of The Lunch Room:



I’ll definitely be coming back the next time I am in Ann Arbor!!

How To Live A Life Of Your Own Design

Look around. We are all living a life of quiet desperation. We all have hopes, dreams, and desires that we secretly want to achieve in this Iworld.

We feel we are special. We feel we are different. We feel we are on a unique path, and just around the corner from something “big”.

Each and every one of us. The desire for greatness is a human need. Part of the human condition. We are making due with today, because we know that we are “almost” there. We are waiting.

Everyone feels this: we want to be noticed, we want to chase our dreams, we refuse to give up or settle for anything less than we “deserve”.

We are driven and hard-wired for greatness. We want to go out and do great things, we want to touch the lives of other people. Deep down inside, we want everyone to reach their goals.

Attention! We are not competing against eachother here. We are here to serve eachother. The drive to be “unique” is very personal; it’s a very cherished idea of ourselves that we have. We feel we are significant individuals. And we are.

We all are. In fact, the more personal, individual and significant our thoughts are, the more they are likely to be Universal in nature.

What I mean is this. Say you want to live a life of “Freedom”. Say you want to live a life of “Peace”, a life of filled with “Joy”. Say your want to experience the feeling of being cared for and in alignment with the “Flow” all that is…

All this is possible for YOU.

Understand that “The more personal the desire the more Universal”. That means the deeper you hold something and believe in it, the more likely others are to be holding, believing in and desiring similar things, or RESULTS in their lives.

Let me say that again: “The more personal an ambition, the more likely it is that other people hold a similar ambition”.

So when you see other people want to be heard, to be loved, to be held, to be helped… YOU know how that feels. The more you see somebody striving with PASSION to achieve their dreams, the more YOU know how that feels.

Get out of your own way here. There is no more need to protect yourself. When you help others achieve their goals in life, you are calling on the Universe to give way for your dreams, desires and ambition to come true in your life. By helping others you are lighting your own spark.

See in the faces, eyes, body language, emotions, and behavior of those around you the YEARNING for FREEDOM. See in everyone around you the DESIRE to live a life filled with passion, with zest, with zeal.

You are not alone here. Everyone around you feels the same thing you do. You are a magnetic-vibrational-kinesthetic-mutlti-dimentional BEING. You are life, light, and BEAUTY itself. You ARE the STUFF that dreams are made of. Your very essence is the perfume, the love, the aether of the infinite, timeless realm the of that which we call “God”. You are the creator, and also the “Created”. Now, go forth into the world with this newfound (remembered) wisdom– and SEE THE LIGHT in others. See the potential in others. Allow yourself to be carried away in the possibly of others reaching and experiencing GREATNESS.

Greatness is not a quality by birth. Greatness is something you become. Something you are remembered as. Believe in your dream. Take massive action in yourself. Continually ask yourself WHY you are doing what you are doing. In the end, this will be about WHO YOU BECOME…

Now is the time for the journey. Accept yourself as you are today. Focus on where you want to go. Figure out a way to get there.

You can do it! You will do it! What do YOU want? Go get it.

How To Eat Healthy at Work and While Traveling

Tomorrow I am getting up for a long day at work, and then I am traveling on a train for 5 hours, from Chicago to Detroit. I will wake up at 5:25am and will get to Michigan at 1am. Needless to say: LONG DAY.

How will I stay healthy, focused and energized for this long day?

In the video below I show you what I will be eating over the course of the day, and why it makes sense (nutritionally) as the PERFECT FUEL for the day I will be going through:


I will also be drinking lots of water, as well as mostly likely a fair share of organic green tea. (by fair share I mean, probably about a liter or more over the course of the day!).

Will definitely be carrying a bag of raw, sprouted, dehydrated almonds with me, too (forgot to mention that – I love the ones by “Living Intentions“, they are an awesome, healthy snack!).





I think I made the best vegan burger ever…

and there’s video evidence to prove that it happened:


I finally laid my hand on Kite Hill Cheese (YES! Vegan cheese… like for real for real).

These burgers were amazing… here are some delicious photos for you:

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Served with a local kale salad (hemp seeds, turmeric, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, himalayan salt, black pepper, nama shoyu).

BURGER = Ezekiel sprouted grain bun, kite hill cheese, no-bull (sundried-tomato and spinach) vegan burger, kite hill cheese, red onion, heirloom tomato, butter lettuce, organicville chili sauce, black pepper, fresh local basil…


OMG, WOW, seriously the best.