A couple of years ago, I either didn’t have any breakfast or I had a coffee with a croissant. I didn’t really pay attention to it. Since I started to cut the meat, I realized I needed to eat better throughout the day to feel more energy. During 2020 lockdown, after spending so many months at home, my breakfast routine started to change. These are … Continue reading My vegan breakfast
So December 2020 was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, but not in a negative way. I created the Worldpress account on a Saturday and by Sunday I had the website live. I started to write very personal posts, I felt like a fucking machine. I guess that´s what its like to feel inspired. All sort of things were coming out, like stories from 10 … Continue reading Get out of your comfort zone
DECEMBER 14th 2020 After thinking about it for ever, I decided that I was going to finish 2020 with my cannabis kit. It took me a while to find the one I wanted and that I could afford. I finally placed the order. I received 3 big boxes, got everything out and got a bit worried as this was definitely out of my comfort zone. … Continue reading Figuring out how to set up my Cannabis Kit
During weekends in Barcelona only essential stores are open. The lockdown is getting more strict here. There´s not much to do socially speaking anymore. I´ve been very active lately with my collages. This one was done in 1 day. I started on Friday night and finished it today, Saturday afternoon. Continue reading What to do when you are in lockdown again
I´m obsessed with my pantry, for real. I recycle all of my glass jars, and sometimes recycle the packaging of the food as well. I cut the name of it and I tape it on the jar. I like having a combination of different things in my pantry, so I add different types of food easily and fast. I add a teaspoon of my mix … Continue reading My pantry obsession – Shelf one
I’m talking about something very specific, our friend who visits us every month. Each time is different, some months I don’t have any pain, my emotions are in place and some months is a Greek tragedy. January feels that way. The physical pain is bearable, but my emotions are out of balance. I feel like nothing makes sense and is really hard to leave my … Continue reading It’s difficult being a woman
In my pantry I have different types of flours, is fun to try the same recipe with different ingredients and compare. Making easy pizza -1 cup of whole grain flour with 1/4 cup of rye flour. -1 cup of water. -1 teaspoon of crashed seeds -1 teaspoon of salt. Let it rest for half an hour. After kneading the dough, I put it in the … Continue reading Mixing my left-overs of flour – Vegan pizza and vegan naan
What I´m talking about is when you meet someone you like and things look to flow well. You get a bit excited and I´m all in when it comes to fantasize my entire life with that person. I have a big imagination. On the outside, I will never admit this. I don´t show myself as someone who needs anyone. However, in my fantasies, I do. … Continue reading The process of cutting him off
So these are 3 meals on a road, I cook for 1 person and usually in small portions. Vegan Lunch Finally I found some vegan sausages! It is made of soy and wheat. I was too excited about it! I´m a huge fan of the griller. I grilled zucchini, garlic, vegan sausage and some whole grain bread with hummus and vegan cheese on it. I … Continue reading My vegan lunch, dinner and lunch again…
Is very cold in Barcelona and we are in lockdown again. I used to feel guilty if I stayed in the whole weekend, but now I have the perfect excuse. This collage has been “on hold” for months, because from one collage, 2 more were created! First, I taped a piece of cardboard on the wall. This was recycle from the packaging from my protein … Continue reading Rainy freezing Saturday during a third lockdown
Of course, that when I’m not high I´m much faster and sharp, but overall I can manage to do anything. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t drive or put myself or others at risk. But I talk about the everyday routines, walks, cooking, cleaning, doing my collages, doing laundry. All those activities that you know by heart already. However, sometimes I wonder how much weed … Continue reading I´m a highly-functional smoker
These are also flour and gluten free! It got my attentions because it has turmeric. The recipe today came from https://www.asaucykitchen.com/turmeric-snack-bites/ I mixed all these ingredients: 1/2 cup crushed walnuts 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1 cup of shredded medjool dates 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder Scoop out 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll into little balls. … Continue reading Vegan Snacks for today
I try to keep it simple but with nutritional value, making sure I´m getting vitamins, minerals and vegan protein. A lunch for me would be something like this: First I grilled firm tofu with onion, and zucchini. On a separate pan I toasted a piece of rye bread. I cut some cherries and cucumber. I used parsley to season the onions and garlic, white pepper … Continue reading Quick Ideas for Vegan Food and Vegan Protein
So today I was going back to work after the Christmas holidays. I was having mix feelings. On one hand I was happy to go back, but on the other hand I was feeling super lazy. Is very cold in Barcelona. Who doesn’t love staying in bed in winter? This is the first time ever I have a part time job and I’m definitely underpay. … Continue reading Starting 2021
I never wanted to tell my parents I was molested when I was a child. I tried to protect them from the pain. A therapist once asked me: “Who was protecting young Cata love when the abuse was happening?”. I was the child and they were the adults. She said I kept inverting the roles. I kept it as a secret for so many years. … Continue reading Blogging is saving me thousands on therapy
Today I was down when I woke up. It was difficult to get out of bed. I was hungry, but I couldn’t move. I was cuddling Apolo and it felt so good I wanted to last forever. I had that feeling of sadness and laziness. I just wanted to stay in a horizontal position all day long. One therapist once said to me “Don´t let … Continue reading Horizonal position
Among other things that are new in my life, I’m also starting to grow my own indoors cannabis. I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing, every step forward takes longer cause I need to watch tutorials for everything. There are some accomplishments thought: I was able to set up the tent and set up the ventilation system by myself. Setting up the extractor was … Continue reading Kitlandia needs help
January 1st Today I needed something sweet. I´m trying to save money, so instead of buying more things, I took a look at my pantry and mixed what I had. I ended up making cookies with chocolate chips and nuts, some delicious vegan sweets. Every time I try a different recipe, as I have different types of flours, nuts, flavours and textures in general. Today … Continue reading Ideas for Vegan Snacks
No idea how this year will be. Is a different world and my life is different as well. It will take a while until we go back to the “normal life” , but what if that life never comes back? Before the pandemic I always had this feeling that something was going to happen. The world was becoming more and more fucked up, it was … Continue reading Welcome 2021
It´s the third year on a road. Since I settled down in Barcelona in 2017. Prior to Bcn, I have always spent New Years with roommates, co-workers, in parties. There were always people involved. There´s a beauty in having this privacy. Usually New Years are kind of emotional for me. Not in a way bad, but I get more introvert. This year have made changes … Continue reading I actually like spending New Years by myself
If you check out the post “The night I got fucked up in Tahoe” you will know that back in 2007, I spent a night in prison in California, USA for public intoxication. I was released around 8am on a Sunday, with no money, no keys, no id, no phone, apparently I had nothing on me when I was detained. It looks like a got … Continue reading 9 am date after spending the night in prison
Don´t judge me, I never said I was a perfect vegan. There´s a supermarket that sells affordable vegan cheese that satisfies my needs, however…. sometimes I open the fridge and the non-vegan cheese calls my name. It doesn´t happen often, but I think is nice to be honest about it. When I´m a bit down and things don´t make sense, is difficult to continue to … Continue reading Sometimes I steal my roommate´s cheese….
It was 2011, after being heartbroken, I was too emotionally drained to pack my bags and leave again. So I stayed in my home country for a year and a half. I rented an apartment in Palermo, Buenos Aires with one of my best friends. He was gay and called me “his marida”. I worked for almost a year in an HR job and things … Continue reading The time I had a gun pointed at my head and I was still fired from the fucking Coffee Chain
If if was difficult to find a partner pre-pandemic, how difficult is it going to be post-pandemic? Don´t you feel lonely sometimes? Is always me against the world, but I wonder how would it feel if it was us? Maybe we should start dating with a mask on. But did you notice how much of a difference it makes when you can see someone´s full … Continue reading Are we now dating with a mask on?
I know there´s many cat lovers who will agree with me and share the feeling. I absolutely love cats. Everything about them is beautiful. Their faces, their eyes, their paws and tail, their bodies, the elegance when they move. In a second, I feel love for any cat I put my eyes on it. No one else has that effect on me, so why not … Continue reading Perfection exists on the face of a cat
Young Cata love was raised in Argentina, a country that is well-known for its high-quality meat. I loved eating meat, the taste, the texture, the barbecue experience with your friends and family. It wasn´t something that I planned or even picture for myself. It was something that happened throughout my life experiences, my travelling, and my own personal need to contribute to a better world. … Continue reading My vegan journey
Today is December 25th of 2020. Due to Covid 19, for the last couple of months we have a mandatory lockdown from 10pm to 6am. Yesterday it was December 24th and the government allowed us to be back at 1am. I always spent Christmas with my Spanish family, but this year I spent it with friends. I cooked a very nice vegan dinner: seitan with … Continue reading Barcelona has changed…
This year has been different for sure, not just for me, but for the world. I finished 2019 with hopes that 2020 would be better, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. For many people it has been a nightmare, lost of families and friends, lost of their business, and the lost of hope in general. For me it has been different, but … Continue reading Christmas day 2020
I started this year being on the edge of an emotional breakdown. I had a corporate job that I worked really hard to get. It was the job that I thought would be my dream job. I actually hated everything about it. Back on January 2020, I was trying really hard not to show my disappointment at work and I’m a good actress. It was … Continue reading January 2020 versus December 2020
I know this guy for 2 or 3 years. He works at one of my cannabis clubs. Every time I went to the club, I looked at him closely. He is tall and very thin. At the beginning what I noticed the most was how heavily tattooed he was: his neck, his head, his hands. Whenever I stopped by the club I wondered if he … Continue reading Why is it so difficult to connect?
It was 2006, I was 25 years old. It was my second season at the Ski Resort in California. I loved my job, loved the people, I was happy. There was this ski instructor at work. He was English, but was born in Hong Kong and he always called himself “Chino M”. I didn´t work as an instructor, I worked in Admin, therefore, I used … Continue reading “The Chino M”
I´m 39 years old and I do not need human babies in my life. Don´t get me wrong, I love kids, they are cute, innocent, fun, but I don´t need to have one of my own. I look at my cat and he gives me all the love I need. Is difficult to understand why some women think that the only way of being complete … Continue reading What if my cat satisfies my maternal instinct?