Meatless Diva

I have read and followed tons of different blogs.  Most of them, (if not all the ones I follow) always seem to focus more on the negativity and downsides of weight loss and eating healthy.  Sure, we all have “down” days but on those down days, you have to pick yourself up, be creative and turn it into positivity.

And then it hit me.

I am The Meatless Diva.  I am eating meatless while trying to look a little more meatless.

It’s not a site about Vegans/Animal Rights/Doing it my way or the highway.  Instead it’s about my thoughts, experiences, opinions all rolled into one on eating healthy, getting fit, finding fashion and style (believe me, I lack fashion and style – I am the tee shirt / jeans gal) and the positivity in it all…. in a city that once trumped on America’s fattest cities.

Little personal tidbits: I am in my mid 30s, female (obviously hence the diva).  I am fortunate enough to own my business so I can work whenever and wherever. I deal in antique collectibles and I am on the go a lot. There really shouldn’t be any excuse why I shouldn’t be fit – I have all the time in the world – I am just horrible at managing it!

 Why meatless: I decided to embark giving up meat and processed foods after watching Forks Over Knives, Food, Inc. and Fat Sick and Nearly Dead and learning that my idol Bob Harper is a Veg as well. There’s also a long standing history of diabetes and heat disease in my family and I didn’t want to end up the next statistic for any of them. Never have I been so inspired yet terrified all at the same time 🙂

I come from a long line of PA Dutch, German and Hungarian style cooking.  We love our pies, cookies and kiffles and boy do we ever love meat and noodle dishes!

All I can say is –

challenge accepted.

The Meatless Diva

And by the way, I am in no way shape or form a real diva by definition 🙂

I am not a doctor.  I am not a dietician or  a nutritionist or anything with a degree for that matter. So please, always consult a professional before making any changes into your diet and exercise routine.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. courtneyhensleekresha
    May 09, 2012 @ 17:32:09

    I might be a little in love with you 🙂 I clicked on your blog post only to find that you have the same format as mine and I thought it was taking me back to my own page.

    As another woman in my mid 30’s who tries to keep up with VERY similar things, I look forward to taking a break to hang out with you here and peer into your world. Awesomely, I also just started only using my own homemade scrubs and no soap on my body. I make and sell a facescrub as my primary product, but my favorite are the scrubs.

    keep writing!


    • themeatlessdiva
      May 10, 2012 @ 01:09:34

      haha well thanks, I appreciate it! I am glad you enjoyed visiting here and I hope you keep returning! 🙂 Do you have a site for your products? I love trying out new products! I am tired of using stuff on my skin that I cannot pronounce and I figured since I eat as close to nature as i can get, I may as well be as close to nature on my skin as possible 🙂

      The Meatless Diva


  2. courtneyhensleekresha
    May 10, 2012 @ 13:33:50

    I blog about my stuff here

    and they can be purchased here

    The motto should always be that you wouldn’t put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t put in your mouth! The skin is one giant mouth. My face wash has been selling very well and I felt a little crazy for trying to sell it because it’s just one of those things that, as a home chef, i developed for myself and my own skin. I have never looked back. The only thing I have bought for my face in the last ten years is expensive natural anti-aging things on days I suddenly poorly about myself (we are susceptible to marketing sometimes :-/ ). My partner recently moved to Denver and forgot to take her facewash with her. After two weeks without it, her cystic acne returned and she said, “man I forgot what it was like before I started using it and really took it for granted that there was just always more in a jar somewhere in the house.” Even I would have no idea what my skin would be like without it. But I do know I have my mother’s skin and I would likely have pitted skin that never stops breaking out at any age. Sorry to go on and on about it. It just feels wonderful that my week has been filled with love letters for something I am doing thats helping people. I plan to start posting articles about skin care from the inside out also.

    Your blog is fabulous and I will keep pouring through it. I also write a food and poetry and whatever I am feeling blog at There are some really fin recipes on there that I have developed after being veggie for 15 years. My personal favorite is “taco shmeat”. It’s all veggie based with no store bought meat substitutes and it comes out like pulled pork (or so I am told by meat-eating fans). There is also a really amazing recipe for vegan queso. I make it by the vat over here and it goes within a couple of days as no one can stop eating. It’s a great way to feel like you are getting some cheese without any guilt or the other side effects of dairy.

    Bon apetite!!!


    • themeatlessdiva
      May 11, 2012 @ 01:07:39

      Don’t worry about rambling – I do it all the time – it’s partly why I started blogging – I have a lot to say about a lot lol. I just followed your one blog and now I am going to follow the other and add them both to my blog roll. You’re products seem great and I am going to check them out – but I have to ask why the hydra something or other acid?! I have really sensitive skin so I have to be careful what goes on it 🙂
      I agree with don’t put on your skin what you wouldn’t put in your mouth. I may have to borrow that line in my next beauty blog post. 🙂
      I LOVE new recipes so I will have to make some of yours – provided they have no faux meat in them as I don’t eat any faux meats! I love the fact that you are a vegger and that you are careful what you do to your skin as well- it’s great to talk to like minded people 🙂
      Feel free to also email me (themeatlessdiva at – i used at instead of @ so I don’t get spammed) as well! I will be sure that when I make your recipes to link to you btw 🙂
      The Meatless Diva


      • courtneyhensleekresha
        May 11, 2012 @ 02:45:16

        The hyaluronic acid serum is really just a moisturizer and helps to plump up the skin a little. It is something that should optimally be taken internally to improve skin health. It is a natural substance in our skin that tends to break down with age. I used it this morning to take my make-up off actually. I am considering making a simpler aloe vera and oatmeal gel nightly face serum without all the fancy collagen and hyaluronic acid. It was nice and gentle around my eyes this morning and some people may not care for the fancier ingredients 🙂

        I look forward to using your posts on my blog two.

        Sister Blogger,

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