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  • I’ve been asked several times why and how did I become a vegetarian. When I started my journey to healthy and sustainable living, I stopped meat first. Then, I started to eliminate other unhealthy food......

  • Holidays are near! YAY! Although we choose not to celebrate most holidays, I do look forward to holiday cheer. Just the whole environment around the holidays makes me happy! First up, Halloween. I’m a very......

  • I can not believe Thanksgiving is this week! I had every intention of uploading all these recipes last week to leave a week to prepare and grab all the ingredients. But you see how my......

  • You guys know I’m all about the newest trends in wellness. I don’t bandwagon often, but when I do, I gotta put you guys on! New trends get me excited! & celery juice is at......

  • Bread pudding also known as ‘Budin’ is another traditional Puerto Rican dessert. This is a perfect dish to make for a large crowd and could even be served for breakfast. I try not to add......

  • When I first went vegetarian, my mom was determined to find a ground beef alternative. She started to invent a bunch of recipes using chickpeas! This one is my favorite. Chickpeas have about 2.5 grams......

  • Coquito is the best part of the holidays. Seriously, even before I was legally able to drink, my mom used to take a couple of cups out before she added the Bacardi for my brother......

  • Cultural appropriation is when someone takes certain elements or aspects from another culture without the consent of people who belong to that culture. There is a very thin line between appropriation and appreciation. Let’s dive......

  • Visiting Thailand was an amazing experience! I had initially planned to surprise Ray for graduating, but it is nearly impossible to surprise this guy, seriously, I try every year haha. Anyway, I know that most......

  • One of the vitamins that I include in my Care Of packet, is Turmeric! This little yellow-colored spice is a powerhouse to say the least! Here are some great benefits of turmeric and ideas on......



Hi everyone! I’m Leslie, welcome to Hips & Hustle; my space to talk about everything from plant-based living, traveling on a budget, to my wild nursing career!


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