Race Recap: The Cul-de-Sac 5k Series 

Just like the Ashland Half Marathon, this is another super hot summer race that I love to hate! And just like last year’s rebranding of the Patrick Henry Half to the Ashland Half made me sign up to run for the new swag, the promise of a pair of Goodr sunglasses was just enough temptationContinue reading “Race Recap: The Cul-de-Sac 5k Series “

Comfort Movies: Legally Blonde

Yes, I know. How ironic that a blonde would love this movie? Yet another underdog story, Elle Woods becomes the unlikely hero for underestimated women everywhere! My friend Sarah and I can quote virtually every line from this movie, which we often did while on training runs during marathon season. They would come out ofContinue reading “Comfort Movies: Legally Blonde”

Vegan Carrot Apple Cole Slaw

Are you looking for a more creative version of the traditional cole slaw? Something both sweet and tangy? With the crunch and sweetness of apple, the creaminess of the mayo, the bite of red onion and spicy mustard, and the acidity of apple cider vinegar, this is a tasty summer side dish and a greatContinue reading “Vegan Carrot Apple Cole Slaw”

A Story about Chickens

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may remember that I used to keep chickens. I really enjoyed their company. It was partly because of my experience with them that I went vegan.  When I first started keeping chickens, I was still eating them. My husband became heavily immersed in the CrossFitContinue reading “A Story about Chickens”

Simple Air Fried Tofu

The air fryer is an appliance everyone should have in their kitchen. Mine is the Cuisinart that is readily available at Costco. Not only does it air fry, but it’s also a toaster, oven, and convection oven. We are on our second one. Our first lasted a few months past its third birthday. The warranty,Continue reading “Simple Air Fried Tofu”

Burn the White Flag

Waking up to day 3 in a post-Roe America is surreal. I had another piece on this topic prepared for today, but it didn’t seem very cohesive, so I started again. Since Friday, I have felt so many different emotions: humiliation, panic, rage, numbness, complete and utter sorrow, and reliving my childhood assault once again.Continue reading “Burn the White Flag”

Sometimes it’s the little things…

For the past 2 weeks, I’ve been working a lot of hours in a different department at my hospital. I’m normally in inpatient rehab, but I’ve been spending a lot of time in acute care. It’s a great change of pace, and the crew in that department is super helpful and so friendly! The otherContinue reading “Sometimes it’s the little things…”

Vegan Overnight Oats

Now that summer is here, it might be nice to have some cold breakfast meals that don’t include cereal that comes from a box! As a vegetarian, I used to make overnight oats frequently in the warmer months, and so I decided to veganize my basic recipe, with a few add ins! The new additions?Continue reading “Vegan Overnight Oats”