Comfort Baking Part 2: Vegan Apple Spice Bread

When my soul feels troubled, I turn to activities that comfort me. The first is running. This morning, I spent a meditative run thinking about the injustices in our world. I ran for Ahmaud Arbery. He was murdered while out on a run in his own neighborhood. We should not be hunted down and killedContinue reading “Comfort Baking Part 2: Vegan Apple Spice Bread”

Finding Fitness Motivation: Pandemic Edition

I recently revisited my post from February about finding motivation. I wrote that post knowing that the novelty of our New Year’s resolutions was likely fading, evident by the smaller crowds at the gym. Well, now that we don’t have the gym, how do we find motivation to exercise? And where do we look forContinue reading “Finding Fitness Motivation: Pandemic Edition”

Growing Food: Sprouts

Do you want to start a little project that is both super fun, provides fast results, is kid friendly, and delivers delicious, nutritious, edible results?  This is for you. I’m talking about growing sprouts. I have always been a fan of this nutty, flavorful addition to salads and sandwiches. Sprout, veggie, and hummus sandwich? Yes,Continue reading “Growing Food: Sprouts”

Gardening in 2020: Sustainability is Chic Again!

Who is experiencing anxiety when going grocery shopping right now? I’m definitely in this camp! Surveying empty shelves is panic inducing. Who has lots of time on their hands at home right now? Yup. I’m in that camp, too. So what CAN you control? You can create your own food source. That’s right. It’s aContinue reading “Gardening in 2020: Sustainability is Chic Again!”

Comfort Food: Vegan Banana Bread with a Twist

First, let me follow up on my last blog post. I mentioned that one of my favorite movies was That Thing You Do. One of my friends posted this amazing cover by Billy Joe Armstrong from Green Day as a tribute to Adam Schlesinger, and it’s so good, I almost cried! And as we areContinue reading “Comfort Food: Vegan Banana Bread with a Twist”

Focus on Wellness: Pandemic Edition

How is everyone? No, really. How ARE you? Have you settled into a new routine? Are you one of the lucky ones who can work from home? Are you studying online? What are you doing to pass the time? I think most of us have reached the level of quarantine where the novelty has wornContinue reading “Focus on Wellness: Pandemic Edition”

Vegan Potato Soup: Comfort in a Bowl

As we continue to quarantine, many of us are turning to familiar foods that ease anxiety and use up all of those pantry staples we stocked up on. Of all the dishes from my childhood, this one is probably the best. It’s my family’s comfort food, and one of the first things my mom wouldContinue reading “Vegan Potato Soup: Comfort in a Bowl”

Now Blooming: Pink Lady’s Slippers

Taking a pause from thinking about the virus to reflect on nature. When I was a kid, my parents would tell stories to my brother and me about how they went hiking in their younger years. They became quite skilled in finding and identifying wildflowers and birds on these adventures, and they frequently shared thisContinue reading “Now Blooming: Pink Lady’s Slippers”

Yellow Rice: A cheerful side dish!

When I was little, a favorite side dish at my house was yellow rice. Do you know the kind? It comes in a bright yellow, shiny bag. It’s delicious, but it’s also full of MSG and other processed ingredients. Not too long ago, I had an epiphany of sorts while wandering the aisle of theContinue reading “Yellow Rice: A cheerful side dish!”

Grocery Store Tours for Vegans: Trader Joe’s

I began writing this post long before the emergence of our current pandemic, and most of the photos for this post were taken on a trip prior to the outbreak. And although my grocery store tours will be sparse for now, it’s worth touring Trader Joe’s at this time. I visited yesterday, and they haveContinue reading “Grocery Store Tours for Vegans: Trader Joe’s”