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”

Rules of the Road: Running Edition

I’m sending this out as a special Friday edition, hoping it will help those who will go for a walk or run this weekend. I’ve already had to edit from my original writing due to multiple changes from new regulations regarding COVID-19. Taking to the streets now that gyms are closed? It’s a weird timeContinue reading “Rules of the Road: Running Edition”

Our new normal?

This new world is one big, giant suckfest. Does anyone else feel like they are living in some horrible made for TV movie about the end of the world? I’m sure my feelings are far from unique. I’m trying to take solace in other things, like being outdoors while we are still allowed to doContinue reading “Our new normal?”

Looking for Allergy Friendly Vegan Meal Ideas? Try this Alfredo style pasta!

How is everyone surviving while we are social distancing in our new reality of COVID-19? While my husband thankfully still has work, I do not. Since I work for a rehab hospital, census is low. I anticipate that there will be some interesting changes to the utilization of those beds soon. But no one reallyContinue reading “Looking for Allergy Friendly Vegan Meal Ideas? Try this Alfredo style pasta!”

Best thing since sliced bread? Homemade instead.

Is your grocery store out of bread? Here’s a way to make it yourself! How is your COVID-19 quarantine going? It’s day two. I’ve prepped all that I can. Kids are getting instruction on how school will proceed remotely. My husband is set up to work from home. And I’m waiting for my next opportunityContinue reading “Best thing since sliced bread? Homemade instead.”

Anyone else feeling a bit anxious?

Anxious? Focus on what we CAN control right now. How many of us thought we’d see an outbreak like this in our lifetimes? Honestly, most days I feel like the queen of anxiety. My husband thinks my concern about COVID-19 is unwarranted. And yet here we are… in the midst of a pandemic. I thinkContinue reading “Anyone else feeling a bit anxious?”

Grocery Store Tour for Vegans: Kroger

Kroger is on my rotation of main grocery stores. I tend to visit at least once a month as my primary weekly shop, simply because they generally have everything I need in one stop, and there are two stores fairly close to my home. As an added bonus, because I have a rewards card, theyContinue reading “Grocery Store Tour for Vegans: Kroger”

Race Recap: Newport News One City Half Marathon

Since this race began 5 years ago, I have wanted run it! Initially just offering a marathon, marathon relay, and 8k option, Flat Out Events added a half marathon last year. Since I typically run a winter/spring half every year, I knew this was my race! So when they ran a special for $60 forContinue reading “Race Recap: Newport News One City Half Marathon”

Grocery Tour for Vegans: Aldi

This is the first in a planned series of grocery tours for Vegans! I am lucky to live in the Richmond, Virginia metro area: the place where grocery store chains love to converge. As old time Richmonders collectively mourn the loss of our beloved Ukrop’s, several chains have moved in to console us and attemptContinue reading “Grocery Tour for Vegans: Aldi”