Vegan Butternut Squash Brownies

Brownies have always been one of my favorite desserts. They deliver the intense chocolate dose that, let's be honest, we all need now and again, except they don't get crunchy and dry like cookies can and they are easier to cart around to picnics and bake sales than a moist chocolate cake. Also, easier to cart around from the oven to my mouth. ...Read More

Green Pea Cilantro Pesto

Ah, routines. There is such a duality about routines. I like them. They keep me grounded and responsible. But then, just when things are going well, I feel this tickling notion like I need to break free from them. Change things up. Explore. Challenge. Reinvent. ...Read More

Creamy Lemon Blueberry Smoothie

I may or may not be going overboard on the lemons. I piled so many in my basket at the store today that the check-out cashier got annoyed counting them. I think the total came to 16? Oy. When she asked me if I was making something special with them I didn't have any good excuses cooked up. What can I say, they just spoke to me. ...Read More

Cranberry Coconut Granola

Because I normally have a smoothie for breakfast, cereal of any sort doesn't play a big role in my morning routine. When I do crave granola, however, it's usually in the evening for dessert (or once in a blue moon, for dinner). Even though I use it to satisfy my sweet tooth, granola is too often overly sweet for me. ...Read More

Photo Tour of Japan

Japan is an absolutely stunning place. I left a piece of my heart there. It's a fascinating place that combines modernity with traditionalism. Urban efficiency with natural beauty. East meets West. It was not the easiest place to avoid animal products but it was still a lovely place to visit and soak up a very different culture from my own. ...Read More

How to be Vegan in Thailand

When we arrived in Thailand to find that practically nobody there is vegetarian, we were definitely surprised! Cultural inclinations to include meat and fish in everything aside, Thailand still turned out to be an incredible location to eat a plant-based diet, you just have to have a few tricks up your sleeve. ...Read More

What I Learned from My Cooking Class in Thailand

During the exciting and relaxing 6 weeks we spent in Thailand, one of our top priorities was to take a cooking class. Evan and I spent everyday reveling in the flavorful foods Thailand has to offer and wanted to bring home the knowledge of how to make a few of our favorites. ...Read More

What I Learned from My Cooking Class in India

Indian food is magical to me. I mean these folks have been making delicious, interesting, rich vegetarian food for centuries and if you're anything like me, attempting to recreate it at home didn't always turn out as hoped. It's one of the first cuisines I was really keen to learn, and here I am 10 years later, still trying to figure out the secrets. ...Read More

How to Avoid Getting Sick in India

As we prepared to go on our adventure to Asia, there were a few things that became apparent, namely that we were bound to get sick. Fine. I didn't want to have expectations otherwise only to be disappointed once the inevitable happened. But! We didn't get sick! ...Read More

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