dinner · Lunch · vegetarian

Vegan Thai Salad with Lime-Ginger Dressing

Caution:  Before you read this post you should know that it’s a very self-absorbed, shallow, and possibly dramatic articulation of my recent weight-gain. I’ve gained 15 pounds in the span of 1 year (pause and gasp for dramatic effect).  It’s sad, but true.  I blame it on the nut butter obsession that I’ve acquired, but… Continue reading Vegan Thai Salad with Lime-Ginger Dressing

Lunch · vegetarian

Mango Avocado Black Bean Salad

  Some days I can rock my yoga practice with awesome balance and stellar strength and other days I feel weak, shaky, and struggle even trying to hold my balance in Tadasana! I learn about my body through its fluctuating responses to my practice; Maybe I need more sleep.  Maybe my mind is too busy. … Continue reading Mango Avocado Black Bean Salad

gluten-free · vegan

Vegan, Gluten-Free Banana Bread

With all of the devastation and sadness going on in this world perspective is put into place: The magnitude of day-to-day hiccups diminish and become silly compared to the misery that hundreds of thousands of people are experiencing. Disappointments become less disappointing. Problems become “problems” because you begin to realize that your definition of content… Continue reading Vegan, Gluten-Free Banana Bread


Gluten-Free Vegan Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes

I'm in a writing rut.  I'm finding it incredibly challenging to write more than two sentences, on any given topic, without deviating to a different, in-commensurable topic. The scientific term for this is "Writing A.D.D." (aka Writing Attention Deficit Disorder). The cause is likely cultivated by a lack of sugar. I've been limiting my sugar intake and I've noticed… Continue reading Gluten-Free Vegan Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes

Desserts · vegan

Gluten-Free Vegan Strawberry Coconut Cream Tarts

My "end of work day" routine usually entails: a half-ass workout, cooking dinner, eating dinner, showering, and then getting my lazy on (aka the best part of my day). I'm in a totally blissful state at this point. I feel accomplished and, therefore, don't feel one ounce of guilt being lazy. I'll put on a… Continue reading Gluten-Free Vegan Strawberry Coconut Cream Tarts


Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes

I've been doing an INSANE amount of reflective thinking lately. Not the narcissistic self-reflective type of thinking, no. I'm mostly unintentionally thinking about my past. Childhood memories are popping up with absolutely no warning at all forcing me to compare my past with my present, a simpler time to a more complicated time. What made… Continue reading Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes

Breakfast · Desserts

Strawberry Rhubarb Honey Jam

Confession: I'm a recovering grocerholic.  Meaning: I'm learning how to control my grocery shopping addiction.  My former self would buy so many groceries that a few days after buying heaps of glorious, brightly colored, organic produce I would experience large bouts of anxiety due to the reckless abandonment that I was inflicting on my produce. … Continue reading Strawberry Rhubarb Honey Jam


Quinoa Chili

Call me crazy, but there's something totally liberating about traveling somewhere new and unfamiliar by yourself.  So with a) that in mind, b) the celebration of landing a new job and c) the realization that I probably won't be able to take time off for a while, I bought a round trip ticket to Dallas… Continue reading Quinoa Chili


Rustic Roasted Garlic Tomato and Avocado Toast

Every summer when I was a kid my parents would ship me off to Hamilton, Ontario (Canada) to spend a few weeks with my grandma. I loved visiting her, but I absolutely dreaded the food that I was going to be forced to eat. She was the healthiest of the healthy. She had severe macular… Continue reading Rustic Roasted Garlic Tomato and Avocado Toast