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Yoga at Tranquil Space & Dinner at Cafe Green

Last night, I went to my very first D.C. yoga studio! I had plans to meet the lovely Gena for dinner at 7 — she came on gchat around 4:30 and asked if we could meet a little earlier since she wanted to go to a yoga class right nearby that let out at 6:30. Even better — I’ll just join you for the yoga class, too! 30 minutes later I was Continue Reading …

A Vegan Dinner at Whole Foods Boulder!

Hello, hello! The fun continues here at the Fitness & Health Blogger’s Conference in Boulder, CO! (Above with Heather and Theodora — thanks to Gretchen for the photo!) On Friday night, we were all treated to a healthy (completely vegan!) farm-to-table style private dinner courtesy of the local Whole Foods. We ate outside, the Continue Reading …

Recipe Roundup!

Just a quick note to say I got my recipe page all updated! Here’s a little roundup of the new pages I created for my recent recipes: ---- Chocolate Coconut Almond Balls ---- Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (made with yogurt!) ---- Figgy Apricot Spelt Bread (vegan) ---- Lemony Spinach Quinoa Bean Salad ---- Smoked Salmon & Continue Reading …

Guest Post: Gena from Choosing Raw with Five Raw, Vegan Recipes!

Good morning! I have one more awesome guest post to share with you all today while I continue madly studying! Today’s post is courtesy of my good friend Gena of Choosing Raw. Not only is Gena a beautiful writer (and former editor — just like me!), but many of her posts are thought provoking and I love that she’s not scared to write about Continue Reading …

Whole Wheat Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

Who says vegan baked goods aren’t awesome? Not me, that’s for sure. I can’t believe I haven’t posted this recipe yet! When I was first getting into the healthy living realm and learning to cook back in 2006/7, this recipe was one my very first creations. I used to work for a government contractor back before I left to teach English Continue Reading …

"Cheesy" Vegan Coconut Sautéed Chickpeas and Kale

I’d recommend hitting the grocery store immediately — because vegan or not, you will want to make this recipe ASAP. It smells and tastes like cheesy buttery goodness — but it’s vegan! Introducing “Cheesy” Vegan Coconut Sautéed Chickpeas and Kale: I made this this morning in my pajamas because class was cancelled today! I was sad Continue Reading …

Mexican Black Bean Burgers Take Over the UNC Hospitals Kitchen!

Good morning! I am SO glad this week is over. Two tests on one day yesterday = not awesome. But, our afternoon following the tests was fun! My Food Service Management class group and I met up with the UNC hospitals Executive Chef yesterday to make our Mexican Black Bean Burgers in their kitchen! As I mentioned, our Food Service Management Continue Reading …

Healthy On the Go Snack: Peanut Cinnamon Date Balls

With two tests this week, convenience is the name of the game! Enter these delicious, nutritious, and super quick and easy Peanut Cinnamon Date Balls. Just like a Larabar, but cheaper :) I was craving some sort of nut/fruit bar the other day but didn’t have any, so I decided to bust out my new food processor and make some of my own! Continue Reading …