Meals For The Busy Week

Lately life has been a little different than in months past. Our friend Sam is staying with us while he is doing an internship in Portland. The weather has been unseasonably warm, I cut my hair short, and close friends moved into town!  Ben is coaching lacrosse at night and I have been exercising in the evenings most days of the week.  Suffice to say we have all been keeping really busy. For me, an evening work out means I get home late, which means... Read More

A Healthy Change

The past few months have been all about big changes.  We tied the knot, I changed my last name, and we are starting the process of purchasing a home.  Somewhere in between all of those major life events we dramatically changed our lifestyle and made a conscious decision to be healthier people, and adopted a plant based, whole foods diet. After a particularly indulgent holiday, we sat down on January 3 and talked about our goals for the New Year. ... Read More

Fresh Tomato and Cucumber Summer Market Salad

International travel,visitors, and soaking up the summer sun and enjoying my city have kept me away from the blog world for too long.  Today the City of Portland is a completely different city than it was 3 months ago. It’s a living breathing entity with people streaming in and out of restaurants and bars.  Plays and music seem to be in our local park every day and there is definitely a festival every single weekend. When the rain begins again,... Read More

Salt and Lime

No, sadly, we’re not talking about tequila shots or making margaritas in this post.  Instead, we’re going talk about a few lesser known applications for salt and lime. Recently I found myself with a bumper crop of radishes. Realistically, there are only so many things you can do with radishes and after awhile I was dreading ANOTHER run of the mill salad . I had friends visiting from San Francisco and I really wanted to make them something... Read More

Back to Health

Whoa – My healthy eating got a little off track on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. On Tuesday night (after the gym) I had one of these with some girlfriends at Brix Tavern And then ate cream of artichoke soup and some chile verde pork nachos.  Everything was so good, but I felt so stuffed and gross afterwards!  The next day at lunch I encountered some Thai food and inhaled all of it.  When I got home Thursday night, I felt like it was... Read More

2 Minute Breakfast Sammie

Today is the beginning of day three completely meat free!  Despite some pretty tempting moments, (waking up to the smell of dad making breakfast sausage, and mom making a big fragrant pot of chicken noodle soup) things have been going pretty well.  I noticed I’ve been craving protein.  Since I’m still up at the family’s house there isn’t really a selection of beans or soy.  However, there are eggs and peanut butter.  Yesterday... Read More