#Putaneggonit Creamy Kale and Cauliflower Soup

This weekend Portland got hit with another Snowpocalypse.  I was stir crazy, it was cold, it was icy, it was snowy, and I was hungry.  Instead of grouching at my husband (which I did a little bit anyways – sorry, Hendo!) I started cooking and I came up with this healthy, delicious recipe for Creamy Kale and Cauliflower Soup. One of my challenges in the winter is eating enough veggies.  My primary veggie eating vehicle is the salad, but in... Read More

Recipe Friday: Shrimp Cauliflower Fried Rice

I really love rice and I must admit, I’ve really missed rice during our time on the Whole 30.  However, cauliflower rice has been an awesome substitute.  It has the bulk and consistency of rice, but it’s cauliflower! One bummer about cauliflower rice is the amount of prep it takes. It takes awhile to break down the cauliflower, and “rice” it in the food processor.  And don’t even get me started on the mess.  Those... Read More

We’re on the Whole 30!

Hello Friends! How was your summer?!  Ours was wonderful and full of friends, family, travel and tons of delicious food.  With all of these fun times come lots of glorious food indulgences! But all this indulgence left us feeling a little…sluggish.  I am now working out about 6 times a week, and I felt like all of these little indulgences were adding up and counteracting the hard work I was putting in at boot camp, yoga, and on the trails & track. About... Read More

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

Mother’s Bistro and Buzzing Around Portland

Hooray for meeting new friends.  When I first moved to Portland I felt completely isolated. Now that two years have passed in the Pacific Northwest, I finally feel like I have a solid base of friends and every day it seems like I meet new ones.  On a Friday afternoon my good friend in California sent me an unexpected text: her sister was in town visiting grad schools and she wondered if I could show her around town.  How exciting! Of course I obliged. We... Read More

Changes

My black Friday vegetarian project ended on January 1, 2010.  Since then, I moved to Portland and had every intention of continuing on with this blog.  However, shortly after moving to Portland, I started eating meat again.  I felt like a fraud writing a blog with the word “vegetarian” in it while slurping down clam chowder and oysters on the half shell. Therefore, my postings became few and far between and eventually my blogging subsided. But... 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