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How I Fell in Love with Yoga

Happy Friday and  Happy First Day of SPRING! This was my second winter in Chicago and it felt way harsher than last winter, even though technically it wasn't. My theory is that I hadn't yet experienced the glory of summer in Chicago when I first moved here in November 2013, so winter was all I ... READ the POST

Food-spirations: Easy Asian-inspired Slaw

I'm not typing this up as a recipe because sometimes we just don't want to follow recipes. This is more along the lines of food-spiration. I am a pretty right-brained, science-nerd, analytical type of person. I often don't find myself possessing the creativity that others have when it comes to ... READ the POST

Homemade Vanilla Extract

I honestly never knew how easy it was to make homemade vanilla extract until I saw the idea a couple of years ago and ended up making a bunch of cute little bottles to giveaway for the holidays! A surefire way to ensure purity + quality of your vanilla extract is to make it yourself! All you need ... READ the POST

Top 3 Reasons to Add More Plants to Your Diet

Happy National Nutrition Month! March is National Nutrition Month so I'm kicking it off with the Top 3 (nutritional) Reasons to Add More Plants to Your Diet. Research agrees time and time again that the most healthful diets have one thing in common: a foundation of lots of fruits + veggies! In ... READ the POST

Quick + Easy Chickpea Salad

You know the ease of opening up a can of tuna, tossing it in a bowl with mayo and, voila, lunch is ready? This recipe is the plant-powered version of the quick tuna salad. Pretty much the same actions: open up a can of chickpeas, mash it up, and stir in some mayo and crunchy veggies. I ... READ the POST

The Delicious World of Vegan Global Cuisine

Edited 2019: The title of this post was previously The Delicious World of Vegan Ethnic Food. I've learned that the term ethnic is no longer politically correct. The purpose of this post is to showcase the wealth of delicious plant-based dishes from traditional cuisines from around the world. The ... READ the POST