What I Ate Wednesday: Apr 8, 2015

Hi all! Today was super foggy + gloomy in Chicago. My morning run was misty and dreary, sans beautiful skyline view.   Breakfast: green smoothie I know, I’m boring. Get used to this.   Lunch: packed from home -Tofu scramble w/ broccoli + mushrooms -Whole wheat toast -Strawberries [The yogurt was moldy so I tossed…

How to Build Strong Bones

Today is the last day of National Nutrition Month, and I’d like to touch base on a potentially confusing topic: bone health. What’s the first thing you think of when you think of strong bones? If it’s milk, you’re not alone. In fact, billions of dollars have been spent to achieve exactly that–get Americans to…

Compassionate Style Swap

Do you have clothes + accessories lying around that you don’t wear often? Instead of letting them collect dust, try hosting or attending a style swap! What’s a style swap? A style swap is a super fun event in which people get together and share gently-used clothing, jewelry, shoes, accessories, beauty products, and more. It’s a…

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…

What I Ate Wednesday: Mar 18, 2015

Happy Hump Day, everyone! I think it’s funny when people say “so you’re vegan…do you just eat a bunch of salads?” because I really don’t eat that much salad. BUT I happen to be really craving them lately and I ate 2 salads today. Don’t worry, I balanced them out with some vegan deep dish…

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 writing, art, and music.  That may…

Homemade Vanilla Extract

I honestly never knew how easy it was to make homemade vanilla extract until I saw the idea a couple 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…

What I Ate Wednesday: Mar 4, 2015

What I Ate Wednesday is a common theme among food + nutrition blogs. You won’t see me post every single week, but it’s fun to have a glimpse into what other people are eating. I hope it brings you inspiration + motivation to eat a colorful diet full of whole plant foods that leaves room for fun…

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 fact, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines…

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.…