Where to Eat Near Disneyland

Disneyland may be its own world, but it's at the center of the Anaheim Resort District, a swirling galaxy of hotels, restaurants, and shops. Which means that, even outside of the park's hedge-ringed atmosphere, you'll find a multitude of places ...more

Quick and Easy Curried Chickpeas With Tofu

Let's talk about "quick and easy," two of my favorite words to find in a recipe title! I'm a strong believer that simple, convenient meals can also be flavorful and delicious. If you're trying to have a Meatless Monday dinner every week, ...more

8 Things I Learned After a Week of Being a Gluten-Free Vegan

There are a lot of claims out there about how wonderful being a vegan is. It'll make the whites of your eyes brighter (raw vegans have even reported their eyes changing color). You'll have more energy. You'll be overflowing with nutrients and less ...more

Lightened-Up Chorizo Fiesta Skillet

On our way home from a trip, Aldo and I stopped at Bob's Diner in Manchester, Vermont, for breakfast. I had a bacon-sausage-home fries breakfast skillet with two eggs on top, and it was THE. MOST. DELICIOUS. BREAKFAST. EVER. They served it in a ...more

A Much-Needed Morning Smoothie | Vitamin C Boost Recipe

According to Google, 1 medium-sized orange contains 70 milligrams of Vitamin C; a banana has about 10 milligrams; 1 cup of mango has approximately 60; and (surprisingly) a few handfuls of kale contain roughly 160 milligrams! If you're keeping up, ...more

180-Plus Recipes for Cinco de Mayo: Fish Tacos, Shredded Beef Enchiladas and Margaritas Galore!

Cinco de Mayo is coming up, so there’s no excuse not to put together a festive meal for friends and family. ...more

How to Make a Fridge Inventory

Ideally, a fridge/pantry inventory is something you do once and then maintain. I couldn't handle having to go through and count everything once a month. But once it is done, you have this new handle on exactly what you have available to use and you will probably be surprised just how much is actually in your house. ...more

The Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Menu Planner

Cinco de Mayo is next Tuesday, and you know what that means: It's time to fiesta! Aside from Southern food, Mexican food is my favorite cuisine, so naturally Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays. I'm not typically one to post a roundup for every holiday and occasion. However, I have so many Mexican-inspired recipes here that I just love so much, and I want to help you plan the ultimate menu for the holiday. So whether you are throwing a big blowout or just enjoying some Mexican food at home, I've got you covered. ...more
Yum, yum, and yum again! It will have to be Cinco de Mayo every day of May and even into ...more

Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake

This cake is light, tender and full of fresh citrus flavors. It's so delicious, it won't last long! I love citrus fruits ....more

Protein Peanut Butter Cups

Last week, I taunted you...more

Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry

I learned something new about my mother-in-law over the weekend. ...more


For those of you that have read the blog for years and that follow me on Instagram, it’s no secret that Mexican cuisine is one of my most favorites. I think this particular cuisine often gets a bad rep but it can actually be a really healthy and well-balanced option!...more


Happy Cinco de Mayo!For Cinco de mayo I had to make a batch of one of my favourite Mexican dishes, guacamole, and I figured that I would take the opportunity to update the photos for this recipe! At it's base guacamole is mashed avocados and from there you can start adding more ingredients like lime juice and salt. The lime juice adds a brightness to guacamole and helps prevent the avocados from turning brown and the salt balances the sourness of the lime juice ....more

i get by with a little help...

...from prepackaged shredded cabbage. read more words! ...more

Vegetarian BLT Tacos with Shiitake Bacon

When I was a full-time vegetarian, I never got too excited about recipes that were “vegetarianized.” I never needed them, really, because a plant-strong diet is already right up my taste buds’ alley. Give me a vegetable-heavy, well-seasoned, lightly dressed salad, and I’m good to go (big salad made early in the week = leftovers = no fuss = even better). Top it with a fried or poached egg, and I’m one happy camper ....more

No Nuts Monster Cookies

Soft and chewy monster cookies, packed with oats, m&m’s, chocolate chips….and sunflower seed butter! ...more

3 Ingredient Reese’s S’mores Skillet Dip

S’mores just got better. ...more