Recipe: Mushroom Street Tacos

Pin ItI’ve been trying to get my mom up here to visit for over a year and a half, and last weekend we were finally able to make it happen. Despite my exceedingly uncomfortable “couch”, it was fun to show her all the progress I’ve made on my apartment (I may have 5 days left [...] ...more

The PGEW Bake Shoppe is now open!

Pin ItWhen I lost my job due to my illness last month, I was devastated. Not only did I love everything about it, but I was once again thrust into the very frightening, precarious position of Not Knowing Where The Next Dollar Is Coming From. Considering I had just...more

Recipe: Rawvocado Pizza

Pin ItIt’s official: I’m melting. No matter how many 95° days we may have leading up to real summertime, the first 100° day of the year is always an assault on the senses. I’ve lived in Sacramento for over a decade now (wow!), and I’m still not used to this kind of heat ....more

Recipe: Roasted Potatoes & Tomatoes with Lemon & Feta

Pin ItYou ever have one of those months at work that just doesn’t seem to stop? Like, ever? It’s felt that way at my job for the past several weeks, and boy, has it taken its toll on my work-life balance (and housework)! ...more

Recipe: #AvocadoSuccess

Pin ItFirst of all, I want to thank everyone who’s purchased a copy of the Healthy 15 for 2015 ebook I released last week. I’m overwhelmed by the response, and even more so by those of you who have said you’d rather wait until the ebook goes up to its regular price (I guess I [...] ...more

The PGEW Healthy 15 for 2015 Ebook is here!

Pin ItHi everyone! You might have noticed there was no recipe post last week, and I do apologize for that. But I have an excellent reason, and ...more

The $25 Shopping Cart, v. 21.0

Pin ItI wanted to share a quick $25 Shopping Cart with you all before we get into the next recipe and tip posts. I actually went on this run last month, but it’s still a good example of how to Trader Joe’s (yes, it’s now a verb) with a fairly well-stocked Bare Bones pantry and [...] ...more

Recipe: Mushroom Quinoa with Pesto & Almonds

Pin ItEven though this isn’t technically the first post of the year, it’s somewhat of a PGEW tradition to start off the year with a new quinoa recipe....more

What’s in Store for 2015

Pin ItHappy New Year, everyone! It’s good to be back after such a long time away, and I’m excited to bring some new things to PGEW.com this year. First, a bit of catching up, along with some amazingly happy news and announcements ....more

#TBT: A Very Poor Girl Thanksgiving, Revisited

Pin ItIt’s 8:35 here in California, and I’m taking a ride on a blissfully empty train to visit my mom for Thanksgiving. I’m actually working on a couple new posts for Getting Well, Being Well right now, but I’ve noticed a huge spike in traffic for ye olde blog, so that must mean that my [...] ...more