Green Vegan Living

Gluten-free, whole foods, veggie-lover residing in Kirkland, WA and studying to become a registered dietitian.

Happy Earth Day! 2015

Happy Earth Day! I compiled a few resources you might like to find out more about what today signifies, what you can do, and what you can eat to celebrate our one and only earth. dogwood blooms in my front yard Earth Day Information-here's the official website for Earth Day-here's a carbon footprint calculator (watch out - its results might surprise you [in a bad way])-Earth Day on WikipediaWhat Can You Do?-recycle! ...more

Happy Spring!

Hello again!I'm finally done with winter quarter and I'm able to share with you lovely people once again. This term was one of the hardest I've ever had. I was taking three science major-level science classes (chemistry 3, anatomy and physiology 2, and microbiology), and barely had time to breathe ....more

The Best Green Smoothies on The Planet: A Recipe and Cookbook Review

I'm really excited to share a review of a new cookbook with you today that I think will really speak to a lot of you. Green smoothies are (and have been) "all the rage" in recent years, but there are few cookbooks that really offer green smoothies in a healthy, whole foods way like this one does....more

My Favorite Cookbooks of 2014

I think I say this every year, but 2014 was a great year for cookbooks. So many great ones came out to inspire, intimidate and incite...here are my top 10 favorites of the year:The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out...more

2014 in Review

a picture of D and me all gussied up at his company's holiday party this year Wow, it's been quite a year, hasn't it?! Here are the highlights from my life, as shared on my blog, from the momentous year of 2014:JanuaryI started the year by ending [my allergen-free bakery] Cinnamon. That's quite a way to begin a year, isn't it? ...more

Dishes for Christmas Day. Vegan. Gluten-Free

What are your plans for Christmas (if you celebrate it)? D and I are headed down to Portland on Christmas Eve, then we'll spend the next four days in Portland, trying to fit in as much family and friends get-togethering as possible. We're seeing my sister on Christmas Eve, and having Christmas dinner with his family, and I know I'm seeing the new Wild movie with some gal friends on Friday night, but other than that, nothing is really set in stone ....more

Sweet Eats For All: 250 Decadent Gluten-Free, Vegan Recipes: A Review

Allyson Kramer has done it once again! She keeps coming out with amazing cookbooks, and I keep buying and then gushing about them. I gushed about Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats, and I gushed about Great Gluten Free Vegan Eats Around the World, and now I'm here to gush about Sweet Eats For All ....more

What I Love About Seattle

D and I have now lived in the Seattle area for nearly three months. It's hard to believe that we've been here both that long and short of a time. Although we don't actually live in Seattle (we live in a suburb just east of Lake Washington), I currently attend school at North Seattle College, and go into the city at least four days a week ....more

My 2014 Christmas List

I realize that time goes quickly when we're a) older, b) busy, and c) not paying attention, but I really can't believe there's only 2 WEEKS until Christmas! Seriously, where has this year gone? Last thing I remember, I was wearing a tank top and shorts, moving into my brand-new house with D and closing up my business, and now a year later, I'm in Seattle, wearing waaaaay too many layers for my liking, and finishing up my final year of prerequisites before heading off to get my master's in nutrition! ...more

Happy Thanksgiving!

a gorgeous view from a recent ferry ride from Bainbridge Island, WA Hello again!! I can't believe I'm actually writing two posts within a weeks' time!I just wanted to take a minute to say how thankful I am for this community, this space where I'm able to say whatever I want, post whatever I want, and eat all the delicious vegan, gluten-free food that I want...it's a wonderful opportunity, and I'm so grateful to have it. Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by and reading my thoughts, random and otherwise!Now, let's get down to the really important stuff:Foods I'm looking forward to eating this Thursday --These sweet potatoes from Allyson Kramer wowed me last year, and I'm not about to let a Thanksgiving go by without including them on my table.This isn't gluten-free as written, but substitute a different whole grain in there (millet? ...more