VEGAN PESTO PIZZA

Fantastic news. My dad is still a vegan!  In case you missed it……I asked both of my parents to go vegan for one month as my birthday gift last year, and my dad has unexpectedly stuck with it for five months now. He’s aware of this blog and refuses to pose …

VEGAN BREAKFAST BURRITOS

I like being awake when nobody else is. It’s the only time when your time is really your own, because it would be unreasonable for anyone who’s still asleep to expect anything of you. But 6:30 comes fast, and the rest of the world inevitably wakes up too. And New …

ROASTED THYME & SAGE HARVEST VEGETABLES

I’ve been in New York for only  a week and half, but it actually feels like I’ve been here much longer. Until I get on the subway. And then I have this uncontrollable need to get in everyone’s way, be awkward, and confirm with strangers that I’m going the right direction. …

CANDY CORN COOLERS

Tomorrow is Halloween! . I’m going to bypass this opportunity to make a joke about sexy Halloween costumes because I feel that card is overplayed. And because I had Facebook in college. I am so scared excited to see what happens when people my age start running for office and every skeleton …

VEGAN MACARONI AND CHEESE

The weather in Connecticut is currently in the 70’s, but it got cold for a few days last week and really felt like fall. I never miss an opportunity to layer and typically spend the months of October-December trying to strike that delicate balance of looking homeless but also put together. All …

TABLETOP PHOTO BOOTHS

Everyone and their cat has a hashtag these days. I manage the social media for ION Restaurant – one of Connecticut’s award-winning vegan restaurants, go there! – and we’re no different. We’re always looking for ways to immortalize our tofu burgers on the internets, so when we noticed every customer …

HEARTY VEGGIE & QUINOA STARBUCKS SALAD BOWL

I just got back from the last leg of my 3 week trip. I spent the last few days in San Francisco running a 200 mile relay race, pretending to learn about wine, and eating lots of vegan food. I loved SF way more than I thought I would, and …

CHOCOLATE CHIP-PEANUT BUTTER DESSERT HUMMUS

I just spent a week on the lake with my family, and it was the absolute best. It was like jumping into a different lifestyle for seven days. I slept more than four hours a night, drank zero Americanos, wore goggles instead of mascara, and didn’t brush my hair once. …

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PRETZEL BARS

3 Little Pigs, 3 Blind Mice, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears…. Beg, Borrow, or Steal….Ready, Set, Go……Eat Pray Love The Rule of Three is a communication tool that suggests grouping things in threes makes whatever you’re trying to say funnier, more effective, or more entertaining.  So when people say things …

HEALTHY PAD THAI WITH SHREDDED CABBAGE

All of my recently married friends have had absolutely beautiful weddings, and my friend Erica’s this past weekend was definitely no exception.  There were so many amazing details and personal touches that I wouldn’t know where to begin telling you about them. Erica and I have been friends since first …

VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL COOKIES

My mom never let me eat raw cookie dough when I was little. I don’t know if she was worried about raw eggs or if she was just being a monster, but I still haven’t forgiven her. Consequently, I now eat copious amounts of cookie dough in my spare time. …

FRUIT SALSA AND BAKED CINNAMON CHIPS

I read the most amazing news today that a public school in Queens, NY is now serving completely vegetarian lunches to kids. I think there’s going to be a giant cultural shift, and this is the start of it. Twenty years from now kids will be asking their parents about …

DIY WINE CRATE BOOKSHELF

This wine crate bookshelf is one of my favorite projects ever, not only because of how it turned out, but because it was so easy and inexpensive to make. The only real cost was about $20 for wood stain! I’m in the unfortunate demographic of furniture-buyer who scoffs at IKEA, …

VEGAN MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE

This recipe might be kind of wintery given the nice weather we’re finally getting, but hot chocolate actually reminds me of summer. I used to drink it on cold mornings in Maine, where my family vacationed every year. Every morning in Maine is cold, and the water is always freezing, …

PORTOBELLO SPINACH PIZZA BAGEL BITES

  My first attempt at vegan bagel bites were for my friend’s going-away party, and they were not amazing. Luckily, when anyone over the age of 12 is eating bagel bites, they’re usually not in the mindset to care. But I had a bunch of mini bagels leftover, so I decided …

CINNAMON AND SUGAR ROASTED CHICKPEAS

I love chickpeas. All vegans do. It’s our thing. . Normally I eat them in hummus-form, but I’ve been roasting them lately and insist you do the same. One of my favorites is cinnamon and sugar chickpeas. It sounds like an odd combination, but they’re sweet, crunchy and will remind …

BAKED ROSEMARY POTATO HEARTS

The word rosemary sounds romantic. I cannot say the same for potatoes. Unless….. …..they’re shaped like little hearts. Then they are super romantic. Or maybe cute is the word, but regardless, Valentine’s Day is coming up and these would make a perfect side dish if you’re cooking dinner at home. …

DIY WALL ART

I don’t remember where I saw this, but it’s safe to assume Pinterest was involved. DIY Canvas Paintings These canvas paintings took about an hour to make and cost only $30ish. Steps   Use masking tape (I used two different sizes) to create random line-designs.  Paint over the entire canvas and …