Homemade Falafel + A Mediterranean Lunchbox

August 24, 2016

I’ll never forget the independent film night on my college’s campus my junior year. The film was called Bag It, and although other films were shown – only this one made an imprint on my life. It covered the harmful effects of plastic and other petroleum based goods on our health, as well as the planet’s health. I felt overwhelmed. There were so many areas of my life that I felt needed to be changed. From the medications I took,…

Saturday Mix | {Vegan} Cheesecake Fruit Dip

August 20, 2016
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How often would you say that you try to be bored? I have a hankering that it isn’t too frequent. You would have to really try, like really try, in order to reach “true” boredom. Bury your phone in the closet, shut off (not put to sleep) you computer, unplug the television from the wall, and hide the magazines under the cushions kind-of-try. I often “make myself be bored” for about a half hour during the day. Usually laying on…

Saturday Mix | Cherry Plum Chia Shake

August 13, 2016

Today I get to share with you about a book (and author) who has influenced me greatly over the past year. Last Christmas my husband Scott surprised me with a copy of At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen by the lovely (and wickedly talented) Amy Chaplin. I poured over it’s stunning pages, taking in each word slowly like I would a novel. Reading about her life growing up in Australia in a rural community with her family was a breath…