healthy living

On The Menu: A Healthier Shamrock Shake

On The Menu: A Healthier Shamrock Shake

  ‘Tis the season for the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake! Nothing brings back happier childhood Lent memories than a Shamrock Shake and a Filet-o-Fish on Fridays. I mean, I know we’re supposed to be fasting and making sacrifices, but… It’s also Girl Scout cookie season with […]

On The Menu: Peanut Noodles

On The Menu: Peanut Noodles

As a vegetarian family, I find some of our best recipes are ethnic recipes from cultures that value vegetarian dishes instead of trying to fit a normal American meal into a vegetarian mold. Japanese, Thai, Indian, Mexican, Italian. There are so many interesting recipes in […]

On the Menu: Thai Tofu Lettuce Cups

On the Menu: Thai Tofu Lettuce Cups

  My husband and I eat vegetarian/vegan at home so I like to get creative with our recipes. When he’s out for work dinners, the only vegan option is often pasta primavera or a portobello burger. Neither is super satisfying to be honest. When he […]

Sick Day Survival Tips

Sick Day Survival Tips

  This winter cold and flu season has hit my family and my friends’ families pretty hard this year. It’s the first time we all have little ones, so it keeps spreading from kids to parents to kids to parents to kids… My little guy […]

5 Detox Habits to Start 2018

5 Detox Habits to Start 2018

Happy New Year and Happy 2018! I’m sure everyone started on Monday, January 1 with a clear head, a good night’s rest, and energy and determination for a whole new year. Right? I don’t know about you, but I certainly had a little recovering to […]

Iceland – the Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland – the Land of Fire and Ice

  It’s been a dream of mine for a very long time to visit Iceland. Like a lot of people, Iceland was on my radar after I first heard The Sugarcubes (Bjork’s band before she was a solo act). After talking to an Icelandic friend […]

You Need a GYST Day!

You Need a GYST Day!

  Have you ever heard of a GYST Day? I recently heard this term and it perfectly sums up how I feel about once a month or every other month when things have just gone WAY off track and I need to gather my life […]

How I Menu Plan

How I Menu Plan

My husband and I have been doing rough menu planning since we moved in together way back in 2002. It’s such a nice way to make grocery shopping more efficient, reduce food waste, and take away one decision every day. I’m all about reducing decision […]

Restarting a Bad Day

Restarting a Bad Day

We all have bad days from time to time. Whether it’s a late night, a cranky baby, a looming deadline, or whatever comes up, there are a lot of ways that a day can feel off before it even starts. How do you get back […]