Meatless Monday: Italian-Inspired Vegan Veggie Stew

‘Tis the season for hearty stews and Crock-pots. Last week I was vaguely aware there was a snowstorm coming, so I thought I would consult my vegan slow-cooker cookbook. Little did I know there was a full-on blizzard heading our way and this stew would taste better than expected. Not to mention coming inside from shoveling…… Continue reading Meatless Monday: Italian-Inspired Vegan Veggie Stew

5 Easy Swaps for a Happy New Year

Mouthwash swap. Swap out harsh mouthwash for coconut oil- officially called “oil pulling” swishing coconut oil around your mouth for 10-20 minutes has numerous benefits, including whitening teeth, protecting against decay and cavities, and removes toxins from the body. Be sure not to swallow any, as this would simply be reintroducing the toxins to your…… Continue reading 5 Easy Swaps for a Happy New Year

12 Books to Make Each Month of 2017 Your Most Positive Yet

Happy New Year! I know people have mixed feelings on New Year’s resolutions, and personally, I think that you definitely do not need a new year to create a new you, but if the new year inspires you to make a change, that’s excellent! Was “be more positive” on your list of resolutions this year?…… Continue reading 12 Books to Make Each Month of 2017 Your Most Positive Yet

Mercury, WTF?: Mercury Retrograde and 10 Tips To Survive It

I’m breaking my holiday hiatus today to talk about something important, and that’s Mercury Retrograde. I’ve been a wee bit irritable today and I’m totally blaming Mercury. For those of you in the know, I imagine you’re pursing your lips and nodding solemnly. #wewillgetthroughthis For those of you who have never heard of this, you…… Continue reading Mercury, WTF?: Mercury Retrograde and 10 Tips To Survive It

Fall Goals Check In/Winter Goals

Don’t you just love the holiday season? It’s such a lovely transition period from one year the the next. Everyone is generally in good spirits, there’s a lot of love and laughter, and it’s just a great way to go into the next calendar year. The flip side, though, is after the holiday season when…… Continue reading Fall Goals Check In/Winter Goals

Meatless Monday: Ridiculously Easy Roasted Carrots

Psst- this is one of my favorite comfort snacks. It’s perfect for chilly days and ridiculously easy, too. Enjoy! You’ll need… Carrots, peeled and cut to about 3″ (or baby carrots) Extra virgin olive oil Spices (such as salt, pepper, garlic, basil, rosemary, oregano… the possibilities are endless!) Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Toss…… Continue reading Meatless Monday: Ridiculously Easy Roasted Carrots

The Vacation Hack I Wish Someone Had Told Me

Going on vacation is something we can pretty much all agree is awesome. No responsibilities, no worries, good food, good times, and that just general all-around good feeling. The only problem is coming home. While you can kind of recreate the no responsibilities by taking time off and having a staycation and you can kind of recreate…… Continue reading The Vacation Hack I Wish Someone Had Told Me

Meatless Monday: Spanakopita Triangles!

Χαίρετε! Hello! I’m back after my mini-hiatus. I hope you all had a lovely week- I know I sure did! My parents made this year extra special by eating Thanksgiving dinner together for the first time since they divorced when I was a kid. It was so nice to have my entire family together with…… Continue reading Meatless Monday: Spanakopita Triangles!

Big Brothers Big Sisters: An Insider’s Perspective

This post is written by request- and I hope it inspires the requester (and others!) to seriously consider donating their time to Big Brothers Big Sisters. 🙂 First of all, for those of you who don’t know, I have been a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters for almost 2.5 years now. I have been…… Continue reading Big Brothers Big Sisters: An Insider’s Perspective