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Digging for motivation

One of the things that motivates my healthy lifestyle is performance. I love feeling like I CAN, I WILL, I JUST FUGGIN DID! It’s what gets me up at 5am most mornings. It’s what reminds me to give it…

Hello, Spiced BBQ Chicken Rub

The days are getting longer and the skies are getting (sporadically) drier up here in the Pacific Northwest. And for me that means it’s time to bust out the Weber and get grilling! My favorite thing to grill is…

My Strict First Trimester Pregnancy Diet

I made it to the 2nd trimester! In the life of a preggo, this is a big ole’ deal. Mainly because the 1st trimester is the freaking worst, or has been for me historically. It’s full of nausea, vomiting, laziness, narcolepsy and…

Green Sunshine Smoothie

I was in the Denver airport last month. It was 7pm and my flight was delayed. I was hungry, but wasn’t about to spend another $15 on a crappy airport salad, like I had earlier in the day in…

Portland Places: DOC

My birthday celebration included an amazing dinner experience with friends. Isaac made the plans and man, did he do good! There’s this corner up in Northeast which is all kinds of amazing. A mix of bars and eateries that…

A week of vegan dinners

We’re having some vegans, who we’ve never met, over for dinner this weekend. In preparation, I am trying out some meatless recipes and flavor combinations this week. This coincides well with the recent internal nagging I’ve experienced regarding my…

Black Bean Pasta: no problemo

Black bean pasta showed up at Trader Joe’s in 2016. It caught my eye and piqued my curiosity. For $2.99 a bag (12 ounces), I felt like I didn’t have much to lose. I grabbed a bag and prepared it…

Homemade Deodorant Success

In the spring of 2015 I began making my own deodorant. I had experimented with commercial “natural” deodorants and had zero luck. In fact, many of them made me smell worse. How is that even possible? So, in my attempt to keep the…

My Go-To Salad Dressings

A good salad dressing is worth more than gold. At least, that’s what I say. And if it were true, I’d be rich. Because my salad dressing game is on point. I like simple dressings. Light, with few ingredients and…

The Soup Season Staple

In my kitchen we have two seasons: Soup and Salad. With the chilly weather and rainy days, we’re well into Soup Season up here in my Portland kitchen. Now, entree salads are my jam-bada-jam, so I can get a little mopey…