Category Archive: Food

So Delicious: A Tropical Holiday Getaway in a Glass!

I try to enjoy egg nog (non-dairy for the last 12 years) the same way I try to enjoy Hallmark Christmas movies: with no dice. I’m not a fan, but that doesn’t stop me from trying every year with new movies and new beverage brands. Well, thank goodness for that resilient attitude because I’ve realized […]

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How to Roast Garlic! It’s So Simple and Delicious!

I don’t know why it took me so long (37 years) to roast my own garlic, but now I’m going to constantly have roasted bulbs in my fridge! It’s seriously so easy, and it adds a beautiful depth of flavor to whatever you incorporate it to! I followed this recipe, and seriously, my bulbs came […]

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Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup is Accidentally Vegan!

Mike is not usually one into sweets or dessert, so when he gets a craving, I am all about it! While in the supermarket one night, Mike decided he was in the mood for banana splits, and as a supportive girlfriend, I wanted to make this happen for me us him! I didn’t realize Hershey’s […]

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Product Review: Trader Joe’s Peppermint Mocha Almond Creamer!

Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit more than when Starbucks releases their Peppermint Mocha and Trader Joe’s Peppermint Joe-Joe’s hit the the shelves! My favorite part of the holidays is seeing my family, but that generally doesn’t happen until Christmas Eve, and to keep myself from feeling like a complete grinch, I overindulge in […]

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Recipe Review: Vegan Yack Attack’s Roasted Tomato Cauliflower Soup

You know what I’m not a huge fan of? Tomato soup — to me it’s like eating a bowl of marinara, I just don’t get it. What I am a huge fan of though are chunky tomato soups – add some veggies, beans, greens and I am all for it! Minestrone soup is one of […]

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The Roundup: Vegan Stuff I LOVE!

It is a fantastic time to be vegan, my friends! New food items and apparel brands come out everyday, and I am LIVING FOR IT! Here are some of my new (and new-to-me) faves!        

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the YEAR! (Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s time!)

Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s are back on the shelves, and they are vegan! One year (2016), I stockpiled boxes, and found out the cookies have the ability to stay fresh until July. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!! (My bday is actually in July and I opened them for it.) How long can they stay perfect? I don’t […]

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Non-Alcoholic Beer and Running Recovery!

Recently I decided to give non-alcoholic beer a shot, specifically O’Douls. I decided to pursue personal training, as in being a trainer (!!!!), which meant in my free time, I needed to be studying. The course was fast-paced, challenging, and required my full attention – I couldn’t be tired or unfocused. I love beer, but […]

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Recipe Review: Logical Harmony’s Buffalo Cauliflower!

I love, love, love buffalo cauliflower! I mean, most people do, right? WHAT IS NOT TO LIKE? (Spicy ingredients, if you are half the members of my immediate family.) I remember when Logical Harmony’s Tashina Combs posted this recipe a few years back, but I never got around to making it. She and Justin used […]

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Race Weekend Recap: Valley Crest Half Marathon!

I just ran Valley Crest Half Marathon, which is kind of a big deal because it was my very first trail race! I found the race one evening while looking up races in SoCal, checked out their website,¬†and slept on the idea for a few days. I signed up about three weeks ago, the same […]

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Restaurant Review! Donna Jean in San Diego!

Mike and I got back from San Diego a couple hours ago from Rock’n Roll SD, and I’m still feeling the glow and excitement of our visit. We got on the road to SD yesterday afternoon for a whirlwind 18 hours of eating, sleeping and running a half marathon! While there are so many delicious […]

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Vegan Date Night in the Inland Empire!

Back in December, Mike and I moved to the Inland Empire from Los Angeles, or more specifically, Santa Monica. Of course I get asked why we would leave, but the truth is, we had no choice. I moved in with Mike in July, and shortly after that his building was sold, and we were asked […]

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Easy Dinners for Busy Runners

In the midst of marathon training, I did not have the energy to worry about dinner and healthy eating. It was definitely a struggle this year, but Mike and I got through it! Here are a few examples of some dinners we threw together when we were short on both time and kitchen space. I’m […]

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Recipe! Jackfruit Adobo!

Before I get started, I would like to say that this adobo recipe is directly inspired from Panlasang Pinoy’s Chicken Adobo recipe! I made very few changes, the major one being that I veganized his recipe. I don’t want to take credit, rather show you the ways I adjusted the recipe for jackfruit. I’ve also […]

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Restaurant Review! Bright Star Thai Vegan in Rancho Cucamonga!

I’m going to preface this review by saying, I’m usually only going to post about restaurants and, in general anything, that I like. I battle everyday to see the world with a more positive outlook, and so I would rather focus my time and energy adding a little more light into the world. Restaurants have […]

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