Tag Archive: vegan on a budget

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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Product Review: Good Karma Unsweetened Flax Milk!

One of my new favorite things to do with Mike is scout out the local Grocery Outlet and 99 Cents Store Only before we head to the standard supermarket for our groceries. It’s like a treasure hunt — we find the best stuff! Recently we were able to stock up on Daiya cheese for $2.50 […]

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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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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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From Street Athlete to Gym Rat: Learning Confidence and How to Cross Train like a Pro!

I have had gym memberships on and off for my entire adult life. I played on sports teams growing up and was on the swim team in high school – I thought PE was fun, except volleyball, I hated volleyball. I actually worked at the local gym in high school, starting with the Kid’s Club […]

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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,┬áand slept on the idea for a few days. I signed up about three weeks ago, the same […]

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Adventures in Joshua Tree with Your Favorite Vegan Couple!

It’s May, aka five months into 2018, and Mike and I have already explored two National Parks! In January, we hit up The Grand Canyon, and just last weekend we took off to Joshua Tree. In April we were scheduled to run in Zion, but it might be a little too soon to mention that […]

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Rock’n Roll San Francisco: Race Weekend Recap

Gearing up for Rock’n Roll San Diego next week has me reminiscing about our last RnR half marathon a month and a half ago, in San Francisco! I’m definitely adding this to my list of “Races I Would Like to Do More Than Once”. RnR San Francisco was on my must-do list, as I’m originally […]

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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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Run/Walking My Way to Positive Thinking (When I Want to Pull the Covers over my Head and Give In to the Anxiety)

Mike and I just got back from the┬áRock’n Roll San Francisco half marathon, which went really well! It took place three weeks after LA Marathon, so that didn’t give us tons of time to recover. Last year I struggled getting back to running after LAM, I took some time off and the first five miles […]

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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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RnR Arizona Race Weekend Recap!

Mike and I are starting 2018 with some pretty hefty racing goals. While at dinner in San Antonio in December, Mike signed up for Ironman Whistler 70.3! We are also signed up for LA Marathon and Zion Half Marathon this spring, along with our Rock’n Roll 10 race tourpass! It’s going to be a wild […]

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Overnight Oats May Just Save Me From Myself

I am terrible at eating breakfast in the morning. I hate waking up to an alarm, I try to get ready for wherever I need to be in the least amount of time possible, and I skip breakfast. This of course leads me to obsess over lunch, and build grocery lists in my head all […]

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Core Strength and Run Streaks!

It’s day 20 of my run streak, and I have about one month until LA Marathon. I just finished up peak week of my training with a 2o mile run two days ago, on Sunday. Now I begin my taper! I ran 18 miles the week before, which makes this most amount of mileage I’ve […]

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