Vegetarian Shepherds pie

January 21, 2015
by Kristine

A Vegetarian in Cannon Beach

For this childfree couple, Disneyland isn’t the happiest place on earth. Cannon Beach is. Or at least the happiest place in the continental US when we need a quick weekend getaway. Of course our criteria are different than most. Cannon Beach, Oregon has nearly all of the things that make us content: ocean, sand, cozy lodging, slow pace, lots of dogs, and interesting dining options. As a beach town, it’s hoppin’ in the summer but this past December it was decidedly not, so it was a particularly nice time to visit. Another reason it gets our vote and our tourist dollars is because we’ve both been going to the Oregon Coast since we were wee tots, and that particular stretch of coastline holds a lot of fond memories. Continue Reading →

Pesto pasta ingredients

December 23, 2014
by Kristine

Acme Farms + Kitchen Dinner Kits: A Vegetarian’s Review

Even for someone like me who takes great joy in meal planning and shopping, sometimes it’s nice to take a little break. I recently wrote reviews of two popular dinner kit delivery services: Blue Apron and Plated. This is my third in that series, but this time I’m focusing on a local business trying to compete with the big national guys: Acme Farms + Kitchen. Continue Reading →

Bulgur and apples (443x640)

December 9, 2014
by Kristine

Healthy, Homemade, Edible Gifts in a Jar

Christmas is nearly upon us, which means most of us are in gift mode: brainstorming, shopping, listing, and bargain hunting. I figure everybody likes to eat, so I think a good strategy for gift giving is food. Last year I decided to make homemade gifts; specifically healthy, homemade, edible gifts in a jar. I had to wait until this year to share them with you, of course, so I didn’t tip off any of my recipients before the unwrapping! Continue Reading →

Vancouver Christmas Market Sign

December 2, 2014
by Kristine

A Vegetarian in Vancouver BC: Vancouver Christmas Market

My regular blogging schedule has been twice a month for a while now. But December is upon us and I’ve got two fun holiday posts to share before the 25th, so you get a bonus one this week. (Coming up next: healthy, homemade Christmas gifts.) Today I want to tell you about the best continuous stream of celebratory eating I’ve had at one location. I was in a foreign land, it lasted over 4 hours, and the food came from a collection of different vendors in tiny wooden huts. That’s right, I’m talking about the Vancouver Christmas Market. Continue Reading →