Green Blender Oh My Darlin Clemetine

January 4, 2017
by Kristine

Green Blender Smoothies: A Vegetarian’s Review

Another smoothie post. Are you kidding me? Let me explain.

I was looking at my WordPress dashboard this morning and noticed I’ve written 160 posts. That doesn’t seem like much for a blog turning 5 years old in a few weeks, but it does mean I’m going to start repeating myself at some point. I’ve definitely written about smoothies before, and smoothie delivery companies, and dinner kit services, but this post is a slightly new take on all three. Green Blender sends you a box full of fresh ingredients, just like the dinner kit services, only it’s for breakfast this time. You do a tiny bit of prep, blend it all up, and start sipping fruits and veggies in no time. Continue Reading →

Trader Joes Whole Grain Crisp Bread

December 21, 2016
by Kristine

A Very Versatile Cracker: Trader Joe’s Whole Grain Crispbread

I waited patiently while the clerk lifted each item out of my Trader Joe’s cart to wave across the scanner. As he reached for the crackers he asked, “Have you had these before?”

“No,” I replied.

“They’re really popular. I’m surprised we even have any. Usually when we get an order in, they get bought out immediately. People just sweep their arm across the shelf, dumping all the packages in their cart. And then we’re out again right away.”

“Wow. I’m excited to try them.” Continue Reading →

soft and fruity coconut bites

November 23, 2016
by Kristine

Soft and Fruity Coconut Bites

I recently wrote a post about home-delivered snacks, but I’m a big proponent of homemade snacking too. After a visit to Fred Meyer a few months ago, I was inspired to try recreating a cubical little snack I found in their bulk bins: Coco Mango Pomegranate Chews. I did a little recipe modifying here and a little recipe renaming there and the result? Soft and Fruity Coconut Bites. Continue Reading →

broccoli raab

November 9, 2016
by Kristine

Eating for Cancer Prevention

Cancer has touched my family, my friends, and my colleagues. Sadly, I’m sure many of you can say the same. It’s a frightening disease that causes pain and suffering in unimaginable ways. Because most of our conversations about cancer are understandably rather somber, I get excited when there is even the slightest bit of something positive to share. Continue Reading →