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 →


October 26, 2016
by Kristine

Nature Box Snacks: A Vegetarian’s Review

This blog includes plenty of product reviews. They’re one of my favorite types of posts to write, and according to my analytics, one of your favorites to read. So we should both be feeling pretty chipper about what’s in store for today. I’ve reviewed dinner kits, smoothie kits, and nutella impersonators but today we’re highlighting a snack delivery company: Nature Box.

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chickpea masala ciao thyme

October 12, 2016
by Kristine

Another Way to Do Dinner: Ciao Thyme CT2GO

Even if you’re someone who likes to cook, you’re not always in the mood. Or you get home later than expected and run out of time to pull a decent dinner together. There are convenient options to get you out of this pickle, of course: take and bake pizza, take-out Thai food, or dinner kits. In Bellingham we even have a delivery service that will send a driver to any of 45 local restaurants and bring you dinner, tacking on just $3.99 for the trip. While all of these will do, I’ve found another way: picking up fresh, ready-made main dishes from my favorite local cafe’s refrigerator. They call it Ciao Thyme To Go (CT2GO) and it’s darn easy. Continue Reading →


September 28, 2016
by Kristine

A Vegetarian in Bellingham: Saku Tea

I thought it was supposed to take about 45 minutes. The Tea Tasting at Saku Tea in Bellingham, Washington. And I envisioned something like a sampler tray. You know, at a brewery, when they bring you 6 tiny glasses of beer so you can try more than one? Well, I was wrong on both counts. We were seated at the quaint industrial-style table for more than 2 hours, as we were guided through an educational and epicurean tea experience by the owner, Kuros. Turns out it makes for a nice afternoon date with the husband. Continue Reading →