Safeco center field sign

April 15, 2015
by Kristine

A Vegetarian in Seattle: Safeco Field

Are you balancing your food on your lap? Are you sitting wedged in a green plastic fold-down seat? Can you hear Louie Louie? If so, you’re probably eating at a baseball game…which usually means fried food, beer, and hot dogs, right? Not healthy choices. Are you kidding me? That’s not what baseball’s about. People go to the games for the same reasons they go to the movies: to escape the daily drudgery, to get invested in someone else’s fortune (or misfortune), and to indulge in “once in a while” favorite foods. Continue Reading →

Homemade Holy Crap Cereal

April 1, 2015
by Kristine

5 Breakfast Recipes with Less than 500 Calories

Breakfast is very important to me. I usually start thinking about what I’m going to eat 3 minutes after I wake up. But it’s one of those meals where you can fall into a rut without even realizing it’s the 365th day you’ve had peanut butter toast. So I’m rounding up breakfast recipes from the blog today to give you some morning-time inspiration with an eye on the calorie content…these are in order from highest to lowest. Continue Reading →

Starbucks Old-Fashioned Grilled Cheese

March 18, 2015
by Kristine

My Next Top 6 Picks for Mostly Healthy and Vegetarian Fast Food

Something is up. Burger King just took soda out of kid’s meals. McDonald’s might add McKale to their menu and Subway is serving up two new vegan sandwiches. Apparently, Chipotle’s tofu sofritas were just the tip of the fast-food-can-be-sort-of-nutritious-while-also-convenient iceberg. But even with their well-intentioned nutrition upgrades, if you’re hungry (or hangry) and in a hurry, I believe you can do better than the BK or McD drive-thrus. Continue Reading →


March 4, 2015
by Kristine

My 5 Favorite Food Podcasts

I generally have to be distracted in order to exercise. Talking with a friend while we walk, mastering the moves to a Dance Central song with my Xbox, or listening to a podcast during an interval run are my standard coercion techniques to stay active. Since I try to run at least three times a week, I’ve got a lot of time to fill and I listen to a lot of podcasts. Continue Reading →

Chocolate and tart cherry smoothie

February 18, 2015
by Kristine

Chocolate and Tart Cherry Smoothie

Chocolate covered cherries. You know what I’m talking about: the ooey gooey, creamy, syrupy middle inside a chocolate shell. They’re one of my favorite Valentine’s Day treats, mostly I think because I adore the flavor combination of fruit and chocolate. But there’s a better way to pair these two tastes and if you play your cards right, you can even call it breakfast. Continue Reading →