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 →

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 →