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 →

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 →