Glo Bar Bento

July 20, 2016
by Kristine

6 More Bento Lunches for Summer

My favorite bento lunch box has been getting a lot of use lately. Every day, in fact. You could call it a healthy habit, or a rut. I’ve nattered on about the benefits of this lunchtime strategy in previous posts (here, here and here), so I’ll spare you the soapbox this time. Today I simply have 6 more compartmentalized rectangles to share with you, filled up with all manner of fruit, vegetable, and assorted summer snacks. Continue Reading →

Jujubeet Go Nuts Wrap

July 6, 2016
by Kristine

A Vegetarian in Bellevue: Jujubeet

Yes, I ate out again. And yes, I’ve already blogged about vegetarian restaurants in Bellevue. Such as it is, in the life of a blogger you sometimes get stuck in a rut and start to repeat yourself. This time: restaurant reviews. I’ve written 3 for my last 5 posts. I promise, just a couple more (I’m recently back from 4 days is Las Vegas and had a phenomenal lunch at Vegenation which you must hear about), and then I’ll start mixing things up again with bento lunch ideas for summer, possibly a post about food and cancer, and maybe even a new recipe or something. That’s what’s brewing in my nutrition nerd mind for the time being anyway. But for today, I’m raving about Jujubeet Cafe. Continue Reading →

Hanaya paradise roll

June 22, 2016
by Kristine

A Vegetarian in Surrey BC: Hanaya Japanese Restaurant

You know those impromptu, seemingly insignificant conversations you have with coworkers? The ones that just happen organically as you wait in line at the copier or pass each other in the hallway? Over time they build connection and familiarity, but they can also end up leading you to your new favorite kick-ass sushi restaurant. Many thanks to my biologist colleague for chatting me up about Canada, border crossings, NEXUS passes, and where to find good sushi a few weeks back. It was a quiet Friday afternoon in the office and he was standing in my doorway shooting the breeze. After he mentioned he had discovered a seaweed and rice jackpot right across the border in Surrey BC, I suggested to Jeff that we try it out tout de suite, and within a few hours the husband and I were headed north. Continue Reading →

Cacao Kapow smoothie with avocado

June 8, 2016
by Kristine

Copycat Cacao Kapow Smoothie

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you might remember a review of Daily Harvest smoothies a few posts back. My very favorite of the whole bunch I tasted and tested was the Cacao Kapow (now called Cacao and Avocado on their website). That’s right. I dutifully sampled 16 smoothies and this was the clear winner. Continue Reading →

Tapenade appetizer Boundary Bay

May 25, 2016
by Kristine

A Vegetarian in Bellingham: Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro

That’s right. Two local restaurant reviews in a row. My last post highlighted a favorite breakfast spot; this time we’re moving on to lunch. (So much for building variety into my editorial calendar.) For some reason I’m in an eating out mode lately, perhaps because of an unnaturally busy schedule. And laziness. Happily, the result is that I keep finding myself in restaurants photographing taste-bud-tantalizing vegetarian food. Continue Reading →