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 →

Old Town Cafe southwest scramble

May 11, 2016
by Kristine

A Vegetarian in Bellingham: Old Town Cafe

You know how once you’ve exercised you think you can reward yourself with extra calories? Like you’ve really created this incredibly large window for indulging? That rationalization may have happened to me recently after I completed a local 5K race. I shouldn’t technically even get to call it a race. As a walker, they didn’t put a tracking chip on my bib, so my results weren’t recorded or published. It was more like I was taking a leisurely walk in an unfamiliar neighborhood with 764 strangers wearing a tiny random number sign pinned to my front. In any case, a morning of “racing” was followed by a most delectable breakfast during which said rationalization took place. Continue Reading →

Warm red garbanzos top

April 27, 2016
by Kristine

15 Minute Dinner: Warm Red Garbanzos

Spring quarter’s been a doozy. I’m teaching more credits than normal and for the first time ever I’ve got an evening class from 4:00-6:00 pm three nights a week. Also, the high season for my husband’s business just kicked into gear about three weeks ago…the same time my quarter started. Taken together all of these changes have really put a dent in our normal dinnertime routine. Continue Reading →

Daily Harvest Second Sixpack

April 13, 2016
by Kristine

Daily Harvest Smoothies: A Vegetarian’s Review

I believe in smoothies: fruity or vegetabley, thick or thin, chunky or smooth. In fact, I’ve written about smoothies a lot on the blog (here, here, and here, for example) since I rely on them for breakfast so often. But I have never chatted with you about a smoothie topic like this before. Continue Reading →

Coconut Crunch Wrap

March 30, 2016
by Kristine

Coconut Crunch Wrap

On August 19, 2015 I vowed to recreate the Toasted Coconut Wrap from Seed restaurant in New Orleans. On March 26, 2016 I finally got around to it. Does 7 months officially count as procrastination, laziness, age-related memory loss, or something else entirely? Either way I have a very fast, very easy recipe to share with you today that you won’t even remember you’ve been waiting for. Continue Reading →