Portrait shot of a cup of iced coffee in focus on a dashboard with a blurred background

August 20, 2020
by Kristine
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3 More Drinks This Dietitian Orders at Starbucks

You just never know when a blog topic is going to strike a chord with folks. At least I don’t. My post from 2018 listing 6 drinks I regularly order at Starbucks was, unexpectedly, one of my most popular of all time. (Thank you Pinterest!) So in this strange time of staying at home and looking for tiny bits of pleasure where we can find them, I figured it was about time for a follow-up list highlighting some new faves. Continue Reading →

Smoothie bowl

May 10, 2020
by Kristine
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Revive Superfoods Smoothies: A Vegetarian’s Review

A lot of us are getting more of our food delivered these days to minimize trips to the grocery store. I for one am continuing to rely on Green Chef for 3 dinners a week during this unusal time. But breakfast is a consideration too and there are several companies packaging up smoothie fixins and depositing them on your doorstep. I’ve reviewed Green Blender and Daily Harvest in years past, and today I’m adding Revive Superfoods to the list. Continue Reading →

Warm red garbanzos top

April 5, 2020
by Kristine
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6 Quick and Easy Pantry Meals

I feel like food has taken on a new meaning. With the unbelievable state of affairs in the world right now food is associated with a sense of scarcity which makes it feel extraordinarily valuable and comforting. I’m getting my groceries in new ways from new places and feeling grateful for every calorie that successfully arrives in this house.

With all the upheaval, apprehension, fear of the unknown, and new normal emerging I honestly haven’t had any thoughts about blogging…until today. I’ve seen tons of posts on social media for pantry-friendly meals and realized I have a few of my own recipes that fit the bill. So, I figured it was worth sharing a quick list. Continue Reading →

Bowl of veggies and grains

February 4, 2020
by Kristine
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Green Chef Dinner Kits: A Vegetarian’s Review

I like to cook. And grocery shop. And meal plan. All the parts of feeding my family make me happy. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like convenience or streamlining these processes sometimes when it suits my schedule. I use online grocery shopping and mail order dinner kits regularly to help make these weekly tasks a little easier. And I’ve trialed and reviewed plenty of dinner kits before on the blog. The irony is that my favorite one, the one we’ve been using repeatedly for months, because it so successfully meets our needs and tastes…I’ve never written about. I’m going to remedy that today. Here is my official review of Green Chef. Continue Reading →

Bowl of vegetables and vegetarian sausage

December 30, 2019
by Kristine
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Cabbage, Apple, and Sausage Skillet with Sage

One of the first recipes I ever posted after starting the blog was for Sage, Apple, and Sausage Sandwich with Field Roast. That’s right, way back in 2012. I had toured the Field Roast facility in Seattle and was inspired to create a dish using their unique meatless sausages. I started by mirroring the ingredients in the sausage itself: potatoes, onion, garlic, apples, and sage. In the last seven years I’ve changed a bit, the blog has evolved, my food photography skills have improved somewhat, and the recipe, well… Continue Reading →