Small Steps: Step 1— Meat

When people first start examining their environmental impact, it can get really overwhelming. Some people want to jump right into a perfect zero-waste, vegan, low-impact lifestyle, but get discouraged quickly, and some would rather stick their head into the sand. I’ve put together this series of articles to help you take small steps to a…

Spooky Scary Pumpkin Berry Smoothie Bowl

Happy October! Today is World Vegetarian Day (woo!) and Pumpkin Spice Day (wooo!). I am so excited to kick off the season with this amazing recipe (that I discovered by accident!). I love a loaded smoothie bowl, and I’m always interested in add-ins that make for a prettier, healthier bowl. This summer, I finally bought…

What to Do When You Can’t Avoid Trash

And, no, I’m not talking about a rude co-worker or classmate! I go to college in Iowa. Our grocery store is the size of a large shoebox, and our food options are pretty limited. My meal plan, which cots an arm and a leg, gives me the option to eat in the commons (when I…

Easy Kale and Basil Pesto

I love pesto. When I was in high school, swimming competitively, I survived off of pasta and bread, all smothered with whole tubs of pesto. It’s delicious and beautiful and the answer to “how can I eat straight olive oil but make it seem healthy?” Now, however, a few things stand between me and my…

30 New Years Resolutions That Aren’t “Lose Weight”

Almost everyone above the age of twelve has probably said that “this is the year I lose weight!” And then repeated it the next year, the next year, the next year. It’s a little passĂ©. Even if you start with the best intentions, little things sneak up and it’s suddenly April, with no progress made–…

Almond Butter Chia Bars

Vacation time! The slower (yet still very busy) part of my summer is over, and from now on is pretty go go go, and the go go go-ing. I’m typing this on a boat on my way to Canada from Seattle. Yay, airports. Traveling. New places. Always tons of vegan options, right? And all fairly…

Paleo Vegan Almond Butter Cups

What’s better than a Reese’s peanut butter cup? Probably a lot of things. A million dollars. The ability to shapeshift. A sense of purpose in life. So, probably a lot of things. But this recipe is also one of those things. So let’s try again. What’s better than a Reese’s peanut butter cup? How about…

Homemade Almond Butter

You already know how much I loooooooooooove peanut butter. There are very few things I love more than peanut butter: dogs, coffee, my family, my boyfriend, chocolate… okay, maybe there are quite a few things. But you get the point. And most of those things can be improved with peanut butter. If you put a…

Protein Cookies: Snickerdoodle

I am back with another classic cookie variation on my protein cookies! Snickerdoodles have always been a favorite of mine, and they’re so simple to make, and yummy to eat. These are also super simple to make: Ingredients:  one batch of protein cookie dough 1 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp coconut sugar Mix in about half…

Protein Cookies: Double Peanut Butter Cookies

As promised, I am back with another variation of my homemade protein cookies. And these are my favorite! I looooooove peanut butter cookies so much, and while I can usually justify eating an entire batch of my favorite recipe by telling myself that it has protein… I really shouldn’t. This recipe, however, has 6 grams of…