These colors though. It really is the little things. Continue reading Beet(iful) vegan rotini pasta
I am not one of those people who does well sitting still. Sure I have my days where I love to lie on the couch and binge OITNB, but overall I am pretty active, though I have been (re)learning the art of sleeping in since we started our travels late August. But I still get the urge to move, explore and experience new things. You see, I have always loved to travel and dreamed of it. Did you ever play that game where you would spin the globe, close your eyes and point to spot and that’s where you would end up living when you grew up? Or write in your elementary school books ‘About the Author’ page that someday you would travel the world? I was a travel nerd.
When Mr. Craving Nature and I decided to go on a several month travel honeymoon, I knew that we would be giving up a lot of comforts. A bed (with a mattress), our car, and most of all, our kitchen. Luckily we eased me into it by heading to a major city first. For most people traveling may not be an issue when it comes to food. People take the opportunity to head out to eat and take a break from their usual regimen, usually treating themselves to some extra indulgences and libations. Hello, sangria and churros! Though the problem is when you are traveling for 4 months, eating out at restaurants can fatten you up while slimming down your bank account, even in cheaper cities and countries. Plus, exploring the grocery stores and markets is a fun way to note some cultural changes. Talking about the unrefrigerated eggs and milk. Continue reading Naturally Nourished Travel Series: Mediterranean protein pasta salad + eating healthy on the road
Let’s be real here for a minute. Tacos are
pretty much most definitely the perfect food. For anyone and everyone. Tacos do not discriminate. No matter what your diet or what kind of food you wanna throw in them, the tortilla makes for a perfect vehicle for whatever you feel like eating. Continue reading Skillet eggplant “rib” BBQ mushrooms tacos (vegan, gf)
Ramble, ramble, ramble. Blah, blah, blah. Make this. Eat it. It’s friggin’ delicious, healthy and incredibly easy to make. Continue reading Baked spaghetti sqauash egg nest (grain-free, dairy-free)
I don’t know about you, but it seems that the case of the winter break blues hit hard this January. Maybe it’s the cold & rainy weather or the fact that the holidays fell on a Friday, giving everyone long weekends and others, like yours truly, a full 2 1/2 weeks off. But enough complaining. I’m bringing you some positive vibes this week with a bright and sunny winter salad that will keep you on your New Year’s Resolution track and make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Plus, I’m here to offer up some tips on staying healthy in the workplace, which I know from first-hand experience can be the downfall of our healthy eating ideals. Continue reading Warm chickpea & satsuma orange salad with citrus dressing + tips on eating well in the workplace
Summer is ending. Boo. But fall is coming and we love fall. And not just for pumpkin lattes & scones, though they are pretty amazing. Ladies love boot & sweater season and who doesn’t love to go apple picking and apple cider doughnut eating? And I just read this hilarious article on the necessity of apple picking & fall festivities. We don’t get too much of a fall in So. California, but there are mountains to escape to for an abundance of foliage and crisp air. I am getting. So. Excited. Continue reading Summer vegetable lentil salad