{Recipe} Vegan Jambalaya


The heat of summer is officially here. I come home from work and the first thing I do is open all the windows and screen doors. I like to air out the house and make sure the cold air flows in and out. I do this even before I put my purse down. It’s a […]

Dairy Free Spinach Stuffed Shells


I have several vegetarian recipes on dinner rotation and few handful go-to recipes for whenever I want to cook Meatless on Mondays. But I have bookmarked so many recipes that I really should start trying making new ones. This new recipe I  wanted to try intimidated me at first because I’ve never tasted the “real […]

Rainy Hike & Soup Recipe


I was excited to be outdoors again today. It has been a chilly week and I’ve been a hermit. I get cold easily so when Chris said he was feeling cold (he usually runs hot), you can bet that I was freezing. Ok, not really freezing. That’s just the drama queen coming out of me. […]

Fiesta Quinoa Salad with Beans


I found a huge bag of brown rice in our pantry recently. I usually mark large packages of food items (usually items bought from Costco) with the purchase date on the front. It’s for my own curiosity and some sort of tracking on how long it takes us to finish a container. Well, the bag […]

Oatmeal, Walnut and Cranberry Cookies


Thank you for your sweet comments on the blog’s new design. I remember when I was little, and I would get excited when I have a fresh new notebook to write on. I would draw colorful and bright flowers on it and would wear out my colored pens. I feel the same way with the new […]

Blueberry Bagel, Veggie Burgers & Disney


We had a fun and very busy weekend. I hope you had a fun weekend too. I’m a creature of habit.  I love structures and routine so I don’t mind Mondays too much because that’s the beginning of our weekly routine. My Monday morning gym routine –> 35 minutes HIIT  treadmill workout. Done! Breakfast was […]

Coconut Pineapple Banana Bread


On Saturday mornings when we don’t have anything planned for the day, I come home after my workout with baking on my mind. I take my time making and eating my breakfast and then I read cooking magazines and go over recipes on my laptop that I have bookmarked during the week. I think of […]

Rustic Pasta


When I think of pasta, I immediately think of Italian style dish and tomato sauce. But as I find new recipes and read new cookbooks, I find that pasta can be prepared in so many ways. This unique recipe from The Kind Diet cookbook has pasta but also includes a lot of cabbage, onions and celery. […]

Double Chocolate Brownies


I had a lovely run at the park this morning. I am trying to run consistently so I can get back my running mojo. I seem to lose running steam whenever I don’t do it consistently. I have been spending time at the gym or hiking this past summer and Fall season seems to be […]

Meatless Monday: Maple Dijon Baked Tempeh


I hope everyone had a great weekend. I had a sweet tooth this weekend and enjoyed eating a few treats, including chocolate covered pretzel with toffee from Disneyland. But onto a new recipe for meatless Monday…. I first read about tempeh a few years ago when I read The Kind Diet cookbook.  Tempeh is made […]