Mango & Avocado Salad Recipe

Running shoes. Shorts. Socks. Keys. Running is one of the only things that has ever made sense to me. I cannot believe how alive & still my body feels while pawing at dirt trail and sweating up the spine of mountains. I did not know it at the time, but I grew up in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. High up in the mountains with valleys, peaks, and vistas that people flock to...

Kale Smoothie & Breakfast Quinoa Recipe

Saturday rolls around and my body is ready for the slow & lazy weekend of time spent catching up with loved ones, but for us city dwellers who are bound by September 1st leases - Labor Day is all about movement. It has been a year & a summer since I graduated from college and I am in disbelief that I am moving to a new home. This year, my life is process. It is about finding space...

Coconut Plantain Dark Chocolate Cookie Recipe

There isn't a day that goes by in our apartment that a tea kettle isn't whistling. As a kid, we owned a cast iron kettle that we would put on our wood stove. During the cold months, this is how we rewarmed our baths or made hot chocolate after snow storms. I remember how salt residue would build on its surface and once the sun came out my mom would brush it clean, just in time to be put back to...

Maple Walnut Bars Recipe

I rode my bike down across the river today. I took my regular route home that winds down through Allston, along the frontside of Harvard stadium & popping right up into Somerville through Harvard Square. The whole time my legs were filled up with so much freedom. They gained pace & seemed lighter than ever before as I zoomed past cars that were carelessly idling. This morning I woke up...

Tofu Omeletes

Try & try & try & try again. At least that's what it took to finally make a tofu omelet. Last night, my friend Sasha, a fellow veg & blogger, crashed on the pullout couch. We tucked in early after scarfing down some late night leftovers from my meal with my good friends Bridget & Ian. It seems as people are coming together over food at my house these days. Whether I am...

White Bean Hummus Recipe

I remember when I first discovered my food processor in high school. I turned everything in our kitchen into a puree or a nut butter. I spent an entire summer dedicated to this process. I no longer had access to a food processor at college & lost the obsession. Throughout this moving process I have tried to buy as little as possible for the purpose of being both environmentally conscious and...