Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burrito Bowls

Yesterday I did my first speed workout in a looong time. It was cold and miserable outside (total Portland weather, it kind of made me homesick) but I finally got myself out the door around 3 PM for a 5 mile run. I decided to see if I could [...]

Quinoa, Lentil, and Kale Salad

Last night, Mike and I put a huge dent in that bowl of leftover Halloween candy. I don’t want to think about it. At least we had this for dinner…nothing like kale and lentils to make you feel really healthy, even if you just ate far too many Whoppers [...]

Marinated Beets and Delicata Squash

I want to call this a side dish, but it’s almost sweet enough to be considered dessert. Notice the key word almost, because after eating this at lunch I realized 2.5 seconds later that I needed an actual dessert. Good thing we have about a million pieces of Halloween [...]

Vegetable Quinoa Bowls with Dragon Sauce

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The weather this weekend wouldn’t be considered anything special in Southern California, or even in the East Bay. But out by the ocean, it’s almost ALWAYS cold and foggy, so to have temperatures in the upper 70s felt completely amazing. We started Saturday morning with a run by the [...]

Black Bean and Butternut Tacos

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Today happens to be Mike’s 30th birthday, so I’m spending most of it in the kitchen making a Middle Eastern feast, which I’ll have more details on tomorrow. This weekend we decided to get a new chair for the living room (a birthday chair…?) and we had Ellie test [...]

Vegan Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

There are a few phrases that have quickly become the most beautiful music to my ears: “I’ll take the baby, you can nap” (which was followed by a blissful, uninterrupted 90-minute nap) and “I’ll take the baby, go for a run” (which was followed by a delightful 50-minute run) [...]

Summer Panzanella

Lately I’ve been thinking about things I’m glad I did. And I’m sorry for the complete randomness of this post, but my brain may not be functioning properly due to current circumstances… I’m glad I put the whale decal next to Ellie’s changing table. I thought it looked weird [...]

Coconut-Cilantro Quinoa Bowls

Welcome to the latest installment of “things to do when your due date is a week away with no baby in sight.” 1. Hit the gym. Be super tempted to stay on the elliptical until you go into labor. 2. Make bagels. Decide that while they’re pretty good, Peter Reinhart’s [...]

Miso-Curry Roasted Vegetbles with Tofu

Let’s go ahead and file this one under “Things I never thought would go together but definitely do and I’m now borderline obsessed with.” White miso and red curry paste. Who ever would have thought those would be so amazing together when tossed with vegetables? Oh yeah, Heidi. That [...]

South Indian Rice and Tofu Soup

This was originally a Jamie Oliver recipe for seafood and rice soup, using lots of spices and some coconut milk (but also seafood and white rice). Since I don’t eat seafood I added tofu, and I wanted brown rice instead of white. I also wanted to up the vegetable [...]

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