This blog is essentially defunct, so my many readers might not be aware that for the past two years I’ve lived in Burlington, Vermont. It was never our intention to stay here forever and in a week Walt and I are moving on to bigger and better (my parents’ house). While the Green Mountain State is not destined to be my home, there are a few things here I really love.… Read the rest
It’s the middle of May and everyone’s sitting down to a big bowl of steaming hot soup.
Not really. Y’all are over soups by now! I certainly am. This was my first Vermont winter and I assumed the best way to get through it was by wearing exclusively Darn Tough socks and eating a ton of soup.… Read the rest
I’ve made spinach dip before, but this time I’m making it vegan.
Full disclosure, I went into this recipe thinking I was baking a delicious quiche for dinner. Instead, what came out of the oven was a creamy, cheesy vegan spinach dip. By chance I had both tortilla chips and tasty bread in the house so all was not lost.… Read the rest
I’m writing a cookbook. An electric cookbook. An ecookbook. Why am I writing a cookbook? Mostly because I’m unemployed and read Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. My therapist recommended that book before she dumped me. Seriously, I think she dumped me. This cookbook will have all my favorite recipes from the blog in an easy-to-read format, a.k.a.… Read the rest
With all the hubbub around environmentalism and ban the straw and this seahorse holding a q-tip, it can be overwhelming to get started. If you want to make a change, try a zero waste swap. Below are four swaps I’ve made and stuck with.
I used to eat Amy’s frozen burritos all the time. Nothing is easier than popping a burrito in the microwave, burning the crap out of your mouth, and eating the entire thing in four bites. Now I’m trying to save money and lower my impact. It’s time that I create a replacement for my beloved $4 Amy’s burrito.… Read the rest
I’m unemployed baby! That should mean I have plenty of time to write blog posts, and also work out. What I’ve actually been doing is reading, camping, playing Carcassonne, going for a sunset bike ride along the lake and getting a bug stuck in my eye, grocery shopping every other day, and eating a lot.… Read the rest
Hello from Vermont! This is my first post to be transmitted directly out of Burlington, but I took the pictures back in DC. It makes me sad to look at that wooden table, with all its random clutter and stains. Vermont is lovely, and I’m sure I’ll adapt, but it’s just not the same (fewer street fireworks).… Read the rest
I never thought I’d see the day, but it’s here: I’m a Smoothie Person. I take out my Vitamix, fill it with wholesome, cold ingredients, and give it a whirl. Minutes later I’m sipping on a sweet treat feeling very smug. A drink made of plants! I am a health goddess.… Read the rest