*that girl who takes photos of her own photos at coffee shops*
If you’re looking for a last minute Friendsgiving/thanksgiving dessert with minimal effort and guaranteed delicious taste- look no further! Only requires a few ingredients, your blender/food processor, and your freezer! Check the latest issue of @edibleokc or the link in my bio 🖤
My madhead friend @deeraw86 (still love ya 😘😘) gave me a challenge of putting him on a high protein vegan diet to compliment his gym training..SIR..you know that was easy because again PROTEIN COMES FROM PLANTS!! So I did food prep and smoothies for him for just that reason annnd I know he gonna feel great after trying vegan..I got a sneaky suspicion he might just transition 100%😎😎 check him out or DM him if you need a personal trainer..he is brilliant and really good looking too 🙈🙈 yeaaa D I just said that 😁😁😁
Just ran across this video that @magnoliaadams put together for me during a shoot last year... and I never posted it??? Finding it was such a sweet reminder of how much has changed over the past year in both my blog & myself 🌿
Not pictured: after dinner (plus 3 bottles of wine & brandy) 2 grown men standing on the table trying to figure out how my grandpa had wired the light 20+ years ago. We got a new chandelier up...does it turn on? That’s a different story.
I’m so lucky to have a best friend that supports me in every step I take ... always wanting to learn more about plant-based nutrition, advocates for autism alongside me, proof-reads my blogs & articles at a second’s notice, and is just so ecstatic to jump in the photo shoot for Local Roots (I mean, look at that face!!)
I love the stage of life we‘re in right now, and am trying to take every second of it in but also I’m just so ready to finally be married, live in the same city, do life together, etc. Mushy post but you guys TOLD me you wanted more personal posts so I’M WORKING ON IT 💘
Last night I reviewed some dairy-free ice cream on my story (if you didn’t see def go check it out & lmk your fave). Dairy-free ice cream can be great every now and then, but when it comes down to a true winner, nice cream takes home the prize🏆
For an entire bowl of nice cream, it’s about 350 calories, 8 grams of protein, and 10 grams of fiber (same amount of calories as halo top with double the protein and fiber). PLUS it’s all made with whole foods (2 bananas, 1.5 cup almond milk, 1 tbsp cacao powder, 1 tbsp nut butter) instead of sugar, corn syrup, and artificial sweeteners.
And the biggest bonus is that this cost a max of $1 to make at home, while a pint is usually at least $4!
Better for your wallet and your health 🙌🏼🍌
This Monday @giovannagarciaa will guide us through another Women’s New Moon Cacao Ceremony. A new moon is a great time for new beginnings, planting new seeds, and refreshing our dreams. Pairing this energy with cacao is an amazing way to sink deeper into our heart's desires and magnetize our intentions. ~ Tickets: $39 6:00-8:00pm ~
This fall weather has me craving banana bread (muffins)!! 🍂🍌 as always, they’re gluten-free and vegan!
Check out my recipe over on @lightworkers - link: https://www.lightworkers.com/delicious-healthy-banana-coconut-muffin-recipe-vegangf/ 💫
Day 13: I was invited to be part of a “hikers” club and went to Lands End. First of all, @popandbottle is delicious. Second, I miss PNW hiking (and hikers). And I miss the wild, overgrown trails, the untamed creeks and the smell of cedar wood and wet leaves on the muddy path. I miss being surrounded by so many huge trees, bushes and ferns that you can easily sneak to the side and pee. I love the warmth here and am thankful that I’ll be able to hike even in winter. Any hike suggestions near SF are appreciated 💚🌱💕
Day 10: there have been very few moments where my business degree has felt worthwhile and meaningful. This was one of those moments. At the @patagoniasf autumn harvest, I felt truly inspired by the amazing brands brought together under the umbrella of sustainable food. Businesses have such a unique opportunity to change cultural habits and inspire people. Denying that power is denying the capitalist society that we live in. If you want to make real changes in society, talk to businesses and make conscious decisions about who you support.
Good Morning Beloved Community! This beautiful Red Rooibos tastes as amazing as it looks. This tea is known to improve bone health, heart health, and help delay the aging process. Come nourish your body on this lovely Saturday. 🌈
Eyes opened. I’m sitting here eating an amazing soup made with 100% @imperfectproduce but I experienced something earlier today that made me feel gutted. It’s one thing to watch documentaries like @wasteddoc or Just Eat It, but experiencing food waste first hand is wrenching. Inspired by a conversation with @dana.gunders earlier this week, I decided to ask the cashier at @mollie_stones what they do with bruised and “imperfect” produce. Before I’d even finished asking, he said “it gets thrown away”. My heart sank. Tomorrow, I’ll be talking to their manager. It’s up to us to change our behaviors and #endfoodwaste . Talk to your local grocery stores, ask questions and provide suggestions. Support businesses like @imperfectproduce and @drinkuglyjuice who are working to change perceptions of waste. Educate yourself and educate your community. Because there is no reason why we should be throwing away 40% of food.
Day 8/9: lost, again. After spraining my ankle climbing Dog Mountain near Portland this summer and moving 4 times in 2 months, I hadn’t had a ton of time to include yoga or dance into my normal routine. I found an awesome yoga studio in the city, @everydaypeopleyoga with a city view and donation-based classes. After class, I hopped on the Bart and got off not really knowing where I was. It was dark and 8:30pm. I was so sweaty. I later found out I was in the Tenderloin.
Day 5: after work, I headed straight to @barbocce in Sausalito. They were able to easily veganize the fennel/avocado salad (pictured) and roasted veggies. It was delish! One thing I’ve already noticed is that most restaurants can make things vegan, but it’s not as common to explicitly state “vegan” on the menu. Weird.
SF adventure | Day 4: if you’re following @drinkuglyjuice you’ve probably seen this pic with some funny little eyes on the apples. Here’s the backstory...these apples were from my grandma’s partner’s apple tree. They’re so bruised and beautiful that I had to capture them. We later turned them into juice, bread and used them on salads. It’s amazing how ignorant I was to food waste before this position...yes, I would consider myself an environmentalist, but I was guilty of not eating leftovers, throwing away good food and over-buying groceries. Did you know 40% of food is thrown out in the U.S.?? I’ll let that one sink in. #endfoodwaste#uglyisbeautiful#beautifullyflawed
SF adventure | Day 2: okay I know this is a vegan food page, but I must say this pic accurately depicts the day. I realized very quickly that my Portland-trendy @birkenstock aren’t as widely accepted here. Also, unlike Portland, there aren’t vegan bakeries, restaurants and food carts on every corner. I walked along the Embarcadero for a couple hours in my oh-so-reliable Birks, got lost then ate a pb&j at home. Still haven’t unpacked. #daytwo#adventure#outofplace
SF adventure | Day 1: the day started in Eugene, OR at my favorite coffee shop, @tailoredcoffee (I must admit, in the past couple of years I’ve become the stereotypical Portland coffee snob). I finished packing all of my belongings (literally everything I owned minus my kitchen aid and a box of childhood things) into my Honda Fit. Equipped with @townshendstea kombucha and some podcasts, I made my way to Redding, CA. Not much to say about the drive or Redding. I picked up some fall leaves at a rest stop. #thejourneybegins#dayone#roadtrip#coffeeporn