Lifestyle

I Tried: A Vegan Diet for a Month

People are curious about veganism. It’s little surprise, given the increasing number of studies and documentaries on plant-based diets. In 2016 alone, Google experienced a whopping 90 percent increase in vegan-related internet searches (a monumental rise from the previous year’s 32 percent increase). With the influx of new information, people are discovering veganism and vegetarianism aren’t solely about the political beliefs behind meat consumption; there are practical, measurable health benefits behind the nutrition.

But is veganism practical for the Average Joe? Continue reading “I Tried: A Vegan Diet for a Month”

Recipes

Southernly Savory Roasted Onions

If you are a lover of all things deeply savory and delicious (or dare I say it, savorlicious), look no further than here, my friend. Continue reading “Southernly Savory Roasted Onions”

Nutrition

What’s the difference between a vegetarian and a vegan?

 

Meatless diets have been steadily gaining notoriety in the USA. According to a 2008 study published by Vegetarian Times, 3.2 percent of Americans (7.3 million people) follow a vegetarian diet, with another 10 percent (22.8 million) of American adults saying they follow a largely vegetarian-inclined diet. Continue reading “What’s the difference between a vegetarian and a vegan?”

Recipes, Uncategorized

3 Watermelon Recipes to Shake Up Summer

Summer is in the air and that means all of my favorite bright, colorful fruits are in season. If there’s one thing that brings back childhood memories of summer vacation, swimsuits and fun in the sun, it’s biting into a big, juicy piece watermelon.

I love watermelon this time of year; want it, need it, gotta have it. While nothing beats a big bowl of plain ole watermelon, there are actually a variety of recipes and flavor combinations that highlight the fruit in different and surprisingly delicious ways. We are going to look the three fun ways to level-up your watermelon game this summer. Continue reading “3 Watermelon Recipes to Shake Up Summer”

Exercise

7 Signs You’re Overtraining


A regular exercise routine is a key component in a healthy lifestyle. Exercise itself has a lot of upsides, like decreasing fat, improving heart and lung health, boosting the immune system and perking up your mood. Therefore, if you want even better results in a shorter span of time, you just exercise a lot more frequently and intensely, right?

Well, not exactly. Continue reading “7 Signs You’re Overtraining”

Lifestyle, Nutrition

5 Protein-Packed Guiltless Pleasures

As a comfort eater, nutrition has always been a challenge for me. Striving to fuel my body with the right nutrients while keeping my inner fat kid happy is a delicate balance; I want to lead a long, healthy life… But I also want tacos. And cupcakes. Continue reading “5 Protein-Packed Guiltless Pleasures”

Recipes

Cauliflower Steaks


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Cauliflower is one of those veggies that doesn’t really have much in terms of flavor. The upside is that it’s like a blank canvas for seasoning -you can take it so many different directions from sweet, savory to spicy or tangy. Today we’re going to try our hand at some savory cauliflower steaks!  Continue reading “Cauliflower Steaks”

Lifestyle

DIY Birch Tree Painting Tutorial

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There’s something incredibly therapeutic about rolling up your sleeves and putting brush to blank canvas. It relieves stress and eases anxiety. Whether you’re an artist or a stick figure scribbler, it’s just fun -no qualifications necessary.

Moreover, there’s a deep sense of satisfaction in creating something that you’re proud enough of to display in your own home. For me,  it’s a part of the enchantment of trying new things; discovering a propensity for something you’d never have imagined yourself capable; gaining a greater sense of confidence by deciding “maybe I can” instead of “I could never”.

This simple DIY painting project is one of those things you just ought to try. It’s quick, easy and leaves you feeling like the owner of your own Mona Lisa. Continue reading “DIY Birch Tree Painting Tutorial”

Recipes

Savory Squash Soup



Fall is undeniably my favorite change in all the seasons. It’s the beginning of the holiday season and cherished time with loved ones -full of bright leaves, chilly days, warm sweaters… And soup. Hot, rich, delicious soup. Continue reading “Savory Squash Soup”

Uncategorized

11 ways to sneak fruits and veggies into your diet

Fruits and vegetables. We know they’re good for us. We know we should be eating more of them. But for some reason, getting all of those daily servings of greens is harder than it sounds. Continue reading “11 ways to sneak fruits and veggies into your diet”