Brewing Booch

Now that Alex and I brew Kombucha, I feel like we have entered a new level in our development as hippy DIY foodies. I think I have a slightly weird complex about it. When I list the things I like doing – practicing yoga, tending to my succulents, baking my bread, going to craft breweries, and…

For the love of compost

Upon setting the goal for ourselves of creating less waste in 2016, Alex and I promptly started composting. Honestly, I am not sure why we waited so long to begin with. We cook with so many vegetables that there were always raw vegetable scraps going into our trash can, but for some reason we didn’t think much of…

Foodies and Food Security

It seems that Los Angeles is the land of foodies – food trucks, farmers markets, restaurants popping up around town on the daily, fusion and food experimentation – it all happens here in LA. Yet, there is a sort of frowning upon the foodie that happens. Being interested in alternative foods and concerned about the quality…

Quinoa Bowl with Kabocha & Tahini

Jumpstart your healthy eating routine with this Quinoa Bowl with Kabocha & Tahini! The other day, Alex and I both became aware that our bodies were feeling a little bit sluggish and our pants were fitting a juusssssst a little bit snugger. Recognizing that we had enjoyed ourselves quite a bit the last few months,…

Earth Day on the Daily

Today is Earth Day! Today is a day when many people spend time outdoors, volunteer for environmental projects, or simply take time to honor our planet with thoughts. In my morning yoga class, we focused on grounding ourselves – sending energy to our legs and feet with our breath and poses. My legs certainly feel grounded now…they’re…

Pantry Must-Haves

  I made cookies the other day on a whim. I was on the self-declared food committee for a girls’ outing & picnic at a winery. I woke up that morning and realized we needed cookies. Duh. So I threw together oatmeal & tahini & chocolate chip cookies for us to nibble on with our…

Exercising Kindness

I’m pretty kind when it comes to others, but it’s a completely different story when it comes to myself. I think we all have a tendency to be especially unkind to ourselves and our bodies when it comes to thinking about exercise, fitness, and diet. This is something I’m consistently working on. It’s easy to get mad at yourself…

Homemade = Less Money & Less Waste

My biggest pet peeve? Folks who complain about being broke but who also buy lunch every day…C’mon people! Buying groceries and then preparing meals at home is definitely the way to go. In addition to being cheaper (and healthier), making food at home produces less waste than restaurants do when cooking for the public. Its that easy! Make…

Environmentalist on a Budget

It’s easy to care about the wellbeing of the environment, but much harder to ensure your actions reflect your words. Even more so when you’re on a tight budget.Yet, there are plenty of things you can do to reduce your ecological footprint and contribute to altering our society’s treatment of the planet. Alex and I were recently…

Mind, Body, and Awareness

For a period of time in third grade, I went to the school clinic everyday with a stomach ache. It was about a week or so before my parents realized it was always right before lunch time. We lived in Germany at that time, and the German-American school we attended was huge (accommodating 1,500 students in…

Down the blogger rabbit hole

Recently, people in my life have started asking me for go-to meal recommendations and tips for preparing clean and healthy food without a lot of fuss. I like that I’ve gained a reputation for being a healthy but avid eater – not surprising considering I typically pack enough food for 2 people twice my size anytime I leave…