As a little kid, I remember being offered chamomile tea when I would get sick. I distinctly recall hating the flowery taste, and the fact that I only drank it when I had a cold or the flu…well, that certainly didn’t help. For years, I have avoided chamomile tea thinking that I didn’t like it. […]
I had every intention of posting a new and cozy recipe today. It was going to be a little something to help us get through the winter blues, perpetually cold hands and feet, and that angsty feeling that tends to creep in after several months without warm sunshine (wait, why do I live here?). And […]
This post is part of a series, How I Left My 9-5, that I’m creating with the hope that my experiences might help you take on a big life change, whether that’s switching careers or just generally stepping off the beaten path. In part one, I talked about the process of leaving my job and transitioning from […]
Well, it seems to be full-blown flu season around here, and just about everyone I know is recovering from something unpleasant. Aaron, who almost never gets sick, is down and out, but still trying to power through his work week. I’m feeling the first inklings of an achy, tired, head cold and making it my […]
I remember first reading about Kite Hill’s nut milk cheeses last summer and staring in awe at their soft-ripened White Alder. The rind looked exactly like brie, and based on people’s feedback thus far, it tasted similar too. Now, I’m far enough along in my vegan journey that cheese is usually not something I miss. […]
It’s the last day of January. We made it! Weather-wise, January and February are my least favorite months of the year. There’s limited daylight, it’s gray, the sidewalks are covered in ice and questionable ice melting chemicals, and going outside is a big production that involves fleece socks and boots and multiple layers and scarves and […]
Were you aware that the Super Bowl is this Sunday? The only reason I know this is from reading blogs. Football has never interested me, though I did once date a football player in high school and let me tell you, he was a player all around. Bad high school decisions aside, allow me to […]
I'm Amanda, a vegan blogger who ditched my 9-5 to pursue what I love – writing, specifically about a feel-good, compassionate, health-promoting way of living, through food, career, puppies, and all of the other little and big things I'm learning along the way.
I hope my posts brighten your day, nourish your body and spirit, and help support you in creating a happier life!