Tag Archives: organic

Recipe: Buffalo Wing Salad

I woke up wanting to make buffalo wings, but I’ve been trying to eat  a little healthier lately, so I decided to put them in a salad. I went with kale as my base because it’s really versatile and goes well with pretty much everything. It’s one of my favorite leafy greens, and not just because it’s […]

Review: Locali Conscious Convenience

In the heart of Franklin Village, right off of the Hollywood Blvd exit on the 101 South, stands a teeny tiny local institution: Locali. Since 2009, Locali has been paving the way in offering ample, delicious vegan options with local, organic ingredients, in a small convenience store setting. It should be noted that this place […]

Recipe: Farmer’s Market Sandwich on Fresh Ciabatta Bread

Yesterday when Zack and I were at the farmer’s market buying most of our food for the week, the fresh baked bread guy gave us two loaves of ciabatta bread for free! We got way excited and ran home to make sandwiches right away. We didn’t have much food at home other than the produce […]

In My Bag Week 2: Produce

Last week, I covered a few of the basic items I buy regularly and like to keep around the house. This week, I’m focusing on produce exclusively. Ideally, an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables would make up a majority of our diets. However, what produce we should be buying regularly varies so much seasonally and by […]

In My Bag Week 1: The Basics

When someone approaches me about adopting a cruelty free lifestyle, normally their first question is “What do I eat?” Since most of what we eat starts with what we buy, I’ve decided to answer that question with a series of posts on what I buy when I go shopping. I wish I could go shopping with […]

Recipe: Pesto Risotto with Roasted Brussels

The other night, I made the most amazing pesto risotto. Risotto can be daunting, but it’s a lot easier than it seems. Since I’m still fairly new to the dish, I adapted one of my favorite recipes from Isa Chandra’s new cookbook ‘Isa Does It’ for the meal. However, I substituted her store bought pesto […]

Artichokes: A Tutorial

Went to the farmer’s market the other day and picked up a ton of great looking produce. The artichokes were all flawless so I grabbed a bunch of them and couldn’t resist cooking one as soon as we got home. Artichokes are amazing and really intimidating looking, but they’re actually super easy to cook. Takes about 45 […]