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Fun with Fermentation!

I didn’t think it could be done, but I’ve added another “nerd” hobby to my repertoire. For those of you who know me or who have followed my blog since its inception (in 2009!), you’ll have picked up on some of my favorite habits— taking pictures of everything I eat, metal-smithing in my guest room […]

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San Francisco Heat Wave Slowing You Down? Don’t Sweat it—My 4 Raw Fruit Summer Slushies will Have you Refreshed in No Time!

As summer draws to a close, your blender begins to experience thoughts of self-doubt. As the Ninja or Vitamix thinks ahead to colder days, questions of relevancy arise— “Oh sure, she loves me now. I’m the star of summer— workin’ overtime, churning out smoothies and raw vegan desserts! Just wait ’til the temps drop and she […]

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My Top 5 Quick-Picks for a Gluten Free, Dairy Free, (and Stress Free!) Labor Day Picnic

Often when I go to a potluck, I end up eating only the food I brought (usually hummus). While there are often other seemingly-healthy options, I’ve seen people put cheese directly mixed in to the salad they brought, or they sprinkle on the croutons. Rather than deal with the tedium of picking through all that, I’ll just […]

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Gluten-Free, Raw, and Vegan Sweet Treats

Earlier this summer I wrote about the Hippie Lane healthy dessert app. Ever since eliminating gluten and dairy from my diet, I was missing out on desserts. Through this app I learned about the healthy ingredients involved in raw and vegan desserts. It was so refreshing to purge the bad stuff like refined sugars out of […]

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Hip Hotspots Dot the Passageways of Barcelona’s Barri Gotic

Even for newbie travelers, it’s unnecessary to bring a guidebook to Barcelona, because the crowds roll from Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia in the morning to Montejuïc in the afternoon. Afterwards, tourists waste their precious evening hours hoofing it up and down La Rambla in a vain attempt to score an open seat at a restaurant. Take […]

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Summertime DIY

Seeing as it’s only the first week of August, you still have time for some summer DIY projects, so I thought I would send some inspiration your way. Although our apartment is large by San Francisco standards, Shane and I have struggled within the confines of our 800 square foot unit. My shoe collection was […]

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Today I was tagged to #stopdropandyoga for the first time on Instagram. Apparently this is a huge milestone in any Instagrammer’s life. I had quite the field day with it. Basically what you’re meant to do is stop whatever you’re doing, drop down, strike a yoga pose, get it photographed, and post it to Instagram […]

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Where Will Your Yoga Practice Take You?

As I consider the majority of my San Francisco photos, I realize that I’m doing yoga in most of them. What parts of my very own city would I have missed out on if I hadn’t been practicing yoga? When I’m out on a run and want to stop, drop, and yoga, I try to […]

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Top 4 Activities for Sunny Charleston in Summertime

Shane and I were excited when we were invited to a wedding in Charleston! Not only were we obviously excited about celebrating our friend’s marriage, we were stoked that it was a really cool destination! Neither of us had never been to Charleston. In fact, it was my very first time in South Carolina. I […]

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Hippie Lane: the app that saved my dessert life

Nov. 1, 2014 was a huge day. My dear friends Kay and Dan got married, and I had the honor of presiding over their wedding ceremony! Earlier that morning, I vowed to make Nov. 1 a big day for myself as well. I woke up feeling exhausted and bloated, like most days. I decided it […]

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