Monthly Archives: May 2014

Baked Portobello Parmesan / Burger


We’ve heard of Portobello mushroom burgers, and we’ve heard of Eggplant Parmesan… but have you ever heard of Portobello Parmesan? Furthermore, what about putting in on a burger? This is where experimentation lands you. After scouring my pantry and refrigerator one night and only finding a hodgepodge of ingredients, I knew I would have to get creative. This deliciously light recipe is perfect for Summer. You can make the Portobello Parmesan alone, or stick it on a burger and pair it with fries like I did. Read on for the recipe. Read more

Gardein Masters the Meatless Market


The most common and probably the most frustrating question I am asked when I tell people that I’m a vegan is, “Don’t you get tired of eating salads?” OHHH EMMM GEEE, PEOPLE!! I don’t even LIKE salad! Trust me when I say I do not starve, eat dainty, or feel deprived in any way. In fact, thanks to products like Gardein, I don’t even miss meat. These meat substitute options are quick, delicious, and most of them only take about 8 minutes to make! Continue reading for a few of my favorite Gardein meals to put on the table this “Meatless Monday”!! 🙂 Read more

Overcome Your Fitness Plateau


In honor of “Transformation Tuesday”, I elected to examine the fitness progress I’ve made just within the past year. I was anticipating the visual comparison since I haven’t lost any weight and my problem areas still bother me. However, I knew I had been doing some things differently to prevail over my plateau so my curiosity was peaked. The fact of the matter is that I’ve always been very fit. Fitness has always been a top priority and if you asked anyone this time last year, I’m sure they would’ve considered me a “fit” girl. I worked out almost every day and was in good shape. (Especially considering I sit at a desk for a living) Boy, am I glad I didn’t settle for mediocrity. Just in the past year, my thighs and buns have tightened up significantly, my abs are more defined, I have increased strength and endurance, and overall everything is more lifted and firm. The most exciting part is knowing I will be in even better shape next year! Here is my advice if you are struggling with a fitness plateau: Read more

5 Spring Hair Remedies

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So, as soon as we think we’ve found some relief from the Winter static we have to deal with the Spring frizz! Is it too much to ask for perfect hair? Is there any end in sight to these hair hindrances? Actually, there just might be. I have complied my top five remedies for battling hair mayhem; products that help keep my hair looking fab year-round. The best part – you can get them all at drugstore prices! So keep calm, and read on… Read more