December Sanity Retreat 2013

December 1, 2013

Bonjours, December.  You came back so fast.  Last December, I was writing how I felt it was time for some self-care and that fortunately, there is the December Sanity Challenge, which is is the brainchild of the the wonderful Cheryl of Gluten-Free Goodness: Of everyone in my (in-person or virtual) life, she is the strongest […]

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Raw Thanksgiving Bars with Cranberry Frosting

November 27, 2013

No, cutting dessert bars is not my forte…. Happy Thanksgiving Eve! This time of year is always an interesting one for those of us with modified diets – whether those modifications are for health or ethics, by choice or not – there can be a combination of nostalgia, frustration, or a feeling of loss.  This […]

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Gluten-Free Vegan Eats at Dino’s, Washington, DC

November 20, 2013

I found out earlier this week that, Dino’s, one of my favorite restaurants in DC will be closing – and then realized I had never blogged about it.- so no time like the present, right?  Especially since it sounds like Dino’s will come back in a slightly different form in a different neighborhood.  I am […]

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Crafty Bastards 2013

November 19, 2013

Crafty Bastards happens just once a year in DC, and I was thrilled when my schedule actually lined up to allow me to spend a solid few hours there back in late September with my friend Jessica (see her recap).  Also, almost as key, it was not pouring and freezing as it was back in […]

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Raw Pumpkin Spice Latte

November 16, 2013

Did you know the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is 10 years old this fall? It sure feels like it has been around longer than that, probably because I have a vague recollection of having a pumpkin spice latte when I was in college –  maybe at Trident’s though I suspect, more likely, at  a coffee […]

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District Tea Lodge – Conscious Food, Mindful Drinks, Washington, DC

October 28, 2013

It’s been a while everyone – since we last spoke, I have done … a lot, maybe too much, seeing as there’s been no pause button. And I have lots of tell you about  – I made it to  Crafty Bastards, GreenFest, and DC VegFest, but also took a jaunt to Taste of DC.  I […]

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Looking forward to Green Festival, DC VegFest & Crafty Bastards

September 16, 2013
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As is often the case when shootings or other terrible things happens, but I am lucky to not be directly affected, I compartmentalize.  And disconnect from the newscycle, limit FB newsfeed reading, and mostly avoid Twitter. Mostly, though, I think of things to look forward to. Fortunately, this month is good for that.  Three of […]

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And just like that…

September 15, 2013
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It is September 15, and back to school season has already been replaced with Halloween marketing. It has been just about 10 days since I got back from almost 2 weeks of travel, which was on the heels of almost another week of travel earlier in August, and life feels on warp speed.   There has […]

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On Infusing Some “New” Into My Yoga Practice

July 23, 2013

Happy Monday! Yesterday, for the first time in a long time, I went to yoga at 11am, which is late in the day for me. Usually I go to 7am classes, and occasionally to a 9am class on weekends. I always think I am not that flexible (despite going on a dozen years of yoga, […]

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July Self-Care Goals

July 6, 2013

And, just like that, it is the third July in a row that I am participating in a Self-Care Retreat with Cheryl of Gluten-Free Goodness and a fantastic group of bloggers.  We are taking turns hosting every week: June 28th: Cheryl of Gluten-Free Goodness July 6th: Me! Valerie of City Life Eats July 13th: Shirley […]

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Not like Google Reader

June 30, 2013

Happy Sunday! I just wanted to pop by and remind you that Google Reader is closing tomorrow.  Considering that Google Reader graduated out of Google Labs around the time I started blogging regularly, almost six years ago, this is all kinds of odd.  I spent the last couple of months mulling what post-Reader alternative I […]

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One Week to End Fistulas

May 2, 2013
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Happy May – rather than say how-is-it-already-May-and-yes-I-miss-blogging and my usual beginning of month/end of month intro’s, let me tell you about my friend Olivia. I met Olivia through blogging a few years ago, and we eventually met in person in DC, and then I saw her when I was in San Diego, and now she […]

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Top 6 Favorites for 6 Years

April 11, 2013

Somehow, this blog is now six years old. I am not quite sure how that happened (oh right, time passes and we all get older), but I do know that over the years, I have enjoyed being part of the blogging community, getting to know many of all of you and just generally exploring life […]

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Gluten-Free Vegan Eats at Rosa Mexicano

March 29, 2013
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I love guacamole. I also love fancy vegetable tacos. I was very, very sad when I started getting sick eating at Oyamel and feeling like somehow I was reacting to gluten.  By some serendipity, I had a work dinner at Rosa Mexicano over the summer, which means I had to do my usual due diligence. […]

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Vegan Sausage Broccoli Hash

March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I had a green hummus recipe for you all today, but (1) I have not yet taken pictures and (2) I made this hash last night and it is so so so good, that I did not want to wait any longer to share it with you. Also, the recipe has […]

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