Skillet Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Icing

Vegan Skillet Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Icing

It’s my birthday and I made myself a cake. That’s normal, right? I wanted to celebrate with all of you internet friends! While birthdays are cause for celebration, I think that I do my best to celebrate life a little bit every day. I definitely think more days should include carrot cake (and if not in… 

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Chilean Completo Hot Dog

Chilean Hot Dog - a street dog topped with avocado, tomato, and mayo

I spent some time abroad in Chile in 2011, enjoying Chilean slang (cachai?), studying indigenous culture and public health in the North, exploring the beautiful country from the Atacama Desert to Patagonia’s national parks, and eating hot dogs topped with avocado, tomato, and mayonnaise. It was truly the life. [via] So many of you know… 

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Lemon Asparagus Pasta with Feta & Mint

Lemon Asparagus Pasta with Feta and Mint

Pasta tiiime! It’s been awhile since we had a vegetarian pasta party, no? I love throwing shrimp and meatballs on pasta, but those both seemed overwhelming to the flavors I was envisioning for this pasta. I would have loved to roast the asparagus and grape tomatoes for this recipe, but there was no way I… 

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5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Snack Balls - 90 calories each

This weekend, we successfully summited Gray’s Peak! Definitely check out my victory photo at the top if you haven’t seen it already. I couldn’t figure out whether the feeling of euphoria I had the whole way down was due to the high of accomplishing my goal, or whether it was thanks to my epic trail… 

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Guacamole Greens Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Chicken Guacamole Greens Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

In the summer, there is nothing better than an huge salad chock full of delicious, bold flavors: no oven, no stove, and barely any chopping required. Meet Guacamole Greens- my old favorite salad from Sweetgreen, an East Coast salad eatery that happened to be 3 blocks from my old DC apartment. I would frequently meet friends… 

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