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Calorie Counting Be Darned!

Counting doesn’t always give an accurate picture of what a person is truly taking in. Did you know that companies are allowed to be up to 20% off when they list the calories in their products? What is a calorie anyway? It’s simply a unit of energy. To get all scientific: it is the energy needed to raise […]

Better than Peanut Butter?

Yes, the following is better than peanut butter. I know, you’re all rolling your eyes right now, saying, “How can anything (besides chocolate) be better than peanut butter?” Hear me out; this spread has the one-up on regular pb because it: is easier to spread is lower in calories (more about this at the end of […]

Rice Pudding-Style Oatmeal

In the post with my Vegan Rice Pudding recipe, I mentioned I made an oatmeal version of the pudding that tasted so out-of-this-world delicious it rivaled the famed Kozy Shack rice pudding. I feel like I should write this oatmeal pudding a love letter; would that be weird? Yes? Okay, I’ll refrain. What I will do, […]

Too many Posts?

According to Google Reader, I publish about 5-6 posts per week.  But a few days ago, I received a comment from a reader asking me if I could post less often.  She wrote: . Katie, I love your blog.  It’s definitely my favorite, and it’s the first one I read when I get a chance.  […]

Why Don’t Vegans Eat Honey?

Humph, I don’t know.  At this moment, there is no love between me and the bees. Well, a few days ago, a new running buddy decided to join me. But this so-called “buddy” isn’t someone with whom I ever wish to run again. I was on my way home, happily running under the shade of the […]

Obsession: Stir Fry Salads

I’ve written about stir fry salads before, but lately they’ve been such a staple in my diet—due to the extreme summer heat—that I figured they deserved another post. What is a Stir Fry Salad? A stir fry salad (“SF Salad” for short) refers to any normally-eaten-hot vegetable dish that one eats cold over salad greens.  It’s […]

How to get out of a Running Rut

For the past two weeks, I’ve been vacationing in an awesome location.  (My protective mommy doesn’t want me disclosing said location.  I think she thinks I’m famous!)  The only downside to the place I’m staying is that it’s quite close to a highway, and there’s only one real running path that wouldn’t have me dodging […]

Ratatouille: Not So French Anymore!

I’m so glad I didn’t bore you all to tears with the my Morning Routine post (my fear when I was writing it!).  I’m also glad to know there are many other former Saved-by-the-Bell-watchers out there. I’m sure that at least all the Americans reading this remember the time in our nation’s history (oh-so-long ago […]

My Morning Routine

When I wake up in the morning And the ‘larm lets out a warning I don’t think I’ll ever make it on time By the time I get my books and I give myself a look I’m at the corner just in time to see the bus slide by It’s alright cause I’m saved by […]

Sneaker-Stealing Seagulls

This little seagull stole sneakers… This scary mummy stole none. This little seagull ate All the Way Arame Salad… This little seagull had fun. And this cute Pink Doughnut Eater sucked his thumb all the way home. Because I run mainly on grass, my sneakers do not smell too pleasant. (Understatement of the century.) My […]

So a guy walks into a bar

Mountain Mint Wild Bars  Mountain Mint Wild Bars and I first crossed paths a few months ago in New York City.  But part of me wishes we’d never met.  Is this because Wild Bars don’t taste good?  Heck no!  It’s because they taste so incredibly over-the-moon, turn-your-world-upside-down delicious that my poor wallet is having apoplexy […]

Gena: Choosing Raw Guest Post

The Joys of Vegetable Pasta Greetings, CCK readers! It’s a true pleasure to be Katie’s guest today! Hers was one of my very first food blog discoveries, and it has remained a consistent favorite ever since! Katie’s warm spirit, innovative yet simple recipes, and healthy attitude are all huge sources of inspiration for me. And […]

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore

Dining at an Italian restaurant in America, it’s often quite difficult to locate a vegan dish among the meat and cheese-laden offerings.  However, in Italy, menus abound with naturally-vegan foods.  Minestrone, Bruschetta, Penne Arrabbiata, Spaghetti Pomodoro, Insalata, Pizza Marinara… it’s oft been said that one cannot eat a bad meal in Italy! One of my […]

Thanks for eating at the Spiral Diner

(Not to be confused with this Spiral Diner) Play-by-play of what happened after I snapped the photo: 1. Noodles get cold 2. Sauce gets lonely 3. Noodles and Sauce find one another and live happily ever after. Zucchini with Three-Ingredient Alfredo Sauce.

Spiral, Spiral, on the Wall…

I could be a Raw Foodist after all. Except then I’d have to give up my blended grains, and you know that’s not happening! But I do love my new spiralizer: Spiralized zucchini noodles with mushroom gravy (Imagine Portobello mushroom soup) and spices, a coconut Larabar, My Cousin Vinegar Asparagus, and toast with homemade Smashberry Jam

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