Author: Ashley Shapiro

Patatas Bravas (vegan, GF)

Patatas Bravas (vegan, GF)

If there’s one thing I missed most from my time spent living in Madrid, I think it’d be patatas bravas! Honestly, I think I could live off them. Only problem, totally not vegan as they use an aioli dressing. After spending time in Spain to […]

Buen Camino

They say the journey begins when you commit to the Camino. I have been wanting to hike the Camino de Santiago for a few years now and just never could commit, until my mom told me she wanted to go too. Within a week we […]

the unBEETable burger

the unBEETable burger

A few weeks ago I tried out the “impossible burger”, and I have to say I neither loved nor hated it – it was just, well, fine. I do know many people who rave about it, but at $16 a burger, I’m going to need […]

“I can’t believe it’s not Chicken” and Waffles {vegan}

“I can’t believe it’s not Chicken” and Waffles {vegan}

Who doesn’t love Chicken and Waffles?! Even if you’re not from or currently living in the South, I’m  sure you’ve had them. A classic. I usually don’t miss anything from my pre-vegan days or crave meat, but there’s just something about chicken and waffles! Truth be […]

Salted Chocolate (Protein) Blondies {V, GF}

Salted Chocolate (Protein) Blondies {V, GF}

Chickpeas aren’t just for hummus or salads anymore! If you haven’t tried sneaking these protein packed gems into baked goods yet, stop what you’re doing and head to the kitchen to preheat the oven. Trust me. These blondies are easy peasy, fudgy, gluten free, flourless, […]

Apple Sourdough CROCKPOT stuffing (Vegan, optional GF)

I’m still wondering how it is already mid-November with Thanksgiving in just a week! I’ve been doing a little recipe testing to practice what we will make on Thanksgiving. In the recent years that have passed, my parents and I have kept things VERY simple. […]

But, the plan.

Are you a planner? Or a stick-to-the-plan-er? Or perhaps, a what’s-the-plan-er? Sometimes I think I’m the worst type-A “type A” person there could be. I’m bad at planning, I dislike commitment, I crave spontaneity, adventure, and newness. Yet, I need to manage. I manage my […]

5 tips to change a habit

According to a study done by the European Journal of Social Psychology (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ejsp.674 ) it takes an average of 66 days to form a new habit. That’s approximately 2 months. 2 months of committed, diligent, and intentional action to make a desired change. What is […]

10 Tips For Healthy Eating on a Budget

One of the most common comments I get regarding why someone “just can’t” eat healthy is “eating healthy is too expensive”. I’m sure you’ve heard this (or said this!) before. It’s definitely common to think this, and it most definitely can add up quickly if […]

Sweet Potato Fiesta Boats

Sweet Potato Fiesta Boats

Looking for a quick, easy, cost-efficient yet flavorfully rich meal? Snag a few sweet potatoes and try this fiesta boat. It takes but a few minutes to get everything prepped, and you can make a bunch ahead for meal prep! You’ll need: Sweet potatoes (3-4 […]