Author: Ashley Shapiro

PowerFuel for Success

Imagine you get into your car to head to work, but it doesn’t start because you put water in the gas tank. Of course, this would never happen – because you know cars require the proper fuel (gasoline) to start and run optimally.  Now imagine […]

Sourdough Everything Bagels

Sourdough Everything Bagels

Bagels are never a bad idea, but EVERYTHING bagels are the move in my opinion. Growing up my Dad loved an everything bagel, cream cheese, and lox. It was always a rare but special occasion for us, so when I asked him what he wanted […]

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 […]