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Joe Caribé Bistro & Cafe

Aug 31, 2014
Joe Caribé Bistro & Cafe

My husband Phil and I drove to Auburn this weekend so I could check out Joe Caribé Bistro & Cafe, a restaurant with Caribbean cuisine. There were a couple of menu items I especially wanted to try, and rather than choosing between them, I just ordered both and brought home lots of leftovers.


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Dark Chocolate Blueberry Energy Bites

Aug 30, 2014
Dark Chocolate Blueberry Energy Bites

An easy recipe for fudgy protein-packed energy bites. They taste like an oatmeal cookie fell into a brownie, but they’re still skinny & low calorie!     On Monday evening, I loaded up my car with lots of heavy boxes and drove 80 miles south to my parents’ place, all while listening to my...

Vegetarianized
Tomato Strawberry Jam

Aug 27, 2014


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Fudgy Lemon Brownies

Aug 26, 2014
Fudgy Lemon Brownies

An easy recipe for lemon squares with the texture of extra fudgy brownies. Sweet, low calorie & perfect for any lemon lover!     A few years ago, my little brother moved into the dorms to start college, just a few days before his birthday. Because very few kids from our high school were...

Sacramento Vegan
Happy Hour at Downtown & Vine

Aug 24, 2014
Happy Hour at Downtown & Vine

Lately, when I've wanted to go out with friends for drinks, I've discovered that it isn't that easy to find restaurants with vegan options on their happy hour menus. Tapa the World and Kasbah are vegan-friendly, as is Capital Dime, but most happy hour menus seem to have nothing for...

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Mixed Berry Green Smoothie

Aug 24, 2014
Mixed Berry Green Smoothie

An easy 3-ingredient recipe for a thick, fruity smoothie packed with a full serving of greens. Light, rejuvenating & the perfect start to your day!     Yesterday, my parents bravely backed a huge U-Haul into our driveway—no easy feat, with the sheer length of both the truck and concrete! They immediately hopped out...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Blueberry Mango Crumble

Aug 22, 2014
Clean Blueberry Mango Crumble

An easy recipe for a healthy, fruity dessert. Topped with a thick layer of cinnamon streusel—the best part!     Last weekend, my parents generously offered to drive up and help me start packing, so on Sunday morning, I ran around the house with a yellow legal pad and pen, scribbling down what could...

Petite Panettiere
Lemon Cream Meltaway Fudge

Aug 21, 2014
Lemon Cream Meltaway Fudge




These days I'm eating more food and craving more sweets now that training is in full swing for my fifth half-marathon event taking place in October. I will be running this one with my two heartening sisters and my motivating brother-in-law through the resplendent...

Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

Aug 20, 2014
Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

A 4-ingredient recipe for healthy granola that tastes like a chocolate peanut butter cup! It tastes like you’re eating candy for breakfast!     Back in May, my friend Sally mentioned that Trader Joe’s sold dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Already infatuated with Reese’s milk chocolate version, I immediately scribbled down her suggestion on my...

Sacramento Vegan
Can Healthy Soil Save Us from Climate Change?

Aug 17, 2014
Can Healthy Soil Save Us from Climate Change?



Recently, I attended an event at Sun & Soil Juice Co. to hear from author Kristin Ohlson about her new book, The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet. The event was a fundraiser for Green...

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