Reflections · Travel

I Searched for Grizzlies in Three National Parks. This is What Happened

Author's note: I am an animal lover and lifelong vegetarian. My hopes of seeing a bear in America's wilderness are purely fueled by my fascination and love for seeing animals in the wild. All proper safety precautions were taken, and no entity was harmed in the process, unless you count my friends and family whom… Continue reading I Searched for Grizzlies in Three National Parks. This is What Happened

Finding Fulfillment · Friendship · Reflections · Travel

When Leisure Takes Work: A Week in NYC

New York City: A city overflowing with 8.5 million people that it's a wonder anyone runs into anyone else he or she knows when walking the streets. But with some effort and planning, you can certainly make it happen. Last month, I piggybacked off of a work trip to New York to also meet with… Continue reading When Leisure Takes Work: A Week in NYC

Food · Vegetarian Cooking

Baked Eggplant Parmesan Stacks 

Folks, I've tried to make eggplant parmesan a few times in my life, but last night I finally succeeded making THE best version; it's finally something I feel comfortable serving to other people. I don’t know what it was, but when I went grocery shopping last night, the eggplant was calling to me, and since… Continue reading Baked Eggplant Parmesan Stacks 

Food · Vegetarian Cooking

Curried Carrot Soup

Wednesdays are my favorite day of the week to cook because I have more time since I work from home. Over the last few months, I've even created a series on Instagram featuring all the dishes I've prepared on these "wifey #workfromhomewednesdays." Working from home right in the middle of the week allows me a chance… Continue reading Curried Carrot Soup

Food · Vegetarian Cooking

Satisfying Salads: Keeping You Healthy, Happy, and Far From Hangry

Salads don't have to boring, and they don't even have to be entirely raw either! (Think:  roasted vegetable salad) I eat a lot of salads, and I make a lot of salads for potlucks, simply because I know most people bring heavy foods for shared meals, and I like to balance the table out with… Continue reading Satisfying Salads: Keeping You Healthy, Happy, and Far From Hangry

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Mexico City: An Amalgam of Attractions for Every Type of Traveler

Earlier this year, the Huffington Post encouraged travelers to visit Mexico City over Cancun's opalescent beaches. After all, Mexico City has so much more to offer by way of history, arts, food, and a bustling metropolis that plays home to one of the most prominent financial hubs in not only Latin America, but the world.  I had… Continue reading Mexico City: An Amalgam of Attractions for Every Type of Traveler

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Nashville: Top Picks for a Memorable Weekend in Music City

Stroll past any establishment in Nashville, and you'll find yourself unable to keep from tapping your feet, humming along or swaying to the twangy melodies wafting through the street, regardless of whether you like country music or not. It's called Music City for a reason, and music is certainly its greatest attraction. My husband and… Continue reading Nashville: Top Picks for a Memorable Weekend in Music City