Originally published in GrnTea February 2019 Two-Times James Beard Award Winning Chef Delivers Food that Nourishes Your Soul By 4:50 on a Wednesday night, the line stretched down the block and around the corner at JuneBaby. Whispers of turkey legs fried in oxtail fat spread from patron to patron. When the door finally opened at 5:01, [...]

By |February 6th, 2019|Seattle Restaurants, Special Events|0 Comments

Vegetarian Grain and Kale Salad (and my fav socks!)

I have a confession. I’ve never been very good at taking care of myself. Don’t get me wrong. I can cook dinner, do laundry, and make a mean grocery list. But when it comes to simple things, like buying socks, I just leave them for another day. We’re talking I hadn’t gotten new workout socks [...]

By |January 29th, 2019|Loves, Salad and Salad Dressing|2 Comments

Victoria BC Essentials: Walking Shoes and an Empty Belly

Victoria, the ‘city’ where the locals say “cheers” and drivers stop for pedestrians, seems to almost ooze with small-town charm. While the majority of joints near the Inner Harbour cater to tourists, the practically flat downtown is also home to a variety of gems even the locals love. Here, chefs and shop owners alike flex their creative muscles.  […]

By |January 25th, 2019|travel|0 Comments

DIY Ramen

Want a warm, hearty bowl that will satisfy you on a cold day? This DIY ramen recipe is simple enough to make at home and tasty enough you might start opting to stay in! Jump to the recipe! I grew up in a meat and potatoes house. Dinners were served in generous protein, starch, and vegetable portions. We had soup from time-to-time, but it was of the chowder and stew variety. Brothy pho and hearty ramen bowls weren’t even on my radar.  […]

By |January 19th, 2019|Chicken, Soup|2 Comments

Seattle’s Homer

It’s possible to buy pockets of love. Homer proved it one warm, puffy pitta at a time. Even a blustery, wet sidewalk couldn’t deter a dozen-plus shuffling patrons from claiming their spot in line. Because while the former yoga-studio was anything but roomy, the promise of hand-rolled, wood-fired pita was just steps away.  […]

By |December 27th, 2018|Seattle Restaurants|0 Comments

Father-Daughter Book Club

I am a suburb baby. I grew up at the top of a cul-de-sac and had a milk box beside the front porch. I measured distance in time. Three minutes to the grocery store. Fifteen minutes to the city. We knew our UPS driver and mailman by name. And once, we had a friendly heard of sheep in the backyard. All three of them had escaped from the alternative preschool a block over.   […]

By |December 6th, 2018|Loves|0 Comments

Guilt-Free, No-Sugar-Added Sweet Potato Cheesecake

I repeat. Guilt-free. No-sugar-added. Sweet potato cheesecake! […]

By |November 30th, 2018|Sides, Skye Friendly, Vegetables, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Low-Sugar, Protein-Loaded Almond Granola

Sweetened with a touch of honey and packed with almonds, pumpkin seeds and egg whites, this granola tastes like a cinnamon cookie and packs a protein punch! It’s diabetic-friendly and oh, so delicious on top of a fruit parfait! Jump to the recipe! My weeks are typically spent at home writing, editing, updating content calendars, answering emails, editing photos, scheduling social posts, and taking client calls. But last week I called in sick. My boss was too out of it to deny my bedridden status.  […]

By |November 15th, 2018|Breakfast and Pastry|0 Comments

17 Essential Lessons from Strong Women

Why is it we so rarely thank those who have impacted our lives? Why do we keep pearls of wisdom to ourselves — the kind word, the inspirational story, the lesson learned? Why don’t we spread that goodness? Since Thanksgiving season is officially upon us, it seems the perfect time to do just that. To share some of the simplest comments that have had a big impact on my life. And still do.  […]

By |November 1st, 2018|Loves|7 Comments

Wearables – The Beauty of Living Jewelry

I went through this phase in high school where I’d glue flowers on cheap silver studs. If memory serves, I got the idea from a girl named Morgan Leonard–Fleckman — a pint-sized thing who could eat for days and had this knack for making even the simplest white tee look polished.  […]

By |October 24th, 2018|Loves|0 Comments