Traveling & Bookmarking Recipes

We’re back in Richmond! We had quite a weekend, heading from Minnesota to Grand Forks, North Dakota for my cousins wedding. Things kicked off on Friday night with S’mores around the fire. Catching up with family is even better when toasted marshmallows are involved.

We had an absolutely wonderful time celebrating with them at the wedding on Saturday. It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony and the weather could not have been more gorgeous!

Unfortunately, despite my best efforts (and lots of Airborne, Zicam, and hand sanitizer) I caught whatever cold Alex had so I’m battling a pretty stuffy nose and a headache. No fun! Luckily today is a holiday so I’m going to attempt to sleep it off rest while watching Netflix marathons. 

In the mean time, here are a few recipes I recently bookmarked some drool worthy recipes on Pinterest so be sure to check these out if you need some meatless inspiration:

pinterest meal ideas

1. Healthy Mexican Casserole // 2. Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad // 3. Sweet Potato & Kale Pizza

Follow me on Pinterest for more meal ideas!

Any tips for how to kick a cold faster?

Frugal Fridays- Goat Cheese Pasta with Asparagus

goat cheese pasta with asparagus

It's our last day in Minnesota! We're heading to Grand Forks, North Dakota later today for my cousin's wedding, so it'll be fun to see more family! It's been quite a week. On Wednesday, Alex and I went to the state fair and ate lots of cheese curds … [Continue reading]

Minnesota Meals


After a weekend of cupcakes and cheese curds we started Monday off on a healthier note. I wanted to eat all the veggies in sight. So this little What I Ate Wednesday recap is what I actually ate on Monday. I kicked off the day with 1/4 cinnamon … [Continue reading]

Glad to be a Thomson

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Since our wedding was in Virginia and a lot of Alex's family couldn't make the long trip, Alex's parents threw us a reception in Minnesota. It was awesome, because I got to meet more of Alex's extended family and friends. My mother-in-law, Jana, made … [Continue reading]

Frugal Fridays- Spicy Peanut Stir Fry

spicy peanut sauce

Hello from Minnesota! Alex and I flew back late last night and we're spending some time with Alex's family. I'm so excited to be back for a visit. His family is awesome and I'm sure we'll be fitting in some fun nights with friends & card … [Continue reading]

6 Easy Ways to Be Healthier


Long term goals are great and we can all agree that your health won't change overnight but sometimes you need some short term motivation to get you going. You already know that you should drink more water and take the stairs but here are a 6 … [Continue reading]

Vegan Black Bean Dip

vegan black bean dip

Alex and I had a pretty low key weekend, which was perfect since we're traveling later this week. We did take a trip downtown for dinner on Friday night and went on a long walk by the canal since the weather was so nice. On Saturday, we spent … [Continue reading]

Frugal Fridays- Black Bean & Sweet Potato Enchiladas

black bean and sweet potato enchiladas from I Heart Vegetables

Alright friends. Let's talk about money. Well, money and food. I'll be the first to admit that when I started this little food blog my grocery budget was out of control. Getting really into cooking (and veganism at the time) meant lots of expensive … [Continue reading]

Tuesday’s Meals

lunch lumi juice

It's only slightly embarrassing how much ice cream we've eaten in the past week. But luckily I've been able to eat pretty healthy other than that so I'd say it all balances out, right? Here's what my meals looked like yesterday, linking up with … [Continue reading]

Easiest Black Bean Tacos (Ever)

black bean tacos

Taco nights happen fairly frequently over here. You don't need a lot of specific ingredients and they tend to come together pretty quickly. You guys know I'm not into complicated-takes-2-hours-to-prepare recipes. I'm all about easy  and healthy … [Continue reading]