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

black bean dip, vegan & gluten free

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

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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]

DIY Ice Cream Bar

DIY Ice Cream Bar Party

Birthdays are such a wonderful reminder of the amazing friends and family who surround me. I felt so loved yesterday! Thank you to all that made yesterday an absolutely fantastic day! When I was thinking about birthday stuff, I wasn't sure if I … [Continue reading]

Parmesan Sweet Potato Chips

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I've gone through a few different sweet potato phases. For awhile, I was obsessed with sweet potatoes + almond butter. (Sounds weird but it's delicious, I swear.) Lately, we've been enjoying Alexia's sweet potato fries. But now, I think I may be on a … [Continue reading]

Birthday Wish List (+ Giveaway)

fixie pizza cutter

My birthday is later this week and I got to do a little bit of early celebrating, while my friend Alexa was in town for a visit. Despite the rainy weather, we made the most it (and obviously ate lots of delicious food) while enjoying our time … [Continue reading]