A Healthy Life Gift Guide

A Healthy LifeGift Guide

The holidays are around the corner and I've already started my Christmas shopping. I wanted to share a few of my personal favorite things in case you need some ideas for the fitness fanatic in your life! Whether it's more activity or better sleep, … [Continue reading]

Vegan Beer Bread

6 ingredient beer bread

This 6-ingredient beer bread recipe is so easy to make and it tastes amazing! You can have fresh bread in no time.  So we still don't have a bathroom. This week's home improvement project has taken a little longer than we expected, due to … [Continue reading]

What I Ate Monday


This week has been a little crazy. Alex and my dad are remodeling our bathroom which means right now, we have no bathroom. As a result, we've been spending a couple of nights at my parent's house. It's almost like we're visiting from out of town for … [Continue reading]

3 Cideries to Visit near Charlottesville, Virginia

cider flight albemarle

Fall is my favorite time of year in Virginia and I love that the weather stays pretty warm through November. (I realize that's all relative but coming from Ohio, this weather feels warm!) There are also plenty of excuses to be outside since we're … [Continue reading]

I Heart Vegetables turns 6

farmer's market

Wait, what? How did this little blog get so old? I started blogging back in 2010 when I had just moved to Richmond. I decided to go vegan for 6 months and blog about it. After 6 months of giving up dairy, I decided the vegan thing wasn't for me … [Continue reading]

What I Ate Sunday

yogurt with berries

As I mentioned on Monday, this past weekend was full of house projects which meant that my meals were pretty simple. We were actually planning to take it easy on Sunday but we still ended up doing quite a bit of finishing touches and clean up. But … [Continue reading]

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

pumpkin cookies with chocolate

I didn't do a lot of cooking this weekend, mostly because our kitchen was a bit of a construction zone. We had some plaster to repair and I wanted to repaint the walls. Painting the kitchen took me almost the entire day on Saturday since painting … [Continue reading]

Currently: November

union market

November seems to be flying by but I've been enjoying every minute. Currently: What I'm Loving This fall weather has been amazing. I've loved having the excuse to take long walks around the city. A couple of weeks ago we spent an afternoon … [Continue reading]

Busy Day Meals

baked pasta

Life has been a little chaotic with busy days at work and weekends filled with house projects. As a result, I haven't been quite as creative with my meals, but this is real life! Life is busy and sometimes we just fall back on our staples. Nothing … [Continue reading]

Parmesan Butternut Squash Fries

parmesan butternut squash fries

Back in college, butternut squash fries were my thing. My roommate Alexa and I would make a giant pan-full (ok, sometimes two pans) turn on a Lifetime movie, crack open a bottle of ketchup and girls night was complete. I'm not sure why they fell off … [Continue reading]