Seattle Hot Chocolate 15k Race Recap: Hills, Amazing Views, and Chocolate Fondue

It’s been a while since the last time I participated in a running race, but last Sunday I finally put my fears and doubts aside and took part in Seattle’s Hot Chocolate 15k. Today I’ve put together a detailed race recap to show you exactly how I managed to exceed my expectations and have a successful run this past weekend. Not going to lie, it felt great to finally add … Read the rest of the post

Fremont Fair: Seattle’s Quirkiest Neighborhood Shows Us More Than We Asked For

Wow, this past weekend was definitely something to remember! On Saturday, Rob and I visited the Fremont Fair – a giant fun event celebrating the summer solstice that took place in Fremont, the quirkiest neighborhood of Seattle. This annual fair took place for the 43rd time, and while we only found out about it a few days ago, we were definitely glad that we did! Just how quirky is Fremont, you may ask? After living in the … Read the rest of the post

Cooking Class Review: Flavors of Southeast Asia by Fire and Earth Kitchen (Seattle)

When I found out that we were moving to Seattle area, I got very excited: this city in the Pacific Northwest is well-known for its vegan-friendly vibes, which is quite different from what we were used to living in the Deep South. (As Rob recently described the typical Southern restaurant fare, ‘It’s hard to find a salad that doesn’t have a rack of ribs in it.’ Okay, that’s not always true, … Read the rest of the post

The Quirks of Whidbey Island: Our Weekend Adventures, Plus The Traffic Light Lentil Stew Recipe

Easy lentil dal recipe

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since we moved to the Washington state! Almost every day we get a chance to see how different the Pacific Northwest is from our previous home in the Southeastern US (Alabama, to be exact), and to be honest, we love it so far! From the overall laid-back, almost hippie vibe of Whidbey Island, our current dwelling, to the breathtaking views that open up every … Read the rest of the post

We’re in Washington! Or How We Survived a Move Across the Country without Cheating on Our Plant-Based Diet.

I’m so excited to finally write a blog post from our new home in Washington state! After packing our belongings in Alabama and shipping them on the first weekend of April, then driving to New Orleans to spend two days in a hotel, followed by flying to Seattle and clocking in even more hotel time while searching for a house to live in – we’ve finally moved into our new place on Whidbey … Read the rest of the post

Announcement: New Exciting Horizons!

All right, now that everything has been verified, there’s no need to hide the news anymore: In early April, we are moving from Alabama to Seattle, WA area!.. …And I couldn’t be more excited! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you remember that last October, my husband Rob and I were lucky to spend 3 weeks in Seattle area. As soon as we arrived there, I almost immediately … Read the rest of the post

Seattle Vegan Restaurants Review: Plum Bistro, Wayward Vegan Cafe, Araya’s Place, Flying Apron Bakery

On our recent trip to Seattle, I was very glad to have an opportunity to eat at a number of all-vegan restaurants that are so numerous in Seattle area. This was a nice change from our current town in Southern Alabama where we don’t have any fully vegan eateries… I mean, we still manage, of course, but generally any eating out experiences are limited to choosing the only thing on the menu … Read the rest of the post

Weeks 12 and 13 of Marathon Training. My First Injury Scare.

As I am approaching Pensacola Marathon on November 10th, it’s time to make an update on how my training went in weeks 12 and 13. I can’t believe I’m only three weeks away from the race I’ve been preparing so hard for what seems like an eternity! And yes, if you’ve got an eternity to do something, you’ll inevitably go through some bad experiences. In my case – as well as almost every … Read the rest of the post

Beyond Seattle: Exploring Fidalgo Island, Deception Pass and Whidbey Island.

As our trip to Seattle, WA area is coming to an end, I’m going to continue sharing our experiences in this beautiful part of the country. Today my story is about exploring Fidalgo and Whidbey islands in the Puget Sound to the north of Seattle. Here’s one thing that I love about this area: you’ve got a large, eclectic city booming with activity, but if you drive just 10-20 minutes outside of … Read the rest of the post

Adventures in Seattle, Wa., and Beyond. Pike Place Market. Sabra’s Mediterranean Food.

As you may know, I’ve spent the last couple weeks in Seattle, WA area. Naturally, there’s been a lot of traveling around and exploring the area, and discovering a lot of lovely places along the way. Today I’m going to talk about the legendary Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle – one of the oldest and most famous markets in the United States (and also the place where the first … Read the rest of the post