Photos: Chimney Rock State Park, NC

We recently visited Chimney Rock State Park in Bat Cave, North Carolina and I wanted to share an iPhone photo gallery. Enjoy! Chimney Rock is named after a rock that, you guessed it, looks like a big ol’ chimney. The park grounds around it are pretty amazing, and definitely warrant a return trip to explore…

Lemon Tahini Buddha Bowl (gluten free/vegan)

If you’ve ever visited Asheville, North Carolina, you’ve probably eaten at or at least heard of Green Sage Cafe — it’s kind of a staple. It’s safe to say I absolutely LOVE the Buddha Bowl from Green Sage… I order it more often than I’d like to admit. Here’s my take on how you can…

Photos: Bearwallow Mountain Hike Near Asheville, NC

Hi friends! I posted a while back that we moved from Minneapolis to Asheville in the fall. Since moving, we have fully embraced our new home and are LOVING it. Eric is giddy about how good the riding is here (he’s a cyclist for those of you who don’t know him) and I love having…

Black Bean Hummus (gluten free/vegan)

All I have to say about black bean hummus is that it has been on heavy rotation at our house lately because we can’t. stop. eating. it. It’s simple, tastes awesome, is sooo much less expensive than store-bought black bean hummus, and is good for you! What’s not to love about all of that goodness? Oh,…

Healthy Broccoli Salad (gluten free/vegan)

I just devoured — and I am NOT exaggerating here — an absurd amount of this broccoli salad over my kitchen sink before writing this. I couldn’t help myself! Something about that creamy, crunchy salad just instantly transports me back to summers as a kid. It makes me think of the cookouts my dad and stepmom would…