Category: FOODIE

Wine Pairings with Castello di Amorosa

Castello di Amorosa is one of my favorite wine makers.  I love visiting their authentically-styled 13th century Tuscan castle winery in the Napa Valley (highly suggest going for a tasting experience if you are in the area).  Fortunately, if you aren’t planning a trip (or lucky enough to live nearby) you can also enjoy their selections at home!

I just stocked up on some of my favorites so I thought I would share with you how I like to serve them for my guests with some delicious pairings. Read more

C Space

Two years ago I made the decision to go vegan so I’m still discovering a lot about a vegan lifestyle including brands, restaurants and recipes.

I’ve always been a veggie, salad and fruit lover so that part is extremely easy for me. When you think of vegan, people automatically assume you primarily eat salad and veggies but there are so many options available and I love to make sure I am eating a variety of nutrients.

I recently joined C-Space to share my feedback with top brands in the food-focused research community, and earn rewards in the process.  This community consists of foodies across the US who will be weighing in on important food topics such as taste, cravability, healthy eating and sustainable food sources. If you’re interested in talking to with others about the flavors of life and sharing your opinions with some of the world’s biggest brands than this community is for you!  Members selected to participate in this exclusive community will have the chance to earn monthly Amazon gift codes for sharing their thoughts in research activities! Earn rewards and help inform the future of food at the same time! All participant feedback and opinions are kept confidential.  Spots in the community are limited, so if you’re interested please sign up here today: https://cspace.mvk.co/2f2r5  Read more

My Favorite Things: Vegan Snack Edition

You think vegan = boring? Think again!  I’ll bet some of my favorite vegan snacks are things you already enjoy, and any you haven’t tried you are sure to love as much as I do.  Part of the reason I went vegan was to fuel my body better, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy these tasty, and often nutritious, treats.  That’s why I put together this list of my favorite go-to snacks! Read more

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

The season of love is upon us!  Valentine’s Day to me isn’t just for romantic partners, but an extra opportunity to show our loved ones how much we care, AND to take a little extra care of ourselves.  I have put together a curated list of products I use and love, as well as some incredible experience gifts to give you some unique ideas.  Happy Gifting! Read more

Lip Kit

I love them all but check out my favorite: I Can and I Will.  This is vegan and cruelty-free.

https://www.realher.com/products/lip-kit?variant=32137830105146

Veganuary

Make it a year of positive change! Veganuary is underway, and it’s not too late to join.  If you’ve been considering trying a vegan lifestyle permanently, or just want to commit to a month in order to reduce your carbon footprint, now is a great time!  It’s not nearly as difficult as you may think, and you will feel fantastic knowing the good you are doing for yourself and the planet.  Plus I have great resources to help you get started. Read more

Vegan Gift Guide

Welcome to my first EVER gift guide! I am so excited to share with you some of my favorite brands and products I use all the time.  If you are looking for the perfect gift for the plant-based person on your list this holiday season you have come to the right place.  These finds are all vegan, sustainable and under $500.  Happy holidays and happy shopping! Read more

My First Trader Joe’s Experience

Admittedly, I am late to the game.  I am fortunate to have a Trader Joe’s a block from my house, but it is a VERY popular location and the line out the door has always been a deterrent.  Until now!  I found that 10:30am is the sweet spot to get in without a wait, so after much encouragement from my mom, my friend Stacey and SO many vegan friends I took the plunge. Read more

 

7 Course Plant-Based Dinner

This is a prime example of the magic of NYC! Recently I had the distinct pleasure of attending a private 7-Course Plant-Based dinner prepared by Mario Buccellati of Mariolino’s Vegan Italian Kitchen.  The food was indescribable (Seriously cannot tell you how good it was… Just look at it!) and every single thing was made from scratch, including the plant-based cheese! Even if you aren’t plant-based you will LOVE this food and experience and I highly recommend it. Read more