Recipe: Kimchi and Zucchini Noodle Soup


The kimchi combines perfectly with the vegetables in this dish for a great hot and sour soup. 

Dog Product Review: Dogs Love Kale Treats

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My dog loves these little heart-shaped treats. And, since they’re loaded with good ingredients, I love to give them to her.

Travel Tip: Hotel Living

luggageMost hotel rooms do not come with their own kitchen, so vacations that require a long stay in a hotel room can be challenging if you are used to preparing all your own meals.

Dining Out Tip: Choose Higher End

iconIt may be hard if you’re on a tight budget, but choosing more upscale restaurants can often work in your favor.

In the Kitchen: My Pantry Staples


There are a several items I have to have in my pantry… or else it’s time to make a grocery store run.

Recipe: Black Eyed Pea and Collard Greens Stew

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I had a can of black eyed peas, so I immediately thought collard greens. I’ve never cooked collard greens before, but I thought if I combined them with ingredients and flavors that I knew I could come up with something delicious.

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie and Banana Custard

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I was making frozen pumpkin and banana sandwiches for my dog, and decided I wanted to make myself something cold and delicious to enjoy on this 90 degree plus summer day. This custard, like the treats I made for Rynoa, is extremely simple to make yet full of flavor.

Dog Recipe: Frozen Pumpkin and Banana Sandwiches

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My dog loves banana chips and pumpkin bars, and this super easy frozen treat is combination of both those flavors.

Recipe and Product Review: My spin on Cook Simple’s Tibetan Dal

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There aren’t many mass market brands that carry complete meals that are certified gluten free and vegan, but Cook Simple comes pretty close. They offer several meal starters that only require a diced canned of tomatoes and a little oil, such as the tibetan dal, which makes whipping up a satisfying dinner really easy.

Dining Out Tip: Research, Research, Research

iconBefore I eat at any new restaurant, I do my homework. That means researching the menu, reviews, photos and, most importantly, calling the restaurant to ensure that they can safely prepare a gluten-free and vegan meal.