Pickles & Honey: Pistachio Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Cookies



I’m writing this just as we’re preparing to leave Melbourne. It’s amazing how time flies and also remarkable how comfortable we become after a month in certain cities. All these faces, places and experiences quickly just become memories. We are off to Jakarta briefly before heading home to Oregon for a bit. We’ve had a


Bamboo Blossom: 5 Vegan Eats in Western Cape, South Africa



Natasha from Bamboo Blossom is a vegan from a coastal town in the Western Cape, a lovely part of South Africa we will be visiting this Spring. Along with her passion for cooking, she also enjoys sewing, crafts and DIY. The sweet comments she leaves on this site compelled me to check out her lifestyle


Kester Black Nail Polish Review



When we travel I am constantly searching for new, small and different vegan lines to support locally like the Melbourne based Kester Black. This proudly Australian made and owned company has a strong presence throughout Australia and New Zealand and is committed to vegan, sustainable and environmentally friendly production methods. I was provided two colors at


Petits Sablés à la Crème de Marron (Petite Shortbread with Chestnut Cream)



I love eating cookies but I rarely think to make cookies. I’m not entirely sure why, but it probably has to do with the fact that I would likely end up eating half of the batch all on my own. Fortunately Kristy and the 3rd Annual Keepin' It Kind Vegan Cookie Swap Party motivated me


Japanese Kabocha Curry



Ever since I got back from our last trip I’ve been working on perfecting one of my favorite dishes. My Japanese Curry recipe has always been a favorite, but with winter upon us and squash season in full swing I decided to make an alteration and replace potatoes with kabocha squash. With the sweet and


Indian Tacos with Almost Frybread



Visit any powwow in America and you’ll likely find frybread and Indian Tacos. They are just as much a part of the modern powwow culture as dancing and drumming. For those who aren’t familiar with frybread, the name is self-explanatory since it is literally just a fried bread. Made from a dough that includes a