Why Anchovies Are Actually Awesome


Do you like anchovies?

If you’d asked me two days ago I would have said, “Ew, absolutely not.” The thing is though, until yesterday I hadn’t actually even tried anchovies.

I tried sardines straight from the can once and thought they were extremely salty and disgusting.

Anchovies and sardines are two of those foods that you automatically assume you don’t like — whether you’ve tried them or not — and a lot of the time you’re probably right.

However, after reading an article in Men’s Health this week (no I don’t have any shocking news to share), I decided to give anchovies a try.

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Sweet Potato & Black Bean
Vegan Enchiladas


When I started this blog, I was really bad at taking pictures. I mean really bad. Many of the first recipes I shared here feature these hideous shots, and I cringe every time I see them. They're so bad that I'm unlikely to link out to them unless … [Continue reading]

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I've said it before — but it cannot be overemphasized — having cool workout clothes really makes you want to workout more. While ratty old shirts with chocolate frozen yogurt stains may seem like a comfortable gym option, they should only be … [Continue reading]

Tri-Color Tomato Salad


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I had a really great post planned for this morning but instead I decided to enjoy the weekend's festivities and never ended up writing it. Drats, Monday. You snuck up on me again. Instead, please enjoy these memes detailing how I feel about … [Continue reading]