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My first time adding farro to soup, let alone trying farro, and I was quite surprised by how much it brings to the dish. Not only does it create heartiness and comfort, it also brings new dimensions of flavor, texture, and satisfaction. If you are seeking a gluten-free alternative, simply sub in a gluten-free grain, […]

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Mushroom Farro Soup {oil-free, gf option} + How to Make Homemade Stock // Crossroads by Tal Ronnen Cookbook Review

Jan 18, 2016

Durian alone is out of this world and satisfying, but with chocolate, oh my god this took it to a whole new level. Durian isn’t commonly enjoyed in my home here in California, as it is quite expensive, and is a hit or miss for me since they are all sold frozen. But, however, when my mom comes […]

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Chocolate Durian Caramel Cups + Review

Mar 23, 2015

A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to sample and review Fresh N’ Lean meals for my readers here on my blog and Instagram, and now I am ready to share! First off, all of the opinions shared are my own, and I would only share if I really truly enjoyed Fresh N’ Lean, […]

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Fresh n’ Lean Review + Healthy Eating Challenge 2015

Jan 8, 2015

Vegan Beauty Review: Axiology Natural Organic Lipstick

A few weeks ago, I received a Christmas present from my friend Ericka Rodriguez. She sent me a vegan lipstick from her line, Axiology Natural Organic Lipstick, in the color “Elusive”, which is one shade above the darkest. You can see all of the shades here. I am so overwhelmingly pleased with this lipstick that I decided I would do […]

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Jan 3, 2015

Jasmine sitting at the desk with her computer working

5 Tips For Staying Productive Working From Home

It is more common now than ever to work from home. Whether you are self-employed or work remotely for a company, it’s essential to stay productive while in the comfort of your own home. This post is sponsored by Medley Home We’ve both been working from home for over five years now, and in that […]

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Jan 31, 2020

Standing in front of the open fridge with vegetables. Sweet Simple vegan fridge

The Best Tips for Storing Produce and Wasting Less

In the spirit of Earth Month, Chris and I decided that we would challenge ourselves to make changes in our lives to waste less. One thing that we were especially seeking to improve was our food waste. We started doing research on how we could most efficiently incorporate changes into our lifestyle and we realized […]

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Apr 10, 2019

Revealing our food sensitivity test results with EverlyWell! #sweetsimplevegan #vegan #everlywell #elimination #foodsensitivity #intolerance #health

Our Food Sensitivity Test Results w/ EverlyWell

For the longest time, Jasmine and I would consume food with no real idea of how our bodies were reacting to the fuel we were feeding ourselves. There was always anecdotal evidence of some sensitivities such as bloating, gassiness, and mild skin reactions, but never anything concrete. Plus, it was always a challenge to pinpoint […]

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Aug 22, 2018

My Favorite Ethical & Eco-Friendly Swimwear For Summer! #eco #ethical #vegan #swim

My Favorite Ethical & Eco-Friendly Swimwear For Summer!

Did you know that the fashion industry is the third most polluting industry in the world after oil and agriculture? Today I am sharing something a bit different, and hoping to do more written pieces like this to shed light on other aspects I am passionate about aside from food. Chris and I are, as […]

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Jul 27, 2017

Easy Lentil Sloppy Joes {oil-free}

A healthy twist on a childhood classic that will having you coming back for more! Not only does this taste delicious, but you will feel great after eating it as well 🙂 I personally loved eating sloppy joes (as a kid and even now) with rice, but Chris prefers it in it’s tradition setting, between […]

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Nov 4, 2016

Jill’s Restaurant Vegan Buffet + The St. Julien Hotel | Boulder, CO

Recently, my partner Chris (Conscious Chris) and I headed out on a 12 -Day road trip. You can watch it all on my road trip video playlist on my youtube channel. Along our trip, Chris and I touched down in Boulder, CO for a few days. It was my first time in town, his second, […]

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Jul 11, 2016

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