Bali, Indonesia


For those who haven’t read my Tokyo blog post, this next post is a continuation of that story. The second destination Cruise and I went to in Southeast Asia was the island of Bali! We could not WAIT to get… Read More

Tokyo, Japan


This February I had the incredible opportunity to travel with a friend through Southeast Asia for two weeks. WOW what a two weeks it was! We started in Japan, then went on to explore Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam together. It… Read More

Spicy Bean Chili and Fiesta Cornbread

vegan chili

For Christmas my boyfriend got me The China Study Cookbook, something I had really wanted, and I was finally able to try a recipe from it! I don’t think I even like cornbread all that much, but when I saw… Read More

Sugar Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins

sugar free muffins

Did somebody say, “Sugar Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins” – ? Yes please! One of the things I crave most around this time of year is cinnamon flavored baked goods. Apple-cinnamon recipes, pumpkin-cinnamon recipes, snickerdoodles, etc. This new recipes is perfect… Read More

Thai Curry Butternut Squash Soup

thai curry soup

Fall is in full swing, which means soup season is on. I’ve been trying out a few new soup recipes lately, and let me tell you, THIS ONE IS A WINNER! It is smooth, savory, and most importantly, healthy! The… Read More

My new whole foods plant-based diet


This is a lifestyle post about my new whole foods plant-based diet. I’m going to try and be as honest and thorough as I can here as to why I am making this lifestyle change, because I want this post… Read More

Munich, Germany

Munich, Germany

Finally, Shanna and I arrived in Munich, Germany. It was the last city we would spend time in together before parting ways, and the thought of that was bittersweet for both of us. Our whole trip together had been amazing… Read More

Vienna, Hallstatt, and Salzburg, Austria

Hallstatt Lake Natalie

I decided to tell the stories of my adventures in Austria as one blog post. I spent two days in Vienna, and one day combined in Hallstatt and Salzburg. All I can say is, wow Austria is a beautiful country…. Read More

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest boat cruise at night

This post continues the story of my adventure in Europe. Next stop: Budapest, Hungary! I really enjoyed this city. The topography and layout of the city was really interesting to me. The limestone buildings was also something new I had… Read More

Krakow, Poland

Krakow Poland Town Square

The Europe saga continues in Krakow, Poland. Shanna and I had a lovely eight hour bus ride to Krakow from Prague. A bus ride that had a rather large man sleeping on my shoulder for the good majority of it…. Read More

Prague, Czech Republic


Oh, where to begin! This summer I traveled with my good friend and college roommate across Eastern Europe. It was my first time over there, and the greatest adventure of my life so far! In total, we traveled to Germany,… Read More

Chocolate-Raspberry Fudge Bars

Chocolate-raspberry fudge bars

It’s the weekend again, which means it’s time to make some healthy sweet treats! These healthy chocolate-raspberry fudge bars were soooo decadent and rich tasting. They are also 100% vegan, dairy-free, refined-sugar free, and made with only natural whole food… Read More