Tag Archives: Raw

Taco Dumbo Review

My recent travels by rail to New York City have led me to discover the The Pennsy, a food hall just above Penn Station that has quickly become a go-to as I am arriving to the city and my final stop before I leave. On a recent visit, Taco Dumbo caught my eye, with a menu full of gluten-free options. With my curiosity peaked, I made sure the this stand would […]

Open City at the National Cathedral Review

One of my favorite places to visit in Washington D.C. is the Washington National Cathedral. The grounds around the nation’s spiritual home are incredibly serene and the interior of the cathedral is magnificent featuring intricate carvings, beautiful stained glass, and an incredible history that is entwined with some of the most notable events and people of the 20th and 21st centuries. The National Cathedral tops the list of places I take out-of-town visitors, […]

Jrink Juicery Review

Although I live a pretty healthy lifestyle, there are times when I don’t always eat as many nutrient-rich foods as I could. That’s why I am a big fan of smoothie/acai bowls, which pack nutrition into every spoonful.  Jrink is a juice shop here in Washington D.C. that has several locations around the city. I’ve passed by their locations before but for one reason or another did not stop in […]

South Block Juice Co. Review

Since purchasing a high-powered smoothie blender several months ago, I have cut down on ordering smoothies when dining out. Most store-made ones have sky-high sugar levels, and I like to control what goes into my custom blends.  I have had South Block on my list of places to try for months now, and when I was in the neighborhood of Union Market, I decided to stop in and give them a try. […]

Thrive by Go Macro Review

As a student and intern, I know the importance of always having safe food on hand to avoid situations when I am stuck without a safe snack. Usually I always have a Go Macro bar (or two) in my backpack at all times, and love them for their clean ingredients, reduced-sugar recipes, and high amounts of plant-based protein. These aren’t your typical bars that are candy disguised as health food- no, […]

2016 Expo East: Sweets Recap

To read my Expo East overview and enter to win a swag bag fresh from the show floor, click here. Invariably the largest category of foods I tasted at Expo East is sweets, which means tons of sampling of chocolate bars, ice creams, cookies, and other sugary items (not that I minded of course).  This first post from the 2016 Expo East features the frozen treats, cookies, and other desserts […]

Luna's Living Kitchen Review

After passing through Charlotte, North Carolina several times in the past year (see reviews here), I have grown to love discovering new places to eat in this Southern city. When I began to make plans for my week-long spring break, I knew I would be passing through the city once again on my way to my aunt and uncle’s house in Hickory, North Carolina. Because I would be flying in late in […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Favorite Products: October 2015

As October gracefully makes its final bow, it’s a bittersweet time, because fall is finally giving way to winter. While I absolutely love both seasons, I will miss the golden afternoons and extra hours of daylight that signify autumn in Maryland. This month, the four products that caught my eye definitely have a lot of variety, coming from brands both familiar and new to me. What all these products have […]

Expo East 2015: Vegan Meat and Cheeses

This review is part of my coverage of the Natural Products Expo East 2015. For a overview and to enter my swag bag giveaway, click here. Despite the fact I can eat vegan products, and incorporate many into my life, I have never been a “plant based protein” person, or much of believer in non-dairy cheeses. The high ratio of soy-based items and off tasting substitutes have made me grown weary to venture […]

Expo East 2015: Snacks

This review is part of my coverage of the Natural Products Expo East 2015. For a overview and to enter my swag bag giveaway, click here. Having already reviewed sweets, I naturally turn to snack foods, which this year brought a lot of exciting finds, most of them from new-to-me companies.  In this recap, I’m dishing up all about bars, chips, and nut-based snack foods that will certainly be a welcome […]