If you’re anything like me and grew up never playing with makeup, a step into adulthood was rather shaky when you learned that apparently to be somewhat presentable–well, to at least cover up your dark circles, makeup was required. After traveling to a really dry climate, I developed an interest in taking care of my skin because it doesn’t matter what makeup products you use–if your skin is terrible, it will show. So here’s a somewhat lazy/still testing the waters guide to skincare and makeup.

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These are to die for. I ate four for breakfast. Fortunately, they’re pretty small, so it doesn’t really matter. AND–like I already mentioned, they’re VEGAN!!


  • 3/4 cup margarine (make sure it’s vegan margarine!)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix sugars, margarine, and vanilla. Beat till fluffy.
  3. Stir in the soy milk.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Roll dough into tbsp size balls and place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Adjust for altitude.

These are perfect for breakfast or dessert. The oatmeal keeps you full and focused without too much added sugar.





2 eggs, sunny side up

1 avocado

Whole wheat round, toasted

2 strawberries


This was the perfect fuel for my mid-morning workout of a tempo mile and arms after a quick dash into the grocery store to pick up some odds and ends



Post workout I came home and had a glass of chocolate soy milk since I’m trying to eliminate dairy.

Vanilla Soy is my fave



1 sweet potato, microwaved in steamer bag for 3 minutes with 1/2 tsp of non-dairy butter

1 medium tomato, sliced

1/2 can chickpeas, uncooked

1 cup grapes

3 radishes (hidden)




Mixed Rice, 1 cup

Zuchucci, 1 diced

1/2 can chickpeas

2 cups spinach

5 strawberries, sliced

Cook rice separately in rice cooker. Dice all other veggies. Throw into pan with 2 tbsp water. Cook until spinach breaks down. Add rice. Mix together. Add spices for flavoring.




I drink water all throughout the day. I typically aim for 4- 24 ounce water bottles per day. Sometimes its more, sometimes it’s less.