An avid runner and passionate foodie, Laura writes the blog, Chronicles of Passion. A healthy lifestyle blog featuring vegan recipes, healthy living tips, at-home workouts and fitness motivation. She is especially passionate about trail running, helping others to reach their fitness goals, and creating raw-vegan desserts. All while experimenting with new ingredient combinations in the kitchen. When she's not out on the trails, you'll find her hanging out in downward dog, spinning or brewing a fresh batch of kombucha!

10 Ways To Improve Your Running Time

Over the last 12 years since becoming a runner, I have run a lot of races. Some have been in different countries, lots of different distances, and in a lot of different stages of my running life. I run because I love it and racing gives me the ultimate runners high. Although my intention and goal is to improve with every race, I like looking back and reflecting on exactly how I got there. Today, I want to share with you the ten things I did to make that happen, so you can hopefully learn from them too!


Banh Mi Sandwich With A Killer Avocado Cream Sauce

When you walk through the streets of Vietnam, a vendor is selling sandwiches made on little oval-shaped baguettes on nearly every corner. You can smell the spices and aromas filling the air and hear the oil spattering on the grill long before you see it. One of the main types is the Bahn Mi sandwich, usually made with chicken, pickled veggies and mayo.


A Miracle Drink You Can Make at Home

I’ve rambled and posted and rambled a lot more on brewing your own kombucha.  Mostly because I love the stuff, and we can’t get enough of it, but also because it is so good for you and such a good thing to add into your daily diet. Plus, it is so much cheaper to make it at home! Win, win, win! The other fermented beverage I make here at home is Kefir.  READ MORE

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

Chocolate cupcakes are one of life’s little pleasures. There is something about the perfection in the frosting around the top, the overload of chocolate bursting out of the cupcake and the creamy topping, and the combination of cake and smooth, dreamy frosting that always makes them a win. They make your heart happy, your mind at ease, your day’s struggles go away, and leave your mouth covered in a sloppy, chocolate dripping smile.  READ MORE