Chocolate Banana Buckwheat Bites

Hey there, how are you? Hanging in? Doing okay? Doing horribly? It’s all welcome here. I feel like the days of COVID are, among other things, one giant emotional experiment. One day I’m up, positive, even motivated. Other’s I feel like like a slug of inactivity and despair. No offense to slugs of course. They’re…

Pregnancy Week 39/40: Eden’s Birth Story

Well, you’d think that with this whole Coronavirus thing I’d have a ton of time on my hands to finally (FINALLY) share Eden’s birth story. If you were thinking that, you’d be wrong. I actually I have less time since the toddler/newborn combo leaves my hands quite full most days. In a rare moment of…

Pregnancy Week 37/38: Mental Health

Baby Eden has arrived, but that doesn’t mean I won’t finish out my pregnancy posts. Cute baby photos forthcoming when I share her birth story. Stay tuned. As I was closing out the final weeks of this pregnancy, one topic in particular seemed super relevant. Mental Health. We’ve all heard the stats on postpartum depression…

Turmeric Mango Slaw

I love slaw but I don’t love all the chopping. This one is mega easy cause you just drop in to your local Trader Joe’s and grab a bag of cruciferous slaw, add some sliced bell pepper, mango, basil, cilantro, parsley, green onion, mayo, squeeze of orange, and Trader Joe’s Turmeric Almond Butter dressing and…

Pregnancy Week 35/36: My Go-To’s

There’s a fair amount of needs, cravings, wants, and comforts that arise during a transitional time like pregnancy. This post, I’ve compiled a list of things that have helped me through the weeks and months of growth and change. They range from the silly to the sentimental, medical to holistic, simple to luxurious. Either way,…

Pregnancy Week 33/34: Am I Ready?

Transitioning out of the holidays and into the New Year brought one very clear thought with regards to this pregnancy — Am I ready? It’s like the noise of holiday time and generally reflecting on the events of 2019 were keeping my immediate future from view.  2020 revealed my blind spot — all the feels…

Coffee Chip Snack Bites

I have been wanting to throw together this little snack for a while. And when I say a while I mean that I’ve had a “draft” with the title in the queue for actual years. Sounds ridiculous but here’s the thing about my creative process; I do not like going to the store to get…

Pregnancy Week 31/32 : Fitness and Nutrition

I was really excited for pregnancy during the holidays but it was mostly a tug of war between my flailing immune system and every cold germ known to man. One day I’d see the clouds part and some blue sky appear, and the next it would be storm clouds. I am so ready for some…

Caramelized Banana Muffins

I make banana bread or muffins about once a week. The ingredients are fairly cheap and some variation on this recipe usually makes the cut because it’s high on protein and low on sugar. Its sweetened only with bananas, the flour is almonds, and there’s a fair amount of eggs. The more ripe the bananas,…

Pregnancy Week 29/30: Expectations

My 29th and 30th week were spent celebrating Thanksgiving in sub 30 degree weather. Which may seem like an oxymoron. I mean, how do you give thanks when you are frozen solid? Beats me. But I managed somehow. Thanksgiving was spent with my family in Idaho, most of us were either sick, getting sick, or…