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…

Pregnancy Week 27/28: Weight Gain

This post should be titled “Weight Gain and Other Symptoms”, but I don’t know how many people are psyched at the thought of reading about other people’s “symptoms”, pregnant or otherwise. “Weight Gain” however, that’s some clickbaity nonsense that no one can resist. Amiright? Well, this should be no surprise to anyone, but I’ve gained…

Pregnancy Week 25/26: Supporting my Immune System

Cold Season. Two of my least favorite words now that I house a toddler. A toddler who goes to preschool, museums, parks, and the zoo on a regular basis. Places with germs. Germs on top of germs. Germs that he brings home and shares with the immunocompromised parent who is the subject of these posts….

Holiday Gifts for the Health Nut

In keeping with the gift guide theme, today I’m sharing a handful of my favorite health-nut products. You know those people in your life who are always looking for the next thing to take their wellness to the next level? These products are for them! Remember to check their websites or Instagram pages for Black…

Ginger Blueberry Smoothie

The holidays are a time of travel and busyness. Both of which contribute to stress and sickness. Stress is antagonistic to healthy digestion which is not ideal when we are in the time of year when we are likely eating and drinking more than we ever do during the year. Stress also impacts our immune…

Holiday Gifts for the Home Cook

As we head towards the holiday shopping season, I wanted to share some of my favorite kitchen items with you all. When friends or clients reach out to me for help setting up their home kitchen, one of the most frequently asked questions I receive is, “What products do I really need?”. Walking into a home…