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…

Breakfast Cookies

When it comes to managing sugar cravings, one of my first pieces of wisdom is to start your day with a savory breakfast. Eggs, sausage, bacon, sautéed spinach, salsa… you get the idea. I’ve found with myself and with my family that the surest way to initiate the need to snack is to have sweet…

Tangy Harvest Slaw

Southern California isn’t exactly known for it’s blustery Fall season. It’s more known for, oh I don’t know… fires. Heat waves. Offshore winds and good surfing. People often complain saying they miss leaves changing, sweater weather, and hot apple cider. I’ll hand that to you. Changing leaves are gorgeous, I certainly have some sweaters which…

Vegan Apple Spice Bars

I consider it a personal win when I stumble upon recipe that is mega tasty and mega nutritious. These vegan bars are not only a huge hit with my kiddo, my husband also visits the fridge looking for more! If you look at the ingredients you’ll notice there is no added sugar. All the sweetness…

Vegetable Curry Stew

Have you watched the television show, This is Us? I’m a Mandy Moore fan girl so I had to check it out based purely on that fact. Side note: Because I Said So… genius chick flick. Her new show actually pretty good so I think I’ll be adding it to my very small rotation of Hulu shows which includes…

Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Butter

I have been adulting so hard over here. Between taking care of a newborn, paying a mortgage, and signing up for life insurance (um. What?!), I don’t think I can handle much more. I look around at my life and think, “Is this adulthood? Where did all of these responsibilities come from?” Feels like just…

Jalapeño Chimichurri Sauce

If you add one recipe to your culinary arsenal this summer, it should be this sauce. I’m not even kidding. The light and fresh herbs plus a mildly spicy jalapeño kick and a wallop of salty garlic… it’s literally the perfect companion for EVERYTHING! Fish. Yes. Shredded Pork. Yes. Grilled Steak. Yes. Eggs and Bacon. Yes….

Citrus Walnut Bars

Pro Tip: Walnuts are really cheap right now. Everywhere I go I see per pound pricing that I could only dream about a few short years ago. So go out and stock up on those tasty little nut-ggets! While you’re at it make some of these great walnut recipes! Your belly and wallet will be happy you did….

Salted Caramel Almond Milk

I’m really sad you guys. My landlady just cut back this GIANT beautiful Bougainvillea plant in our front yard. I know it’ll grow back, but I seriously feel like my house is naked and exposed right now. It offered so much shade and color and texture to our little abode and I’m grieving the loss. It…

Chocolate PB Shake

This one is a surefire craving killer. Everyone knows that chocolate and peanut butter are the perfect combo. And while most people will likely be reaching for those leftover Reese’s Easter Eggs this week, YOU don’t have to! In fact, take the next 30 seconds to walk over to your Easter candy stash, pick it up, and…