OH MY GOSH. At my house, we are SO glad it’s Friday. I have the day off work, Tanner’s 104 fever has finally been gone for 24 hours, and all the crazy sicknesses I was personally trying to battle the last few weeks have finally lightened up [knock on wood.] So last night before bed, …

Fall can be felt, seen, smelled, and enjoyed. All of those things ring true with this hearty, delicious, festive recipe. Not only will it make your taste buds dance, it will fill your belly with love, and make your house smell divine as well! From my kitchen to yours, enjoy this tasty oatmeal filled with …

My neighbor and I decided it’s time to detox away our shenanigans, so this entire week we’re following (and being guinea-pig testers) of a new healthy eating 5-day plan by Seashells and Sit Ups. Today, Monday, was day one, and the dinner menu was healthy lettuce wraps. I was just expecting them to be okay since I …

    INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup frozen, room temp, or soaked overnight unsalted + raw cashews 1-2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder 1-2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1-2 teaspoons caramel extract 1/2 – 1 tablespoon coconut sugar or raw, local honey  1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk 3-4 ice cubes  1 frozen banana 1/3 avocado  *add more seeetener, vanilla, or …

When you’re craving an apple crisp and want to challenge yourself to go totally rogue and make it from scratch, with no clue if it’s going to work or not, you take a risk of either creating magic, or a total baking fail. Good thing for you and I both, it wasn’t a fail, and is, …

I love Sundays because they mean the local Leucadia Farmer’s Market is happening, and I can stock my fridge with farm-to-table items galore. I love farmer’s markets because I enjoy shopping small + local, organic, and supporting local farmers and family-run businesses. Plus, the stands are always reasonably priced, and can save you a ton on groceries {especially …

Surprising Sources of Antioxidants

“When it comes to brain protection, there is nothing quite like blueberries,” according to James Joseph, PhD, lead scientist in the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. “Call the blueberry the brain berry,” says Dr. Joseph. NEW FINDINGS ON BLUEBERRIES We all hear blueberries are a …