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 …

I live for relaxing Sunday mornings; snuggled up in bed with a book and tea…heaven. Wait, who’s life is that? Because it’s not mine…I have a two and a half year old, soooo that doesn’t happen 😉 BUT, I do live for my snuggly Sunday mornings with my little muchkin, although they don’t involve curling …

    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 …

Anything has me at food love at first sight/sound if I see + hear it involves roasted + spicy. Swoon. Like these spicy roasted garbanzo beans pictured above by my dear friend at Oh Darling, Let’s Be Healthy…I meannnn…yes, please! “A half cup of garbanzo beans provides 143 calories and 27 grams of carbs, your …

So, I’ve basically been living under a rookie culinary rock the past….lifetime…because I’ve never made my own hummus. I KNOW, shameful for a food + lifestyle blogger. don’t.judge.me. The only thing that’s ever held me back from making hummus myself is honestly the food processor. I’m still scarred from making a massive batch of cauliflower …

AVOCADOS Alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) and oleic acid are key fats provided by avocado. Avocados are a good source of pantothenic acid, dietary fiber, vitamin K, copper, folate, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin E, and vitamin C [Google search, 2016]. KIDNEY BEANS Why they’re good for you: Loaded with potassium and magnesium, kidney beans help keep blood pressure in check, …

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, …

If a pancake could be described as P R E T T Y, then these gems are it. Pink. SUPER healthy. Packed with nutrients [no seriously – you’d never guess the mishmash of bizarre ingredients that make these incredibly amazing for you]…Delish.  Pretty in Pink Healthy Pancakes INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup Trader Joe’s red juice [Beet …

Gluten Free Blueberry + Raspberry Lemon Loaf

Is there anything better than blueberries + raspberries + and lemon? Something about those flavors go together like two peas in a pod. Whether it’s sorbet, ice cream, baking, pancakes, a smoothie….they’re just YUM. So when I wanted to combine them into a lemon loaf, they were PERFECT. An angelic little harmony of zesty + …

So, I’ve made cauliflower crust pizza a handful of times, but holy molyyyyy, one has never tasted this good, or looked so pretty. As a health + foodie lifestyle blogger, sometimes you just need to trust your gut and go rouge on your own recipe… Cauliflower Crust Pizza Ingredients: 1 large head of cauliflower (about …