When I had shingles last month, I had to get all my labs drawn. Turns out I’m oddly really low in potassium and Vitamin D (which makes zero sense since I eat a million smoothies with bananas, and live in sunny Encinitas). My doctor’s orders to raise my potassium levels was to 1. Eat more …

    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 …

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 …

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 + …

I was low on groceries and scrounging through my fridge and cupboards for something healthy, and was on a coconut sugar + cinnamon kick after my healthy french toast recipe yesterday, so came up with these. and holy s&^% so glad I did. New. Fav. Snack. Make these for yourself, your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your …

AY YI YIIIII! It’s almost one of the best days of the year, Cinco de Mayo!! I’ve learned if you’re not from California, this isn’t as exciting of a holiday, but being a Chico State girl, it most def is. Because of my deep Hispanic roots, okay, I have absolutely zero relation besides dating a …