What the “No Excuses” Mentality Means to Me

What the “No Excuses” Mentality Means to Me

You see it all over social media. The “no excuses” attitude towards exercise and fitness. Too busy to work out? No excuses. Don’t have access to workouts or a gym? No excuses. Broken leg? No excuses. Chronic Illness? No excuses. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy exercise and have the utmost respect for those who … Read More

Iced Golden Milk Latte (Dairy Free)

Iced Golden Milk Latte (Dairy Free)

Summer is coming our way pretty quickly and honestly, I’m excited! I’ve never been much of a hot weather person, but I love the vibes that come along with warmer temperatures. There’s a sense of lightness, freedom, and relaxation. It’s just an incredibly peaceful time of year and I love it. But, along with all … Read More

7 Ways to Have a Better Day

7 Ways to Have a Better Day

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve had some ROUGH days lately. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I’ve had some really good days too. But it just seems like the bad ones have happening way too often. And I’m pretty sick of it. I know they say that “happiness is a choice”, but … Read More

Loaded Zucchini Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Loaded Zucchini Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Those who have seen my recipes before know that I have a huge sweet tooth. But I also have a passion for all things healthy! So, I’ve taken to making sweet treats with a healthy twist. A few months ago, I developed my Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies (with a no sugar added option), but not … Read More

Not-So-Simple Sobriety: Part Two

Not-So-Simple Sobriety: Part Two

I want to start Part Two of my sobriety series reiterating what I said at the beginning of Part One. These posts are in no way meant to make you feel bad or guilty for drinking. They are not intended to convince you to quit drinking. My goal with these posts is simply to discuss … Read More

Simple Gluten Free Dairy Free Pancakes

Simple Gluten Free Dairy Free Pancakes

Last Sunday morning, I woke up craving pancakes. There’s just something about a hot stack of flapjacks to kick off a day of rest, ya know? But due to having to remove gluten and dairy from my diet for a bit to test for sensitivities, I couldn’t do my usual buttermilk pancakes. So, obviously, I … Read More

Not-So-Simple Sobriety: Part One

Not-So-Simple Sobriety: Part One

So I want to preface this two-post Sobriety Series by saying I have absolutely NO issue with people drinking. If you choose to consume alcohol or if you choose sobriety, that’s up to you. It’s a very personal decision that I think you have to make for yourself. None of what I’m going to say … Read More

Vegan Spinach Parsley Pesto

Vegan Spinach Parsley Pesto

This last week I went to an acupuncturist for the first time to help with some of my chronic pain issues. Because it’s probably the result of inflammation, she suggested some dietary changes. I bet you can guess where this is going; no dairy and no gluten. Luckily, she said to cut those things out … Read More

7 Road Trip Must-Haves: 20 Hours on the Road

7 Road Trip Must-Haves: 20 Hours on the Road

Last week was spent on the road with my mom, driving from the Central Coast of California to the Front Range of Colorado. It’s a road trip I’ve done countless times before, and I swear it never gets easier. It takes about 20 hours one way, so we usually spend the night somewhere in Utah. … Read More

Chocolate Chip Sunbutter Power Balls

Chocolate Chip Sunbutter Power Balls

A few weeks ago, I was discussing blog stuff with my dad on the phone (so grateful for his support). Somewhere in the conversation he asked if I could develop a recipe for him, and of course I said yes. He asked for an easy snack full of protein and healthy fats, with minimal sugar, … Read More