Pine Pollen Peppermint Patties

Pine Pollen Peppermint Patties

Saint Patrick’s Day for me was all about food. Not just eating it, but making it and sharing it with my family. I not only made a slightly sweeter version of my Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies, but I also whipped up some traditional Irish soda bread. But, before the baked goods, I developed these Pine … Read More

Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies

Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies

One of my absolute favorite baked goods is banana bread. There is literally nothing better than cutting off a slice of warm, moist, sweet banana bread from a loaf fresh out of the oven. However, banana bread can be super high in sugar, and the store-bought stuff is packed with all kinds of preservatives and … Read More

Simple Walnut Milk Recipe

Simple Walnut Milk Recipe

Since moving to the walnut farm back in October (the start of walnut harvest), I’ve been using walnuts in just about everything. Before, the only nut milks I used were almond and coconut (and sometimes a blend of the two). I’d tried making my own almond milk before, and it worked great, but honestly didn’t … Read More

An Adaptogen Update: My Experience (So Far) with Three Medicinal Mushrooms

An Adaptogen Update: My Experience (So Far) with Three Medicinal Mushrooms

I have received a ton of questions lately about the adaptogens I use. From people who aren’t even remotely aware of adaptogens, the questions are usually along the lines of, “You put WHAT in your drink?” For those who are familiar with them but skeptical, the question is usually, “Are you actually noticing a difference?” … Read More

Walnut Brownie Powerseed Oats

Walnut Brownie Powerseed Oats

If you’ve read just about any of my other posts, you know I’m a huge fan of chocolate. I can have it literally any time of day, morning or night, and it will make me extremely happy. Dark chocolate is by far my favorite variety. There’s just something about the balance between the naturally bitter … Read More

Valentine’s Day Superfood Chocolate Bark

Valentine’s Day Superfood Chocolate Bark

I’ve never really been one to celebrate Valentine’s Day. While it’s a very sweet idea, I also believe that effort should be put into relationships (romantic or not) every single day. However, there is one thing I absolutely love about this Hallmark holiday: the chocolate. My only issue with Valentine’s chocolates is the immense amount … Read More

Adaptogenic Walnut Brain Balls

Adaptogenic Walnut Brain Balls

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, back in October I moved to a small walnut farm. We have 57 producing walnut trees, though some are much more productive than others. When we moved here, it was the beginning of walnut season, so we harvested as many as we could. We didn’t quite have the means … Read More

A Judgement Journey (with Walnut Milk Memory Latte Recipe)

A Judgement Journey (with Walnut Milk Memory Latte Recipe)

Have you ever tried something and had people look at you like you were nuts? Have you ever looked at what someone else was doing, wearing, or saying and think “why on earth…?” We’ve all done it. We’ve all judged other people’s’ decisions and the way other people live their lives. Honestly, I do it … Read More

Nourishing Swoodle Soup (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Nourishing Swoodle Soup (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

The holiday season is my absolute favorite time of year. Family, food, coziness, and just an all-around good time. Especially with the family and the food. I am definitely not one for restriction or “diets”, and truly believe we should all eat what nourishes our bodies (i.e. soup) AND souls (i.e. cookies). And during the … Read More

How to Make Lavender Hot Chocolate

How to Make Lavender Hot Chocolate

I’ve always loved lavender. The taste, the smell, the calming effects it had, all of it. It’s probably one of my favorite flowers, too. So lately, I’ve been getting curious about how to incorporate culinary lavender into my food and drinks, especially into my hot chocolate!    As many of you know, I can’t have … Read More