Vegan, Gluten-Free Persimmon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan, Gluten-Free Persimmon Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don’t know about you guys, but baking is a huge part of the holiday season in my family. From Thanksgiving until New Years, our house is stocked with pies, cookies, chocolates, fudge, magic cookie bars, and so many other delicious treats. While eating these goods is obviously great, it’s really the kitchen and family … Read More

Butternut Squash Powerseed Oats

Butternut Squash Powerseed Oats

I wanted to kick this morning off with something sweet, healthy, and delicious. It’s a chilly one out there (well, for California anyway), and I’m feeling the need for something toasty warm. Also, it’s my birthday and I wanted to make it a little extra special with a new oats recipe! Seeing as cake and … Read More

Persimmon Power Seed Oats

Persimmon Power Seed Oats

For me, there is literally nothing better than the flavors of fall. Particularly, the sweets. If you haven’t figured this out already, I have a major sweet tooth. Whether I have a smoothie, pancakes, cereal, or even donuts, probably ninety percent of my morning meals are sweet. Don’t get me wrong, I love the savory … Read More

Walnut Butter: An Alternative Nut Butter

Walnut Butter: An Alternative Nut Butter

About a month ago I moved onto a small walnut farm with my family. When I say small, I mean we have about two and a half acres with 57 productive walnut trees and one pecan tree. We moved up to this new house right as walnut season started and man do we have our … Read More

My 7 Favorite Fall Smoothies

My 7 Favorite Fall Smoothies

Okay okay, I’ll admit it. I’m completely and utterly addicted to my blender (find it here). I use it for all sorts of things (including my homemade walnut milk!) but most often I’m blending up some combination of frozen produce, protein, healthy fats, and fiber to make delicious smoothies! I make sure there is at … Read More

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Brussels & Walnuts

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Brussels & Walnuts

As you may or may not know, I recently had to go on medical leave from grad school to get my Interstitial Cystitis under control. (I know I bring up IC in pretty much every post, but the condition has literally taken over my life, so it’s hard not to relate everything back to my … Read More

Dairy-Free Protein Hot Chocolate (With Bonus Walnut Milk Recipe!)

Dairy-Free Protein Hot Chocolate (With Bonus Walnut Milk Recipe!)

One of my favorite things about the colder months is curling up under a blanket with my dog, sipping on a nice warm mug of… something. Back in the days before my interstitial cystitis, I would go straight for basically any kind of coffee or tea drinks. Specifically, vanilla lattes, peppermint mochas, or black tea … Read More

My Top 3 Go-To Feel-Good Smoothies

My Top 3 Go-To Feel-Good Smoothies

With summer coming to an end and schedules becoming crazier, fitting in a healthy, filling breakfast can be incredibly difficult. If you’re like me, many of your meals are eaten either on-the-go or while working. This is partially because I really love sleeping and will get every little bit I can, even if it means … Read More

Mild Thai Peanut Sauce and Noodles

Mild Thai Peanut Sauce and Noodles

In the last few years, I’ve developed a little bit of an addiction to Thai food, particularly Pad Thai. There’s just something about the peanuts and all the seasonings that make my tongue happy. However, this relatively consistent craving for Thai food has primarily been satisfied through take out from a select few restaurants here … Read More

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

Do you ever have those mornings when all you want is something to satisfy your sweet tooth? You consider running to the donut shop or the local coffee joint for that sugary pastry or drink, but you tell yourself you shouldn’t. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, after all, and it should … Read More