5 Life Lessons Learned This Week

5 Life Lessons Learned This Week

This week has been insane. A freakin’ roller coaster of emotions and adventures and lessons learned. This week started in Bryce Canyon Utah. As you know, my body hasn’t exactly been functional lately, but on Sunday, it allowed me to hike in some of the coolest country I’ve ever seen. Walking around giant hoodoos and … Read More

Simple Sunflower Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl

Simple Sunflower Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl

You guys, I’m super bad about eating lunch. Like, I’ll usually have something, but it’s usually just the most convenient thing I can find. I hate cooking lunch. In the middle of the day, I’m usually doing something else and don’t want to prepare food. Often times, my family has a bunch of leftovers in … Read More

5 Obscure Pantry Staples

5 Obscure Pantry Staples

If you’ve read any of my recipes or followed my instagram account, you know that I sometimes use some pretty obscure ingredients. Not all of them are that hard to find, but just often aren’t commonly used. While I have been introduced to some of these items on Instagram, I have done my own research … Read More

Sunflower Butter Brownie Bites

Sunflower Butter Brownie Bites

Wandering the aisles of Trader Joe’s the other day, I was looking for something new to try. When I saw the unsweetened sunflower butter, I got pretty excited. I’ve had sunflower butter before and LOVED it, but I had not tried theirs. After seeing that the only ingredients were sunflower seeds and salt, I knew … Read More

5 Lessons My Plants Have Taught Me

5 Lessons My Plants Have Taught Me

Anyone who knows me, or has been following me on Instagram long enough, knows that I have a slight obsession with plants. I basically can’t go into a Home Depot or any kind of garden store without buying a new plant baby. Oh, by the way, I call them my plant babies. You know that … Read More

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Well the biggest rain storm of the year has finally cleared here in California and the first day of Spring has come to pass! That means more sunshine, warmer temps, and more time spent outside! While I tend to be more of a fall and winter kind of girl, I am definitely looking forward to … Read More

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

Chronic Illness Side Effects No One Talks About

Chronic Illness Side Effects No One Talks About

It’s no secret that being sick sucks. Whether it’s the flu, a cold, or a chronic illness, it’s never fun. But just imagine having to deal with those symptoms day in and day out, with very little (if any) relief. On top of all of that, you look totally “normal”. Not only are you not … 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