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

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

Book Review: You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

Book Review: You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

I’ve set an intention this year to read more. Read literally anything as long as it’s in book form. I’ve always loved reading but lost the motivation to do so during my career as a student. I felt like I never had time, or, when I did have time, I just wanted to do something … 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

17 Ways to Spread Love Today

17 Ways to Spread Love Today

I’ve been having a hard time with something over the last few days, as I’m sure many of you have as well. As I’m sure you know, 17 people were killed in yet another mass shooting at a school in Florida on Valentine’s Day. I am utterly sickened by this event, as I am every … Read More