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

Your Body is Trying to Tell You Something

Your Body is Trying to Tell You Something

This morning, as usual, I woke up feeling less than stellar. In all honesty, it’s more common that I wake up feeling utterly terrible than relatively decent. So, I took a slow morning. I tried to sleep in a little bit but my mind was going a million miles a minute (as usual). I felt … Read More

What Your Chronically Ill Friends Can Teach You About Health and Wellness

What Your Chronically Ill Friends Can Teach You About Health and Wellness

Have you ever had to choose between your mental health and your physical health? What I mean by that is, have you ever decided to do something (or not do something) that would improve your mental health but harm you physically (or vice versa)?  I believe everyone, whether aware of it or not, has had … 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

 A few thoughts on health and wellness

 A few thoughts on health and wellness

I want to start out by apologizing for being rather AWOL lately and explain the circumstances of my absence from the blog. As many of you know, a few years ago I was diagnosed with a chronic condition known as Interstitial Cystitis (also known as Painful Bladder Syndrome). While I have mostly been able to … 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