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

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