Light & Fluffy, Best Ever Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

February 1, 2016
Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies -

I’m pretty excited about this recipe.  It’s not Paleo but it is vegan (so you can eat the cookie dough without worry). It is gluten free and definitely on the healthier side, as far as cookies go.  These cookies are so light and fluffy, baked PERFECTLY every single time and actually kind of fun to […]

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Lemon Chia Cake Batter Protein Pancakes

January 8, 2016

I’ve been tracking all of my calories lately. Tracking my macro nutrients and calories is a great way to make sure none of that unwanted holiday weight appears and helps make sure you’re eating enough to burn fat and add muscle… or at least it helps me think all that happens. Either way, tracking my food […]

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Portland Eating Guide

January 6, 2016
Portland Adventures

  Gorgeously crafted coffees and signature tiny houses. Legit coffee tour featuring cupping techniques and lattes galore. Kisses among nature. Doughnut photo shoot at Blue Star. Waterfalls and old wooden tunnels. Cityscapes and gardens. Always saying yes to acai bowls… and Hi to Felix. Portlandia is real.  That was my first thought while touring, dining, and enjoying Portland. And […]

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21 Healthy Green Smoothies to Start Your New Year Right

December 31, 2015

A new year is upon us (already!) and I just cannot believe how quickly 2015 flew by along with all the experiences, memories, and amazing food I ate. 😉 As with each New Year’s Eve, I’ll be trying to stay up to march in the new year with everyone else, watching the New York ball […]

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Healthy Apple Walnut Carrot Muffins

December 26, 2015
Healthy Apple Walnut Carrot Muffins

Just in time for wintery mornings by the fire with strong hints of cinnamon and baked apples wafting from the oven, these hearty and healthy Apple Walnut Carrot Muffins hit the spot.  Filled with warm apples and carrots, with hints of banana, and topped with caramelized brown sugar and crisp walnuts… simply delicious! These muffins are […]

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Winter Spiced Persimmon Green Smoothie

December 23, 2015
Persimmon Smoothie

  Remember all the angst I had with the holidays, family time, and lack of routine… and delicious gluten-free and dairy-free Chocolate Chip Pecan Banana Bread?  Well, the banana bread is gone (Mmmmmm!), holiday travel has begun and routine, yep you guessed it, has disappeared. But(!) all is still OK with the world and experiences and […]

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Chocolate Chip Pecan Banana Bread (gluten-free)

December 18, 2015
Chocolate Chip Pecan Banana Bread

Ah, holiday time.  The time we love to dread and dread to love. Or is that just me? Baked goods everywhere, endless (usually unhealthy) meals with family, the family time itself. Exercise gets pushed aside, time gets crunched into said family visits, and routine goes right out the window. Bye, Routine! Don’t get me wrong, I do […]

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Sun Basket Review & Giveaway

December 14, 2015

I have to admit, I have been skeptical of “cook-your-own-meal” delivery boxes. Sure, I’ve known friends who have tried them out and really liked them but those are the friends that don’t like cooking or don’t feel comfortable throwing together a full meal. I was skeptical until the generous and friendly people at Sun Basket reached out to me […]

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