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Lemon Garlic Hummus

I could easily take down a whole container of good hummus in a sitting if given the opportunity. I’ll also admit that store bought hummus can be one of those “forget you have it in the fridge” kind of items. The best flavors or brands often have the shortest shelf life and the highest price and it feels so terrible when you have to toss any un-used expired leftovers. In efforts to waste less and…

Finding Movement that Moves You

Exercise. That thing we’ve all been told we should do. The thing we say we’ll start doing after the new year. The thing we say we’ll do more of so we can “look good for ________.” The thing we say we’ll start being better about doing next week. Many people have a very complicated, on again/ off again relationship with exercise. We know its “good for us,” that its important to our health, but thats…

5-Minute Kale Pesto

One of my goals this year is to certainly reduce food waste at home. I do a pretty good job at finishing produce before it goes bad, but occasionally there is a small amount leftover. This recipe was inspired by the 2 leaves of kale and small bag of cilantro leftover from last weeks greens. I have tried making kale pesto one other time, but I didn’t have quite enough olive oil left in my…

One-Pot Chipotle Black Bean Soup

You may be starting to see that I am major fan of soups. Soup is such an easy way to incorporate different foods into one meal and bring them together with herbs and seasonings. While I love a good soup made purely from scratch and fresh ingredients, sometimes its more convenient and budget-friendly to use some short cut ingredients, such as canned beans, canned veggies, or frozen veggies. This soup is one that I consider…

Simple Veggie Sushi Rolls

Corey and I have quite a sushi habit. Near our house there is a tiny little family owned sushi restaurant that makes the best sushi in our area. For some time we have wanted to try and make sushi at home, and after seeing that our grocery store now carried Ocean’s Halo Organic Nori wraps, we decide to give it a go for New Years Day lunch. This recipe isn’t an original, I used The…

Almond Flour Sugar Cookies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yep, Its Holiday Baking Season. Corey and I are going to a cookie swap party in a few weeks, so we decided to do a trial run of an almond flour sugar recipe. This recipe was an adaptation of Detoxinista’s Paleo Sugar Cookies. Instead of making the honey “buttercream” though, I made a homemade buttercream frosting from confectioners sugar and pasture raised organic butter. This sugar cookie…

Peppermint Mocha Energy Balls

Nothing screams “holiday season” to me as much as peppermint and chocolate flavored things. Peppermint hot chocolate is my jam in December, and I do treat myself to a peppermint mocha from Starbucks at least once during the season. Today I set out to create an energy ball with the chocolate-y and mint-y goodness of a peppermint mocha. I whipped these up in about 10 minutes and boy, they are DELICIOUS. The mixture tastes like…

Roseberry Mule

Last weekend was the official start of the holiday season for Corey and I! We broke in our new Christmas Pj’s, put on some Christmas vinyl, and decorated the apartment/tree. We’ve already started a tradition of decorating the house during the day, then going out for dinner before returning home to watch the Grinch, make festive drinks, and decorate the tree. Corey and I have taken an interest in homemade mixology over the last year.…

Apple & Pear Rustic Tart

The air has certainly gotten chillier in the last week or so, and combine that with daylight savings and I’m in full blown winter mode. Late fall into winter is my favorite time of the year to bake. The holiday decor, the warmth of the oven along with the smell of the baked goods makes the apartment feel so cozy. On Friday I had a day off from work and we had a high of…

Ginger Pumpkin Leek Soup

Ever since I finished meal prepping on Sunday Ive been so anxious to get this recipe posted. When I meal prep I love making a crock pot of soup that can easily be jarred up into single serve portions. This week I tuned in t  o my inner autumn goddess and experimented with a pumpkin soup recipe. I drew my ingredients from the list of luteal phase goodies and decided to make a Ginger Pumpkin…