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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…

Honey Mocha Latte

Hello fellow coffee fiends — Im back with another latte recipe! This recipe is loaded with super food goodies like raw cacao, maca, cinnamon and raw honey. The collagen peptides are completely optional, but they do contribute to the frothiness and the protein content of the coffee. Raw cacao is chocolatey and full of antioxidants, fiber, and magnesium — all things that do wonders for the body. This took just a few minutes to whip…

Enjoying the Beauty of Autumn

Ive decided I want to start quarterly posts featuring what I love most about the current season and ways I’ve taken advantage of what the season offers. Its easy to let seasons come and go and feel like you were too busy to really enjoy it. Taking time to enjoy the simple pleasures of a season is a great thing to do for you mental health and happiness. I love the changing air, baking fall…

Homemade Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough

First things first; though this is not a 100% whole wheat pizza crust, in all of the flour used, 2 cups were whole wheat flour, and only 1/2 cup was white flour. Hear me out; Ive made pizza dough with purely whole wheat flour before, and while its okay/good, it comes out just the slightest bit too dense for my liking. This time as I tested my dough recipe, I decided to use a small…

Cinnamon Banana Butternut Smoothie

It’s certainly been a bit too long since my last post. My new job has begun and needless to say, hobbies quickly took a backseat spot in my life last week. Work will be much smoother and consistent in a few weeks once the school year begins but for now I am working at the mercy of the scattered schedules of fall sport preseason practices. This morning I left for work at about 6:15 and…

Dill Arugula Salad

This salad is about as simple and fast as a salad recipe can get. With only a handful ingredients this zesty little arugula salad makes a perfect little meal starter or side dish.It can also work as a great base to a larger salad or veggie bowl. I didn’t use exact measurements while making this salad, so the world is your oyster in terms of how much of each ingredient you use. That being said,…