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How To Make Smoky Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Vegetarians, vegans or omnivores alike can enjoy this simple plant -based meal staple: roasted cauliflower steaks. In our home we tend to eat 2 or 3 vegetarian dinners per week. Since we like to choose organic and pasture-raised meat as often as possible, cutting down on our meat consumption helps us keep our grocery bill in check. I used to scoff at the term “cauliflower steaks” as if it was insinuating that cauliflower could ever…

10 Ways To Have An Eco-Friendly + Sustainable Summer

Certain sustainable habits can be practiced year round, but each season also has its own set of unique opportunities for intentionality and sustainability. This weekend we had our first pair of sunny and warm days, and with Memorial Day approaching I figured it might be the perfect time to share a few intentional activities for having a more sustainable summer! Some of these practices might be familiar to you, but I hope that maybe you…

Ginger Rose Lemonade Is What I’ll Be Drinking All Summer

When I think about childhood summertimes, one of the details that sticks out is pitchers of pink lemonade. As the weather finally warms up, I know I’ll find myself craving all the refreshing summer drinks. It’s been many many years since I’ve had a cup of Countrytime, but the sun was shining this morning and pink lemonade sounded amazing. So between my herbalism endeavors, love for all things rose and sudden desire for lemonade, I…

Chicken Sausage and Spinach Pasta Bake — Easy Weeknight Meal

It’s been a while since I shared a simple dinner recipe, but here we are with this insanely delicious pasta bake. I’m determined to bring back the Easy Weeknight Meal series because I’m a big advocate for home cooking. Meals don’t need to be fussy or time consuming to be nourishing. But taking some amount of time to create a home-cooked meal is incredibly beneficial to the health of our bodies, families and bank accounts.…

Put Your Veggie Scraps To Use + Make This Easy Veggie Broth.

Ever find yourself with a giant pile of veggie “ends” when you’re done prepping a recipe? If you’re able to compost them, great! If not, you can at least put them to use before throwing them away by making a delicious veggie broth! You don’t need to make a pot of broth every time you have leftovers. Keep a designated bag or container in the freezer for saving the ends until you have enough to…

DIY Self-Care: Cinnamon Honey Face Mask and Scrub

In a world of Goop and and infrared saunas, I find myself seeking simplicity when it comes to physical personal care. There are a few trusty products I love purchasing for my skin, face and hair; but often I find myself concocting my own treatments in the kitchen. One of my favorite ways to show my face some love is with a cinnamon and honey face mask – doubling as a scrub! Making this mask…

Make Simple Homemade Granola With This Basic Formula

There aren’t many foods that can’t be made better with a little dash of granola on top. Alright, that might be a bit of stretch, but the point is: granola is amazing! It’s great on yogurt, salads, oatmeal or as a snack by the handful. There are so many wonderful brands out there who offer granolas with wholesome ingredients, but did you know it’s incredibly easy to make homemade granola? Today I’m sharing my favorite…

No Sunday Scaries Here! 3 Habits For a Less Stressful Work Week

The Sunday Scaries can be a real thing, but they don’t have to be. I used to feel my anxiety slowly rise to a boil on Sunday nights; thinking about all the things I didn’t accomplish over the weekend, and all the items waiting for me during the week. I’d wake up on Monday morning, frantic and feeling less than refreshed. But here’s the thing: it doesn’t have to be this way! There are a…

Elevate Your Snack Game With a Blood Orange and Avocado Salad

Just because you’re short on time, doesn’t mean you should resort to sad midday snacks. Eating something that’s equal parts delicious, satiating and refueling is important. Getting out of your snack rut doesn’t require tons of ingredients. Rather a little imagination and creativity. One of my favorite mid morning or pre-workout snacks is this blood orange and avocado salad. Juicy, satisfying, filling and nutrient dense, requiring only a handful of staples and less than 5…

Kombucha Tutorial Part Two: Bottling, Flavoring + Second Fermentation

Your kombucha has fermented for roughly 2 weeks and it’s the perfect amount of sweet and tart. You observe a nice healthy culture growing on top. So now what? It’s time to bottle up your kombucha and add flavoring agents for its second fermentation! But What Is The Second Fermentation? Technically, there is nothing wrong with drinking your kombucha immediately after the first phase ferment, but there won’t be any carbonation since it was brewed…