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Avocado + Cara Cara Salad

I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am with the daily increase in daylight. Through my twenties, there has definitely been a pattern of winter related blues and just over all blah-ness. I think most people struggle with some level of seasonal affective disorder, especially us in the more northern and chillier terrains. The combination of darkness and cold really wears on my productivity, my esteem, and my emotions. Its so refreshing…

Sweet Potato Nests – & the Importance of Breakfast

Breakfast may very well be my favorite meal of the day. This is one part due to loving eggs so much, and one part due to loving the feeling of fueling up for the day. I feel like the meal I fill myself with in the morning sets the tone for how energetic I will or will not feel for the rest of the day. I’ve only skipped breakfast a handful of times in my…

Falafel & Farro Bowl

Its easy to get into little food ruts of making the same kind of meals each week. If you’re looking for a recipe to shake things up, look no further. I used to make falafel pretty often when I was eating mostly vegetarian, but I kind of forgot about it for awhile. However, this past weekend I stumbled upon a falafel picture on Instagram from a blogger I follow, and I immediately craved the the…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Farmer’s Market Plate

I’ve always adored farmer’s markets. Actually, any open air local market — farmer’s, food fairs, art/craft bazaars, etc. I especially love farmer’s markets in small rural towns, such as where I currently live, Watertown. It’s a great opportunity to shop and support local business/economy, and also a great opportunity to get some seriously fresh market goods. When you live in an area with a health food market (i.e. Whole Foods, Sprouts, Erewhon, etc.) you are…