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How To Make Quick Pickles

Let me start this off by saying this: I by no means strive for perfection, in the present or future, when it comes to sustainable and green living. I do, however, look for simple ways to decrease waste and reuse old materials (I.e. jars, bottles, etc). I’ve recently taken interest in making my own versions of things I would have previously bought in a jar because 1) I have so many empty glass jars in…

Citrus Pico De Gallo Black Bean Salad

Another week of choosing to avoid the oven as much as possible brings you this simple addition to your weekday lunches or dinners: Citrus Pico De Gallo Black Bean Salad. Tart and citrusy from fresh lime juice and fresh and spicy from the pico de gallo. Perfect as a light main course, side dish, or snack dip, this recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes of time! This recipe is chock full of healthy fats, fiber,…

Recipe Video: Lemon Garlic Hummus

Hey, Friends! I did something! With the help of my fiancé, Corey, I have entered the world of video content by filming my lemon garlic hummus recipe! While its clearly a learning process, I am quite proud of how this first one turned out. I have many improvements to make, such as my awkward pauses, but you’ll never learn unless you do, right? So here is one more reminder, to put yourself out there and…

Adaptogenic Mushroom Coffee Popsicles

Adaptogenic mushroom coffee popsicles? Yes, my friend, quite the mouthful of words, but trust me on this one. I’m absolutely in love with Four Sigmatic’s mushroom coffees, so I was through the moon when afforded the opportunity to develop a recipe for the brand. I’ve become obsessed with making coconut milk popsicles and coffee is one of my favorite ice cream flavors, so for me, it was a no-brainer to craft together a frozen coffee…

Lemon Rosemary Tea Cookies

The currents and tides of life are quite interesting. One second you can be really into doing one thing, and then the next day you’re after another. This is true and false for my blogging. I’ve never lost interest in blogging over the past year since starting, but at the same time my desire to create content on a more frequent basis has varied greatly. Recently, however, I can’t seem to get enough of the…

Golden Pineapple + Herb Smoothie

I went through a phase where I literally drank a smoothie every single day, and thus it left me feeling like I’d never want a smoothie again. Slowly, however, my smoothie taste buds are returning; and at the right time I’d say because as it gets warmer smoothies are often my breakfast of choice — with a couple of hardboiled eggs — or my favorite post workout snack. A long standing struggle with smoothie making…

Chewy + Soft Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mondays. Forever stuck in the shadow of the weekend and arguably most people’s least favorite day of the week. I get it, that alarm beeped when it seemed you had only been sleeping for 10 minutes, there is that to-do list waiting on your desk with this week’s tasks and the ones you left on Friday, and maybe there’s laundry or household chores. But, what if we reframed the way we saw Monday mornings? Rather…

Cinnamon Maple Homemade Granola

If you’ve always wanted to try making homemade granola, but thought it would be too difficult or time consuming, I’m here to tell you it really isn’t! Much to my surprise and happiness, I discovered that making granola might in fact be one of the most simple self-made goodies. Made with a mixture of standard pantry staples, it comes together in 5 minutes and takes just 20-25 minutes to bake. Loaded w/ complex carbohydrates and…

Guac this Way: a Fool Proof Recipe for the Best Chip Dip

I could unashamedly consume a multiple avocado batch of guacamole on my own if given the chance. Salsa is great and all, but nothing in the world beats the way mashed up avocados perfectly pair with a crispy tortilla chip. I repeat, NOTHING. I’ve been eating guacamole for as long as I can remember. I am half Mexican (my mother is full) so it was a dish I was exposed to early in life. While…