Overnight autumn steel cut oats

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Another thing on the “fall is awesome” list: the slow cooker. This is one of my most beloved kitchen appliances, and something I’ve used frequently since receiving it as a wedding gift, years ago. The slow cooker makes amazing soups, curries, and chills, but some of my favorite uses are more unconventional: cooking butternut squash […]

How to make and flavor kombucha at home

Make and flavor kombucha at home! Way less expensive than buying it, and you can customize your flavors. It's not as scary as it looks.

Hi! Hope you enjoyed your weekend <3 Ours was very relaxing and included some of the usual suspects: a trip to Mission to ride the carousel, takeout from Tender Greens and relaxing.When I posted the following kombucha pic on Instagram, I got quite a few requests for an updated homemade kombucha post. Here it is! […]

Veg intimidation: how to make Brussels sprouts taste good

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(“good” as in “not only edible but totally delicious”) Hi! Hope you’re having a wonderful afternoon. Thank you so much for the awesome comments on this morning’s post. I’ve loved reading your stories of triumphs, and was really excited to share the video with you guys. Thank you for chiming in, encouraging the conversation, and […]

Avocado chocolate chia pudding + healthy late-night desserts for one

A raw, vegan and gluten-free dessert with healthy fats and NO refined sugar. Pin this and make next time you want a sweet treat!
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Hi! Happy almost-the-weekend What are you up to today? Last night’s Zumba class was CRAZYAWESOME. I could tell there were a few professional dancers in class (and had a lot of fun shaking with them), and turns out that they’re part of the Disney show that’s in town. I’m taking Liv, and I can’t wait […]

Vegan chocolate oatmeal peanut butter cookies

Gluten-free and vegan cookies, minus refined flours and sugars. Perfect for a healthy yet decadent sweet treat!
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Hiiiii How’s your day going? Hope it’s been great How ‘bout a cookie?  Confession: I’m a little bit of a cookie monster. I can take or leave ice cream or vanilla desserts (case in point: creme brûlée is always blah to me) but I LIVE for baked treats. The gooier, chocolaty-er, cake-ier, the better. Get […]

Pineapple veggie chicken skewers with spicy peanut butter sauce

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Hi guys! How’s your day going? Hope it’s been a great one so far I’m fully convinced that plants flourish out here. My succulent garden is growing like crazy, I’ve managed to keep all of our herbs “alive” for the first full summer (ok, so the cilantro is clinging the walls of death right now). […]

Lentil quinoa chopped salad

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Hi guys! How’s your morning going?? Thank you so much for all of your awesome comments on the blog facelift! I took all of your suggestions to heart and made a list of things to tweak in the next few days. Thanks for your patience! This has been the most intense revamp yet, so I’m […]

Vegan maple cinnamon ice cream

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[This is sponsored by Pure Maple Syrup Canada, which is one of my favorite natural sweeteners. Read on for a simple yet decadent summer treat recipe] The ice cream machine: stashed in the pantry of kitchen appliance wedding gifts. Many that were initially used with gusto, but now sit waiting to be unearthed for a […]

Slow cooker turkey, veggie and feta lasagna

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(BONUS: no noodle boiling! I think. More to follow.) Hi guys! How’s your morning going?  It’s been a great one over here. I even woke up early to take the pups for a walk! It was nice to get some fresh air before beginning the morning routine. Spin last night was amazeballs. Loving the new gym […]

Vegan chickpea cheezy stuffed mushrooms

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(aka “use these mushrooms because they go bad quickly”) Hii How’s your day going? It’s been a good one over here. I spent the morning with Livi becoming acquainted with our new medical facility here in SD. It’s one of the nicest I’ve seen; very clean, a friendly staff and lots of distraction activities. Plus, […]

Goat cheese, beet and jalapeño flatbread

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This is my healthier at-home version of our beloved Bo-Beau Kitchen flatbread: goat cheese, beet and jalapeño. AKA three things you wouldn’t really think to put together. But, it’s so right. The component that helps bring everything together is a sweet onion-tomato spread. To make this, all I did was heat one large diced sweet […]

Slow cooker butter chicken (and vegan option!)

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This post is sponsored via my partnership with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. Read on for an awesome and easy dinner recipe (+ vegan option) Indian Food Wednesday is back!! When I first started the blog, I would teach a back-to-back spin and Zumba combo on Wednesday nights. It was a tough workout combo, but a […]

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