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Quick and Easy Tomatillo Salsa

I had a get together last night at my house, and in the midst of a hectic day, I needed to pull something together quick.  But I also wanted something fresh that would allow me to use my abundance of produce from my CSA (community supported agriculture) share. ANSWER: Tomatillo Salsa and Basic Hummus with…

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Healthy Cooking Club – Summer Edition

Last Monday I held the second edition of Healthy Cooking Club at my home.  I absolutely LOVE hosting these dinners because it allows me to share how eating fresh, whole foods is so delicious and doesn’t have to be intimidating!  To me, that is what dining is all about – taking the time to prepare a meal with…

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Skincare on a Mission (Why I Joined Beautycounter)

I’m smitten. I‘ve searched for the past year now for a non-toxic skincare line that has products that are effective and feel good on my skin.  Crickets. Until I found Beautycounter. I love the company.  I love their mission.  I love their packaging.  And I LOVE their products.  And so I just had to be…

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The thing that keeps us from getting where we want to be

My cousin Kasey has been sending out a daily text message mantra with just a simple message to serve as a little dose of morning inspiration for the rest of the day. Last week, she asked if I would share a mantra and so I sent her the above quote and this reflection: Is it…

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How to Make a Green Smoothie

So I’m venturing into the world of video blogging.  So for my first post, I decided that it would be great to demonstrate how simple it is to make a green smoothie.  They are easy and delicious – and I always have an extra little pep in my step when I start my morning with…

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Avocado Hummus with an Jalapeño Twist

I LOVE making hummus.  You can use it as a veggie dip, put it on sandwiches in place of mayo, or I especially love it on toast with an over-easy egg. Hummus is incredibly easy to make and much, much tastier than anything you can buy at the store. My twist on the classic hummus recipe…

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5 Reasons to Love Coconut Oil

You know those things that once you discover, you can’t imagine your life without it anymore…coconut oil is that for me. I keep two jars – one in my bathroom and one in my kitchen – and use both of them like crazy. One of coconut oil’s most touted nutrients is lauric acid, a type…

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June Loves

Lots of summer loves right now! My CSA (Elmwood Stock Farm) Holy fresh vegetables galore! My fridge has been full every single week for the past month, and it’s forcing me to think outside the box, try new recipes, and get a little creative in the kitchen. CSA’s are awesome because they support local farmers…

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How to Keep Your Greens Fresh

Thanks to my CSA share, my fridge is packed full of greens right now…kale, spinach, bok choy, various lettuces…ah-mazing.  What is NOT so amazing is when I have just shoved it in the fridge and all of that lovely fresh produce is suddenly brown and wilted. But I know better! Correctly storing greens can make…

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Quick and Easy Homemade Granola

One of my favorite breakfasts, especially in the summer, is fresh berries with organic yogurt and granola. Store bought granola is often high in refined sugar, contains highly processed oils, and has preservatives and other unnecessary ingredients. Making granola at home is super easy and quick – plus it tastes so much better than anything…

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