cocoa nut butter zucchini muffins

By | February 5th, 2015|Breakfast, Recipes|

MY husband and I have gotten really good at a once a week shopping trip to farmers market that lasts us the whole week. Usually, Friday and Saturday turn out some pretty awesome, creative meals as we work to use up whatever is left  before our Sunday trip. Soups turn to sauces, meals might look [...]

walnut butter bacon apple omelet

By | January 26th, 2015|Breakfast, Recipes|

I can't think of any better way to start this blog post (a post celebrating three of my favorite things and three of my favorite farmers) than with a story for you guys. So here goes... I'm standing in line to buy some of the most delicious organic apples (that I have picked from the [...]

quiche for all seasons

By | January 22nd, 2015|Breakfast, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

This year is off to a crazy, albeit awesome, start, and I am taking my clean eating with me. Busy days are no excuse to let food quality go to the wayside. In fact, the busier life gets, the more important it is to eat nutrient dense foods because they keep energy levels high, mood [...]

fig and walnut waffles

By | January 12th, 2015|Breakfast, Health, Recipes|

I love waffles. A lot. But since changing my diet and figuring out what works for me, I really don't love the way I feel when I have a breakfast that's loaded with sugar. My little sister left today for 5 months in Italy. I told her that her last two meals before she left [...]

cranberry lemon swirl pancakes

By | December 11th, 2014|Breakfast, Recipes|

Pancakes... oh how I love pancakes. There was a time, after realizing how severe my intolerance was to certain foods, when I thought I would never get to enjoy pancakes again. I tried all kinds of "paleo" pancakes and would always end up feeling bloated, heavy, and uncomfortable from loads of almond flour and a tummy [...]

cranberry sauce scones

By | November 30th, 2014|Breakfast, Recipes|

I think it is a tragedy that every holiday season, globs of delicious cranberry sauce are thrown wastefully into the garbage. Cranberry sauce is one of those feast accompaniments that no one really knows what to do with once the meal is over and the leftovers are consumed. But that is all about to change. Put [...]

grain-free pumpkin granola

By | October 20th, 2014|Breakfast, Recipes|

I don't know about you guys, but sometimes, I Just. Want. Cereal. Especially crunchy, delicious granola. This is coming from a girl who literally lived off of granola in college. I had it in yogurt with fresh berries in the warm months (and because I went to Cal Poly, that means about 10 months of [...]

perfect pumpkin pancakes

By | September 28th, 2014|Breakfast, Recipes|

Happy Friday everyone! This week sure did fly. I feel like I was just making these pancakes for Rusty yesterday, when in fact, it was last Sunday. We are going to be busy for pretty much the next 6 weekends straight, so I decided to make Rusty pancakes. They are one of his all-time favorite meals [...]

fall is here, so let’s celebrate with pumpkin scones!

By | September 27th, 2014|Breakfast, Recipes|

I love Fall. Fall means crisp air, warm sweaters, changing leaves, and pumpkin everything. Plus, everyone knows it's baking season. So when I woke up on Friday morning after coming home from a trip to San Diego (where the seasons don't actually change) to the smell of Fall, my soul was happy. I've been in [...]

morning glory muffins

By | September 15th, 2014|Breakfast, Nutrition, Recipes|

Next weekend, my husband and I will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary, which means I have been having flashbacks to our beautiful wedding and the Kauai honeymoon that followed. I will never forget the mornings when we woke up at 5:30 am, walked along the beach to watch the sunrise, and ended up at the most [...]