smoked salmon avocado toast

By | 2017-08-11T07:23:29+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Breakfast, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

A few weeks ago, we met my cousin and his family for brunch at this adorable kiddo friendly farm to table restaurant in Los Altos. In fact, the woman who started the restaurant is Mary from Five Mary's Farm. If you haven't checked her and her amazing family out, you should. She's one of my [...]

no cook carrot cake protein balls

By | 2017-08-06T12:24:11+00:00 August 6th, 2017|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Recipes|

If having a newborn has taught me anything (it's taught me a lot actually), it's that having easy to grab, nutrient and energy dense, balanced foods on hand is IMPERATIVE. I've had a few wonderful friends bring me date balls of varying sorts that I can store in the fridge and grab as needed. Those [...]

grilled watermelon salad

By | 2017-08-03T09:36:17+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Last weekend my wonderful mother-in-law came to visit and brought us a gorgeous watermelon grown old world style by an 80-year-old man in Paso Robles, California where she lives. I knew I had to do something special with it, so I put this mama brain to use brainstorming ideas. Then, as I was scrolling through [...]

simple summer berry cobbler

By | 2017-07-04T14:10:13+00:00 July 1st, 2017|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Recipes|

It's berry season, my most favorite season of all! I love summer. I love farmers markets, I love berries, and I LOVE cobblers, especially when they're so simple to make that I can do it with a baby in one hand. Oh ya, if you didn't know yet, we had a baby! Evie Wilder Bruner [...]

chocolate chip macadamia nut oatmeal cookies

By | 2017-06-16T17:30:04+00:00 June 16th, 2017|A Little Sweet Tooth, Recipes|

COOKIES! Who doesn't love a good cookie? Especially when it's got ooey gooey chocolate chips and the goddess of all nuts - the macadamia. These cookies started from a deep craving for my mom's beloved oatmeal cookies. She has a recipe that's likely older than I am saved in her recipe rolodex that's tattered, worn, and [...]

easy banana oat pancakes

By | 2017-05-05T10:58:42+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Breakfast, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

Can you tell I am on an oat kick? Gluten free oats have been working really well for me this pregnancy, and I love the energy boost they provide without a bunch of sugar. Sustained energy, delicious flavor, gluten free goodness. I'm in. These pancakes are a product of the inspiration from my good friend Taz. [...]

no-bake protein & oat energy balls

By | 2017-04-26T06:30:30+00:00 April 26th, 2017|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Recipes|

Considering I'm just 8(ish) weeks out from being a mom (woah), I'm starting to wrap my mind around the craziness that will ensure, especially in the first few weeks of breastfeeding, changing diapers, holding baby girl, and likely sleeping very little. Somewhere in there, it will be imperative that I eat. You know, food is fuel [...]

quiche for all seasons

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:48+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|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 [...]

cider apple cake and a celebration

By | 2016-10-11T15:11:46+00:00 October 10th, 2016|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Recipes|

This post is in honor of my favorite human on this planet. If you didn't know already, that's Rusty (my husband). I try to keep him out of the limelight, as he's a bit of an introvert, but this post (and this recipe) are for him. When we moved out of the rapidly growing, fast-paced [...]

Living Cultures Superfood: the best yogurt you’ll ever taste

By | 2017-07-22T09:05:49+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Health, Nutrition|

One of the perks of moving back to California and settling in Santa Cruz is that we've gotten a chance to reconnect with our good friends here. Two such friends include Arne and Constanze Heissel, the brains and passionate hearts behind Living Cultures Superfoods yogurt, which is without a doubt the most delicious yogurt you'll ever [...]