Mini Rainbow Chard Wraps w/ “Cheesy” Cashew Chickpea Spread & Pink Tahini Sauce

January 19, 2017

We are in the car driving, Scott’s ‘old school punk rock’ playlist is on shuffle, the windows are down, and my feet are perched on the windowsill. It’s a little chilly, but the sun is out and we are on our way to the beach. We park in the quieter neighborhoods on the Balboa peninsula. Leaving our sandals behind in the car, we walk barefoot down the street and onto the sand. The wind is chilly so we climb onto…

Brazil Nut Banana Bread

January 10, 2017

I can hardly believe it’s been almost a year and a half since my last quick bread recipe. What have I been doing with all my bananas? Oh right, green smoothies. Well, time to move aside for a moment smoothies (just kidding, I’ll still enjoy you too) because it’s time to whip out the bread pan and make breakfast for the week. This loaf is full of goodies to qualify as breakfast. Sprouted spelt flour, ground flax, bananas, coconut oil,…

A Hippie Winter Bowl w/ Tangy Cashew Sauce

January 3, 2017

Happy merry belated everything! Scott and I went to our parents homes in Phoenix for a whirlwind two days for Christmas, which was so special, but goodness does if feel good to have the (sweet) holidays behind us and be embarking into this new year. We celebrated our own Christmas with just the two of us on a separate day, where he gave me this gift and I cried (I’m a big time cryer when it comes to receiving gifts,…

Festive Chia Puddings: Eggnog & Red Velvet w/ Macadamia Cream

December 23, 2016

I can’t quite put my finger on what’s changed. It’s easy to give credit to the cool weather, or to a decent creative streak. Maybe changes in my daily routine. My newest approach to diet,¬†fitness, and the overall balancing act of life have improved a bit too. But the change feels more concrete, not like something that can be altered with a failed photoshoot or a missed day of exercise. Ever since visiting my doctor a few months ago, things…

Peanut Praline Cookies + Peppermint Whoopie Pies + Gingerbread People

December 14, 2016

As I mentioned earlier, I have been preparing for this holiday baking season for an entire year – and couldn’t be more genuinely psyched to finally share these three new cookie recipes with you here today. What makes me so giddy is that I was able to finagle my way into balancing the sweetness in these recipes without using processed sugar, or compromising their richness in the process. This is at least how my taste buds voted. I would love…