The Spice of Life

Turmeric is another one of those incredibly beneficial herbs – filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories from the curcuminoids within, it slows down the oxidative process of ageing and reduces inflammation in the body. From joint pain, depression, and cancer, this healing herb is one you want to incorporate into your diet. The plant belongs to…

mmm…

I love loading up my meals with nutrients..including my smoothies. It’s the quickest, easiest way to get the most health benefits and as a mom of 2 toddlers, I need quick and easy! I’ve been making Matcha Maca Lattes (say that 3 times fast) for a while now and have enjoyed the benefits, especially in…

sus·tain·a·ble

According to Dictionary.com, Sustainable is defined as pertaining to a system that maintains its own viability by using techniques that allow for continual reuse. I hate waste, I hate contributing to an already massive problem, and I love being creative. I bring my own bags to the farmer’s market, return the egg crates and berry baskets…

The Power of Plants

Ever heard of Moringa? Do you know how beneficial this plant is for your health? Check out the Power of this amazing plant!

The #1 A-word you want to be

Awesome, Amazing, Admirable…all great words, but the one I’m referring to is most important to all of us – alkaline. Let’s go back to high school chemistry class…remember the pH scale? It ranges from 0-14 measuring how acidic or alkaline a liquid is; a pH of 7 is considered neutral, below 7 is considered acidic, and…

Squash Pot

We’ve finally hit some cooler temps here in southern California and I’m been craving all the Fall things. My neighbor has a beautiful little garden that had about 4 butternut squash ripe on the vine. She let us have one and all I could think about was chili! I tend to keep a pretty full…

Jammin’

It’s been crazy hot here, I’m  talking 103 degrees hot, and for some weird reason I just want to eat and eat with the heat. I’ve been craving desserts so thought it a perfect reason to make some chia seed jam. Farmer’s market strawberries are starting to taste less sweet since they are out of their…

Oatmeal+

As a mother of 2 small boys, my meals are few and far between. I either have to eat what the 2 year old is eating or eat when he is napping as he generally wants “a bite” of anything I am eating. “A bite” turns into him cleaning my plate. Therefore, I need nutrient dense…

Mind Your Eating

Most of us grow up learning table manners – elbows off the table, chew with your mouth closed, don’t talk with food in your mouth, put a napkin in your lap, etc. These are all great for making an enjoyable table companion, but another important table manner is eating mindfully. This is an ancient Buddhist…

Tea Time

Over the weekend I visited an awesome little bakery that makes only gluten-free items, Twice Baked Baking Company. I’ve been following them for a bit on instagram and everything looks amazing! I went in for the olive loaf, but it was sold out and instead left with a delicious brioche loaf. {Note: the brioche is gluten-free…

Monday Morning Veggie Quiche

Wow…first real post. I’ve been running ideas through my head the last couple of days wanting to do this right and a keep it as a real representation of myself. I tend to scroll quickly through the words to get to the recipe when I browse cooking blogs, so I want to keep the verbiage short and…

Piece of Me

Hi! I’m new here! Let me introduce myself… I’ve traveled quite a bit internationally and have always loved food and trying new restaurants, as well as cooking. Bone marrow from Barnyard, Chinese peking duck, German eis, fresh crusty french bread with soft cheeses, juicy steak topped with foie gras, and gummy sweet sour candies are…