RECIPE: Tahini Mocha

It’s no secret that I am obsessed with tahini. The first recipe I ever published here, many years ago, did indeed use tahini. I even joke with people that if I ever write a book, it will be all about tahini! Funny story….have you ever gotten so excited about something such as a book, a…

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July 2019 Favorites

Happy August!! It’s been so long since I’ve done one of these posts!! I love putting them together because I like to picture myself sitting down with a good friend just sharing the things that excite me in that moment ❤️ Not only that, but these are so casual and filled with quick iPhone photos…

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If it Makes You Happy…

A funny thing happens when you remain within your comfort zone….you get comfortable. You get cozy with predictability and close yourself off from the unknown, which can lead to a false sense of security and control. But sometimes you have to go there to focus on healing and taking care of yourself. My therapist shared…

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July 2018 Favorites

Hello, sweet friends! And happy August! How are you all?? July was a HOT month…pretty much mid-upper 90’s every day. Lots of time in Willow’s kiddie pool under an umbrella! We’ve decided we need a bigger pool for next year 😉 Her face in this photo is priceless! July was also an emotional month that…

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Strawberry Kombucha Pops

I don’t know what it’s like by you, but here in Bend, OR, it is HOT. It feels like it’s been near 100° for at least two weeks and since we don’t have AC, all I’ve been living on is smoothies and salads…and sitting in front of a fan…or in a cramped kiddie pool with…

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June 2018 Favorites

Happy July, my friends! Can you believe it?? I hope you’re enjoying your summer so far! June was a fun-filled month with a road trip to Yellowstone, watching our garden grow, and just lots of time outside. More exciting news…Willow lost her first tooth the night before we left for our trip and then lost…

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Monday Musings 6.18.18

Ah, the elusive Monday post. The idea sounded really good in my head and I felt pretty excited about sitting down to type out a weekly post that wasn’t necessarily related to food, recipes, products, or the usual suspects. But the execution has proven to be challenging! Whether it’s the inability to put my thoughts…

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Flourless Chocolate Tahini Cookies

Chocolate + Tahini + Salt = LOVE Dear WordPress, how do you NOT recognize tahini as a word??? That little red squiggly line annoys me! Ha! It has been a LONG time since I’ve shared a tahini recipe with you, which is silly considering I use tahini on an almost daily basis. Whether savory or…

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May 2018 Favorites

Hello, friends!!! Happy JUNE! As always, last month flew by way too fast…but it was a great month. I won’t bore you with too many rambles, but I will say that the highlight of May (and the year so far) was getting to finally meet one of my favorite friends in real life!!!!! I met…

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April 2018 Favorites

Hello, friends!!! Happy May! Did you all have a great month?? April brought us beautiful, summer-like weather, fun projects, and a six-year-old. I surprised Willow by making a mini layer cake using Natalie’s Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe…I doubled the recipe and made a dozen cupcakes and then poured the rest of the batter into…

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