Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Cookie Crust

Hi, my name is Mandy and I’m REALLY late to the pumpkin game. I had to squeeze it in before Thanksgiving was over because pumpkin will then be a thing of the past and we’ll be bombarded with all things Christmas and minty. Truth is, I’ve actually created a handful of pumpkin goodies this season,…

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RECIPE: Raw Ranch Kale Chips

I’m not exaggerating when I say that we go through 5-6 bunches of organic kale a week. My body literally craves it! Our favorite ways to enjoy kale: lightly sauteed, thrown in a smoothie, salads and kale chips! The possibilities are endless when it comes to chip flavors and since we’ve been on a big…

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RECIPE: Parmesan Crusted Chickpeas

Anytime I’m able to sneak a little extra protein into Willow’s food, I do it. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about why we’re so protein obsessed and when it comes to Willow, we need to make sure she’s getting enough. Our naturopath concluded last year that Willow struggles with protein absorption, so her meals…

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REVIEW: April Favorites

Happy May 1st!! It feels like April flew by faster than any other month – I’ve been busy trying to keep up with my independent, high-energy three-year old all while working on some major projects. With the weather warming up, we also spent most of our days outside hiking, rockhounding, exploring and pretty much just soaking up…

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RECIPE: Veggie “Pizza” Bowl featuring Cheezy Pizza Sauce

Have you noticed that most of my recipes are of dips and sauces? Haha! Well, we use them a few times a week, whether over pasta, for veggies or potatoes. I’m constantly coming up with new ways to sneak in some extra nutrients into Willow’s diet and since she is incredibly finicky (although, she is…

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RECIPE: Smoky Red Pepper-Cashew Cheeze Sauce

It’s been a LONG time since I’ve shared a recipe with you! I’m horrible about writing down measurements as I’m going and I’ve learned that I can’t base it off of memory…my mama brain is overloaded! The last couple of months I’ve been busy making delicious recipes from blogs I follow. I’m a HUGE believer…

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RECIPE: Raw Salted Caramel Kale Chips

I have a confession to make. Sometimes I buy products for inspiration – to recreate a delicious treat or an even cleaner, simpler beauty product. This week it was all about kale chips. It has been a LONG time since I’ve made kale chips – usually when I’m craving them, I don’t have the patience to whip…

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RECIPE: “Ricotta” Stuffed Zucchini Boats

We finally got a break from the hot weather last week, which meant I got the chance to use my oven a few times! Is it bad that I’m already looking forward to fall?! Baking and all things pumpkin….but anyways, on with what I’m here to write about! It’s been a LONG time since I’ve made my zucchini lasagna and…

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