Chocolate Cardamom Cups

You guys, I have a serious cardamom addiction and I have become obsessed with the cardamom + chocolate combo. Last week we found these aaaaahhhhmazing chocolate cups that used cardamom and I just about died and went to chocolate heaven. I loved them so much that (1.) I couldn’t stop thinking and dreaming about them…

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Chai Spiced Buckwheat Pancakes

Hello! Talk about sharing this way later than I had “planned.” I actually had this all scheduled to post early last week, but then I decided I wasn’t the biggest fan of the photos (I really never am) AND then a few days ago I wanted to try one last adjustment…I cut two ingredients and…

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DIY Chai Spice + A Quick Recipe

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with chai. Whether it’s in the form of a tea latte, a dessert, or even beauty products…I’m addicted. The spices that almost embrace you in a warm hug and the flavors that dance around on your tongue, it’s very comforting to me. Any trip to a local coffee or…

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October 2017 Favorites

Hello, friends!! Happy November! Good news…I’m typing most of this from our computer (cue happy dancing)! Bad news….I can’t upload photos to the computer, so we’re dealing with low quality phone pics again, but hey, I’ll take what I can get! Before I dive into the highlights and favorites from October, I wanted to share…

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RECIPE: Raw “Breaded” Italian Zucchini Chips

If you follow me on Instagram, chances are you saw the teaser for these last week! This crispy little snack is super addictive like your favorite bag of chips, but without the oil or guilt. Willow and I couldn’t stop eating them right off the dehydrator trays – so they’re also kid-approved! They’re cheezy, zesty,…

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Blender Vanilla Cake with Coconut-Raspberry Frosting

  I have never worked so hard on a recipe before and quite frankly, I hope I don’t have to for a while! Lots of frustration and tears shed, but I was SO determined to create the cake that Willow requested for her birthday. There came a point when I was close to throwing in…

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Why I Broke up with “Gums”

If there’s one thing I pride myself in, it’s being in tune with my body. When something feels “off” I don’t look for a quick fix or band-aid to cover up the problem. I’ve learned to dig deep and look for the cause – the root of the problem. Over the last few months, I’ve…

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RECIPE: Rich, Creamy (Vegan) Hot Cocoa

After a day of sledding or snow fort building, there was nothing better than warming up to a mug of cocoa. For me, every time I sip on hot cocoa, I’m flooded with childhood memories of playing out in the snow and cold with my brother – and we’d come inside to hot cocoa with…

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RECIPE: Baked Coconut Pecan Mini Donuts with Cinnamon-Maple Sugar

How many of you actually love your job? I’m talking passionate, happy, excited and motivated by the life you’ve chosen. Sadly, I don’t know too many people who would raise their hands. The last paying job (early 2010) I had just about broke me. I was at an all-time low – physically falling apart with numerous ailments,…

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RECIPE: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s the season of all things PUMPKIN!!! My absolute favorite time of year. Crisp air, leaves changing, apples galore and cozy sweaters. And BAKING! After a few months of very limited oven use, we make the switch to roasted veggies, potatoes and LOTS of baked goods…such as cookies. I had this vision in my head…

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