Sip sip, hooray! Cheers to the holidays! ✨
Are you going out or staying in this holiday season? With the craziness of having four kids, we’ll be staying in over here! That means I’ll be on drink duty, so I’ve been thinking of a few ideas to whip up for those who are visiting. This season is filled with sweets (for me anyway), so cocktails are the perfect place to reduce any extra sugar. If you need a last-minute Christmas or New Year’s cocktail recipe, check out these four fun drinks to make happy hour a little bit healthier!
I’m a fan of all things that make my house smell good: essential oils, candles, room spray, incense, good food…Then I heard about these simmer pots for the stovetop! I tried this and it works! If you are home all day, this is something you’ve got to try. It makes the “everyday” a little more fun! Fill your home with the all-natural scents of the season using my favorite stovetop simmer pot recipes!
Fall > any other season
The falling leaves and changing colors get everyone in the mood for another cozy fall season. Salads are one of my favorite meals to toss together, especially when I’m running low on other meal ideas or have zero time to make anything – aka all the time being a mom of four lol. Fall harvest produce is great to grab at your local farmer’s market when it’s in season (support local!!). Check out my 3 favorite feel-good salads using healthy fall options!
Thanksgiving – truthfully I feel like it kind of snuck up on me. Can you smell the turkey yet at your house? lol. A super fun time of year spent with family, friends, and loved ones you haven’t seen in what feels like ages. Annnnd of course, amidst all the fun and good times can be some extra stress trying to get everything planned.
Imagine this: you just woke up after sleeping in on a cozy Saturday morning. You’re craving something sweet, so you run down to the kitchen and whip up a batch of (fill in the blank – waffles? pancakes?). Your answer should most definitely be strawberry cinnamon rolls! If it wasn’t, that’s OK, but I’m here to change your mind!
I worked for 2 years at a vegan cooking school, without being vegan myself. But, let me tell you – I really learned how to make food taste good and make recipes nutritionally balanced without the use of any animal products. I swear it was like the best kind of cooking and recipe boot camp. One of the biggest questions I get asked is about the plant-based diet and how to find protein. Now, you know that I do eat meat and cheese – but I do also try to load up my day with mostly plants. So that said – I get creative! I’m even including a nut-based goat cheese in the recipe below for you to try. There are plenty of ways you can find your protein without relying on animal products or even on tofu – which I know can be pretty polarizing.
Ghost Bananas and Pumpkin Clementines are on the menu today and luckily, they’re so easy to make. Your little ones will be thrilled to lend a helping hand and see their Halloween creations come to life. Check out these two suuuper simple recipes down below and try them out for yourself!
I’m a Halloween lover, and my ghoul (eh, goal) is to make everything spooky. When I get the motivation to cook and create, this chocolate mousse is one of my favs! Think chocolate mousse – but the eyeballs make it spooky and the ingredients make it decently healthy! – YUM!
Back to school season can wear any parent down! Especially when it comes to mealtime, it can be super overwhelming among everything else going on in the day! Finding a meal that is quick AND delicious is the unicorn we are all striving for, right? I’ve found that having a bunch of weeknight recipes on hand is the best solution. You can look through your list of quick recipes at a glance and simply grab what sounds best.
Transitioning to a plant-based diet as a family is – I’d say – more difficult than figuring out how to have a plant-based diet for yourself. Though, that can be tough too! While we are certainly not 100% plant-based, I do try to incorporate a heavy plant emphasis for myself, and am currently working on the rest of the family.
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