Tasty & Healthy European Adventures Coming Soon

Tasty & Healthy European Adventures Coming Soon post image

Lots of changes came in 2014. Love, marriage, home buying! Whoda thunk it?! You can read about that in this post. Well, wouldn't you know it but right when Austin and I start to feel like we were getting into the swing of things (NEVER think that unless you are ready for an adventure to [...]


A Slimming Drink In a Mad, Mad World

A Slimming Drink In a Mad, Mad World post image

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed a magical and comforting Christmas season and are excited about this new year filled with new possibilities! I've got a warm, healthful, and slimming beverage to share with y'all! But before we move onto the Cinnamon Slim Tea I've got some musings to release! (It's been awhile since [...]


pumpkin bars (grain-free + dairy-free)

Now that fall has finally hit who's up for something pumpkin?! By the by, I can't tell you how many times I've typed "pumkpin" instead of "pumpkin" here!  Someone's really excited about the turning of the weather.  It just seems to signal the beginning of the holidays! Speaking of which, Hubster and I were at [...]


Easy Chicken Provencial from Gabriela’s New E-Book

Provincial Chicken with Minty Tomato Salad

Chicken.  Provincial? Lest the term "provincial" strike doubt into your heart as to the validity of the aforesaid's tastiness or heaven forbid your mind is reminded of Belle singing, "there must be more than this provincial life" (but come on, Beauty and the Beast is classic), I'm here to not only silence the doubters but [...]


She didn’t fall off the face of the earth – She Got Married! post image

No blog activity since March??  What's happened to her? She got married! That's right I did! I married my true love, Austin, at the end of June on top of a mountain!  Whaat?  This calls for the lowdown!  So let's start at the only place to start. The Beginning. Note: I generally keep info of [...]


Iced Chai Latte – digestive and weight loss tonic post image

Chai tea has always been a favorite of mine. I started drinking chai lattes from Panera in high school (it was the place to hang out after class) where it was my drink of choice.  I just thought it was so classy and just crazy tasty. So when I figured out my dairy sensitivity I [...]


Chocolate “Crack” (dairy-free & gluten-free)

Chocolate “Crack” (dairy-free & gluten-free) post image

Chocolate is my favorite. I know, I know.  I'm a girl.  And all girls love chocolate. I'm well aware that the word - predictable - is applying to me here (perish THAT thought), but for chocolate? I'm willing to make some sacrifices. However, I do have standards.  Like 85% cacao and higher.  Maybe 75% or [...]


Power Breakfasts: What to eat when you’re tired of being tired post image

Sometimes the hardest things to change after determining to  "eat right" are those elements couched in your morning routine. We can draw a lot of comfort out of food in general, especially when we're staring down the face of a demanding day.  The sweet, artificial breakfast "foods" of this world can be hard to resist [...]


Almond Pastry Detox Smoothie (banana-free)

Almond Pastry Detox Smoothie (banana-free) post image

This seems to be the universal cry of everyone's heart after the holidays. A great way to support your body as it's working through all the festive food you ate but now regret (no - don't regret!) is to do a daily green smoothie for a time.  And this smoothie? Well... this smoothie has a [...]


Pumpkin Pie | gluten-free dairy-free

Pumpkin Pie | gluten-free dairy-free post image

This pie is the perfect solution to the whole “what to bring to share to the party” dilemma that you can enjoy and that others will too!  In fact they'll be totally fooled by it’s gluten-free, dairy-free status. Ahh.  Finally. We all can have our pie and eat it too. Check out the video for [...]