15 Ways to Relax

What is it about Fall that makes us all pick up the pace and stress out? Despite the best scheduling plans, the end of the day can’t come soon enough. Here are some easy ways to relax during the day…

The Reality of Sleep

Organizations have developed numerous sleep hygiene tips to help you slip into sleep and stay asleep. The National Sleep Foundation, for instance, recommends doing things like establishing a regular relaxing routine before bed, setting up a sleep-friendly environment so that…

Homegating with Morningstar Farms® Pulled Pork Chili

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #TailgateWithATwist #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias San Diego may have lost their professional football team to Los Angeles, but our love of football has not diminished!…

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Zesty Jalapeno Lemon Jelly

Zesty Jalapeno Lemon Jelly

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SKSHarvest #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias School is back in full swing and thankfully I have a bit more time during the day to start planning for the rapidly approaching holiday […]

Italian Farro Bowls

Italian Farro Bowls

Gathering and lingering over food is central to Italian culture. The dishes employ simplicity, relying on high-quality ingredients rather than elaborate presentation. Many dishes feature tomatoes, bell peppers, potatoes, wine and cheese. A natural plant-based cuisine, modern Italian focuses on the nuances of its regions, […]

Sweet Potato + Green Apple Soup

Sweet Potato + Green Apple Soup

This is the perfect soup for a crisp Fall evening for dinner! Pairs perfectly with a salad and a glass of pinot noir or grenache. It’s also failproof, but you will need a food processor to crank this out with ease.

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Back to School Lunch Box Safety

Back to School Lunch Box Safety

With kids headed back to school, it’s time for a little refresher on lunch box food safety! Nearly half (49 percent) of Americans admit to leaving lunches that require refrigeration out of the refrigerator/cooler/freezer for three hours or more. This means nearly half of us are […]

Berry Bake with Coconut Oil Crust

Berry Bake with Coconut Oil Crust

Berries are in season and in bulk at farmer’s markets and in the grocery store. Because we have so many berries in the house, we often can’t keep up with eating all of them before they go bad! A fruit bake is a great way […]

5 Pollinator-Friendly Plants for Your Garden

5 Pollinator-Friendly Plants for Your Garden

I have a neighbor who planted mostly pollinator friendly plants in her front yard, and it’s a joy to walk by her house. There’s always an assortment of happy butterflies and bees floating about and besides being very pretty, it just makes me happy! (more…)

Pesto Quinoa Bowl with Chickpeas + Seasonal Vege

Pesto Quinoa Bowl with Chickpeas + Seasonal Vege

This pesto quinoa bowl fires on all of my happy cylinders.  Quinoa is a protein rich grain that plumps up and absorbs the delicious decadent pesto sauce. Top with your favorite in season vegetables and you have a winning combo. All pesto dishes need a little […]

Almondmilk Rice Pudding with Cardamom

Almondmilk Rice Pudding with Cardamom

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #PlantBasedGoodness #CollectiveBias Life speeds up in the Fall when the kids go back to school, so I love the Silk® Almondmilk Shelf-Stable products because I can have them on […]