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Clean Mac & Cheese with Goodles

Clean Mac & Cheese with Goodles

Mac & Cheese is no doubt a comfort food, so I was SO stoked to try ‘better for you’ brand Goodles. Goodles are noodles made with organic vegetables like kale, spinach & maitake mushrooms, prebiotic flour (to support gut health) and real cheese (not fakey…

Becoming An Authentic European Olive Oil Connoisseur

Becoming An Authentic European Olive Oil Connoisseur

I think it’s safe to say that if I’m cooking dinner, I’m using olive oil in some manner. As a super extra virgin olive oil fan, I will select oils from different locations to best complement my meal. My favorite Extra Virgin Olive Oils are…

Give the Gift of Cleaner Air in Your Home with Okaysou

Give the Gift of Cleaner Air in Your Home with Okaysou

I live in a coastal climate that is damp and our homes are notorious for having moisture and mold issues. I’ve found the best way to combat mold and allergens in a less than perfect living situation is to follow some simple tips: (more…)

Memberships As Christmas Gifts

Memberships As Christmas Gifts

This year, consider giving friends and family memberships to places like Nature Conservancies, Museums, Historical Homes, Botanical Gardens, Lighthouse Preservation Societies, Non-Profit Zoos, Play Houses and other non-profit establishments. The pandemic really took a toll on non-profits over the past two years, so it’s important…

Red Apple & Brussel Sprout Salad

Red Apple & Brussel Sprout Salad

I just used the Chelan Fresh ‘Lucy Apples’ in my salad for lunch and they were so delicious! Lucy Apples have a naturally occurring red flesh inside, and are a cross between an old European variety called the Arlie Red apple and the popular Honeycrisp…

Vegan Sweet Potato & Black Bean Cauli Crumble Chili

Vegan Sweet Potato & Black Bean Cauli Crumble Chili

What do you do with all of those extra sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving?  Make this amazing vegan sweet potato black bean chili with Big Mountain Foods Cauli Cumble Veggie Grounds. (Gluten free, soy free, nut free & free if common allergens) (more…)

Green Gift Giving Guide for the Christmas Holiday Season 2021

Green Gift Giving Guide for the Christmas Holiday Season 2021

It’s that time of year again! I’ve been curating some fun picks that are useful (my number one rule of gift giving), clever and kind to our earth.

Vegan Thanksgiving Slider

Vegan Thanksgiving Slider

Check out my Vegan Thanksgiving Slider recipe for the Big Mountain Foods Recipe Challenge! Using their MMMMighty Mushroom Bites, I made a super tasty slider with fresh  spiced cranberry sauce, sautéed wilted spinach on a brioche bun. The Big Mountain Foods Mushroom Bites are made…

Yakisoba Noodle & Spinach Breakfast Egg Bake

Yakisoba Noodle & Spinach Breakfast Egg Bake

Noodles for breakfast? Yep! That’s exactly what I did for the JSL Fortune Noodle Stir-Fry Blogger Recipe Challenge for the breakfast category. The juicy yakisoba noodles with fresh spinach provide a great base for a crustless egg dish. Topped with aromatics like green onion & Thai basil, this bake is easy and delicious. (more…)