Mindfully Patient

I purchased a book called the Mindfulness Pocketbook. I skimmed it once, really liked what I saw and then forgot about it for 3 months. In an effort to be more mindful, I am going to be mindful about opening up this super easy to read pocket-book and read one chapter a day and share…

Nutty for these cookies

Sometimes the best recipes are a complete accident! I had a bunch of raw nuts in my pantry and I knew I wanted to incorporate them into a cookie recipe. Here is what I threw together, and let me tell you… THEY WERE SO YUMMY! Ingredients 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar 1 scoop vanilla or…

Go take a walk!

Do you ever just go for a walk? I mean, really go for a walk. I walk all the time. I have a dog, so walking him is usually a part of my daily routine. However, there is a totally different mindset when I am rushing to get him exercise in the dead of winter…

Why everyone should have a dog

I struggled with the title of this post. First I typed, “Why everyone should own a dog”, then realized my dog own’s me more than I own him. That could be his lack of obedience, or my lack of proper training. (did I mention I have a new baby?) Pack leader or not, I have…

International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This day is also a call to action for accelerating gender parity. As a daughter, sister, and new working mom to a baby girl I take pride in being a WOMAN! (hear me roar!)…

Cheese and Chicken Lentil Pasta Dish

This meal is somewhat of a play on Chefboyardee. I never actually had those canned meals growing up, but the cheesy meaty pasta dish was similar to what a beefaroni dish looks like. I would hope this tastes WAY better and it is of course much healthier. I have been playing around with the lentil…

Simple and Clean Banana Bread

Did you know that 1 medium sized banana contains around 12 grams of sugar? The most common types of sugar found in ripe bananas are sucrose, fructose and glucose. With that being said… why add more sugar to something already so sweet? Here is a simple recipe for making banana bread without all the added crap….

Build Your Own Chipotle

Save money and save time with a build your own Chipotle bar AT HOME. Make your meals in minutes and get the flavors and feels of a Chipotle store. Below is your list of items to PREP. Good to keep in fridge for 3-4 days. Beans (black beans or pinto beans) 1 can of each…

Cranberry and Cinnamon Overnight Oats

This recipe is simple and takes under 10 minutes to make! This is a great way to prep for snacks/breakfast for the week ahead. The recipe below yields 2 servings. I like to store these in mason jars so they are easy to take on the road and take up little space in the fridge….