Moving on

I have been inactive on this blog for a bit… But the wheels have been turning. I’m finally ready to make the jump and take this blog over to Wordpress. There’s a few more features over there that I think are better suited for this blog. It would mean the absolute world to me of you would bookmark it and come say hi!

Hugs to you all!

mothernaturenetwork:

5 healthy hot cocoa recipesKick the chemicals out of your hot cocoa with these creamy chocolicious concoctions (including vegan and sugar-free options).

mothernaturenetwork:

5 healthy hot cocoa recipes
Kick the chemicals out of your hot cocoa with these creamy chocolicious concoctions (including vegan and sugar-free options).

mothernaturenetwork:

These days you can find pretty much anything processed, prepared, packaged and waiting for you on a store shelf. But your wallet isn’t the only one paying the price for such convenience — the planet is, too.
 7 things you can make instead of buying

The pure beauty of food @ larchmont village farmers market

The pure beauty of food @ larchmont village farmers market

Paleo Granola Heaven

I had a request for a recipe! I feel so special! Thanks to the awesome mama who messaged me about it and here you go!!!

Amazing Paleo Vanilla Almond Granola (Originally from Against All Grain by Danielle Walker)

1 cup Raw Almonds

1 cup Raw Walnuts

1/2 cup Raw Pecan Halves

1/2 cup Raw Cashews

1/4 cup Raw Sunflower Seeds

1 3/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup grade B maple syrup

2 tbs coconut oil

1 1/2 tbs pure vanilla extract

1 tbs cinnamon

1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

2/3 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 170F (My oven’s lowest temp is 200F so I just leave it there)

Place all nuts and seeds in bowl with 1 tsp salt and cover with water. Let soak for 24 hours (dont worry the cashews will look NASTY after this— ignore)

Drain nuts and seeds and dry on paper / dish towels. Transfer to food processor and process until nuts are the size of BIG oats (ie don’t over process). Add melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and remaining salt. Gently pulse until combined.

Pour mixture into a bowl and stir in coconut with a spoon. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and spread mixture evenly into thin layers.

Put trays in oven and use a wooden spoon to keep the oven door open a crack to let the moisture out (watch out for curious babies here obviously). Bake for two hours, remove and stir/flip granola and put back in the oven for a thrid hour. Then, turn oven off, close door completely and let dry for a 4th hour. Remove from oven and stir in raisins.

Enjoy/Scarf as a snack, or in a bowl with unsweetened almond milk.

Enjoy!

gocookyourself:

Asparagus Breakfast Dippers

It’s our 3rd birthday! Here’s a simple 3-ingredient recipe to celebrate…

Asparagus / Parma Ham / Eggs (1)

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This Week

Julia Child is just everything.

Homemade grain free sugar free granola. By far my favorite new recipe of the month.

Old bay spice this stuff is just delectable. I had it on avocado for lunch and it rocked everything. Excited to make fish with it on Friday (that’s our new tradition btw)

My absolute favorite smoothie so far

3/4 cup Coconut milk (from the can
2 peeled kiwis
1 cup green grapes
1 cup frozen pineapple
Large handful spinach
I stalk green Dino kale stem removed
1 cup ice

I used the frozen dessert setting on my VMX. Avoid brain freeze by drinking slowly. It’s hard, but try.

My absolute favorite smoothie so far

3/4 cup Coconut milk (from the can
2 peeled kiwis
1 cup green grapes
1 cup frozen pineapple
Large handful spinach
I stalk green Dino kale stem removed
1 cup ice

I used the frozen dessert setting on my VMX. Avoid brain freeze by drinking slowly. It’s hard, but try.

babypeapod:

all the toast from now on shall be bear toast
i declare it

So let it be written So let it be done

babypeapod:

all the toast from now on shall be bear toast

i declare it

So let it be written

So let it be done

(Source: power-of-health)

{Ode to my Vitamix}

Santa clearly knows me
Making hot soups like what
Best Christmas Ever

(Well since last year anyway)