Things I’m Loving Now (November)

Okay, I realize it’s been months since I told you what I’m loving. I took a little break from my blog for a few reasons and the most important reason was to focus on relationships. It’s been a beautifully exhausting journey building relationships in Hood River. This place is special and I’m thankful daily that the Lord…

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Sea Salted Caramels

The Oregon coast is truly lovely! I’ve just been for the first time. It reminded me of the East Coast in its slower pace and simplicity. The coast has been talked up since I’ve been here [in Hood River] and it definitely did not disappoint! It was even lovelier with these amazing caramels.   I am…

Asian Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

So I’ve just moved to the most beautiful little town. Hood River, Oregon is just 45 minutes East of Portland nestled right along the Columbia River. I can see Washington from my front porch! I also have a lovely view of Mt. Adams (Washington) and if I run just down the street a bit I…

Sun-dried Tomato and Spinach Quiche (Nut-Free Option)

Don’t forget that you can win raw honey for one more week!    I’m a huge fan of make-ahead breakfast. Preferably something a little fancy, and full of flavor, protein and healthy fats. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day…so even if its on the go, I want it to be good. I often make…

No-Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons and Free Raw Honey (Paleo/Vegan)

I know, I’ve been a little absent lately. I’ve been completing my final clinical placement of graduate school and studying for the PRAXIS Speech-Language Pathology licensure exam. And today…I PASSED! So let’s celebrate with some macaroons, why don’t we? These would be great for your Easter brunch, lunch or dinner tomorrow! They feature Tropical Traditions…

Easy Homemade Almond Milk

When I first cut Coffee Mate out of my life, I used full fat coconut milk or the occasional half and half in my coffee. It’s pretty good…but the minute I realized how easy homemade almond milk is to make (and then tried it), I can’t go back. I’ll splurge on half and half when…

Published!

I’ve been published! For the first time a recipe of mine has been “printed.” FastPaleo is an awesome resource and recipe website and for the past few years they have put out a Top 100 recipe e-book, and my Macadamia Nut Pesto was chosen as one of the Top 100 of 2013! I’m super excited…

10 Tips for Surviving Grad School (Without a Microwave)

Okay, so truth is…I do have a microwave. But it’s never used for cooking a meal, mostly just for reheating my coffee. Or warming up some coconut butter. Eating well is so crucial to staying healthy. Making a habit of microwave meals or grabbing fast food are great ways to make yourself tired or sick, or…

A Different Kind of Fish and Chips and a Giveaway

This post also could have been titled: Double-dipped Coconut Fish Nuggets and Eggplant Fries I know, fish nuggets and eggplant fries don’t sound like the most delectable dinner you’ve ever had, but I promise this twist on traditional fish and chips is delicious! The best part? You can win the coconut I used as the coating for…