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Within these pages, you'll find what inspires me to go confidently in the direction of my dreams and live the happy and healthful life I've imagined. I hope you'll join me along the way!

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March 11, 2018

I was tempted to name these "Freedom Nachos" because they are unencumbered by so many of the usual, (yet not-so-healthy) additions you'd typically find in a plate of comfort food nachos. This dish is dairy-free, grain-free, gluten-free, even legume-free, and vegan!  What!?  How is that even possible?  And are they even good?...  are two questions you may be asking yourself.  The answer to both is a resounding yes!  You do of course need to come to the table with a hungry tummy and an open mind.  Like I said these are nacho-average-nachos!  For the record, personally I am not a vegan, however, I r...

October 14, 2017

If you've ever visited my kitchen it's hard to miss the fact that I have a "thing" for orange cookware.  I am not exactly sure what it is, but orange is hands down my power color!  Something about it's fierce boldness, the fact that it's gender neutral, and unabashedly-brazen really just calls to me.  I've also heard that the color orange has a way of stimulating the brain, which increases mental activity and often stirs up a sensation of hunger!  Years ago when my sister-in-law Elena asked me what color Le Creuset cast iron cookware I'd like as a wedding gift, my obvious...

July 13, 2017

You know what this Sunday is right?  The season seven premiere of Game of Thrones!  Now's your time to ready all of your binge-worthy snacks and settle in to find out whether or not Jon Snow ends up marrying his Aunt Daenerys (my personal favorite fan theory).  At home in Maui, Hurricane Popcorn is the quintessential concession to be enjoyed at the movies. I think we can all agree that the Game of Thrones series is just as well-produced, and critically acclaimed as any good movie these days, so you might as well bust out all the ono-kine (delicious) snacks for this Sunday's big premier!...

April 30, 2017

You know that moment when you're scrolling through Instagram and you happen upon a post that literally makes you salivate?  You pinch to zoom and wish more than anything that your phone had scratch-and-sniff?  Well that happened to me when I came across Anna from Urban.Apron's decadent Flourless Dark Chocolate Brownies.  

These fudgy dark chocolate brownies are incredible because they come together in hardly no time, and best of all they are grain-free!  Which nowadays means they are free of all sins, gluten ghouls, negative-side effects and bad vibes right?!  You betcha! 

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