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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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August 10, 2018

Growing up I was never that into the idea of frozen meats.  My mom would pull out what I thought was a questionable item from the depths of the freezer and my sister and I would likely turn our noses up at the concept.  Oh, how times have changed!  Little did I know frozen proteins are not only amazingly economical and time-saving, but can be just as delicious as their non-frozen counterparts.  Kids can be such jerks sometimes, they don't know a delicious dinner when they see one! 

Sometime around my last round of the Whole30 I discovered a local farm in Temecula...

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...

November 29, 2016

How the heck do you squeeze an almond anyways?  Well you're about to find out.  For years I'd heard of the type that actually make their own almond milk at home.  Its "soooo easy" they'd say, it tastes "sooo much better than store bought" they'd proclaim.  I had read through different instructions a few times online, but whenever I got to the part about straining the pulp through a nut milk bag, my brain would always sort of shut off!  Well I'm here to tell you they were right.

So do yourself a favor and pick up one of these blush-worthy, yet convenient hemp...

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