Local Lavender French 75

Local Lavender French 75

Hey, hey! I know, it's been a hot sec since you last heard from me! I'm good, thanks for asking. OMGSH I've missed you, too! What?! You're thirsty and need a cocktail? Oh, I've got you covered! I made a fun little recipe for a Local Lavender French 75 for my friends at Sweet Streams [...]

Black Bean Quinoa Bowls

Black Bean Quinoa Bowls

Yesterday I spent the afternoon cooking up meals and getting ready for my short work week. I made these vegan black bean quinoa bowls and I'm obsessed! Super simple, healthy, and flavorful - what more can a girl ask for?  The avocado garnish really sends the flavor of this dish into overdrive, mixed with the [...]

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I'll keep this short and sweet because let's be honest, you're just here for this gal durn recipe for some gal durn tacos, or enchiladas, or salsa, or Black Bean Quinoa Bowls or you know, anything that could use a little extra spice (eggs, hummus, meat, cottage cheese, etc etc etc).  This recipe uses basic [...]

Coffee Talk: How to Live Everyday with Joy and Gratitude

Coffee Talk: How to Live Everyday with Joy and Gratitude

I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason.  I don’t believe in coincidence, but I believe in divine, universal moments. Remembering this magic truth often escapes me during the normal hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Sitting in rush-hour traffic and spilling coffee all over my work pants doesn’t make me [...]

Pickled Peps

Pickled Peps

The theme of this month is, “I have too much produce because I went to Aldi and went hog wild on their bulk items and now I don’t know what to do with it and I hate waste so I need to use it no matter what.”  You got that? While at Aldi, I needed [...]

30 Minute Pasta Sauce

30 Minute Pasta Sauce

A hot batch of pasta sauce doesn’t strike me as a “go-to” summer meal when it’s 95 degrees outside, but when life hands you 2 pounds of tomatoes something must be done.  Last week I made this delicious Roasted Garlic Chipotle Salsa, where I roasted tomatoes and garlic in the oven and blended it up [...]