hidden sugars

Hidden Names for Sugar

Added sugar is hidden everywhere! You would be shocked if you tried to figure out where this culprit is in all of your food. It was even in my salt and pepper pistachio nuts labeled as “tapioca dextrin!” What the heck? According to Sugar Science, “added sugar is hiding in 74 percent of packaged foods.”…

Sugar: Just as Addictive as Cocaine!

If you knew me back in high school or even college, it is a safe bet to say I was addicted to sugar. I had copious amounts of candy at every beck and call. What turned me on the most was the fruity candy. Oh baby! I had lunch boxes filled to the brim with…

Cacao overnight oats

Cacao Overnight Oats

My sister is addicted to chocolate. She makes these rad ceramic bowls so this breakfast was a tribute to her. Cacao is great for increasing energy. The cacao nibs act as chocolate chips. You can even top it with raspberries or strawberries to add some sweetness. It’s so easy and it’s ready right when you…

orange chocolate date power bars

Orange, Chocolate, Date Power Bars

In an effort to consume less processed sugar, I wanted to share with you all a no sugar added power bar. They are made with orange essential oil and some other groovy ingredients. Cacao powder gives you an energy boost and it’s packed with a chocolatey flavor. Add in this banging oil and you’re in…

candied jalapenos

Candied jalapeños

If you’re trying to give your tastebuds a spicy kick, these candied jalapeños will do the trick! Savory Accents has a ton of different spices and all sorts of unique ways to heat up your average foods. There are always samples to try at each market. I also love their Merken spice blend. You can…

Burger Bowl

Bunless Burger Bowl

How on earth can you put a burger in a bowl? What about the bun? Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the new creation: a burger bowl! My friend, Katarina gave me this inspiration during one of our coworking sessions! This one is a perfect dish for all you gluten free goers! If…

passion flower

Peace in a new place: a moving journey

“Are you sure you want to live on the third floor? Think about carrying all your stuff up those stairs,” my mom said to me during my apartment hunt. Yes. I knew in my heart the third floor was the right fit. It had more sunlight, tall ceilings and I just knew that was the…

Nourish Cafe and Market

Nourish Cafe and Market: Restaurant Review

I love traveling and exploring new food options in different cities. I went to school at the University of Missouri and just was down there for my little sister’s graduation. It was so cute to see my sister graduate and be back in the old stomping grounds. You wouldn’t believe how much has changed in…

smoked salmon breakfast bowl

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bowl

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so I’ve really been trying to make it a priority to sit down and eat my breakfast with joy and ease in the morning. I used to be so rushed. I would attribute that to hitting the snooze multiple times thinking that I could catch a…

Supported Bridge Pose

High Blood Pressure and Stress, How Does it Relate?

It truly amazes me how many people suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension). My grandpa, my hair stylist, and even one of my best friends mentioned how it impacts them on a daily basis. One of my friends is 25 and she has Stage 1 Hypertension. According to the Mayo Clinic, the body begins with…