Snickerdoodle oat energy bites

Snickerdoodle Oat Energy Balls

Snickerdoodle cookies are probably my favorite of all time. I have a sweet obsession with these energy bites I’ve been making lately and snickerdoodle just had to be checked off the list. These had oats in them, which made them a little dry. I will probably be trying them with cashews and almonds and no…

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Get Rid of Fruit Flies

I walked into my grandparents house only to see this giant mesh cage over my grandmother’s fruit bowl. It’s that time of the year when fruit flies are quite rambunctious. I told her that you can get rid of them in a pretty simple way. My grandparents always have a little skepticism when I give…

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Avocado Toast

I love the vibrancy of avocado toast. There are so many delicious goodies you can put on top of this piece of bread. You can also switch up what you mix in the avocado mash. I threw a little lemon, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper in this batch. Do you know the best way…

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Blueberry Muffin Crock Pot Oatmeal

Where do you get your blueberries? I am obsessed with Joe’s Blues from the Green City Market. They are grown with antioxidants and love. Frank is just such a doll and runs this booth every single Saturday morning. I’ve been experimenting with using his blueberries in my kombucha and decided to try a delicious blueberry…

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Reusable lunch ware? I’m your girl!

“You seriously keep that in your purse?” I’ve heard multiple times when I pull out a metal straw. I recently found out you cannot recycle plastic straws due to their size. I keep this cute little canvas bag filled with my fork, knife, spoon, metal straw and yes, chopsticks. I don’t think I’ve used the…

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White Bean, Kale Tuscan Soup

The farmer’s market it one of my favorite places in the world. I just discovered they had dried beans at the Green City Market that I usually go to in Lincoln Park. The woman at Three Sisters Garden told me the beans you usually buy at the store are about 3-5 years old. Their beans are…

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Beet Chips

I’ve had this mandolin slicer for so long and haven’t figured out a way to use it. All of a sudden I had all these beets and the mandolin slicer was begging for attention. So I whipped it out with the faintest idea how to even set it up. I chopped the ends of the…

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Chickpea Cookie Dough Energy Balls

My college friends used to call me “Mama Ridge.” I’d constantly have chocolate chip cookies on deck for the Brooksiders to scavenge after a night out in Columbia, Missouri. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are packed with fiber and protein. According to Medical News Today, chickpeas contain a mineral called selenium. This mineral helps…

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Got Shrooms? Mushroom Medicinal Properties

When I was a kid, I begged my mom for shiitake mushrooms. I couldn’t get enough. I went through a phase where they weren’t my favorite things but now, I cannot get enough. Got shrooms? My mushroom guy, Ambrose wears a shirt with this written on the back every Saturday at the Green City Market. Mushrooms…

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Red Lentil Soup

“Would you like to come over for a bowl of soup?” What a lovely question! Yes, I would love to come over for soup. I had a meeting with another health coach who invited me over for a bowl of soup. It was such a nice way to get together and see how someone else does…