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Carrot Cake Oatmeal

I’ve been called “The Oatmeal Girl” lately for my creations with rolled and steel cut oats. Sometimes I throw them in a crock pot, others I make right then and there. Overnight oats are simple too because you can just put them in a jar in the refrigerator and they’re ready the next day. Energy…

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Chocolate Chip Matcha Energy Balls

I was rolling up some matcha energy balls in my mom’s kitchen before having dinner with my parents and grandparents the other night. I had to beg my mom to be my taste tester. She even said, “why would anyone want those?” I’m not really sure why she was so nervous. After taking a bite…

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Healthy Hot Chocolate

My sister is obsessed with hot chocolate and I’m obsessed with eating and drinking things out of her ceramics (almost all my photos are taken in her bowls or mugs). I invited her over the other night for dinner and hot cocoa. Thankfully, I tested this recipe beforehand since she’s quite the chocolate snob. It…

Teriyaki Salmon Macro Bowl

Teriyaki Salmon Macro Bowl

If you haven’t caught on yet, I pretty much will eat anything out of a bowl. My little sister, Grace, makes these awesome ceramic bowls and I just can’t get enough of them. The day she gets her own place and takes them back is going to really end my cooking career. I guess you…

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Teriyaki Sauce

After finding out I am allergic to soy, I got pretty bummed about my stir fry dishes. How would I manage without my Bragg’s Liquid Aminos? Well, my worries were answered. My friend, Jill, is also allergic to soy and I went to her in total distress asking what to do. Okay, that’s a little…

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Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

I was known in college as “Mama Ridge.” This was probably in part due to the fact that I made chocolate chip cookies nearly every day. I try to avoid gluten and dairy as much as possible so to be honest, I have probably made chocolate chip cookies once or twice in the last three…

Butternut squash Kale mac and cheese

Butternut Squash and Kale Mac and “Cheese”

This time of year makes you want to get super hygee. If you’re unfamiliar with this word, think of warm wool socks by a wood fire, curled up with a cup of hot tea. It’s a Danish word that is sweeping its way across the United States. There are foods that have this same cozy…

Chocolate Peppermint Energy Balls

Chocolate Peppermint Energy Balls

Peppermint essential oil is one of my absolute favorites. You can put it on the back of your neck if you’re feeling a little hot. It’s great for digestion and freshening your breath. These energy bites are begging to be eaten as they sit in my refrigerator. Add more or less salt depending on your…

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Gingerbread Energy Balls

Gingerbread cookies are a staple for the holiday season. I thought it would be fun to make a healthier version of this traditional holiday cookie. Ginger is a helpful herb to incorporate into your diet throughout the winter because it is warming. It is used for colds, bronchitis, suppressed menstruation and fevers. Serves: 12-15 Hands-on…

pumpkin oatmeal

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

I had just made these pumpkin energy bites and had some leftover pumpkin puree. I eat oatmeal probably at least two-three times a week during the winter months and thought a pumpkin pie flavor sounded just in season. A different topping or mix-in can transform this comfort dish into something extremely dreamy. The maca powder…