A Look Inside the Green City Market

Wednesday and Saturday mornings are some of my ultimate favorite times in the city of Chicago during the summer. The energy is hustling and bustling at the farmer’s market twice a week and I just cannot get enough. The Green City Market is my go-to grocery store May-October. There even is an indoor market during…



Every summer we go up north to my cabin in Wisconsin. Not only is it the most beautiful place in the world, there are also a ton of beautiful family friends we get to share this special location with each year. For the last two years my Uncle Richard has been sharing some sprouting techniques…

mercury retrograde

How to Combat Mercury Retrograde Before it Starts!

Chaos, chaos, chaos! Every few months, I take some time to sit and contemplate the important tasks I have been putting off. I think about what I need to buckle down on and just get done. Mercury Retrograde comes about every four months and lasts for three weeks. So my “list” consists of two steps….

mercury retrograde

Mercury Retrograde: Why Is Everything Haywire?

You’re late to your early morning meeting. The blinker on the car is rapidly firing away. You and your mom argue over nothing. What the heck is going on? Good ol’ Mercury must be in retrograde. So, what the heck does this mean? How can you combat it? I am here to answer just this….


One Word to Live By

As I sit down to write this blog post, a flash came over me. “Overcome.” It was the first word I thought when I awoke this morning. Overcome what? Fear? The fear of failure, change, or maybe even success. I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for months now. I ask myself why am…

almond date balls

Almond Date Balls

Wow! These little snacks did not last long at all. They’re absolutely delicious and a piece of cake to make. The cinnamon gives it a great flavor. You could experiment with cacao powder too. The coconut flakes are optional but I think it adds a little something extra. Cinnamon is helpful for blocking inflammation and…

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Did you know red peppers and green peppers come from the same plant? You just keep the green peppers on the vine a little bit long and they’ll turn red! Peppers are a part of the nightshade family. This means they usually grow overnight and they could be a concern to some individuals. With my…


B-A-N-A-N-A Bread Muffins

These banana bread muffins are so simple and tasty. Pop one in on the go! I even added a little cacao nibs for a chocolatey kick! Bananas contain potassium and vitamin B6. Want to dive into your banana bread sooner? You can place the bananas in a brown paper bag to get them to ripen…

red, white and blue smoothie bowl

Patriotic Bowl

Happy 4th of July! I decided to get festive with my breakfast this morning and make it scream “AMERICA!” Did you know there are black raspberries? I didn’t either until my mushroom man at the farmer’s market passed a taste over. This bowl is filled with them and they have a sweeter taste than red…

watermelon salad

What a Watermelon Salad?

Tell me a better dish than a fresh, juicy salad. This watermelon salad is mouth watering and perfect for a summer night! Watermelon contains lycopene, which is good for cardiovascular health and bone health. One single cup of watermelon contains more lycopene than a cup of tomatoes. It also helps with the airway spasm occurring…