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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha

What is it? 🍃Ashwagandha is a root plant part of the nightshade family. Its fruit, leaves and roots have been used for medicinal properties for over 2,500 years! It’s been said to have ‘the strength of a stallion’ and its name actually means horse smell (lol).  In...

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

 What is it? ⚡️ Pumpkin is a winter squash mainly grown in North America. Its nutrition contents are closer to vegetables, though because of its seeds…it’s a fruit!! • What’s it for? 🧭They are not just for latte’s or baking, but they are actually quite the beauty...

Avocado

Avocado

What is it? 🥑Avo-cah-dos are fruits, not vegetables like some people may think. They come in hundreds of varieties - varying in shape, size and color. They grow in temperate climates and are most famously grown in Mexico and California.  • What’s it for? 🧭 Avocados...

Almonds

Almonds

What is it? ⚡️  If you’re thinking ‘nut, duh!’ Hold up! Almonds are actually a type of drupe nut, closely related to a very small stone fruit. They have multiple layers which is why sometimes you may see shelled almonds (think of those delicious Marcona almonds$$$) •...

Maca Root

Maca Root

What is it? ⚡️ Maca is popularly consumed in powder form, however it is actually a root vegetable! It is also considered an adaptogen (double whammy!) and looks similar to a turnip. • What’s it for? 🧭 I’ve always known maca for its energy boosting and hormone...

Cherries

Cherries

What is it?  Cherries are fruits that are often categorized into two different types - sweet and sour. Sweet cherries in the US are grown mostly in Washington, California, Oregon, Wisconsin and Michigan, and sour ones in Michigan, New York, Utah and Washington. •...

Matcha

Matcha

What is it? Green tea leaves that are stone ground into a powder form. It has a natural sweet, umami flavor profile. Some people may find it to be bitter, especially when they first try it. • What’s it for? 🧭Because matcha is consumed wholely (as opposed to stepped in...

RECIPES

Hormone Balancing Drink
Hormone Balancing Drink

MY FAVORITE HORMONE BALANCING DRINK  When I first moved to San Diego (which was about a month ago at this point) I found the cutest little cafe. It featured tons of lattes, teas, non-espresso drinks, smoothies, oatmeal bowls and more! It was the DREAM. Especially...

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD You really only get a few chances per year to make your favorite pumpkin recipes, or experiment with new ones! This one is going to be a year-round craving, though. It is ~MOIST~, chocolate-y, and the best part? Not that bad...

Paleo Banana Bread
Paleo Banana Bread

GLUTEN FREE PALEO CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD Paleo. Banana Bread. When you have ripe bananas lying around (or you avoid eating bananas all week in order to have ripe bananas) this is the recipe to use them for. If you’re like me and you’re still trying to keep your...

GF Banana Bread
GF Banana Bread

GLUTEN FREE BANANA BREAD If you hate the word moist, you should just forget about ever making the best gluten-free banana bread there ever was, because… it’s MOIST AF.  You can’t have extra ripe bananas in the house and not use them for this banana bread, or really...

Raspberry-filled Yellow Cupcakes
Raspberry-filled Yellow Cupcakes

RASPBERRY FILLED YELLOW CAKE CUPCAKES WITH DAIRY FREE CHOCOLATE FROSTING Can you believe these bad boys are made with maple syrup instead of sugar?  My cousin, Terri, and her husband, Sean, came to visit Cade and I for a week and it just so happened to be Terri’s...

Energizing Protein Smoothie
Energizing Protein Smoothie

ENERGIZING PROTEIN SMOOTHIE I’ve always hated smoothies that you can taste the protein powder in. This isn’t one of them.  Cade recently got an assistant head coach job at College of Marin (I’m so proud of him, and seriously, proud is an understatement). Since he...

Easy, Collagen Matcha
Easy, Collagen Matcha

EASY, COLLAGEN MATCHA LATTE This is as simple as it sounds. Easy, collagen matcha. This recipe is pretty straightforward, but the ingredients and execution can change it entirely. Maybe not the taste necessarily, but the ritual of it. Which is, as you probably know,...

Takeout Salad Smoothie
Takeout Salad Smoothie

TAKEOUT SALAD SMOOTHIE You know those side salads that come with takeout meals that you never eat? This is the perfect smoothie for them. Since moving up to Marin, Caden and I have eaten the Puerto Rican neighborhood favorite, Sol Foods, twice now. (We’ve only been...

YOGA + MORE

As Yoga Grows, Is It Dying?
As Yoga Grows, Is It Dying?

 The title is a bit grim, I know. Yoga has grown in popularity, seemingly exponentially, in the last couple decades. As someone who grew up practicing yoga, the boom was initially exciting, then, really frustrating. My first mat was blue, sticky and covered in...

Miami Rituals
Miami Rituals

  Home, sweet home. There is nowhere I love more than Miami. New York is a close second. Very, very close; but still, second. There is no energy like Miami. There are no people as lively, loud, or as fun. It's just a fact. While a haphazard, offbeat culture, Miami...

SoCal Matcha
SoCal Matcha

  A matcha-lovers guide to the best in Orange County. I'll just get it out of the way by saying my favorite matcha is always the one I make myself at home. Mizuba matcha is by far my favorite brand, so that's what I use. I also always, always go with unsweetened...

25
25

  My birthday has always been my favorite 'holiday'. Honestly, whose isn't? It's a day entirely dedicated to celebrating the fact that you were born. Congrats on making your way into physical existence! You successfully rotated around the sun X number of times! Here's...

Rituals for Water
Rituals for Water

  Water is a healer. It is the element that cleanses, nourishes, nurtures and purifies. I'm a big fan of putting pen to paper, and it's not uncommon for me to write myself letters. (Just realizing how very Cher Horowitz that sounds - remember when she sent herself...

Where Does it Come From?
Where Does it Come From?

  Your food. Do you know where it comes from? I feel like children in particular are becoming more and more detached from reality. My generation may have been the last to experience running around in the actual streets with neighbor friends. Does anyone ever see kids...