{Nourish} Gnocchi with Roasted Shrimp, Tomatoes and Artichokes + Cookbook Giveaway!

A variation of roasted shrimp with tomatoes and garlic has graced our holiday table for the past few years. It’s become a family favorite. So much so that it’s made it’s way into our weeknight meal rotation. Most recently as this Gnocchi with Roasted Shrimp and Artichokes which was inspired by a recipe from “The 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet” cookbook.  Of course, it’s so quick and simple to make. But we’re truly swooning over this recipe because it’s delicious and easy to modify for many dietary preferences. For those of you that abstain from animal proteins or gluten, read on for a  few variations I am sure you will love. The shrimp are actually the side-note to the decadent roasted tomatoes that are good enough to eat on their own. You’ll also want to read on to enter to win a copy of “The 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet” cookbook which my dear friends and colleagues, Deanna and Serena wrote! Continue reading “{Nourish} Gnocchi with Roasted Shrimp, Tomatoes and Artichokes + Cookbook Giveaway!”

{Nourish} Roasted Chicken Thighs with Cranberries and Apple

I’ve always found it to be strange that there are certain foods we only eat on Thanksgiving. It’s as if we are not allowed to enjoy them at other times throughout the year? What’s with that? A great example is fresh cranberries and I have a small but mighty love for them.  That’s why I am determined to incorporate them into meals as long as I can get my hands on them. A one-pot meal that is easy to make any night of the week, Roasted Chicken Thighs with Cranberries and Apples spotlights this wonderful ingredient. Continue reading “{Nourish} Roasted Chicken Thighs with Cranberries and Apple”

{Breathe} How to Find Gratitude in the Things That Feel Hard

Journal This: How Can You Bring Gratitude to the Things That Feel Hard? 

Twice today, I was in discussion about gratitude but we weren’t talking about sunshine or flowers or a roof over our head. We were bringing gratitude to the moments in our lives that have brought us to our knees because these are the moments that have cleared the path to truly show us the way. Continue reading “{Breathe} How to Find Gratitude in the Things That Feel Hard”

{Nourish} Fall Harvest Salad with Roasted Squash, Apples, Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seeds

Creating a festive salad might be one of my favorite contributions to our Thanksgiving table and I have to say, I am in love with the moody vibe of this offering. Roasted delicata squash (a family favorite) dances with the crisp, sweet apples, tart pomegranate and earthy pumpkin seeds. A simple orange maple vinaigrette, lusciously coats the bed of dark greens which includes kale, spinach and arugula.   Continue reading “{Nourish} Fall Harvest Salad with Roasted Squash, Apples, Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seeds”

{Thrive} Here’s Why You Should Try Reiki

Every night before bed, Hudson asks me to give him good vibes, good spirits and good energy. In other words, his nightly Reiki treatment. Grounding, clearing and calming, regular Reiki sessions were a huge part of my healing process and they continues to be a part of our self-care practices. I’m sure some of you are are asking, what is Reiki? I get it. I had never heard of this gentle yet profound,  healing modality prior to my battle with chronic illness. That being said, I’m sure you have just as many questions as I did. Continue reading “{Thrive} Here’s Why You Should Try Reiki”