{Thrive} Do I Need To Buy Organic?

5 Ways to Store and Prolong Produce Shelf-life

Do I have to buy organic to be healthy? I get this question a lot and it came up several times in the survey responses so I figured this was a topic well worth discussing. Out of the gate, I want to put your mind at ease.Fear is more debilitating to your body than eating any food, conventional or organic. So YES, you can eat an immensely nourishing diet with out purchasing organic foods. Continue reading “{Thrive} Do I Need To Buy Organic?”

{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”

{Nourish} Roasted Delicata Squash with Dukkah and Pomegranate

Dukkah Roasted Delicata Squash

I am always looking for ways to cut down on prep, especially for weeknights dinners and special events. Sometimes this can be a simple as having to chop less! This healthy recipe, Delicata Squash with Dukkah and Pomegranate, needs very little prep and it cooks in the oven which means most of the cook time is hands-free. You know that’s my thing! Vegan and Vegetarian, Gluten Free and Dairy Free, it’s crazy delicious and loaded with good for you nutrients.  Continue reading “{Nourish} Roasted Delicata Squash with Dukkah and Pomegranate”

{Thrive} Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products + Giveaway

A few months ago, an instagram post inspired me to give “Plastic Free July” a try. Like most attempts at changing a habit, the first few weeks are more about awareness than success. Wowza. While I was far (I mean FAR) from plastic free for even a day, the exercise sparked in me a willingness to change. So now, I share with a you a few of my favorite products, some tried and true and some new plus a few tips on decreasing plastic and living more sustainably because even small efforts make a difference. Plus, win a pack of reusable straws. Giveaway at the bottom of post!  Continue reading “{Thrive} Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products + Giveaway”

{Breathe} Mindful Monday: Everything is Going Your Way

Mindful Monday | Everything is Going Your WayWe are what we think. Our reality is a snapshot of the things that we choose to see and believe. We can choose to float in the light or drown in the darkness. It’s truly a choice you see. I went to sleep a few nights ago with the intention to choose the light the next day–ALL DAY, No matter what was thrown my way. It’s an experiment of sorts as I wanted to see how often I tended to dip into a negative place. Want to join me?  Continue reading “{Breathe} Mindful Monday: Everything is Going Your Way”

{Thrive} Tired of Dieting? Try This.

When is the last time you truly tasted your food? Seriously. Think on that one for a minute. A hazy memory of the first bite of your last meal doesn’t qualify. There is very little enjoyment in that. Have you ever considered why you choose to eat a certain food? While there are many answers to this question, the number one reason tends to be taste. Yet, we rarely taste our food! Our fast paced lives have caused many of us to disengage and this includes our eating experiences. Fortunately, we can always make the choice to be present. We can bring the joy back to our tables and we can start right now; here’s how.  Continue reading “{Thrive} Tired of Dieting? Try This.”