GLUTEN FREE CARROT CAKE MUFFINS

GLUTEN FREE CARROT CAKE MUFFINS

Expect nothing and appreciate everything.

2018 has been the year of becoming more centered, mindful, and focused. Whether focusing on breathing through those stressful moments and not sweating the small stuff. 

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OAT FREE PB&J OVERNIGHT "OATS"

OAT FREE PB&J OVERNIGHT "OATS"

Going low carb can suck, right?

Well, not with a little creativity.

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THE PERSEPHONE

THE PERSEPHONE

Anxiety is contagious, but so is calm

I've decided to start exploring meditation and mantras. While sometimes the day to day can be tough, I think it's important to focus on the aspects of your life that bring you the most joy. For me, its's spending time with pup, cookie, monster, and my kitchen. 

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NO BAKE BROWNIE HEART BITES

NO BAKE BROWNIE HEART BITES

So I finally remembered ahead of time to plan a recipe for that's reflective of a celebration. 

HEART HEALTH MONTH IN FEB! No, just kidding.

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GLUTEN FREE ORANGE CHOCOLATE BISCOTTI

GLUTEN FREE ORANGE CHOCOLATE BISCOTTI

Well hello from Seattle. 

And yes, it's raining. 

For a quick weekend getaway and visit with friends, cookie monster and I jetted off to rainy Seattle for hiking, good food, and puppy hugs. 

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TAHINI CHOCOLATE THUMBPRINTS

TAHINI CHOCOLATE THUMBPRINTS

It's been a tough week.

As I move forward in my career, there are many lessons I learn about myself and the business world. While not all are easy to learn, nor pleasant along the way, they are more than necessary.

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NO BAKE BUCKEYES

NO BAKE BUCKEYES

Looking for the perfect night-time bite that isn't filled with weird ingredients and doesn't make you feel terrible after?

Search no further, I have the answer!

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ADAPTOGENIC HOT COCOA MIX

ADAPTOGENIC HOT COCOA MIX

It's been unbearably cold in the city- and by that, I mean freezing toes, no heat in the office for 2 days, and full on flannel pajama wearing all day. 

I always crave hot cocoa on chilly days. While I've come a long way from the overly processed packets I religiously drank in high school and college (still makes a great mocha combo with instant espresso!), I wanted to make a healthier alternative that I felt good about drinking and could also sneak as a better option for the cookie monster. 

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OLIVE OIL AND BLUEBERRY FLAX MUFFINS

OLIVE OIL AND BLUEBERRY FLAX MUFFINS

It's been super hectic in the banana house, and I apologize for not getting these posted sooner! But they're here just in time to have ready for a Christmas breakfast (says the Jewish girl). 

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S'MORES CUPS

S'MORES CUPS

When asked to bring some goodies for your little cousins that are nut-free, you begin to rack your brain.

Gluten-free- easy.

Refined sugar-free- been there, done that. 

No nuts? Am I SOL? 

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DOUBLE COOKIES AND CREAM COOKIES

DOUBLE COOKIES AND CREAM COOKIES

*Leaves hot yoga*

Me: Hey on the way home

Cookies Monster: Ok. 

Cookie Monster: Wait- these are the best cookies you've ever made. Top 5 in all the cookies I've ever eaten. Are you giving these away or can I eat them all?

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MAPLE HARVEST OATMEAL COOKIES

MAPLE HARVEST OATMEAL COOKIES

Have you had enough food yet? 

As Thanksgiving and turkey coma ends, holiday baking begins! Each year I bake up a storm of cookies and cakes for our offices and coworkers. These harvest cookies are the first part of the cookies I'll be sharing for the holidays.

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SPICED PERSIMMON CAKE

SPICED PERSIMMON CAKE

The weekend before Thanksgiving.

Filled with cookies, pies, and of course, pound cake. However, this year I wanted to mix it up a bit with a persimmon cake.

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TAHINI CHAI SPICED BANANA BREAD (GLUTEN FREE)

TAHINI CHAI SPICED BANANA BREAD (GLUTEN FREE)

The clock has shifted and it's officially dark at when I leave work. The leaves have fallen and I've whipped out my hat and scarf. 

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PUMPKIN SPICED OLD FASHIONED

PUMPKIN SPICED OLD FASHIONED

I've been meaning to share this one for sometimes, but you know the transition to a new job and life got in the way. But better late than never, right? 

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TURMERIC BUTTERNUT SQUASH LOAF

TURMERIC BUTTERNUT SQUASH LOAF

First week of new job- accomplished.

While this new transition was a bit bumpy, the end of the week I was so thrilled with my job. Making a change like this is scary- one you become comfortable it's easy to be complacent and continue on in your norm. But pushing yourself is how you grow- facing your fears and anxiety allow you to be able to take on whatever the day might throw your way. 

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NOT SO BASIC PUMPKIN SEED BUTTER

NOT SO BASIC PUMPKIN SEED BUTTER

"It is the unknown we fear.."

Monday, I start my new adventure. Full of possibilities, the unknown, and some uncertainties, starting a new job is certainly a new leap. After leaving a place of comfort and great people, I start my new job next week, which I hope will be my next stepping stone to develop my skills for my career (and continue my wellness crusade). 

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PROTEIN APPLE PIE MUFFINS (GF)

PROTEIN APPLE PIE MUFFINS (GF)

While work has felt busier than ever and the weather has (FINALLY) started to cool down, I'm happy to say it's been a great week.

A week full of acceptance, love, gratitude, and confidence. 

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APPLE GINGER SLINGER

APPLE GINGER SLINGER

It's the weekend and time to celebrate. 

While I adore baking, ask anyone who has attended my parties and they'll tell you I'm a pretty decent bartender. Mixing drinks is a favorite past-time of mine.

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PUMPKIN SPICE PROTEIN BITES

PUMPKIN SPICE PROTEIN BITES

Let's talk about being present. 

Recently I've been trying to calm my mind and decrease the anxiety within. I'm trying to learn to take a step back, be present in the moment, and recognize what is going on around me in that very moment. For in that very moment there is no inherent danger. 

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