life lately

hello! i’m settling back in to my normal routine and getting my home to do list checked off and slowly getting over jet lag. (was still up at 4:30am this morning) but i’ve been pumping my bloodstream full of coffee and i’m loving life. being away for two weeks brought on a feeling that i […]

in the hills of tuscany

yesterday felt like a true vacation day. what do i mean by that… i’ve been gone for over a week right? it was a day where we sat back and just let things happen and let the day take us where it wanted us to go. yesterday we met the other couple staying at the […]

pineapple easy cake

this recipe is a result of a discontinued juice cleanse, not wanting to go to the grocery store on easter and not being in the mood to bake. usually when i try to bake under these harsh circumstances.. it doesn’t turn out. i firmly believe that when you bake you have to do so with […]

Caramel Apple Peanut Butter Pie

yes. you read that title correctly. what i have for you today is a recipe for a caramel apple peanut butter pie that is sure to blow your mind. i know that i keep saying that i’m more of a savory person over sweet but i got to tell you that i’ve had a cake/cookie/pie/lemon […]

bourbon baked beans

let’s talk about the magical fruit for a bit shall we? i love my veggies, i have never had a problem trying new veggies. i’ve recently been experimenting with all sorts of legumes. (pre juice cleanse) (which this is my last day on it!) legumes have a mixed reputation on the health front. some nutritionist […]

peaceful snow

i know that i am so ready for spring. i really am. i have my seed order ready, i’m drawing up my garden plans i am ready. but like i said before i’m trying to slow things down and enjoy each moment. key word: trying. for my friend annettes birthday we headed down to saugatuck […]

weekend recap

better late than never right? sorry this monday was wooosh! jump right into things. my sincerest apologies for not getting this out sooner. so weekend. lets talk because i really really miss it about now. i’m on a 24 hour juice cleanse for liver and kidneys and i’m about to punch someone and run to […]

Mocha Cookie Cake

i cheated on valentines day. no no not on joe duh, on my diet. but just a little bit. and just a little bit for a little bit of this cake. this cake…. is not like any other cake. this cake is like pure heaven. it’s everything i want in a cake. not as rich […]

#bestself2015 week 5

week 5 folks! how are you doing? i am happy to say that i made it back from dallas and didn’t gain a pound. and i have to admit i was quite astonished. i am someone who explores via eating while i’m traveling or on vacation. the perks of being on a business trip are […]

finally friday

it’s finally friday! last morning in dallas before i head home for the weekend! the final speaker is george bush and i’m super excited to hear his speech. we are leaving to check out one more convenience store before heading to the airport that actually three different dallas folk have told me is the best […]

dallas

hello all! i got to meet robert irvine yesterday! talking about bringing health to convenience stores! greetings from dallas! after my second day here i can say i’m still undecided about how i feel about dallas. i feel though, my opinion is skewed because i have been inside a hotel at a conference from 8am – […]

Shrimp Puffs with Beer Cheese

i have spoken of her greatness before. i. love. the beeroness. all of her recipes (desserts, app’s, meat, vegetarian) are all about incorporating craft beers. i made these shrimp puffs for a christmas party earlier this year but i thought now would be an excellent time to share with the pending football festivities we are […]