Cinco de Mayo Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potato

black bean sweet potatoHappy Cinco de Mayo!

This year, instead of heading out for Mexican food and Margaritas, half my household (aka the hubby) is on a juice cleanse and the other half is in charge of consuming a 4-person CSA box before we head out for vacation on Friday.

Needless to say, there isn’t much room for a Mexican food feast this week. But honestly, we love Tex-Mex and Mexican food, whether eaten in a restaurant (hello guacamole and enchiladas) or made in our own kitchen. Continue reading

Farm Fresh Quinoa Salad

farm fresh quinoa saladLast week I posted my new plan for grocery shopping as part of my strategy to beat some overwhelm and get healthier this spring. As the weather warm sup, there are so many fresh, delicious varieties of produce available, but it can be hard to know what to buy and what to do with it. When I’m not sure, I usually end up with the same-old-thing week after week. It’s no fun for me, and definitely no fun for you ;)

This season, we decided to join a CSA to cut down on cost and time, while giving us fresher produce with much more variety. I hoped it would spark some creativity, and so far, it has!

Each week, I will try to share at least one recipe from my CSA box. If you want to see what I got, follow on Instagram, where I’ll post a pic from the box each week. That way you can start guessing at what recipes will be created or perhaps leave a suggestion or two! Continue reading

Grocery Shopping Made Easy: From Farm to Table with a CSA

CSAHappy Earth Day folks!

Even if you aren’t feeling super crunchy and hippy this Earth Day, it is a great excuse to ditch the office, head outdoors, and feel the grass under your feet. Celebrating the day doesn’t mean you have to make a huge statement or do some gigantically green to make a difference. Earth Day is about celebrating nature and showing it a little love, which is something we have unintentionally been doing quite a bit at our house. Continue reading

Walk it Out: The Change in My Fitness Routine

walkingLately, I have become a bit lazy in my body. It hasn’t been intentional by any means. In fact, I stopped training and running because I had been a little too intense last year. But lately, my body has felt sluggish, heavy, and less energetic. Being a yoga teacher and a barre teacher means that 6 out of 7 days of the week, I am more active, either standing to teach with an occasional demonstration or going full out and moving with my class. But being a health coach and a writer means lots of time logged at my “desk” and my computer aka sitting. Continue reading

Spruce-It-Up Oatmeal Bowl

Oatmeal BowlA few weeks ago when we were on our mini-vacation, we booked a couple of nights at a brand new hotel in our town. It was only 5 miles away from our house, which meant we could head home to let the dogs out and feed the animals, but it also meant we would be staying in a new room, with room service, coffee, meals, and no messes to clean up. It was the ultimate relaxation for a few days.  Continue reading

Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread SlicedHappy St Patrick’s Day!

Every year, we head out to a few festivities, celebrate the day with a parade, a street fair, and some Irish “cuisine” aka Guinness, Green Beer, and green dyed everything. As fun as it can be, I’m not a huge fan of green dye and beer doesn’t agree with my stomach, so when it rained this weekend, I was happy to forgo the activities and instead plan some green and Irish treats for the week ahead. Yesterday we started with a green smoothie bowl, and today, we attempted Irish Soda Bread. Continue reading