Orange Ginger Grainless Granola

Baking/cooking is medicine to me. Life has been busy, per usual, and I haven’t been able to play in the kitchen as much as I would like to. I had the whole day to myself a few weeks ago, ran to Trader Joe’s and bought a ton of random things, and got my booty in the kitchen! Out of it came this delicious granola… you GUYS it is SO delicious! I know I’ve made granola in the past, but the flavors in this are incredible. If you don’t like ginger, don’t worry, it is not overpowering! Ginger is probably one

Flourless Gingerbread Cookies

Holy Christmas, I have struck gingerbread GOLD! These cookies are everything. A Christmas party right in your mouth. Molasses, ginger, cinnamon… warm, light, and fluffy. These cookies are pure perfection. I have been trying to think of a recipe that included peanut butter so that I could incorporate my Wild Friends Gingerbread PB… but I didn’t want the cookies to be dense. Solution? Almond flour. The almond flour brings a nutty flavor to the cookie and made it LIGHT AS AIR. You know how Krispey Kreme doughnuts are so light that it feels like you’re eating air? THAT’S WHAT THESE

Orange Ginger Chia Pudding

Another amazing cup of chia pudding, down the hatch. Chia pudding is the PERFECT on-the-go breakfast and a great meal prep recipe. Make the night before, or even the week before, and you’re golden. Stay gold, Ponyboy. <– Who can name that book? Orange and ginger are like the power couple in the world of taste. I’m obsessed with the two flavors! Citrus and spicy – not to mention how good they both are for you! But does it really surprise you that I would post something that is good for you? I mean, this is a healthy lifestyle blog. Topped with

Golden Milk

If you’ve never heard of golden milk, you’re in for treat – a delicious one. It is one of my favorite night time drinks (other than tea). What makes it golden? I’m glad you asked. Turmeric! This B.A. spice contains many nutrients, particularly in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic (cancer fighting) agents. This drink is so warm and comforting, peppery, and has the right amount of richness thanks to the coconut oil. Whip this up before bedtime and start to drift off… (after that glass of vino, of course). It has been a super busy week (good busy). New things happening

Morning Elixir

Mornings are my favorite time of the day. They bring a sense of new beginnings and freshness. And they are also extremely productive. I swear I can get more done in 5 minutes in the morning than in the afternoon. I don’t know what it is, but I promise it’s true.  Mornings, from a health perspective, allow you to hit the restart button. So why not start your day with a quick, healthy cleanse? Warm lemon water with ginger, cinnamon, and turmeric. It revitalizes and wakes your body up! Try drinking this every morning and watch your skin start to glow, body lean-out,

Ginger Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter

Ohhhhhh my GOSH I think I’ve struck gold. Nope, I know I have. The other day I was in the Grand Rapids City Market and picked up a jar of cinnamon peanut butter. I thought to myself… I could totally make this. Then I thought of almonds. Then I thought of cinnamon. And ginger, and raisins, and ah! Gold. Sam is always making fun of me because whenever I go shopping, I bring home candles and some kind of nut butter. We currently have 8 jars of nut butter in the cabinet. Almond butter, peanut butter, sunflower butter… it’s a

What I Ate Today (Detox)

WHEW! has it been a crazy busy week for me! Going, going, going, non-stop. Almost everyday this past week, I got home and did not feel like cooking. Which means, I didn’t! Instead I chowed down on whatever was handy (i.e. chips, frosted animal crackers WITH peanut butter (my muse), pizza). These things shouldn’t even be in my house! Needless to say, my body hated me for it and I could tell by the way I felt and looked. Time. to. DETOX. The word “detox” means different things to different people. To me, it means consuming raw vitamins, lots of veggies,