Apple Tart with Drop Cookie Crust

Freestyle baking requires being ok with things not turning out exactly how you intended. But that’s the trade-off for stumbling into delicious new creations you never expected. That is the beauty of freestyle baking, and that is the story behind this apple tart with drop cookie crust recipe. As always, this recipe is gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. There’s also a vegan options and as long as you can dice and stir, you should be able to master it ūüôā

What I Learned from 1 Year of Clean Living

Today is the anniversary of my journey to wellness through clean eating and intentional living. Today Marks 1 Year of Clean Living! Looking Back There’s plenty to reflect upon on this one year anniversary: where I started, where I am now, and what I’ve learned. ¬†I started this new adventure on January 11 last year….

The 4 Best Kitchen Gadgets for the Healthy Foodie

What do you get for the healthy foodie? Outside of gift certificates to their favorite restaurants, kitchen utensils are an awesome choice that they are sure to love! These four tools will make it easy for every healthy foodie to make zoodles and green sauce to their heart’s content. The 4 Best Kitchen Gadgets for…

Falafel Bowls with Roasted Squash, Avocado and Harissa Hummus

Falafel bowls are an amazing and savory alternative to a salad, yet just as healthy and easy as a salad. It’s great for a large group with different dietary restrictions (or picky eaters!) because you can make it exactly to order. ¬†And… it’s an awesome way to use up leftovers in the fridge because you…

Bone Broth over Winter Greens (vegan option) 

Bone broth is excellent for your health and your gut, so it is a perfect meal to get your system back on track after a little over indulgence. It’s actually really easy to make as long as you can throw leftover bones into a pot with water and turn on the stove. Plus it’s an…

Best Denver Restaurants for Delicious (allergen friendly) Food

As much as I love to cook at home, I also enjoy a great night out letting the chefs take over. I often get asked about great places to eat in Denver so I thought I’d post them here for you to reference. All of these places are very friendly to allergies and food restrictions…

Immune Boosting Chicken Vegetable Soup

If you’re ever feeling the hints of a cold, and you want to fight it off before it hits, this is your magic weapon: Immune Boosting Chicken Vegetable Soup. I don’t get sick anymore and it’s amazing! Well, at least when I am following my own advice I don’t get sick. Ever since I started…

How to Freeze Peaches – a Step by Step Guide

Winter is coming and the harvest is in. ¬†That means it’s the time of year where you need to eat it or save it. I know many folks are taking stock of their harvest and canning or freezing all sorts of fresh, delicious produce. Canning, freezing, pickling, fermenting: these are all wonderful ideas to save…

Peach Tomato Mint Salad Stacks

This healthy salad recipe will save you time and allow you to eat a delicious, fresh and gourmet tasting salad. Simply slice fresh peaches, tomatoes and cucumbers, stacking with mint to create this great appetizer, light meal or side salad. This will definitely be a recipe to impress your friends at your next barbq or family dinner!

Cool Cucumber Avo Soup

A quick, simple and delicious cucumber avocado soup that cools you off and nourishes and hydrates your body on hot summer days.

Peach Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

This is one of my favorite times of year because Colorado’s very own Palisade peaches are in season!! They are the sweetest and most delicious peaches I’ve ever tasted and I can’t help myself from eating multiple per day. I was tempted to buy a whole crate of them at the farmers’ market yesterday, but…

Eating My Way through Pra|gue|ga|ha

Recently a friend and I spent a lovely weekend in Prague before heading down south to Croatia. It was the perfect start to our ¬†vacation. There was plenty to see in the city and it eased us into a relaxing holiday vibe. It always takes me a while to unwind so I¬†prefer to start in…

Seafood Chowder

Thanks to some leftover salmon from plank grilling, fresh veggies from Roost Farms, and great Seafood Landing crab and clams, I was craving some chowder. It’s not exactly what i think of when I think hot summer days, but my body has been craving salty soups! I’m still dehydrated from hot yoga and a red rocks concert…

Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake {vegan + grain free}

June was¬†busy… busy, busy, busy. I lead into the month with a Memorial Day wedding, followed by¬†a relatively calm first week. Then I dove right in with a 10 day trip to Prague and Dubrovnik (which was amazing!!! more to come on that soon :)) before rocking¬†it for my ¬†friend’s last single Hoorah at her…

Banana Muffins

I just spent a week in Croatia where they had the finest and freshest foods. They have tons of figs there and the best fig jam! I brought home a jar so I could pretend I was lounging in the Dubrovnik city walls or on a beautiful rocky shore for just a bit longer. ūüôā…