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….

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…

Natural Cinnamon Spiced Coffee

Tis’ the season of pumpkin spice lattes and peppermint mochas… but that usually means 1,000s of calories in the form of syrup in your cup, followed by a sugar crash and possibly a headache. So, what’s a healthy way to spice up your coffee? Maybe a kind that doesn’t require a 5 mile run to…

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…

Mayan intuition on health and the power of a healthy gut

Last week I was vacationing in Mexico which is home of the ancient Mayan civilization. The Mayans were ahead of their time and pretty damn impressive in quite a few areas.  They had a rich and vibrant culture with art, architecture, mathematics, an astronomical system and the only fully developed writing system of the pre-Columbus Americas….

Dirty Dozen // Clean Fifteen

Yesterday I talked about the coolest baby shower ever: one that involved making and canning purees. That day I also learned about the Clean Fifteen and the Dirty Dozen. Have you heard of those before? The idea is that not everything is treated the same in production and therefore you can prioritize which produce to…

Morning Rituals: w/ baked eggs and sweet potatoes

I’ve been thinking a lot about morning rituals and how important they are in setting the tone and energy for the day. I’ve had a lot of changes to my morning routine over the last 6 months – for better and for worse. John and I started working together which has been amazing! I wouldn’t…

Baths are my new red wine

There are these food related experiences that bring me zen. Working or reading alongside a perfect cappuccino and GF pastry in a cozy local coffee shop. A glass of wine with a friend to unwind and digest the day or week. Brunch as a celebration of living in an urban city and having nothing but…