coconut macaroons

A peaceful rainy day and a sick kid calls for the only kind of productivity possible: quick and simple cooking, a camera in hand and the soundtrack to your springtime filling your space. These are the easiest thing you will ever make. And they are amazing! As usual, I use alternative sweeteners so they don't…

olive oil oat-cakes

Each time I jaunt over the pond I’m reminded of something awesome: Oat Cakes! Are they a cracker, a biscuit or are they a cookie? They're kind of everything. And they're a fabulous. Usually packaged oat cakes are made with butter and sometimes a little sugar. They aren't super sweet so they're super versatile with…

sunflower bites

While I don't have a school age child, I do find I'm becoming heavily aware of back-to-school time with so many of my friends' kids going back to school. Our niece starts school this year, which is wild to me. She was just this angel-face little baby I swear! Plus my dad is still sweetly…

breakfast oat-muffins with blueberries

With camping season in full swing and the feeling like you have to grab this summer season and hold on tight before it's over, we headed out on a trial-run of our adventure van (by trial run I mean the bare-bones version of adventure-van-life: it is cleaned out, has a hardwood floor, a few action-packer…

blueberry protein smoothie

For as long as I have known her, my mother-in-law has loved her blueberry smoothies in the morning. She religiously swims three times a week (I know, impressive right!) and it is her go-to breakfast where she can put a scoop of protein in her magic bullet (feel full and yet not heavy!) and head…

powerhouse bar: energy + minerals

It was a toss up as to whether these should be called beach-bars or powerhouse bars. I made these while at my mom's house and they became a great grab-n-go beach snack. They are full of nuts and energy-rich foods that will keep you kicking-it for hours, whether you're at the gym, on the soccer…

green smoothie for little-ones

You really have to practice what you preach when you're around your kid(s) all the time—which is actually kind of cool—they are your check and balance. If you aren't going to let your toddler eat something then you best not be eating it yourself, especially in front of them