Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

If there’s a green veggie I can’t get enough of this time of year it’s brussel sprouts. I know my kid self would have been like, “Eww gross!” But as a responsible, healthy, veggie eating adult my tastebuds have come a long way. Continue reading


Coconut Mango “Fried Rice”

Well so technically this isn’t fried nor is it actual rice so some of you may consider this false advertising. However I can assure you I would not deceive you. I aim to please and keep you all happy and healthy so rather than go off and stuff your faces with real fried rice stuff it with this guilt free (and insanely delicious) version instead! Plus who doesn’t enjoy the flavors of coconut and mango?! Uh, yum! Continue reading

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Spinach Cashew Pesto

Ironically as I sipped a glass of Pinot Noir the other night I noticed on the bottle’s label in tiny print was the phrase “silence is powerful”. The irony being that there I was, alone, in silence. It often doesn’t occur to me how busy our lives really become and with that how chaotic the slurry of thoughts and emotions are in our minds. We are constantly on the move, from just trying to get through that very moment to anticipating the next. When we do get a few precious seconds of down time and are able to stop, take a breath, and soak it all in it’s in that very moment that we can truly be present. Continue reading

Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto

It was once said that, “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love” (Sophocles). There is no other emotion that can bring with it such happiness and equally as powerful sadness. Though, without this we really would never experience the wonderful joy of what it is to truly love, even if it may mean the chance of heartbreak. Without love we really aren’t truly experiencing life at its fullest. Continue reading