Cozy Almond Flour Blondies With Cranberry + Orange

This week is crazy! There are holiday activities, birthday parties, and Scott is just back from an extended business trip. Meanwhile, we have company for dinner four out of seven nights, so I’ve been brainstorming ideas to simplify my role as hostess. One way I’m doing that is with these Cozy Almond Flour Blondies With […]

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4-Ingredient Homemade Peppermint Patties

Check out my easy, healthy recipe for Homemade Peppermint Patties! Just 4 ingredients and NO corn syrup!

Both Scott and James are huge chocolate mint fans. Me? Not so much. Fortunately, I had their discerning palates available to taste test my Homemade Peppermint Patties. And survey says….this recipe is a winner! All Clean Ingredients Most peppermint patty recipes rely heavily on refined sweeteners like powdered sugar or corn syrup in the filling. […]

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Gluten-Free Ginger Cookies With Dark Chocolate and Cardamom

Gluten-Free Ginger Cookies With Dark Chocolate And Cardamom. Soft and chewy Christmas cookies that are so easy to make! Click for the recipe!

A name like “Gluten-Free Ginger Cookies With Dark Chocolate and Cardamom” may feel like a mouthful. But just one bite and you’ll want to cram your mouth FULL of these festive holiday cookies! Their sophisticated spice blend, satisfyingly chewy texture, and dark chocolate topping combine to make these gluten-free goodies worthy of their big name. […]

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5 Natural Ways To Treat Sports Injuries

5 natural ways to treat sports injuries and speed recovery

It was Thanksgiving Day and I had rushed to the gym to try and fit in a workout before spending time with the fam. I was on my first set of hurried step-ups when I lost my balance and stepped down hard on the support for the bench, rolling my ankle. I watched in the […]

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Healthy Chocolate Holiday Bark

Quick + easy Healthy Chocolate Holiday Bark recipe. Gluten-free.

The only thing worse than showing up to a holiday party in an ugly sweater and discovering it’s not an ugly sweater party? Showing up at a holiday party empty handed. (And, no, you cannot regift those horrible Christmas socks someone gave you last year!) Fortunately, I’ve got a holiday hack that will make you seem […]

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5 Black Friday And Cyber Monday Deals From My Favorite Brands

I’m not going to lie: I look forward to Black Friday and Cyber Monday all year. And while you won’t catch me dashing off to the department store before the Turkey’s gone cold, I do plot my purchases around this epic sale season. After all, if I’m saving money on gifts for others, I may […]

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What Are You Thankful For? A Guide To Noticing Life’s Small Blessings.

Click for 5 ways to start a gratitude writing practice

Every Thanksgiving, we talk about gratitude. And as we sit down for the annual feast, many families go around the table and say something they’re thankful for. But when we think back to our loved ones’ most poignant gratitudes, they aren’t those rote responses of “family” or “this beautiful meal.” (Although those are certainly worth […]

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How To Help California’s Camp Fire Victims

Help Camp Fire Victims - 8 things you can do

We’re all complaining about thick smoke here in the Bay Area, but it’s hard to feel too sorry for ourselves when we’re sitting safely in our intact homes. Personally, I’m also struggling with feelings of helplessness. I wish I could do more to help Camp Fire victims in Paradise and its neighboring communities. It’s been […]

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5 Online Boutiques For Curating Your Ear Party

5 Online Boutiques For Curating A Beautiful Ear Party

First there was the arm party. Then we layered our rings. And now, the ear party has arrived! I’ve long been a fan of delicate stud earrings, but my obsession has progressed to the point where I’m now literally poking more holes in my body so I can wear more jewelry. Fortunately, I’m not the […]

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5 Healthy Holiday Recipes From The Trader Joe’s Frozen Section

5 Healthy Holiday Recipes From The Trader Joe's Frozen Section. Click for easy, healthy cooking ideas for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

I looooooove me some Trader Joe’s frozen finds! During the holidays, these quick and easy dishes turn my freezer into a secret weapon for churning out healthy holiday recipes that taste 100 percent homemade. We also have a couple family members who are gluten- and dairy-intolerant, which means I have to get creative when cooking up […]

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