Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

I’m always on the hunt for a breakfast I can make ahead and then grab as I’m walking out the door towards my morning adventure, whatever it may be. I’ve been tweaking my favorite Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe into becoming an ultra healthy, sugar-free, dairy-free, oil-free treat. And they still taste great! Check these babies out….

Goals for 2017

January has basically come and gone, it has me thinking about how easily I seemed to give up on those new years resolutions. As I write this, I’m eating an Oreo. Ironic. Oddly enough, eating Oreos does not completely go against my goals this year! My goals are to be healthy, but not obsessed with…

Healthy Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

Pumpkin spice and everything nice! These babies will satisfy your cravings for a fall treat and still give a you a nutritious breakfast so you can tackle your autumn day. Ingredients: 2 heaping cups old-fashioned oats 1 regular sized can pumpkin puree. If using fresh pumpkin, use 1 1/2 cups ¼ cup honey ¼ cup…

Sunset Enchiladas

Ÿ- Vegan Ÿ- Delicious Ÿ- Beautiful -Ÿ Healthy- I’ve been really into colors lately. Mostly colors that I see in nature, like the sunset below.  It dawned on me while hiking after eating my enchiladas that nature makes the most beautiful creations. Everything from gorgeous food to stunning sunsets, how lucky we are to get…

Vegan Banana Blueberry Muffins

Finally, a muffin recipe that fuels your body and satisfies your cravings for baked breakfast goods. These Blueberry muffins are vegan, fat-free and sugar-free. They are made with whole wheat flour, sweetened with the natural goodness of bananas, blueberries, and applesauce; they taste really really good. I make them pretty regularly, using whatever fruit has…

Summer Vegetable Paella

Farmer’s markets abound with fresh veggies during the summer months, so homemade veggie paella is the perfect way to support local farmers and get your veggie fix at the same time. This super healthy dish is packed with tons of veggies and low on fat, making it the perfect way fill your body up with…

Method

What is your method? This morning, I sat down with the co-founder of Method Juice Cafe & The Union here in Spokane. I wanted to pick his brain on what its like to be an entrepreneur and where he finds inspiration. Method is a small juice cafe offering options like acais bowls (pictured above), rice…

A Saturday Brunch at Chaps

The best way to spend the weekend is with a hike and a stop for breakfast. Saturday morning, a few friends and I went on a beautiful hike around the fish trap area in Spokane. Afterward, we’d worked up an appetite and began scouting places to stop for brunch. Chaps was on our list of…

The Best Panini in Italy

Okay everyone, in honor of Throwback Thursday, I’m telling a story about my favorite panini in all of Italy. Located in Florence, Pino’s Sandwiches makes the “Vegetariana” which delivers unbeatable flavor in the form of a beautiful sandwich as seen in the pictures above and below. This panini is made of smoked cheese, homemade pesto…

Carrot Cake 2.0

Although going out to eat at restaurants is nice, Easter Sunday is one of those days that cooking at home is a tradition. Every year, it’s my job to make the carrot cake. This year, everyone is trying to be a little healthier, so we tried a carrot cake that was lower in sugar and…

Breakfast of Champions

Like really, it takes a champion to finish this meal. A few weeks ago while visiting Seattle, I went out to brunch with a three of my gal pals. We ate at Portage Bay Cafe because we heard about their “french toast buffet” and boy oh boy, did it live up to expectations! Basically, you…

The Power of Women.

I want to start out by saying that I’m not the typical woman who likes to bake, cook and clean while planning out her future wedding on 4 different pinterest boards. Yes, I like to bake, cook and eat; yes I have a Pinterest for organizing recipes, and yes I do get a sense of…