My October Goals

It’s fall y’all! After coming from the west coast, I must say I’m pretty excited about seasons. I’m a bit nervous about winter but am stoked about fall and spring. Having a hot summer was a blast, and I’m now ready for the cool, crisp weather. It’s still hot, but I know it’s coming. The …

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Pumpkin Energy Bites

These pumpkin energy bites are the perfect fall snack- a little sweet, filling, and of course pumpkin-ie! Make these on a Sunday for a grab and go snack during the week. PUMPKIN ENERGY BITES Ingredients 1 cup almonds (pecans would also be great here) 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut 2 Tbsps grated or minced ginger …

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Cooling Foods for the Summer Heat

It’s hot out there friends and summer isn’t over just yet! Although school is starting and the summer feels like it’s winding down, we are going to have some more super hot days and when it’s this hot, getting more cooling foods into your body feels pretty darn good. There are certain foods that cool …

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Basil Pistachio Pesto

Pistachios give this otherwise traditional pesto a fun new flavor. I used a small food processor since this was a small amount. It’s basil season people! Ingredients: 3 cups tightly packed basil leaves (or one medium bunch) 1/3 cup pistachios 1 clove garlic 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup extra virgin olive …

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Black Bean, Corn & Cilantro Salad

Servings: 4-6 | Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 4 cups black beans (or 2 cans drained and rinsed) 2 cups corn kernels fresh or frozen 2 scallions, minced 1 green bell pepper diced 1 jalapeño ribs and seeds removed, then minced 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 bunch cilantro, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons lime juice salt and pepper to taste avocado, sliced and added as wanted INSTRUCTIONS …

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My Experience with Hard to Feel Emotions and 10 Ways to Take Care of Yourself When In a Funk

It’s the middle of summer, yet I’m feeling like I’m in an emotional funk. Set off by moving across the county, being in a new place, realizing I need to start over, coupled with a few other interpersonal emotional triggers has me feeling quite down. Sometimes I don’t even know what I’m feeling, because it’s …

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