This post was originally published in November 2013, but I’ve updated the pictures and included my partnership with NOW Foods. I make these every year for gifts and for shoving in my face and they’re a hit every time!! Today is COLD.  I hate cold. When it is cold outside, however, I go into hibernation/baking mode.  I love the contrast between the temperature outside and the warm smells inside.  My weapon of choice against the cold today was maple spiced pecans.  I have been obsessing about pecans lately ever since having that delicious salad at Panera.  I forgot how much… View Post

This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins. Thanks for helping keep this blog going! Don’t be fooled — the name of this recipe actually sounds way fancier than it is. This eggnog panna cotta takes minutes to prepare and is a perfect dessert for any occasion! This month I’m using the Beef Gelatin from Vital Proteins. The difference between this and the other collagen peptides that I’ve shared in the past is that gelatin will dissolve in hot liquids but start to gelĀ as the liquids cool. It’s great for gut health (as is yesterday’s post), strengthening bones, and promoting hair… View Post

I drink kombucha like it’s going out of style. I’ve been buying it in the store for a couple years now and usually have one a day. When I lived in Virginia, my friend was making her own and even though she encouraged me to do it, I thought it was some kind of labor intensive hippie journey that I wasn’t ready to embark on yet. If I had taken her advice years ago I certainly would have saved a lot of money, but you’re ready when you’re ready, right? The entire recipe will be at the bottom of this… View Post

This post is in partnership with NOW Foods. All opinions are my own! Honestly, I don’t really like pumpkin seeds, or pepitas as they are affectionately called. They’re not my favorite seed and I don’t really like it when they’re added to things like smoothie bowls when I get them. This pumpkin seed butter, however, is a different story. You may remember my foray into pistachio butter (which is delicious and you should make immediately). That came about by my hunting around in my pantry, finding a giant bag of pistachios, and wondering if I could make them into spreadable… View Post