Having a cup of hot tea before bed is a long practiced tradition around the world. Bagged herbal teas found in stores are perfect, as most do not contain any caffeine. Some however do contain actual tea leaves, whether it be white, green, or black. This adds caffeine to your drink and will keep you … More A new bedtime routine: Herbal Tea
December Recap: Wow December was quite busy, filled with outdoor adventures, holiday festivities, and some much needed family time. I got to travel home (briefly) for the holiday, and although there wasn’t any snow, I couldn’t have been happier to be home. Before heading home I continued my outdoor explorations in California. New Year’s Plans: … More Happy New Year! Resolutions, smoothies, and more.
Possibly the best thing about Fall is the hiking. Recently I visited Sleepy Hallow New York, and explored some parks and trails in the areas. My first stop was the Kingsland Point County Park to visit the quaint lighthouse pictured below. Then it was off to Philipsburg Manor. Followed by a hike along the Old Croton … More Sweet Frothy Hot Chocolate and Hiking Adventures
In honor of my mother (who just had a birthday this past weekend!), I’ve recreated a treat she used to love getting at Disney World. My parents took me there several times as a child, and I have vivid memories of eating Dole Whip. If you’re unfamiliar with this dessert, it’s pretty much vanilla and … More Healthy “Dole Whip” Smoothie
Pumpkin Spice Martini This drink is delightfully creamy, yet light, embodying all the flavors of fall. With no added sugar, it’s not sweet (which I like). If you want something a little on the sweeter side, add some maple syrup or honey. Makes 1 drink Ingredients: Cinnamon and raw sugar (optional for creating a rim … More Pumpkin Spice Martinis with Pumpkin Bread Pudding
In order to host a great Halloween party this past weekend, I delved deep into my recipe box to find a fall inspired drink. What I found was a spiced apple sangria recipe. Sangria is one of my favorite drinks, and I have been meaning to try a new variation on the traditional classic. A … More Spiced Apple Cider Sangria
Today I decided to make my own almond milk. I buy all sorts of plant-based milk at the store (almond, soy, oat, rice, flax seed, hemp, hazelnut, coconut, etc), but I’ve always been interested in making my own. It looked so simple to do and having a Vitamix at home would make the process all … More Making Almond Milk
You can’t find food any fresher, then from your own garden. Eating freshly picked produce, makes food more nutritious and tastier! Below is the salad I made to bring to work. The lettuce and sugar snap peas were organically grown in our family garden. Our tomatoes in the garden aren’t quite ready to be picked … More Healthy lunch for work, using home grown ingredients!