Happy New Year! Resolutions, smoothies, and more.

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.

Sweet Frothy Hot Chocolate and Hiking Adventures

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.┬áMy 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

Pumpkin Spice Martinis with Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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

Making Almond Milk

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

Healthy lunch for work, using home grown ingredients!

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!