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Creamy Chocolate Coconut Mousse

Creamy Chocolate Coconut Mousse

Roy and I created this recipe several years ago when we started making our own coconut water kefir from young Thai coconuts. We needed to do something with all the fresh coconut meat, and this delicious mousse recipe was invented! It feels truly decadent—smooth,...

For the Love of Chocolate…

For the Love of Chocolate…

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share some info on one of my favorite foods—and a tried and true Valentine’s Day staple—chocolate! If you are reading this, you may already know that I come from a long line of cooks, bakers, and...

13 Tips to Help You Eat Mindfully Over the Holidays

13 Tips to Help You Eat Mindfully Over the Holidays

The holidays are a time to enjoy family, friends and food. However, I often hear clients call it the "holidaze"—a combination of excitement and overwhelm that many people feel from Halloween through New Year's! Bags of Halloween candy. Thanksgiving leftovers. Plates...

Easy Crockpot Tapioca Pudding

Easy Crockpot Tapioca Pudding

Our family loves tapioca—especially our kids!  Boba, or bubble tea, is their favorite treat to sip on summer weekends as we meander along the Pearl Street Mall, and I have been making homemade tapioca pudding for them since they were young. What is Tapioca? If...

Hygge: What It Is and How It’s Helping Me to Embrace Winter

Hygge: What It Is and How It’s Helping Me to Embrace Winter

For all of my life, my ideal weather has fallen into a very narrow range: I get too cold when it’s below 70 degrees and I don’t like it to be much hotter than 85. Of course, it also goes without saying that it should be clear blue skies and sunny 🙂 (This is when most...

Change…and The Story of the Pot Roast!

Change…and The Story of the Pot Roast!

As each year begins to wind down, it’s natural for many of us to take inventory of the past year and start thinking about the changes we hope to make in the year to come. As I recently thought about what it takes to create change, I remembered a story I heard a long...

Glorious Morning Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Glorious Morning Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Our Glorious Morning Muffins are full of healthy ingredients such as zucchini, carrot, currants and walnuts. They feel like the perfect Fall treat with the warming spices of cinnamon and nutmeg. To us, these muffins are “just sweet enough” with a small amount of...

The Tale of the Two Wolves: Which One Are You Feeding?

The Tale of the Two Wolves: Which One Are You Feeding?

There’s an old Cherokee tale about two wolves, and I have been thinking about it a lot these days. The story goes something like this: One evening, an elderly Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside each of us. He said, “My son, the battle is...

Ibuprofen & Elderberry: What are the Concerns with COVID-19?

Ibuprofen & Elderberry: What are the Concerns with COVID-19?

As information continues to surface about what treatments are safe and unsafe if a person has suspected symptoms or a positive test for COVID-19, we are receiving frequent questions about ibuprofen and elderberry. Ibuprofen Social media was ablaze last week when...

How Do You Stay Calm During Times of Chaos? (+ Free Resources)

How Do You Stay Calm During Times of Chaos? (+ Free Resources)

My home is extremely neat and orderly. If you’ve been over, I’m certain you’d vouch for that. I grew up in a house with an abusive and unpredictable father and one of the coping skills I developed to feel less chaos was to control my surroundings—to keep my bedroom,...

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