Beer Pumpkin Spice Bread

  • Posted on: 25 September 2018
  • By: jessica
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I'm so excited to finally share this fun recipe collaboration with Good People Brewing Company with you! This recipe combines two of my favorite things: pumpkin spice & local fair. Most of you know that beer is something I indulge in occasionally, so when I decide to have one, I want it to be really delicious and high quality. Bearded Lady hits the spot! It's by far my favorite local beer and it goes perfectly with the flavors of the season. This bread uses spelt flour, orange zest, and DAK'S pumpkin spice which all bring out the subtle citrus flavors of the beer. Pumpkin seeds &...

Sesame seed walnut milk

  • Posted on: 19 September 2018
  • By: jessica
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In August, I shared all kinds of fun information with you about "seed cycling". Let's refresh! Seed cycling is when you consume about a tbs a day of certain seeds based on where you are in your cycle. Menstrual phase: pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, and chestnuts. Follicular phase: cashews, pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds. Ovulatory phase: almonds, pecans, pistachios, and sesame seeds. Luteal phase: sesame seeds, walnuts, and sunflower seeds. This is not an exhaustive list, simply a highlight of some of the nuts and seeds. Seed cycling is thought to: help balance hormones reduce pms symptoms help...

Pumpkin Seed Milk

  • Posted on: 4 September 2018
  • By: jessica
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Seed cycling is all the rage and for a good reason! If you haven't read the book, Woman Code by Alisa Vitti , then GET ON IT! This book has totally transformed how I view my period and improved my body acceptance by leaps and bounds. This book talks all about the female endocrine system and how the foods we put into our bodies effect our hormones. That sentence may have sounded a little boring, but I promise this book isn't! This book was my first introduction to the concept of eating certain foods according to which cycle my body is in. For each phase there are seeds and nuts listed that...

Magical Blue Miso Latte

  • Posted on: 22 August 2018
  • By: jessica
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Balanced eating, balanced activity, balanced hormones. Some days everything feels in sync and I'm on top of the world with all three. Other days, I've got to choose just one because- LIFE HAPPENS! I recently had one of these days, and I chose to prioritize hormone balance. I had a debilitating headache that had me in bed with an ice pack most of the day. So, I focused the small amount of physical and mental energy I had on putting food in my body that I knew would balance my hormones. And that's how this magical blue miso latte was born. Perk? It also made a huge difference in knocking out...

Editing bright & vibrant food photos

  • Posted on: 24 July 2018
  • By: jessica
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When I first started editing my photos I felt overwhelmed, anxious, & straight up stressed out! All of the tutorials I found online were so technical and confusing. "Before you can tell me what to do with the saturation and color range, would you please tell me what in the world those are?" I didn't give up though. Because I knew that well edited photos were the best way to attract my dream clients. I knew if I could make healthy food look irresistable it would be worth all of the frustration and struggle. After several years of research and practice, (oh, and crying, lots of crying when...

Fruit-free smoothie

  • Posted on: 13 June 2018
  • By: jessica
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Beautiful hand-made spoon by Michelle Leach Pottery As I shared in my last post , I have been preoccupied with some serious stuff in my family the last two months. I haven't had the time to share recipes or photography tips with you guys the way I would like. So this week, I'm working hard to create some fun new content. And first on the list is this nutrient-rich fruit-free smoothie bowl! I am currently working hard through diet and exercise to stabilize my blood sugar to lead a life with more physical and emotional balance. And one great way to do that is to limit the amount of sugar I...

Who to follow while I'm away!

  • Posted on: 15 May 2018
  • By: jessica
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As you know from my recent blog post , I am taking a necessary break from social media for a bit. During this time, I thought I would give you guys some amazing ladies to follow in my absence. These talented ladies are Instagram rockstars and I'm so happy to share them with you! @abigailchambley Abi is a wellness advocate and personal trainer. Her stories are some of my absolute favorite! She shares delicious holistic drink recipes, homeopathic skincare tips, and a lot of real talk about living a balanced life. Oh, and her yoga/balance videos blow my mind! @caitbensel Cait is an amazing food...

The case of the missing Spiffy.

  • Posted on: 4 May 2018
  • By: jessica
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I love sharing daily Insta stories with you guys. The joy of creating a fun morning smoothie recipe, choosing a jaunty jazz song, and posting is one of my favorite things to do. I know you may have been wondering where I've been, so I wanted to hop on and let you all know: A. I am ok, or as ok as I can be B. I will be back and active again soon! There's some really serious stuff going on with my family right now. Things are tough. And most of my time is and will be spent being present with them, cooking for them, & caring for the little ones. I appreciate all of your kind words. I am...

Orange blossom + Rhubarb Honeysuckle Fizz

  • Posted on: 27 April 2018
  • By: jessica
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Spring is here! And with it comes fragrant, edible florals of all shapes and sizes. One of my favorites is honeysuckle. As a little girl I remember playing in the garden with my little brother. We would pluck the perfectly ripe, deep yellow honeysuckle from its stem, gently tug on the bottom of the flower, and gently pull the string through until the tiny dot of honey hit our tongues bursting with the promise of Summer just around the corner. Each time I step outside, the smell gently reminds me of simpler days filled with laughter and adventure. This cocktail combines fragrant orange blossom...

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