Perfect Pesto

Perfect Pesto

When I think of pesto, I instantly think of my parents home. Growing up, homemade pesto was a sauce we often enjoyed. My dad, like a true Italian, would go out back to the garden and pick fresh basil and within minutes we would have fresh homemade perfect pesto in front of us! A few ways we like to enjoy Dad’s fresh garden pesto is on pasta dishes, baked chicken, baked salmon, crostinis, and mixed into homemade hummus. Whenever I go home to visit my parents, we always make some sort of pesto dish. It’s tradition!

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Busting Anxiety Naturally

Busting Anxiety Naturally

Anxiety is something we can all relate to on some level. Some of us deal with it more than others, and in unique situations. When I go through shifts and changes like a new semester starting, or I know a big event is coming up, I can feel my anxiety slowly creeping in. At first it’s the nervousness of the unknown and then I catch myself and use my little anxiety busting techniques to help wash the worries away and remind myself that a situation can be as good or as bad as I make it up to be. It’s all in the mindset, and it’s important to keep that mindset strong and healthy as the long term effects of anxiety can cause a decline in our overall well-being. It’s beneficial for our overall health to find natural remedies for anxiety that get to the root of the problem so it can be managed effectively and not masked.

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Lemon Beet Hummus

Lemon Beet Hummus

I was first introduced to beet hummus by my Dad, and I was hooked. This is one of the many reasons this recipe I’m sharing with you today came to life. I love a beet hummus! It’s vibrant, beautiful, and tastes amazing. My dad has a natural green thumb that’s resulted in an amazing garden, one of the many luxuries I love about visiting home. You can find him whipping up all kinds of delicious dips and recipes packed with simple and nourishing organic ingredients from his garden. I’m always so inspired by his creativity. I was lucky enough to use organic garden beets from his garden for this recipe, he was visiting recently and left me a batch… score!

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Elevated Spiced Hot Chocolate

Elevated Spiced Hot Chocolate

There’s nothing like a healing frothy cup of hot chocolate on a cozy fall day. You can be sure to find me sipping on a hot cup of something nourishing + immune boosting throughout the colder months. With the cold/flu season coming into full swing, I naturally wanted to share an elevated immune boosting hot chocolate blend with you that’s got a bit of a kick to it!

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Warming Feel Good Fall Dish

Warming Feel Good Fall Dish

Happy Monday everyone! Today I’m sharing a warming fall inspired dish with you. Does anyone else feel the vibes of grounding, comfort, warmth, and nourishment while enjoying a warm meal? I sure do, especially throughout the colder months. This hearty recipe comes with an excellent source of fibre, heart healthy fats, and plant protein. I like to compare this kind of meal to a warm salad, it’s concocted with a few nutrient dense foods along with dark leafy greens, and is topped with a heart healthy dressing. For this dish, I stuck to comforting, warming, nourishing ingredients that scream fall and deliver an array of nutrients.

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Vegan Chocolacado Cookies

Vegan Chocolacado Cookies

Happy Wednesday! I thought I would grace you with some guilt free chocolatey deliciousness. I love the way this recipe I’m about to share with you came about, and I’m sure a few of you can relate as to why. I had an avocado that was getting pretty soft…  so I had to act fast… so Chocolacado Cookies came to life! You guys, this recipe is absolutely delicious and effortless. It takes no time at all to whip up this yummy batch of chocolatey goodness. I used my Vitamix for this recipe, however, you can easily use whatever you have in the kitchen to whip this recipe up. I find using a high-speed blender or food processor always quickens things up, and can sometimes be better for consistency purposes. However, it’s not always necessary!

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