Make Sure Artificial Turf is LEAD-free

As more people are choosing artificial turf to reduce water use it is SUPER IMPORTANT that you make sure yours is LEAD-FREE.  Also, I personally only recommend artificial turf when other landscapingRead More…


A Healthy Treat

I made dark-chocolate-covered strawberries as a going away gift for a very health-conscious friend. When I was done there was just enough dark chocolate that I didn’t want to waste it, soRead More…


Craving Busters

I am NOT one of those people who never eat desserts. For me dinner is not complete without a sweet treat to signal my brain that the kitchen is closed! Before IRead More…


Introducing the Romanesco

Easily the most interesting (and in my opinion beautiful) vegetable, the Romanesco is part of the cruciferous vegetable family along with broccoli and cauliflower which it distantly resembles. Like other members ofRead More…


Best Grain-Free (Paleo) Brownies

I love this paleo brownie recipe. In fact, I PREFER it to traditional flour-based recipes. No one will ever know the difference because it is quite sweet. I wouldn’t exactly call thisRead More…


Dealing with Negative Thoughts Infographic from Happify.com

I love infographics…even when they are dealing with something heavy they feel fun. Like this one from Happify.com about productive ways to deal with negative thoughts. My personal favorite way to makeRead More…


There Are No Excuses at 5am

About a month ago I started doing a group workout at 5:45am and I’m finally at the point where I’m REALLY enjoying being up this early. There are so many studies aboutRead More…


Never Pick The Wrong Avocado Again

I thought this diagram was awesome. Check out 24 other informative nutrition-related infographics, from easy smoothie recipes to 3-ingredient meals, here. http://www.buzzfeed.com/carolynkylstra/healthy-eating-charts Image from Northwest Edible Life at nwedible.com


In Praise of Toaster Ovens

I’m a HUGE fan of toaster ovens (TO) and have been ever since my mother and I set-up a makeshift kitchen in my college dorm room by putting a small toaster ovenRead More…