Flourless Pumpkin Fudge Brownies (Paleo / Vegan)

It’s that time again… Pumpkin fever has taken over. I wanted to wait a bit longer to post a pumpkin recipe (October?), but if Trader Joe’s says it’s pumpkin time, then it’s pumpkin time. Plus, everyone has been posting about pumpkin-flavored things nonstop on social media, so I’m getting the itch. I feel like the pumpkin hype starts earlier and earlier each year – is that just me?! I thought I’d start off with a transitional recipe, because brownies are a year-round kinda thing. Pumpkin brownies are a great way to kick off pumpkin season, just in case you’re not totally in…

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The Importance of Self-Care & My Favorite Ways to Show Myself Love

It seems only fitting to follow up my post about the glorification of being busy with a post all about self-care. Do you see a theme here? I think many of us would be much better off if we took more time to slow down and show ourselves some love. I truly believe that self-care is incredibly important. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is. It took me a long time to really swallow this truth – if you don’t take care of yourself first, there is no way you can fully be there for others. Without filling up your own…

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The Glorification of Being Busy

I want you to know that it’s okay if you’re not always busy. If I’m being completely honest with you, my ultimate goal in life is to not be busy. I want a “simple life.” One where I don’t feel like I’m always bouncing from task to task, place to place, person to person, cramming as much as I can into each and every day. I want to work as little as I can for maximum output in order to have as much free time as possible. That’s the end goal. Free time means more time to do exactly what fuels my…

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Sugar-Free Lemon Bar Smoothie (Paleo / Vegan / Keto)

Who doesn’t love a good lemon bar?! Well, truth is… Not always me. Let me be clear. I love all things lemon. Lemon is one of my favorite flavors, and always has been. Because of that, I always like the idea of a lemon bar. That citrusy bite is extra refreshing and reminds me of summertime. What I don’t like about traditional lemon bars, though, is the bread-y bottom. I’ve talked about this before when it comes to pies. I’m not really a pie person, because I don’t like the crust. I have the same problem with lemon bars. The bottom crust is always just…

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My Packing Routine, Road Trip Hacks, & Trips to the Cabin

This week LITERALLY flew by in the blink of an eye – did that happen for anyone else? Since it was Labor Day on Monday, I went up to my family’s cabin last weekend to get a little vacay in. And by vacation, I mean – I wanted to go to a remote area where no one could bother me so I could get as much work done as possible. I left at the end of last week and ended up coming home midweek for the opening of Primal Kitchen in Culver City. I’m not really an “event” kind of…

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