Coffee Shop Ramble: CBD, Hot Flashes & Gratitude

I have been thinking a lot lately about how cancer has changed my life. Not in a way of negativity or super positive outcomes. More so in the stuff that you dont know about until you feel it deep inside as an intense emotional pain. One that you CAN’T forget. Five letters to a word…

Climbing up Mountains and Out of Mental Ruts

I have been struggling to feel inspired by my daily life lately. I have also had the task of writing a blog post on my to-do list for literally weeks… like 6 weeks to be exact. Some days I am planning out meals and prepping ingredients. The other days I am waking up, tired, feeling…

Rainbow Roasted Vegetable Salad 

   This recipe is so perfect for the warm weather approaching. It tastes absolutely delicious but is super healthy (except for the cheese, but that’s my favorite part)!  I didn’t plan this at all and just had a few things in the fridge. The colors inspired me. Who doesn’t like pretty food but when it’s…

Poblano Sweet Potato Tacos

   If you know me, you know how obsessed I am with tacos. They are amazing for any meal and should be eaten often! Tacos are needed to live a happy life… that’s my motto at least. The poblano adds some great flavor. I put all of the seeds in from the poblano pepper, but if you don’t…

Wonton Cheeseburger Bites

I always ate Hamburger Pie as a kid and I love to use that as inspo and transform this childhood memory into a fun new recipe! Here is a simple twist on my Hamburger Pie recipe and it involves wonton wrappers! Note: You will need a muffin pan for this recipe Ingredients 1 lb. organic beef 1/4…

Organic Tomato Sauce with Meat

I know that there are so many pasta sauce recipes on the Internet but I made this yesterday and I think it’s pretty tasty, so here it is! Ever since I was diagnosed with cancer I have made a drastic lifestyle change. Most of the food options in the grocery stores now are made with chemicals…

Ricotta Frittata 

Looking for a quick, easy and delicious weekend brunch for a group? Look no more.  I love me some ricotta frittata! Ingredients 6 eggs, cracked and beaten 3 strips bacon 1 tbsp. reserved bacon fat 1/4 red onion, sliced 1 cup mushrooms, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1-2 cups ricotta 2-3 handfuls of greens Salt and…

Hamburger Pie 

Hamburger pie is a recipe that I grew up eating! My grandma used to make it and after she passed away, my dad continued to make it. We have done it with just beef or just sausage but I personally like the combo with both. Traditionally, we made this with Velveta and didn’t use the…

Sausage, Leek and Spinach Tart

Here is a lighter twist on pizza: a pastry puff tart with leek, sausage and spinach. This is a simple and quick dish! This was my first time cooking with leeks and I am in love with them. (I will be making a potato and leek soup very soon because FALL.) I looked up how…

Crock-Pot Shredded Chicken

So yesterday happened to be my good friend’s birthday and I was lucky enough to get to make her dinner. Yesterday was also National Taco Day, so what better way to celebrate than to make a ton of tacos? Spicy shredded chicken and barbacoa tacos. YUM! I am only going to share the shredded chicken recipe…