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…

Lentil & Cauli Mash Casserole

I used to love making Shepard’s Pie back when I ate meat and potatoes! Sometimes I would mix up the mash on top and use sweet potato instead of regular potatoes. I never thought I’d be using zero animal products while making something similar to what I used to love! Things change and that’s great….

Conscious Eating to Combat Cancer

I have been wanting to share my new findings about what I eat and why I am eating it. I remember reading an article or blog post a few years ago about being intentional with what you are putting into your body. It sparked something inside and now I am seeing it unfold in my…

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…

Ricotta Lemon and Blueberry Pancakes 

  These are so easy! Start with your favorite pancake batter. I used Martha Stewart’s Pancake Recipe for my base and added some yummy ingredients. I also subbed in all organic for what her recipe called for and used soy milk instead of normal milk (almond milk will also work).  Ingredients 1 batch of pancake batter, prepared 1/4…

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…

Hand-Chopped Salsa

When you buy ingredients to make salsa and you realize your friend doesn’t have a blender or food processor you improvise. If you like chunky salsa this is for you. Ingredients  8 Roma tomatoes, chopped 1-2 avocados, diced 2 jalapeños, seeds removed and chopped Handful of cilantro, chopped 6 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup red…