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  • Matcha Coconut Orange Oatmeal Pancakes
    These lovely, mildly sweet green pancakes are full of goodness, tropical flavors, and antioxidants! I hope you have fun trying them! Pancakes are pretty forgiving + easy to improvise, so I challenge you to add in something new, you only live once 😉 1 egg 2/3 C oats 3/4 C almond milk 3 Tablespoons EVOO … Continue reading Matcha Coconut Orange Oatmeal Pancakes
  • Honey Apricot Scones – Celebrate the Sweetness of the Weekend!
    I’ve been doing a little too much baking lately as a creative + cathartic outlet, and thought I’d share a long time favorite weekend scone recipe. Wishing you sunshine, smiles and moments of simple joy this weekend 🙂 Gather: 2 C flour 1/4 C local honey (side benefit- great for allergies!) 1/4 C chopped dried … Continue reading Honey Apricot Scones – Celebrate the Sweetness of the Weekend!
  • Singapore Hawker Food Center Experience
    As wanderlust sets in during this time of COVID quarantine, I’m thinking back to the dreamy + delicious time I had exploring Singapore this last September. Singapore is a modern and futuristic city with expansive gardens in every corner. You’ll also find gorgeous traditional parts of the city lined with bright and colorful old shophouses, … Continue reading Singapore Hawker Food Center Experience
  • Cinnamon + Chili Air, Lavender Streets, Colorful Design + Luscious Food in CDMX
    Did you know Mexico City is a sparkling and alive city full of culinary exploration and lovely surprises? I had the good fortune to visit in late January and was blown away by the kind and attentive service, spicy and exotic flavors, and an overall authentic, colorful experience unlike anywhere else. Everything from street food … Continue reading Cinnamon + Chili Air, Lavender Streets, Colorful Design + Luscious Food in CDMX
  • Trains + Curiosity
    I live a simple, yet adventurous, and novel life. Though I focus on collecting life experiences more than anything, I’ve realized over the last few years that this one tiny item I collect instills positive energy in me. What is it? I collect my subway cards from around the world! Cards that have served as … Continue reading Trains + Curiosity
  • No Bake “Feel Like a Kid” Oat + Cocoa Cookies
    Sometimes I just need something simple to sweeten the day, and these easy no-bake cookies do the trick. Call me a big kid, but I find these so satisfying! Actual kids love them too! Ingredients: 1 stick of butter 1 1/2 cups of sugar 1/2 cup oat milk 4 tablespoons cocoa 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter … Continue reading No Bake “Feel Like a Kid” Oat + Cocoa Cookies
  • Intuitive Nutrition
    Have you ever had a meal you could sense was immediately balancing your body? Maybe you noticed a sense of calm, or a lack of anxiety, or a feeling of flourishing energetically after consuming this meal? I am somewhat obsessed with nutrition because of the impact it has on my energy and state of being. … Continue reading Intuitive Nutrition
  • Healthy Guacamole
    Avocados are one of my absolute staples. I eat one almost everyday, feelinggood about the monounsaturated healthy fats…plus they are so rich they feel like soul food to me. Bonus: they are also a natural anti-inflammatory food. Gather: 1 large organic avocado1 clove organic garlic, crushed in garlic press just before throwing it in1 large … Continue reading Healthy Guacamole
  • Inspiring Austin Coffee/Matcha + Bites
    Here are my top 3 picks: 1. Greater Goods Coffee Roasting, East Austin I will say that this place has completely won me over, to the point that I have to give myself a pep talk to go anywhere else! They have created a minimal, bright, Scandinavian type space that is also extremely comfortable and … Continue reading Inspiring Austin Coffee/Matcha + Bites
  • These are a Few of My Favorite Things
    observing snowflakes delicately circling the lamppost from the window of my old 1930’s Minneapolis apartment, while the wooden floors creak under my feet the spicy goodness of coconut milk chai with extra whipped cream while browsing the non-fiction section of the local bookstore, ideas and inspiration churning the feeling of hot sand on my feet … Continue reading These are a Few of My Favorite Things
  • Fall Kale and Apple Salad
    I’m totally obsessed with the goodness of kale. Here is my favorite, simple salad that I often have for lunch. Gather:Red Onion 1/3 CupApple Cider Vinegar ( I use organic, unfiltered, raw ACV) 3 TablespoonsHoney (local honey recommended- good for keeping allergies at bay) 2 TablespoonsGround Mustard (or prepared dijon mustard) 2 teaspoonsPoppy seeds (I … Continue reading Fall Kale and Apple Salad
  • Inspiring Quotes
    Need a little inspiration? I’ve found nothing lifts me up more quickly than beautiful ideas expressed by creative geniuses. Enjoy! “You must do the thing you think you cannot do” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt “We travel, some of us forever, … Continue reading Inspiring Quotes
  • Nap in Kyoto
    After a full morning of riding my turquoise bike through the gentle breezes on the back streets of Kyoto, feeling the wind in my hair, I returned to my mountainside studio. After climbing the 80 or so steps up the steep hillside in the humid late summer air, I felt the delight of the pause … Continue reading Nap in Kyoto
  • Kintsukuroi
    As I was traveling through Japan I became aware of this beautiful eastern philosophy concept. The thinking is that something is beautiful and to be admired and appreciated for its resilience after being broken and carefully put back together again with gold. The item is treasured because it has survived and is now stronger, in … Continue reading Kintsukuroi