getting back to my roots: my journey in true health and natural living

breakfast

Carrot Cake Porridge

Carrot Cake Porridge

Staying true to my carrot theme this week (if you missed it, check out the recipe for Ultimate Carrot Cake), today I present Carrot Cake Porridge. I always try to have some sort of vegetable in the morning, whether that’s a greens drink, spinach or carrots in my smoothies, or One Pan Eggs & Greens (which […]

French Toast Muffins

French Toast Muffins

Am I taking my muffin obsession a bit too far? Is it sacrilegious to alter such a traditional breakfast food of deliciousness as French toast? Hopefully you don’t think so, because these muffins are way too easy to make and way too tasty to turn down. Trust me. I found this recipe on my friend […]

Orange Berry Green Tea Slushie

Orange Berry Green Tea Slushie

I started to call this new drink a smoothie, but it really does deserve something with more pizzaz. And the word slushie brings back all kinds of memories of being five years old wanting to go down to the 7/11 convenience store for a red slushie whenever the clock said 7:11. (Don’t laugh. You know […]

Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa

Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa

You guys, breakfast will never be the same. This quinoa porridge has revolutionized my morning meals. No joke. It’s that amazing. Quinoa is one of those ingredients that never ceases to amaze me. This gluten-free seed (not grain) is super high in protein (to keep you full & focused until lunchtime), is ridiculously easy to […]

Homemade Yogurt: So Easy It’s Scary

Homemade Yogurt: So Easy It’s Scary

Yogurt from the supermarket isn’t good for you. There–I’ve said it. I know what the commercials on television say. Jamie Lee Curtis swears by Dannon yogurt fixing all her digestive woes. These live cultures will boost your immune system and make you live longer. It’s the fountain of youth in an individual serving size cup! […]

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

It’s muffin time again! With a tree full of lemons and a jar full of chia seeds I couldn’t resist concocting a muffin with a twist on the traditional Lemon Poppy Seed flavors. Poppy seeds are fantastic, but chia seeds are like the ultimate addition to a healthy diet. Check out this nutritional profile: High […]

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Whoa baby. I’m back baking muffins! Our current host heard I loved to bake and set me loose in the kitchen with blueberries straight from a friend’s garden. You may know that fresh blueberries are one of my absolute favorite foods, and while I do love standard Blueberry Muffins, I couldn’t bring myself to bake […]

Date Filled Apple Muffins

Date Filled Apple Muffins

This was my first endeavor with filled muffins. Who knew it was so crazy easy? My husband and I have traveled back to Kerikeri in New Zealand to stay with a naturopath and help them with marketing for their business (Head to Toe Natural Health Clinic). It was so wonderful to walk into the kitchen […]

Egg Roll-Up Breakfast Burrito

Egg Roll-Up Breakfast Burrito

One of the perks to staying on a farm is all the fresh eggs we can eat. And all the fresh vegetables we can pick from the garden! Right now we are in the far north of New Zealand staying with some great hosts on their farm near 90 Mile Beach. With a day full […]