LCHF Snickerdoodles for the Win

So I’m not gonna lie–sticking to my ketogenic diet has been no small exercise in willpower. I have a pretty intense sweet tooth and a love of all baked goods, so not eating bread, pastries, and cookies has been the biggest challenge.  That being said, this weekend the sugar cravings hit me so hard that…

Chocolate Chia Pudding–for Breakfast!

A new post just hit the Dogpound blog! Chocolate chia pudding. Vegan, packed full of nutrients and healthy goodies and, of course, CHOCOLATE. The perfect quick and easy breakfast treat. Make the night before and let set in the fridge. Perfect before a workout to provide a boost of energy, or even just because we…

Mini Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Peanut Butter Cookies

The name is kind of a mouthful, I know, but man are they amazing cookies. Crunchy, sticky, peanut buttery, chocolatey, with a toasted marshmallow flavor–it is hard to wait for the molten marshmallow to cool enough to eat them. The story behind the recipe is sort of funny… When I was a kid, I spent…

Weeds: Out of Context

Behind the shed is a wild and disorganized mess. Or… A treasure trove. It really depends on the context. March is a verdant time here in Southern California. Everything is growing green, the winds are blowing, we may even get some rain (unlikely). Weed season is upon us. For lawn aficionados and meticulous gardeners, this…

Art of Smoothies

Smoothies are a staple in our household. They are super quick and easy to make, there are endless possibilities for ingredients, and the best part? I can make them one handed. Let me explain. I am incredibly fortunate to be in the position to stay at home with my baby boy. Being with him brings…

Cinnamon Walnut Swirl Bread

I am a self-proclaimed bread fanatic. I enjoy it in all of its forms, but my most favorite kinds of bread are of the sweet breakfast variety. This loaf really delivers. It is sturdy enough for toasting, light enough to eat on its own, and perfect for Vegan French Toast. With a sticky, cinnamon and…

Vegan French Toast

Nothing could be simpler! 2 tbsp chia seeds 1 cup milk alternative (I use cashew milk) 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp cinnamon Several slices of your favorite vegan bread 1 tbsp of Earthbalance spread Maple syrup Stir together the chia, vanilla, milk alternative, and cinnamon and let sit for a few minutes until it begins…

No Dairy Life: Butternut Squash Soup with Maple Sage Walnuts

Since having a baby, I’ve experienced so many amazing, difficult, and some times disgusting, new things. From the very beginning, my son Charlie was what I will call a “leaky baby.” He spent hours crying, spitting up, and pooping so forcefully it would escape even the most seemingly secure diapers. My husband and I were…