Calm down, cortisol: an ode to stress

Just one year ago, I was a stressed out, anxious mess. Years of my young life were spent running around, blaming my neurotic nature on my “Type-A personality” and justifying it with “I work best under pressure”. And then one day I got hives and started panicking about finding a parking spot…and I knew it was time to get real with myself about this.

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Veggie Skillet Frittata

Morning rituals have become a crucial part of my days. A little yoga flow, a slow breakfast, and burning some palo santo gets me in the right headspace every morning. However, it takes some time. So I’ve been working on prepping some make-ahead breakfasts to make my mornings go a little more smoothly. This baked skillet frittata was a success! Continue reading “Veggie Skillet Frittata”

Cinnamon Bun Cashew Butter

Yep, you read that right. Cinnamon bun cashew butter! This recipe is super easy and versatile. Cashew butter is super dough-like the way I like it, and becomes really creamy if you let the blending process run its course. My favorite way to use this version is spread on apple slices. And in one of my recipes for chocolate chip cookie bites. Continue reading “Cinnamon Bun Cashew Butter”

Forget Fat Fear

Figuring out what is good for us to eat and what we should avoid is a controversial and tricky subject. A pretty well-accepted recommendation, though, is the reduction/avoidance of saturated fat, a.k.a. animal fat, and dietary cholesterol intake. We’ve been told for decades that eating saturated fat is going to give us heart disease. Considering heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans, it’s no surprise that we’re all ears and willing to take that advice. Continue reading “Forget Fat Fear”