Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Noodle Soup |

Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Noodle Soup

My dears, this is not your usual chicken noodle soup. About a month ago, I was knocked-on-my-butt sick. I don’t know if it was that flu bug going around or if it was a really, really bad cold, but for a full week I was laid out on my couch with no energy to cook… 

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Immune-Boosting Honey Tonic |

Immune-Boosting Honey Tonic

You all, I am not playing with the sniffles. It’s that exciting time of year where germs are everywhere, our bodies are weakened (or at least they feel weakened?), and everyone is getting sick! I know I’m still young, but this year I have been noticing some dramatic differences with how my body responds to… 

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Cranberry Orange Molasses Cookies |

Cranberry Orange Molasses Cookies

I. ABSOLUTELY LOVE. CHRISTMAS COOKIES. I mean, what’s not to love? It’s cookies. During my favorite time of year. And you get to give them to people to make them smile. IT’S ALL THE BEST THINGS!!! But as much as I love them, I haven’t participated in the Christmas cookie tradition since I was younger… 

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Mason Jar Coconut Curry Lentil & Wild Rice Soup Kit |

Mason Jar Coconut Curry Lentil & Wild Rice Soup Kit

A few years ago around this time, probably around the time when I was starting this food blog, I asked my dad what he wanted for Christmas, as usual. He had been following along with my blog posts and was a very encouraging supporter, and he asked me to make him some special homemade gifts… 

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My Surprise Birthday Vacation to The Clifton Inn |

How to Manage Stress During the Holidays

Vulnerability time! There’s no way around it, the holidays can be a very stressful time of year. Whether you’re dealing with financial strain, family issues, memories of lost loved ones, or struggling with mental health, the time of year that is supposed to be the cheeriest can be one of the most difficult times for… 

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Simple Cheesy Herb Spaghetti Squash |

10 Squash Dishes to Try This Fall

Autumn is my favorite time of year, and it’s not just because I love sweaters and scarves and fuzzy socks! While goodness knows I love spring’s tender asparagus and summer’s juicy tomatoes, I look forward to fall produce every. single. year. And among my favorites are, you guessed it, fall and winter squashes! They’re such versatile… 

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Autumn Caponata |

A Very Irreverent Autumn Caponata

I promise I mean no disrespect. But this is not your grandmother’s caponata. We have the traditional tomatoes, eggplant, capers, and olives. But, just for the season, we’re also adding autumn squash, fennel, fresh thyme, and… Do I detect a hint of cinnamon?? We’re having all of the fun with this cozy stew, because fall… 

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Stuffed Pork Chops with Pears & Blue Cheese |

Stuffed Pork Chops with Pears & Blue Cheese

I noticed a couple of years ago that, for some reason, pork is one of my very favorite comfort foods! I realized it one day a few years ago when I was grumpy after a hard day at work. I took myself to the grocery store because, umm yeah, you’ll find my picture next to… 

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Healthy Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Smoothie via StrictlyDelicious

Easy, Delicious Things to Make for your Valentine

Okay, so I had this whole recipe post planned for you for today. Well, the post was actually supposed to go up Friday but then I was sick, and of course I forgot my SD card at work so I couldn’t take the photos for you over the weekend! But never fear, my dears; even… 

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Finding Your Voice Again |

Finding Your Voice Again

I have felt silenced for a very long time. For a while I felt like some of the people I valued silenced me. Then I felt as though I silenced myself. Then the turmoil of life caused turmoil inside my head that silenced me. Now I feel as though leading powers of government and society are… 

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Easy Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse |

Easy Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse

Do you have a superhero friend in your life? A friend who, just by living her (or his) every day life, they inspire you and love you and make you want to be a better person? A friend whose tenacity, strength, and inner beauty lift you up just a little (or a lot!) every time you’re around… 

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