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Gena’s Carrot and Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Peas

Gena’s Carrot and Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Peas

Oh man you guys, I’m super excited to share today’s recipe! Not just because it’s healthy, flavorful, mouthwatering delicious and all that jazz (which btw, it truly is). The real excitement comes from the fact that I have the honor of sharing a recipe from Gena Hamshaw’s new cookbook, Choosing Raw: Making Raw Foods Part of the Way You Eat with you!

Choosing Raw Cookbook by Gena Hamshaw

Gena is a dear friend who I met online through…

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Maple Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Maple Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Oh boy! I have the perfect end of summer recipe to brighten your Monday — especially if you’re like me and have a lot of zucchini on your hands right about now. I know I’ve mentioned it before but our little garden is a zucchini making machine. This summer really has been the summer of zucchini for us — I’ve been whipping up at least one recipe a day that involves zucchini.

Obviously zucchini…

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Top 5 Reasons Why Your Workout Isn’t Working

Top 5 Reasons Why Your Workout Isn’t Working

It’s Fit Friday! Woo-hoo. Today I’m going to switch things up a bit and talk about getting the results you want from your workouts. I hear from clients all the time that they’re exercising their butts off but not seeing any results. And, of course, they want to know why their workout isn’t working.

I’ve been in this same position before so I can totally relate. It stinks because you feel like…

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Things I’m Loving Right Now

Things I’m Loving Right Now

Happy Thursday! I hope you’re having a lovely little week. I realized that I haven’t done a Things I’m Loving post in way too long so I’m bringing it back today. Do you have a new favorite — food, song, app, recipe (or anything, really) — that you’ve been loving lately? Let me know about it in the comment section!


Vance Joy Riptide <3


Pure Barre. I’m still hooked.

I’m also trying out…

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The Best Iced Coffee with Almond Macadamia Nut Milk

The Best Iced Coffee with Almond Macadamia Nut Milk

I know that’s a bold title, but I really do think that I’ve found the perfect iced coffee recipe. I typically drink my iced coffee black but this little combo is a great option to have in my back pocket when I’m craving a fun coffee drink. The best part — it’s cool, sweet and creamy and involves no processed sugar or dairy. Woot!

The Best Iced Coffee with Homemade Almond Macadamia Nut Milk

So what makes this iced coffee the best? Well, let me tell you.


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Grilled Curry Chicken Spinach Salad with Donut Peaches

Grilled Curry Chicken Spinach Salad with Donut Peaches

Hey there! How was your weekend? They had been calling for rain all weekend here but we lucked out and had mild temps, no rain and even a bit of sunshine. We took advantage of the nice weather and did quite a bit outside including a trip the farmers market, a Sunday bike ride, and dinner al fresco at The Daily. Oh, and we also went to see Boyhood. If you’re contemplating going to see it, do It!…

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If you biscuit, they will come… Early Bird Biscuit Co.

If you biscuit, they will come… Early Bird Biscuit Co.

It’s been quite a while since Isaac has taken over the blog — I think the last time was over two years when he wrote a guest post sharing our engagement story. I talk about him a lot so if you’ve been reading for a while you probably know that he’s a teacher, an ultimate frisbee player, a home brewer and a craft beer lover (we have a whole room in our house dedicated to his collection), but what…

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Curried Black Bean Ratatouille

Curried Black Bean Ratatouille

Whew, this week has been a doozie! I can’t pinpoint one thing that’s made it feel cray cray. I think it’s just the fact that I’m finally catching up on everything in life that was pushed to the back burner while I was in Mexico a couple weeks ago. My email inbox is now in the double digits rather than the triples, most of my laundry is done and you can finally see about 80% of the table cloth on…

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Rancho La Puerta Breakfast Muesli

Rancho La Puerta Breakfast Muesli

So you’ve already heard all about the amazing food at Rancho La Puerta… now it’s time to experience it for yourself with this recipe.

Breakfast Muesli Recipe from Rancho La Puerta

There were seriously soooo many delicious breakfast options to choose from while staying at the Ranch but one of my absolute favorites was the Ranch Muesli.

It makes sense considering I’m a huge fan of oatmeal, dried fruit and sweet breakfast options. Plus let’s…

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One Night in D.C. — Jardenea and The Melrose Georgetown Hotel

One Night in D.C. — Jardenea and The Melrose Georgetown Hotel

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I was in Washington, D.C. for a bit last week. Isaac and I aren’t strangers to the city. We went to school at GMU, right outside of DC in Fairfax, Virginia, we still have lots of friends in the area and Richmond is only about 2 hours away (on a good traffic day).

This particular visit was scheduled after receiving an invitation to try the new summer…

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